Last year, we took a look at the IDAPT i4 Universal Charging Station, a desk companion able to charge up to four mobile devices sans wires, using a side USB port and three interchangeable tips on the top of the station. Up until now, those tips have been replacements for the cords you would normally use – 30-pin connector tips, micro USB tips, and a whole host of others that cover everything from BlackBerry phones to the Nintendo DS.
Sometime in the next couple of months, new tips will be coming out – and you won’t even need to plug your devices into them. Wireless charging tips are coming to the i4 and the older i3, for both the Powermat and Qi wireless charging standards. You’ll have to know which, if either, your phone is compatible with, but if you know, you can get wireless charging on your IDAPT (for example, the Galaxy S3 works with Powermat, while the Nokia Lumia 920 works with the Qi standard). These new wireless additions to the i4 will help insure that the universal charging system is essentially future proof.
The Powermat and Qi IDAPT tips will both become available sometime during Q1 of this year, and will sell for $60. Depending on your device, you might need a special Qi or Powermat charging case in order to successfully charge wirelessly using those new tips. That will certainly be the case if you have any kind of an iPhone.