If you’ve navigated the streets of Los Angeles, then there is a good chance that you’ve seen a Ranger Rover decked out with STRUT’s finishing touches.  They’ve got a number of after market parts for a variety of cars, but for some reason they’ve seen fit to partner with Launchport, the folks that make the extravagantly expensive inductive charging pads for the iPad.

The result of their partnership?  An exceptionally overpriced inductive charging stand for your iPad.  But wait?  Isn’t that what Launchport already makes?   You bet, except this particular stand has all the stylings and opulence of STRUT, or one would hope.  The iPad case comes in a variety of finishes (walnut burl, carbon fiber, leopard print, or sparkle pink), while the base sports a “triple chrome” finish.  The iPad is held in place with a set of neodymium magnets, which means that the tablet should stay firmly in place, earthquake or not.  And when docked, it should sit at just the right angle for viewing while sitting or standing.

So now for sticker shot.  The pedestal will cost a ridiculous, heart attack inducing $1,000, while the iPad case is $250.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."