Murata Develops Wireless iPad Charger

Japanese electronics company Murata has developed a wireless charging system for the iPad (see picture). According to a recent report in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the main bullet point here is that users can choose how to place their iPad on the charging plate freely.

Murata embedded an existing wireless battery charging system in a 2mm thick plastic case where the iPad is placed and contains electrodes charging the iPad. Combined with a special power supply module, the system produces 10W and takes three to four hours to charge the iPad.

According to The Nikkei, Murata is ready to accept orders from accessory makers for the module, which is expected to sell for around $12 per unit.