We have reported on Bluelounge before, like with the Refresh Charging Station. The international design studio has won some awards, and I would not be surprised if they won an award for this, the MiniDock.
The creators of the MiniDock have realized that people don’t want to stick a USB cord into their iDevice to charge it, and they don’t want to use an adapter to plug it into the wall. What they want is something without a wire, and the MiniDock is a place to put your iDevice on an outlet where it can be charged.
All it is a simple little shelf to connect with the iDevice and keep it there so it is out of the way until it is needed. As far as I know, I don’t think it can handle the bigness of an iPad. In all honesty, I wouldn’t even ask. Perhaps they will make an iPad model that can somehow work, but until then, you have to admire the simplicity of this.
You should be able to get the MiniDock for about $19.95, but the wall to USB adapter is not included. I’m not certain how much a USB adapter costs, but it might be a small price to pay for the convenience of the MiniDock.