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Pré-style wireless charging comes to the iPhone

WildSkin takes on Touchstone

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The iPhone has finally caught up with Palm’s Pré thanks to accessory firm WildCharge and its wire-free charging system for Apple devices.

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First, slip a WildSkin onto your Apple device...

WildCharge skins for the iPhone and iPod Touch are, according to the manufacturer, the first wire-free charging add-ons available for both Apple products.

The charging process is very similar to the one employed by Palm: you to place your WildSkin-clad iPhone or iPod Touch onto a special power pad - sold separately, natch - so that power can be wirelessly transferred through to your Apple device.

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...and then place it onto the WildCharge charging pad

While all the technology required to do this on the Pré is integrated into the device, WildCharge requires you to fit a special “durable, protective and form-fitting case” onto your Apple gadget first.

The iPod Touch-compatible WildCharge skin is available to order online now for $35 (£21/€25), though kit isn't yet shipping. A skin and power pad bundle costs $80 (£48/€57).

The iPhone skin and power pad, which is compatible with the iPhone 3G and 3G S, won’t be available to order for another two weeks. ®

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