Video: Hitachi Maxell's Wireless iPhone 4 Charger

Not sure what to think of this, but here we go: Hitachi Maxell has developed a wireless charging solution for the iPhone 4 that looks pretty elegant but requires users to place their handset in a special case. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that this case can double as a protective sleeve in everyday use.

All that you need to do is to place the iPhone 4 on the charging pad (any angle is OK) and let it do its magic.

The charger will hit Japan on April 25, but our friends at Diginfonews in Tokyo already caught the device in the wild and shot this video:

The Qi-certified charger will be priced at $60 ($83 for a bigger pad that supports two iPhones simultaneously), plus $36 for the sleeve.