SAN CLEMENTE – iPort, a consumer electronics company that develops products to elevate the mobile device experience, announced today that it is extending its partnership with LVMH Hotel Management, the LVMH Group entity in charge of its hospitality developments and operations, to the newly opened Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives.
In a hospitality industry first, the companies collaborated on a custom-branded version of iPort’s LaunchPort, the world’s first and only wireless charging and magnetic mounting system for the iPad. LaunchPort is available in all 45 villas on the property and for use at the front desk, concierge, spa and on-site restaurants and bars.
“iPort and Cheval Blanc share a common vision of providing guests with the most seamless, first-class experience when traveling for leisure,” said Derick Dahl, product manager for iPort. “Many hotels across the world are employing iOS devices in their properties to enhance the guest experience, but we are taking the phenomenon to a new level at Cheval Blanc Randheli with LaunchPort’s revolutionary way to mount and charge iPads.”
The custom-branded LaunchPort for Cheval Blanc Randheli consists of a sleeve and a magnetic mounting and inductive charge station for the tabletop or wall. Initially created for residential home automation, LaunchPort allows guests to operate all electronic controls in their villa including door locks, TV and lighting. An iPad is easily mounted and dismounted via discrete magnets that are embedded into the case and charging station. Wireless charging begins once the sleeve is mounted to the station, providing a faster charge speed than the provided Apple iPad charger, and allowing charging to happen in any orientation.
LaunchPort will also be available throughout the resort for staff to update and charge their iPads used to provide concierge services including booking reservations in the on-site restaurants and scheduling appointments in the spa.
For more information on LaunchPort for iPad or to browse iPort’s full product inventory and categories, please visit iPortProducts.com and LaunchPort.com.
Founded in 2004, iPort is a consumer electronics company led by a group of techno-philosophers and design engineers that invented the world’s first in-wall dock for iPod. iPort innovates by addressing the usage habits of mobile devices in the commercial and residential spaces and create accessories that connect technology and life in meaningful ways. Its current product resume includes LaunchPort, the world’s first and only inductive charging system for iPad, Charge Case and Stand, an all-in-one case, charger and stand solution for iPad, and ControlMount, the world’s most elegant in-wall mount for iPad. Based in San Clemente, CA, the company is owned and operated by Dana Innovations alongside sister companies, Sonance and Trufig. Visit iPortProducts.com and LaunchPort.com, or join the conversation at facebook.com/iportproducts and on Twitter and Instagram @iPortProducts.