Logitech’s Logi Base charges the iPad Pro via the tablet’s Smart Connector

Logitech has announced the $99 Logi BASE Charging Stand with Smart Connector for the iPad Pro. You can type on the screen or access Siri while simultaneously charging your 12.9-inch or 9.7-inch Apple tablet via the Smart Connector.

The Logi BASE is the first device to charge your iPad Pro through the Smart Connector. Magnets in the charging cradle guide your iPad Pro into place to align with the Smart Connector, with no need to search for a charging port; just drop your Apple tablet in, and you’re good to go.

When announcing the first iPad Pro, Apple revealed that third-party accessory makers would be able to create their own accessories for the Smart Connector. Logitech was the first to do so — and, as far as I know, the only company so far. The Smart Connector transfers data and power between iPad Pro and compatible accessories.