The lovably named Case-Mate Hug is an inductive charger for the iPhone that allows you to just plop it on the charging mat rather than fiddling with cables like a monkey. Are you a monkey? You're not a monkey.
Inductive charging, allowing you to charge a gadget just by placing it on a non-electrocuting surface, is a pretty neat parlor trick. But you're still putting a gadget on a charger. This DIY mod, however, trades synthetic chargers for wood.