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There are inductive charging devices on the market, but they require that you place the item to be charged on top of or next to the charging transmitter. Energizer makes an inductive charger of this type that costs around $100, IIRC. You can check it out here: http://www.energizer.com/inductive/default.aspx
The type of inductive charging where your laptops charges while you are sitting at Starbucks or the library or wherever hasn't been developed, at least not in a commercially viable way, as far as I know. Apple has a patent for inductive charging, so I would expect to see something from them in the near future. I'm not sure if it will require the charger and devices to be touching or not, though.