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Elgato announces their new Thunderbolt Dock

on Monday, April 7th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If, like my husband, you have a laptop that you plug into a monitor, connect to WiFi, and maybe attach a couple of USB peripherals, you’ll find connecting and disconnecting everything to be a pain.  At work, Butch plugs in a monitor, network, and a disk; when he needs to work from home, he onlyRead More…


The Daily Brick LEGO Custom iPad and iPhone Dock Kit review

on Friday, May 3rd, 2013

If you love LEGO and also have an iPad or an iPhone 5, The Daily Brick is offering 2 fun kits that will allow you to build a charging dock entirely out of real LEGO bricks. They sent me both kits, which I built quickly and relatively easily. Let’s see how they turned out.

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Logic3 and Ferrari unveil an AirPlay speaker – VROOM

on Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Logic3 has introduced the Scuderia FS1 Air speaker dock from their Ferrari Audio lineup of speakers and headphones:. The design is inspired by Scuderia Racing Team’s work with Ferrari. The Speaker looks fast with a sloping front nose and a raised spoiler in the rear. Even the two rear-facing speaker grills look like classic tailpipeRead More…


Bowers & Wilkins have struck Lightning… twice

on Monday, April 1st, 2013

Bowers & Wilkins climbed on the Apple AirPlay wagon in 2011 with their wild and wonderful Zeppelin Air speaker (with dock connector). The following year, when Apple replaced the 30-pin connector with their proprietary Lightning connector, I thought B&W would go totally wireless with the next Zeppelin, as they had with the newer – butRead More…


i18-USB iPowerStation Smartphone/Tablet Charger review

on Saturday, March 16th, 2013

I’ve always wanted a small docking station either for my iPhone or Nexus 7/Kindle Touch tablet.  I then got my hands on the i18-USB PowerStation  from i18 Technology.  The USB PowerStation is a microUSB smartphone and tablet wall charger and dock.  It’s made of plastic (color choices are in white, black, or pink) and has a small greenRead More…


ONE{DOCK} to rule them all

on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The ONE{DOCK} is a customizable docking station for Apple and Samsung devices such as the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, Samsung Galaxy I, II, III and Nexus. Currently seeking $90,000 funding from Kickstarter, this dock is machined from solid aluminium (weight: 0.8lbs), bead blast and anodized. Plastic inserts are included that will allow youRead More…


Using an old Apple iPad keyboard dock with your iPhone 5

on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

So, got a new iPhone 5 but can’t find a charging dock?  Bluetooth keyboards aren’t your style?  Well, do you have an Apple iPad keyboard dock?  All you’ll need is the Apple’s $29 Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.


RND Power Solutions Deluxe Cradle/Desktop Docking Station for Samsung Galaxy S3 Review

on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I’ve been busy finding useful accessories for my Samsung Galaxy S3. The first item I went searching for, was a protective cover. After trying three different ones, my favorite is the elago Breathe cover which helps protect the camera lens and adds grip without also adding a lot of bulk. The next item I lookedRead More…


Bracketron Announces the MetalDock Charging Dock for iPhone 4/4S

on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

What’s going on with all the metal iPhone charging docks lately? They seem to be the new “in” thing and now we have another one from Bracketron. The MetalDock (imaginative name) can be used in landscape or portrait modes, and has rubberized feet to hold the dock securely in place on your desk. From theRead More…


ElementCase Vapor Dock for iPhone Review

on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Remember back when PDAs and iPods all came with a charging and syncing dock? These days all you get is a USB charging cable. Yes, I realize that a cable will get the job done, but they certainly lack in the decor department. If you’ve been wishing for a dock that will charge your iPhoneRead More…


LIL KIKR Charges and Amplifies your iPhone’s Audio

on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The LIL KIKR is an anodised aluminum charging dock that also boosts the sound of your iPhone or iPod’s speakers by 10db without requiring power to do so. It’s been designed to work with the iPod nano 3g, iPod 6g, iPod touch, iPhone 3/3G and iPhone 4/4S. LIL KIKR is a Kickstarter funded project andRead More…


ODOC: An iPhone Dock with a Twist

on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The ODOC iPhone dock is another Kickstarter project.  The ODOC is made of aluminum, with glass inserts in the ends and stainless hardware.  This dock weighs 2.7 pounds, so it’s heavy enough to allow one-handed removal of the iPhone.  The ODOC accommodates most cases, and the cylinder acts as a passive amplifier for the iPhone’sRead More…


Element Case Vapor Dock Charges your iPhone and Amplifies Sound

on Thursday, March 15th, 2012

If charging your iPhone or iPod touch by plugging the cable into the docking port is just too generic for you, check out this uber cool dock from Element Case. The Vapor Dock is made in the USA of CNC machined aluminum and is available with a Silver or Black satin finish. Your iPhone or touchRead More…


Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock

on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Got a new Mac with the brand new Thunderbolt port but no accessories to connect to it?  The only accessories out now for the Thunderbolt port would be the $999 Apple Thunderbolt Display, a Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor, or those pricey Thunderbolt External Hard Drives.  Don’t you just wish you could do more with thatRead More…


Motorola DROID Bionic and HD Station Dock Review

By: Craig Froehle
on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Way, way back in early January at CES 2011, Motorola’s booth largely stole the show by featuring three massively exciting new products. While the DROID Bionic, a powerful Android smartphone headed for Verizon (hence the “DROID” moniker), was one of those products, it was largely overshadowed by the Atrix (an Android smartphone for AT&T thatRead More…


Old Vinyl – New Sounds…

on Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Got your vinyl stored away in boxes somewhere?  Grab out the best (or worst) record and revive its sound (well kinda). London Designer Paul Cocksedge molds old 12″ records into a smartphone amplifier, working on the same principles as the gramaphones of old. Paul will be heating and molding old LP’s at an Exhibition calledRead More…


Get 100% of your US recommended daily allowance of Zinc, with this cool iPhone Dock

on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

ZDocks great looking heavy charging docks for iPhones and iPods (I think they are sturdy enough that they will even work with an iPad). They are cast in solid zinc, weigh 400g / 14.1oz and have a smooth brushed finish. The universal connector sticks up out of the dock, so that you can attach theRead More…


Two Docks are Better than One

on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The folks at Cool-Invent subscribe to the motto that two is always better than one. Case in point, their new Dual Docker iPad / iPhone docking stand. It’s a CNC machined aluminum stand made in the US, that has an articulated dual ball joint that allows independent adjustment of the iPad and iPhone at variousRead More…


Apple iPad Dock Review

on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Apple has docks for all their iDevices.  So obviously they created a new dock for the iPad as well.  It’s priced at $29 direct from Apple.

Get back to nature with a wooden iPhone dock

on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

These wooden iPhone docking stations from woodtec are made of Cedar and are handcrafted from found wood. I’m not sure if the wood was found in a forest, or a store though Either way, they look really unique and are sure to be a conversation starter. Prices vary from $58-$82.