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sschaem
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Kickstarter experiment

Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:19 pm

A friend is trying out kickstarter to launch an iphone dock and he might need a little push to get funded. (use to design those cool case at SGI)

So if you haven't found the right dock yet, here is an alternative
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The selling point is that he uses glass and only metal for a solid feel and allow tilting.
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My hope is that enought people find the design cool so he can continue to bring his style with more projects.
I haven't pushed him in that direction yet, but I kind of wish he would bring SGI styling next to PC enclosures...

It would help if I posted an actual link
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1880431311/odoc-iphone-and-ipod-dock-elegant-design-superior?ref=live
 
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Re: Kickstarter experiment

Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:38 pm

Has it been tested with the Otter Box cases?
 
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Re: Kickstarter experiment

Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:01 pm

Flatland_Spider wrote:
Has it been tested with the Otter Box cases?


I cant confirm, only Richard can at this stage.

But this show a relatively thick case in use with the dock.

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Re: Kickstarter experiment

Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:43 pm

Is it just a regular dock, or is it an audio dock as well? The round space would be perfect for some speakers
 
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Re: Kickstarter experiment

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:17 pm

ryko wrote:
Is it just a regular dock, or is it an audio dock as well? The round space would be perfect for some speakers

Looks like just a dock, and yea, that extra volume should be used for additional functions like a couple of small speakers or something else, otherwise it's just a waste of material.

Also, not sure about that demo video from the link - why would someone use it as a "stand" for typing text or video chat if the iPhone is already lightweight and small enough to be held in hands (or one hand, even when typing) while using such functions? :-?

Also, isn't it a little bit late designing a dedicated iPhone 4-compatible dock? Next-gen iPhone will be released this year, and it most likely will have a different connector (maybe even at different location), or have some kind of inductive charging method making such vertically-oriented docks unnecessary...
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