Dock

  • Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock Review

    Thunderbolt is one of those tech innovations with a lot of promise, but not much felt effect for the average user. Thunderbolt docks can change that, and the new Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock promises a much more complete upgrade vs. the Thunderbolt docks of years past. With USB charging, 4K output via the HDMI port, both audio out and microphone in ports, plus three USB 3.0 ports and a… Read More

  • Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Is Port Expansion Heaven

    Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Is Port Expansion Heaven

    Belkin has updated one of the few accessories designed for Thunderbolt that’s useful for the average consumer, their Thunderbolt Express Dock, and in so doing, they’ve made it even more useful, as well as introducing compatibility with the more powerful Thunderbolt 2 specification. Whether or not you consider it “more” useful might be a matter of taste; The… Read More

  • The Sidekick Gives Your Pebble A Place To Rest Its Head And Recharge

    The Sidekick Gives Your Pebble A Place To Rest Its Head And Recharge

    The Pebble smartwatch is a great gadget in many respects, but the one thing that has always struck me as less than convenient is the fact that it uses a proprietary magnetic cable to charge. I lose said cable with fair frequency, and in fact I have no idea where it is right at this very moment. New Kickstarter project Sidekick will at least make it harder to lose, with a Pebble dock that… Read More

  • Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World

    Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World

    Thunderbolt, you were a tech with near unlimited promise when first introduced, but what have you done with all that power? Since my first Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, I’ve essentially been using the ports as straight up Mini DisplayPort replacements, and using them exclusively for powering external screens. But now the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock has arrived, and Thunderbolt finally… Read More

  • MacDock Wants To Expand Your MacBook Pro’s Connection Capabilities Without Added Bulk

    MacDock Wants To Expand Your MacBook Pro’s Connection Capabilities Without Added Bulk

    Thunderbolt expansion docks for MacBook Pro have been slow to come to get started with offerings from Matrox and Belkin only now coming to market after lengthy delays. And they’re pricey, too, at $299 and $249 respectively. A new Kickstarter project called the MacDock argues you can do almost as much for considerably less, and without adding Thunderbolt into the mix. Read More

  • Apple Looking Into 3D App And File Drawer To Extend Mac OS X Dock

    Apple Looking Into 3D App And File Drawer To Extend Mac OS X Dock

    A new patent application from Apple spotted by Patently Apple describes a modification to the OS X dock that combines elements of the iBooks shelves it uses in iOS devices with Launchpad to provide quicker access to more apps from a user’s desktop. The application, filed in May 2011, could be an indicator of how Apple is thinking about changes to OS X’s current app launching tools… Read More

  • Dock+ Aims To Keep Things Simple And Give Your iPhone 5 The Lightning Support It Needs

    Dock+ Aims To Keep Things Simple And Give Your iPhone 5 The Lightning Support It Needs

    A new Kickstarter project launching today wants to be the first officially licensed iPhone 5 dock, and possibly the last one you’ll ever need for Lightning-bearing. The Dock+ comes with Lightning support built in, and has an application in with Apple’s MFI program and has been engineered from the ground-up to meet Apple’s requirements for its authorized hardware partners. Read More

  • Finally, A Dock That Doesn’t Blink When Apple Changes iPhone Connectors Or Device Design

    Finally, A Dock That Doesn’t Blink When Apple Changes iPhone Connectors Or Device Design

    The update cycle of consumer electronics can make a mess of your Kickstarter plans, but one new project that just launched is designed to provide a useful products that remains useful no matter what changes come down the road, in terms of modes of connectivity or hardware design. It’s the CompleteDock, and I had the chance to sneak a peek at an early, functional prototype at Disrupt SF… Read More

  • I, For One, Welcome Our iBam 2 Bamboo Speaker Overlords

    I, For One, Welcome Our iBam 2 Bamboo Speaker Overlords

    With all the rumors about a new 9-pin connector on the iPhone, what could be better than a tube of bamboo that amplifies your iDevice or Android phone in a sustainable way? The iBam 2 is basically a tube of bamboo that channels sound out and away from the phone, thereby creating a superior, bamboo-infused experience. Read More

  • A DIY iPhone Dock for your iPad


    Do you feel compelled to look at your iPhone while simultaneously using your iPad? Or do you just miss the ability to actually multitask with either of your iDevices? Geeky Gadgets has instructions for making an iPhone dock for your iPad. This allows you to watch a movie on your phone while using your iPad. Read More

  • Altec-Lansing Octiv Duo Charges Two iPhones At A Time


    Always fighting with the significant other about who gets to use the dock to charge their phone? Maybe you have a nano and a iPhone and you want to charge both, or you have a personal phone and a work phone. Whatever the reason, you need a dock with two charging ports, instead of the standard just one. Plus, you want it to sound good when you play music on it. Just your luck, Altec Lansing… Read More

  • Logitech's New iPod Speakers Are Battery-Powered, Peanut-Shaped


    There isn’t too much to explain here. This is Logitech’s new iPod/iPhone dock and speakers — the main thing you need to know is that it has a rechargeable internal battery so you can take it to the beach and whatnot. It’ll go all day long — and all night strong. As long as that’s not more than eight hours. Comes with remote. It probably sounds good too, but… Read More

  • Contest: iHome wants to help you wake up

    Here’s your chance to learn about and win an iHome iA5 iPhone/iPod dock with alarm clock! Read More

  • iHeart: "Jewelry Box" speaker and dock for your iPhone/iPod

    This one is for the the ladies: A cute, heart-shaped active speaker box for the iPhone or iPod that doubles as a dock and also offers a mirror that pops up when you open it. Aptly named iHeart [JP], the “Jewelry Box Speaker” is the brain child of a Japanese company called Marubeni Infotec. Read More

  • Yamaha's new wireless iPod Dock

    A new day, a new iPod dock hits the market. But unlike the rest, this one has something new to offer. The PDX-60 introduces a new form of wireless audio transmission from Yamaha, yAired. I imagine for those consumers who are too lazy to walk all the way across the room to their stereo, just to change the song. You set up the dock unit wherever you like, and attach a small transmitter to… Read More

  • DIY – A wooden hand crank iPhone dock

    So you’re finally decided that you have too much finely shaped plastic, aluminum, and steel in your life. You’ve got a woodworking shop in your garage that would make the amish cry, and you just can’t figure out where to put your iPhone when you’re not using. Worry no more friend, you can make a hand crank-able wooden iPhone dock, just like this man did. Read More

  • Review: Samson StudioDock 3i

    Samson StudioDock 3i: A great set of computer speakers with a built in iPod dock and USB sound card. They sound great, no matter if you’re listening to music or just playing games. My only complaint about them would be the price, but frankly, they’re worth it. Read More

  • RockridgeSound drops dead sexy vacuum tube amp/iPod dock


    It’s mighty hard for gadget makers to produce iPod docks these days that get attention. With local pharmacies and grocery stores offering ’em up, its hard to get noticed. I noticed this dock from RockridgeSound though. Read More

  • Review: Griffin Simplifi iPod/iPhone Dock with built-in Card Reader/USB Hub

    Short version: Don’t buy it at the MSRP of 70 bucks, but for around $40 bucks around the internets, it’s a great alternative to Apple’s own dock. You lose the audio line-out, but you gain an extra USB 2.0 port and a 6-in-1 card reader. Read More

  • TEAC intos the self-standing ITB1000 iPod dock

    TEAC is introducing a monolithic iPod dock that is sure to feel right at home in a chic loft. TheĀ ITB1000 packs a 2.1 speaker setup into the single tower, but sadly, the 15Wx2 power rating proves this setup is more sizzle than steak. Besides looking like a monument to power and grace, there doesn’t seem to be anything worthwhile to justify the $400 US price tag. Moving on… Read More

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