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Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: December 14, 2011 10:08AM
at least once it's in production.

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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: silvarios
Date: December 14, 2011 11:03AM
Any reason Apple doesn't make a "great" iPhone dock?
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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 14, 2011 11:04AM
Dock looks interesting, but the speed in which it got it funded is mesmerizing. He owes a big thank you to John Gruber.

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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 14, 2011 11:59AM
....is this just what the DOCKtor ordered......??



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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 14, 2011 12:02PM
Looks good. I never put adapters in any of the dock devices I get so my InCase-clad iPhone can just fit in it.



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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: MEG
Date: December 14, 2011 12:16PM
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datbeme
Dock looks interesting, but the speed in which it got it funded is mesmerizing. He owes a big thank you to John Gruber.

Wow - yesterday when I saw it the funding was only at $15,000. Wonder if they'll accelerate the production run now that they've got the funding.
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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 14, 2011 01:06PM
$100 retail?





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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: TheToddler
Date: December 14, 2011 02:58PM
I agree jdc ... looks great, but *way* too pricey. Basically $30 for the addition of a line out?
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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: December 14, 2011 08:41PM
They've raised almost $50k since I first looked at the site today. Looks like a lot of people want one or more.
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Re: Finally, a great iPhone dock
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 14, 2011 09:07PM
Over 200 more backers in the top 2 categories since this morning!

I agree that it's just a little too pricey. I can appreciate the quality of construction and the materials used, but it's just a dock. For a well-designed product like this, I think I'd back it for the $59 if that included the line out and the power adapter. But $79? Ehhhhh. $120 retail? No way.
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I liiiiiiike it!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 15, 2011 01:22AM
Any reason Apple doesn't make a "great" iPhone dock?

Uh, because they chose to leave the making of great peripherals to third-party vendors.

None of their docks have been anywhere near great. They've been adequate.

This thing is a graceful blend of style and substance. A little pricey, sure. But you only have to pay it if you want to.

I've been looking for a good dock, not being impressed with Apple's OEM offering. But one thing 99.9% of the aftermarket docks lack is a Line Out.

And I like the fact that you can just lift the phone out, like a cordless phone out of the charging cradle.

Thanks for the link, tuqqer.

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Re: I liiiiiiike it!
Posted by: silvarios
Date: December 16, 2011 10:46PM
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Uh, because they chose to leave the making of great peripherals to third-party vendors.

None of their docks have been anywhere near great. They've been adequate.

Apple has tried to make "great" peripherals (judging from price alone), such as the HiFi, but it wasn't particularly compelling.

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But one thing 99.9% of the aftermarket docks lack is a Line Out.

Is this a new trend? I have three third party docks and they all have line out.
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