I'm Tempted To Buy An iPhone Just So I Can Use The Elevation Dock

Most phone docking stations are little more than glorified microUSB connections — cheap, plastic, and useless if you use a cover. But this! This is a iPhone dock I can get behind.

The Elevation Dock by Portland-based ElevationLab is the Cadillac of iPhone docks. Machined from a solid billet of aircraft-grade aluminium, it features a low-friction connection that doesn't require two hands to disconnect, a movable support pad to accommodate cases of virtually any size, and a hand buffed, glass bead blasted, electro-chemically micro-polished finish. It's solid and sturdy, what more do you want? Oh, right. Elevation Dock+.

Elevation Dock+ incorporates a shielded Line Level audio out as well as a USB wall power adaptor. The Line Level outputs better audio than the mic jack since it bypasses the iPhone's internal amp, delivering a higher fidelity sound.

The Elevation Dock is a Kickstarter project — and not yet fully funded — but is roughly halfway to its goal of $US75,000 with 60 days to go. Pledge $US60 for the aluminium finish, $US85 for the matte black and $US150 or more to earn a custom, limited-edition finish in either green or orange. [Kickstarter via Daring Fireball]


Comments

    about time someone did something about that. Seriously though, couldn't Apple just put some weights in its existing docks?

    Having to take it out two handed is just silly design.

    A cover would not be a problem if you bought a phone that didn't need one... you know, one that didn't break when you look at it the wrong way... yeah I went there...

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