Frustrated with your fancy new MacBook's single USB-C port? OWC wants to be your laptop's knight in shiny, connected armour with a brand new USB-C dock that turns its lone port into 11 additional connections so you can have all of your hardware and accessories plugged in at the same time.
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With 28 speakers blasting around 125 watts, the original Wall of Sound made for an obnoxious home stereo system — let alone an iPod dock. But its creators have returned with a bigger and better solution: the Wall of Sound 2.0 that adds an extra 16 speakers, bringing the total to 44 (in addition to a pair of subs) for more decibels and bass than an iPhone dock ever needs.
Dropping an iPad onto a dock is not only an easy way to keep its battery charged, it also props it up so it's not laying sprawled across your desk wasting valuable real estate. And where as most docks can only accommodate an iPad going au naturel, Belkin's new Express Dock features a dial 'round back so the Lightning connector can be adjusted, ensuring it makes a connection even if your tablet is sporting a snazzy case.
By now our smartphones have become a constant bedside companion for most of us. But Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer over at the London-based Raw Edges Design Studio have come up with a way to make them more than just an alarm clock replacement. They've created a series of very clever concept docks that turn your smartphone's flash into a bedside lamp while it's charging.
If you're desperate to be scratching while you're on the move there's a new place to turn. GET IT? Ugh. Philips and Armin van Buuren just teamed up to release a new portable controller and sound system for iDevices. An updated version of other Philips releases, the M1X-DJ System has a lightning connector and bluetooth, 80 watt speakers, and integration with apps like djay 2. There are two platters, cross faders and other standard controls.
If you absolutely can't trust your kids to avoid texting while they're driving the family car, the ORIGOsafe provides a brute-force way to keep them focused when behind the wheel. It's a smartphone dock that prevents a vehicle from actually starting until their phone is inserted, ensuring the distraction remains out of sight.
Embraced by cash-strapped students and young professionals struggling to scratch a living out of this cruel world, ramen noodles have gotten a bad rap as being a depressing last resort option for a cheap and lonely meal. But that reputation could easily be undone with this brilliant Anti-loneliness bowl that makes it easy to surf or have a FaceTime conversation while you enjoy your noodles.
We get it. You love your iPhone 5 so much that you're willing shrug off the money you lost on the two-year-old, 30-pin speaker dock that's now obsolete. You're ready to invest in an 8-pin dock because Apple wouldn't dare change its proprietary standard again. Right? RIGHT? Don't worry, this burly burnt orange speaker dock for Apple's Lightning iOS devices will disappear your cash in a flash.
The authenticator chips in Apple's new Lightning connectors put a stop to unauthorised third-party accessories, at least for a little while. In the meantime, authorised third-party accessories are on the way. The first pair are a car charge and a dock from Belkin.
Behringer's iNuke Boom car-sized iPhone dock is one of the most ridiculous speakers ever created. But as our own Sam Biddle discovered at CES, it's so massive your inhibitions about dancing in public are instantly sucked away into its black hole of decibels. So why did Behringer completely neuter it with this tiny Junior version?
Since the iPhone 5 Lightning adaptor has a chip that prevents you from using third-party cables, you can forget about using an inexpensive off-brand dock. That setup didn't suit Casey Neistat, a filmmaker who prefers to keep a (now obsolete) dock firmly bolted to his desk.