PowerDock perfect fit for multi-iPod households

Summary:If you're a multi-iPod/iPhone household (and who isn't these days?) you probably fight a constant battle to find somewhere to charge your gadgets.

PowerDock perfect fit for multi-iPod households
If you're a multi-iPod/iPhone household (and who isn't these days?) you probably fight a constant battle to find somewhere to charge your gadgets. I know that I do.

Griffin Technology has released what may be the perfect solution for poly-iPodic households – the PowerDock. The PowerDock features a sturdy brushed metal base and charges any combination of iPod models simultanenously. Just drop them in and go.

It comes with eight universal dock inserts for iPod models that charge by dock connector and is certified by Apple as a "Works with iPhone" and a "Made for iPod" product.

The inserts are kind of a pain if you want to change charging slots and devices, but I guess that's the price you pay for staying compatible with as many iPod models as possible. If you tend to keep your gadgets in cases you may want to opt for no insert in the PowerDock's charging bays. The extra room easily accommodates most iPods and iPhones in cases. The downside is that you can damage the dock connector if you apply too much pressure or strike it from a bad angle while it's docked.

In addition to the obvious benefit of charging multiple devices in one unit the PowerDock also ships with its own power cable and doesn't commandeer your precious iPod dock cable like most third party docks do these days.

The PowerDock comes in two flavors: the two-bay version (US$49.99) is available now and a four-bay version (US$69.99) will be shipping soon.

Update: The iPod nano 4G (left) is sporting Griffin's FlexGrip case (US$15). The iPhone 3G (right) is sporting the dockable iClarify case (US$35) with a built-in macro lens for better close-up shots.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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