PowerDock perfect fit for multi-iPod households

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.

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PowerDock perfect fit for multi-iPod householdsIf 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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  • hmm...

    does it have an audio out so i can leave it hooked up to the stereo?
    lostarchitect
    • answer: no.

      the manufacturer's website makes no mention of it, but does mention that you can still use the headphone jack in the ipod. i'll take that as a no.
      lostarchitect
  • A constant battle to find somewhere to charge gadgets?

    Only if your home doesn't have enough wall sockets. The most
    common gadget I find hanging from a socket in my kitchen is,
    strangely enough, a shaver. Though it doesn't cause problems for
    me, I'm not sure why my husband can't use the bathroom socket.
    :-)
    Laraine Anne Barker