Imagine cleaning up the clutter between your iMac and iPhone, and looking good while doing it.
That is what the OCDock accomplishes or could when it makes it to market.
The device connects to the stand of an Apple or Thunderbolt computer display. It allows a user to dock an iPhone to the computer for downloading and charging. There are two concept versions, one that connects to an iPhone with a case and one that connects without.
Even cooler, the cable that connects the dock to the computer is paper-thin and tucks under the stand without leaving it wobbly.
I like that OCDock lets users answer a call without letting go of the mouse and props the iPhone at a perfect angle to use Facetime and Skype.
The OCDock is a project on Kickstarter, which raises capital through crowd funding. The project picked up nearly $108,000. That nicely surpassed the company’s goal of $49,000.
The patent is pending. Shipments could begin in late January.
Apple fans like sleek products, and this appears to be a good bet. The estimated price is $79. Visit ocdesk.com.
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