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All-Dock Wants to Charge All Your Devices, And Do it Incredibly Fast

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The latest Kickstarter project to catch our eye is one that aims to tackle the mess of cords that most of us have either lying under or around the workspace. Charger cables for phones, tablets, laptops and gaming devices can get pretty cluttered, but All-Dock is looking to change that. 

All-in-one chargers are nothing new, but All-Dock wants more than just a docking station for your stuff. “They envisioned as a functional piece of art” when they put this device together. A USB charging hub is hidden inside a nicely crafted wooden casing and underneath slats that your tablets and phones can sit in at an angle to use them effectively.

The best part about this device though, is the speed in which it charges your gadgets. The USB hub that your charger plugs into produces a 2,400mAh charge for your device to refill off of. All-Dock says that is good enough to charge your smartphone from 0 to 80% in less than an hour. Each All-Dock can charge 6 devices at the same time so all your electronics can be usable.

Backer prices start as low as $39, but those come without the high-powered USB hub. It’s not that much more to get yourself in on the fast charging game, so give it a look. In just a few days, All-Dock is already closing in on the 50% funding mark.

Via: Kickstarter
  • Jahongir

    And some devices shall be facing back/down (e.g. Nexus 5) because they have their USB port oriented (not wrong but) differently.

    upd: ah sorry, watched the vid. It still has USB cables inside? Something has me think that it is going to be mega uncomfortable with cables falling inside and getting lost.

  • epps720

    Really tempted to get this but don’t want to wait until June just for this dock and don’t want to be upset by another Kickstarter product. Bought into Chameleon launcher, and was not a fan. Waiting now for Pressy and hopefully don’t have buyers remorse for this one.

  • Jkdem85

    I don’t understand everyones love of wireless charging. I couldn’t live without picking up and looking at my phone while it’s plugged into a charger

    • scotch1337

      I like the idea of putting my phone down for the night rather than try to find which way my plug goes in while my wife is asleep.

    • Skittlez

      i know a lot of people actually that break their charging ports from plugging it wrong sometimes or accidentally bending the charger. you don’t have to plug in as often so it probably saves you from having to repair your device one day. just a certain situation

    • Sjschwar

      I plug it in at least twice a day. That’s the only mechanical connection on phones minus the headphone jack which i hardly ever use. Especially with phones going waterproof, it makes a whole lot of sense.

  • ERIFNOMI

    mAh is a measure of capacity, not current. So, unless this thing has a battery, that measure is mistaken. And if it does have a battery, it’s capacity does nothing for how fast it will charge something. On top of that, current is limited by the device connected to it. If your phone won’t draw more than, say 1.2 A, having 2+A doesn’t do any good.

    • xHabeasCorpusx

      You are right.

    • Andrew Herman

      Don’t nit-pick the article. Watch the video…it clearly says 2400mA…not 2400mAh.

      Nobody needs an electrical lesson here…

      • ERIFNOMI

        You’re a week late. But, if we’re not going to use units correctly then there’s hardly any use in using units at all. I was just pointing out that either the author was mistaken, or the source was wrong. I didn’t watch the video because I can clearly see what the product does from the picture.

  • Twofourturbo

    FLOP..

  • gpzbc

    I like the idea, but I wonder if cases complicate the functionality of the dock.

  • Steven Petrillo

    Just ordered at the $89 backer level. Looking forward to getting this. This will save alot of wires and frustration.

  • mustbepbs

    Oh what people will pay for for wood finish. You could easily assemble this yourself for a fraction of the price. This belongs on Etsy, not Kickstarter. There’s nothing special about this box with wires.

    • Chris

      someones scared….

      • mustbepbs

        Scared?! Of what? What a stupid comment.

        • Adrynalyne

          Look at the source of the comment. Most of the things he says make little or no sense.

    • sirmeili

      The actual USB charger, however, is special. I have not seen a charger like this, and it is one I would be very interested in having (even without the wood “dock”). I was just mentiong to my brother how I would love to have USB charger that had a bunch of USB ports on it.

  • jwildman16

    I think that should be 2,400mA (2.4A), not mAh, correct?

    • xHabeasCorpusx

      Correct looks like it can have an output actually up to 12a but it doesn’t mater because your device determines what amps to use.

    • calculatorwatch

      I noticed that too, milli-Amp hours (mAh) is a capacity of charge whereas milli-Amps (mA) is a rate of charge. Charging at 1 mA for 1 hour should produce 1 mAh of charge

  • T4rd

    I’m pretty sure this won’t charge your devices any faster then the charger it came with (or one of equal output). If your phone/tab isn’t made to accept 2+ Amps, then it will only accept 1A (what most phones other than Samsung use that I’ve seen) and charge normally. So this won’t harm your device, but you won’t see any faster charging times.

  • MichaelFranz

    DOCK ALL THE THINGS!!!

  • hi

    Anything that charges your battery faster than normal can harm your battery significantly in the long-run. That’s why car chargers from off-brand companies are a no-no.

    • arthuruscg

      The phone is what determines the charge rate not the charger.

    • michael arazan

      all my off market chargers work great, even my cheap car chargers I got from china 2 years ago, still work flawlessly and I’m still using the same batteries.

  • Bootleg Zani

    This looks like overkill. However I just got my EverDock Duo. I also got the Anker 25W 5-Port USB charger from an Amazon Lightning Deal.

    • George264

      I ordered 2 EverDocks, mine came but I’m on vacation, how is it?

      • Bootleg Zani

        It has really solid construction. I like how it charges two of my multitude of Android devices or also my iPad. There is currently a slight issue if you have two thin of a case but they are addressing that as we speak and will ship out a part to fix that issue.

        • Booyabobby

          I also got the Everdock Duo. I love it! Got a nice weight to it.

    • cjlee89

      Would you happen to know how this works with the Razr M?

  • Mayoo

    Wires are soooooo early 2013.

    • Chris

      no…

  • Leonard Wong

    Awesome!

  • Inimical

    Maybe I’m missing the point, but this seems like outdated tech. With QI charging, does anyone really need to continue investing in a wired solution?

    • Bootleg Zani

      Out of the 5 Android devices I own. Only the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 have wireless charging capabilities. Even the Moto X is missing the feature.

      • Inimical

        That’s a limitation of the device manufacturer, not the technology. I will be surprised if any Android devices are released without QI in 2014. Like I said, wired charging is a thing of the past – just because certain devices do not support it yet does not mean it won’t be the standard.

        • ERIFNOMI

          I don’t know about wired charging becoming obsolete like you want it to be. It’s fine for overnighr charging, but if you want to use your phone while it’s charging, it’s not very practical. Then there are instances such as in the car. If you have a mount for your phone then wireless would be nice, but in any other case it would be easier to plug a cable in and put it where you want it.

    • KingofPing

      Isn’t wireless charging still painfully slow and ‘single device only’ at this point?

      • Inimical

        I don’t know about painfully slow – all of my devices charge via QI (GS4, Nexus 7) and I have no issues as I usually just leave them over night. Single device only is not a limitation of the tech, rather there is simply no one selling a multi-device charger (As far as I know). But you can rig one together yourself, it isn’t very complicated.

        • KingofPing

          So to answer my questions: “Don’t know” and “Yes” respectively?

          :)

          Don’t get me wrong. I cannot wait for wireless charging to reach a decent standard and become widely adopted. Hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later. Until then, multi-device owners who need fast-charge capabilities are going to have to look elsewhere (but that doesn’t mean they can’t still have a wireless charger sitting on their nightstand while they wait.)

        • moelsen8

          there are some multi-device qi chargers, but they’re ugly as f*ck. like this energizer one:
          http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041RRORA/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      • Mayoo

        Slower, yes. Painfully? No.
        Single device only? Yes for consumer market. Not in the near future, probably Q2 2014.

        • http://cad.cx Colin Dean

          There are several dual device chargers on the market, but they are rare and don’t stay in stock long because there’s such a high demand.

      • Jacob Mustin

        I have the tylt wireless charger and I wouldn’t say its any slower than a cable. Charges my nexus 5 very fast!

        • KingofPing

          Heh… One of the only one’s I’ve seen really good reviews on. (Even from DL!)

          They have 3 coils on that one as opposed to the standard (one). Hopefully others will follow suit. Would love to see something like this in “mat” form and able to charge more than one device at a time.

          • mrjackson

            The Nokia Qi charger have 3 coils. There’s a (I think) Panasonic that moves the coil to the device internally, and several multi-device ones.

      • Liderc

        My Nexus wireless charger seems just as fast as my wall charger. But I don’t even need to charge it that much since it’s always full due to being on the charger when working or at the computer. I bought another one to put at my nightstand so I can use my phone at night without getting up to put it on my desk charger. I did buy a cheaper wireless charger this time, the Nexus one is 50 bucks + shipping, and the one I got this time ( CHOE UPGRADED Qi) was only $29.

        As for being a single device, yes, they’re for single devices but what charging method isn’t? There are larger wireless pads that can charge multiple devices, but I’ve never purchased one.

        • KingofPing

          “As for being a single device, yes, they’re for single devices but what charging method isn’t?”

          *scrolls up*

          Um….Must have been one hell of a weekend. ;-)

          • Liderc

            So you’re comparing current products to a project on Kickstarter? My statement still stands, the majority of wireless charging products are for a single device and new ones work incredibly well. You’re wrong on both accounts, clearly you aren’t aware of where wireless charging is at considering your previous statement.

          • KingofPing

            “the majority of wireless charging products are for a single device”

            You don’t say…

            Someone is taking this way more seriously than I am. Hope it works for you…

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

  • Shane Redman

    and right after christmas too……shame