Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone by Casey Hopkins — Kickstarter.
If you have tried using docks for your iPhone, you have probably felt our frustration: Undocking is difficult, many aren’t designed to work with cases, they are lightweight, and are generally made as a cheap afterthought accessory.
That’s why we designed the Elevation Dock – Simple to use, quick undocking, and it works with or without a case. We didn’t stop there – It’s beautifully precision machined from solid aluminum and it comes in a gorgeous set of surface finishes, setting a new bar for quality and something that looks really good on your desk. It complements the high-level craftsmanship of the iPhone like no other.
Undocking is a breeze. Just pull up the phone up – no violent shaking or using two hands to hold the dock down required. This is achieved by a special low-friction connection, the heft of its solid metal construction, and tacky rubber feet.
Case, no case, doesn’t matter. Again, the Elevation Dock is designed to just work. That’s why a clever movable support pad allows you to use the dock with or without a case and in a range of case sizes.
Obsessive attention to quality. Elevation Docks are individually CNC machined from solid billets of aircraft grade aluminum, no expense spared. The result is a level of precision that can’t be achieve through molding or casting. They feel heavy, strong, durable and look gorgeous.
We could have easily made them cheaper with injection molded plastic filled with sand or something, but this is something we want for ourselves and we appreciate good craftsmanship – this probably why we’re such big fans of Apple hardware (well… except for those damn docks!).
Gorgeous finishes. We worked with a specialized metal finishing company to help achieve the gorgeous finish you find on Apple’s unibody Macbook Pro’s and iMacs – its hand buffed, glass bead blasted, electro-chemically micropolished, hard anodized and sealed.
Makes FaceTime Better. The dock’s acoustics make the iPhone sound great and less tinny than when laid on a desk, so speakerphone and FaceTime calls sound better. And its angled back 8 degrees, so you are perfectly in frame of the video.
Perfect for your nightstand too. Know exactly where your phone is in the dark and be able to just easily grab it. Friends we gave prototypes to loved this and used them more often in the bedroom than at their desk – and they all wanted more than one.
The Elevation Dock+
Step up to the Elevation Dock+ for the addition of a shielded Line Level audio out and a USB wall power adaptor.
If you are playing your iPhone through a stereo, Line Level is better than outputting from the microphone jack because it bypasses the iphone’s internal amplifier for higher fidelity sound.
The Dock+ comes in your choice of the Apple style bead blasted finish or a special Matte Black (Its a true, heavy etched matte finish. Very beautiful how it reflects no light, but watch out for greasy fingers as they will leave fingerprints).
Machined & Assembled in Oregon. Not many consumer electronics can say that. Unmatched quality control, speed to market, and the advanced and efficient machining capabilities of machine shops in our area make it an easy choice to manufacture domestically.