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iPADock: The ultimate iPad/iPhone dock accommodates all your devices


August 18, 2010

The iPADock provides a home for most, if not all, of your iDevices

The iPADock provides a home for most, if not all, of your iDevices

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Japanese company PhotoFast Co.,Ltd. is set to release the iPADock at the end of September, and if these first pictures (released this week) are any indication, it's quite possibly the most bad-ass iPad/iPhone charging dock we've seen to date. This docking station can accommodate various combinations of devices – you can connect two iPads at once, four iPhones at once, or you can mix it up with one iPad and two iPhones. You can also use iPADock to charge up your iPods, as it's compatible with the Touch, Nano, and Classic models as well.

Around the back you'll find an even bigger port party, with a whopping seven USB ports, as well as a connector for the iPad camera connection kit. The iPADock also supports a number of memory card formats, including SD, SDHC, mini SD, mini SDHC, micro SD, and micro SDHC. See the picture below for a closer look at the iPADock's backside:

Apple fans who have collected a number of devices over the past few years now have a place to house them all, or at least most of them. I'm not sure if many families will require such a charger, but it might be a smart addition to any office where Apple devices are in abundance among the employees.

The iPADock remains relatively compact considering the number of ports it contains. It measures in at 2.7 x 5.5 x 7.5-inches, taking up very little real estate in your desk area or on your night-stand.

When it goes on sale in Japan next month, the iPADock will carry a 5,980 yen price tag (approx. US$70). No word yet on whether PhotoFast has plans to take it global.

PhotoFast, via ITmedia


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Naveen Shivapuram

Will it handle the new, smaller 7\" iPad2 ?


So, it if has 7 USB ports, do they all provide the maximum output of 500mA? That would make this thing about 3.5 amps! That\'s one heck of a power brick to plug into the wall! But it\'s all moot anyway. USB 2.0 is on it\'s way out...they should have made this thing with USB 3 instead.


Can someone make a dock that will hold iPads that are in cases? I don't have any intention of removing mine from its case for charging, nor do I want to have to mess with an extender to balance it on overnight. Most charging connectors are too short and end up getting disconnected by pulling on the wire, which eventually breaks. Someone make a charging station with a longer connector in a wider slot so I can plunk down my iPad, safe and secure, getting charged for tomorrow. I don't use an iPhone but I figure they probably need one also.

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