This project's funding goal was not reached on November 30, 2012.
About this project
Product update instead of a project update
Since we started the CompleteDock project Apple released iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod and iPad 4.
With the specs of the new devices already confirmed, and the experience from creating CompleteDock, we've managed to design and create new and evolved version called:
Attention to details
Like never before, both iPhone 5 and iPad mini are manufactured with extensive attention to detail and with the highest quality materials. They inspired us to create a dock with a matching quality.
Specifically for Fine Dock, we've managed to develop new, improved technology for precise aluminum processing resulting in highly aesthetic products. The final product has insanely fine details, on the same level with iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
This level of production is possible only by using the highest grade aluminum and appropriate processing and anodizing techniques.
Some of our competitors use steel, which is a highly corrosive material and in order to be protected it has to be painted. The paint can be dangerous for the human health and possibly cancerous.
Attention to sound
The design is not only looks, but should be functional, too.
We have designed curves that concentrate and reflect the sound without distorting it. And, they look great, too.
Fine Dock works with iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4 and iPod with lightning dock.
The adjuster on the prototype is made out of aluminum, but the production version will be from transparent polycarbonate. It will protect the devices from direct contact.
iPad 4 fits without adjuster.
Fine Dock for iPad 4
As Fine Dock has smaller foot print for iPad 4, even it looks great with it. We designed wider version version for iPad4.
Fine Dock for iPad 4 is made precise and fits great. It is bigger then FineDock and give good support for iPad 4.
Fine Dock for iPad fits iPhone 5 and iPad mini with adjuster
Fine Dock for iPad 4 still give great support for better and louder sound to iPhone 5 and iPad mini
All our existing backers that would like Fine Dock better for their lightning dock devices can adjust their pledge.
TechCrunch - Finally, A Dock That Doesn’t Blink When Apple Changes iPhone Connectors Or Device Design - Derrell Etherington
Cult of Mac - the Complete Dock is more universal than the Universal Dock, by far - Charlie Sorell
GeekBeat.tv - Future proof dock for any gadget - Cali Lewis
Are you planing on buying a new dock for your New iPad?
Is it necessary to change your docking station every time you buy a new device?
Is innovative, high quality, docking station for the new iPad, but works with older iPad 2 and iPad1, too.
CompleteDock has patent pending support for devices with different thickness. With support in two different points CompleteDock fits all devices.
Works with iPhone too.
When we were designing the CompleteDock we knew that we can find a solution for all three generation of iPads, but the real challenge was could it work with iPhone at the same time?
Big percentage of iPad users own iPhone too, so we knew we had to try harder and do better to make this work. We designed CompleteDock to work with iPhone 4S with case or without it.
Note: All pictures are taken with photo camera, this is not a computer render.
It works with iPhone5
During the design process a new question was raised. Apple will change the dock connector. This was tough - Its hard to find a solution when you don't know the problem. We had to innovate and came with a cool and simple solution.
We constructed patent pending changeable connector holder.
First change is free
So, when you as a user of CompleteDock change your tablet or phone you won't need to buy new docking station - only with CompleteDock you will receive your first change of the connector holder for free. This is guaranteed for backers of this project. We had on mind the new Apple dock connector and CompleteDock works with iPhone5.
Freedom for all.
After we solved the problem with the new Apple dock connector we realized that we can easily "adjust" the CompleteDock to work for other tablets and smartphones, too. We wanted to give the opportunity to everyone to enjoy CompleteDock. That's why we made connectors for the most popular Samsung and Asus tablets.
From here, it was rather easy to make a connector for micro USB, which suits smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the new Samsung Galaxy S3 and most popular 7 inch tablets like Google Nexus and Kindle Fire.
We wanted to give our users a choice. We designed CompleteDock Mini which is intended for smaller devices like smartphones and 7 inch tablets.
Both docks work well with all devices, it's just a personal choice what you will use.
Maximum quality and extra durability
We are using one of the most advanced Aluminum Alloy 6082 materials, which is considered a standard within the metalworking industry.Construction is perfect.
CompleteDock is available in two different finishes: silver and black anodizing.
You can use CompleteDock at the office on your desk. It has attractive look and will be a piece of design at your desk.You can use it to display different info on the screen during your working hours, pair your iPad with a wireless keyboard for chat or email and so much more.
While designing the CompleteDock, we've been particularly careful of the angle that the iPad sits on the dock. That's why CompleteDock is ideal for Face Time.
CompleteDock sits very naturally at your home, or near your bed. You can use it together with an iPad, iPhone, a tablet or smartphone as a wake up device. Or just place it in the living room where it will be intelligent picture frame. Even in the kitchen where you will use it as an interactive cook book.
As a gift
CompleteDock can be a perfect gift for a close friend, for gadget lovers, or for your special someone to show how much you care.
CompleteDock is an excellent gift for your company employееs who achieved extraordinary results, and already own iPad, a smartphone or a tablet. You can even order CompleteDock to be engraved with a custom message you want to share.
We built CompleteDock because we had a genuine need of such a product. On the picture above you can see a Samsung tablet docked on CompleteDock paired with Bluetooth keyboard.
As we are a company that already owns a manufacturing facility, we 'll produce CompleteDock there. We have 2 fully automated CNC machines, and a couple semi automated.
So far, we've been producing prototypes as well as tools for molding plastic and are familiar with small series products.
If our project is successfully funded, we will buy at least one new mass production CNC machine.
The silver and black anodizing will be made at a company we already have good cooperation with.
Thank you, thank you very much.
We, at Creation Result develop products and tools for a range of industries - but mostly tools for molding plastic industry. We are ready for our own mass market product, but the upfront costs and risks are overwhelming for us.
So, we see a great chance through KickStarter for upfront crowd funding and see if there is demand for what we believe is a product of great quality. We hope that with your help we can make bring CompleteDock to market. If you share our vision, and like our work and product, join us now.
Please share with your friends. If your friends like gadgets made with passion and a passionate story behind them and own iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone they will be grateful to you.
Devices we used for testing
These are the devices that we've tested CompleteDock and CompleteDock mini with. They are all featured in the video.
iPhones: 4, 4S in a case or without it
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
iPads: iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Asus Eee Pad Transformer
Important note: you will be contacted after you place an order to choose the connector holder for your device.
Risks and challenges
The production process for CompleteDock (and CompleteDock mini) is the same as the process for creating the prototypes, therefore the main issues that were a potential risk, are already solved.
The first 350 pcs. of CompleteDock and 350 pcs. of CompleteDock mini planned for a December, 2012 delivery, will be produced at our manufacturing facility, since our capacity at the moment can easily double that.
After the campaign on Kickstarter is finished, we'll know the exact quantities of orders for CompleteDock. Depending on the volume, we'll organize the production. If the remaining quantities are 1 to 3 times bigger than the December production (additional 700 - 2100 pcs.), then we'll produce them in our manufacturing facility and be on time for the January delivery.
But, if orders exceed that volume, we'll buy another mass production machine and/or partner with another company that we've cooperated before. They have 10 times more production potential. According to their schedule, the production is slower for them in January - March period, so they are on board if we need them.
CompleteDock is made entirely of aluminum. Therefore, a potential problem could be its price on the global market, at the moment of placing the order. However, this is highly unlikely, since the global recession cuts down the demand - and when the demand is low, the prices are lower, too. This trend is expected to continue.
Another major factor that determines the end price of CompleteDock is the cost of the human resources. However, we don't expect variations higher than 5% here, so we can absorb that without affecting the production process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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