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Facetime comfortably and surf the net while charging & syncing. iPhone removal is one handed. Planned upgrade for iPhone 5.

Hi, and thanks for checking out ODOC - the most versatile and ergonomic iPhone dock within a simple and compact form.

ELEGANT DESIGN

Electroless-nickel plated ODOC (shown with clock).
Electroless-nickel plated ODOC (shown with clock).

THE BUZZ...

Cult of Mac: "The Coolest iPhone Dock Out There."

Wired: "If Apple changes either the physical design or connector interface of the iPhone in its next smartphone refresh, your current docking accessory will become all but obsolete. A Kickstarter project called ODOC anticipates this possibility with docking hardware that’s ready for nearly anything Apple may have in development."

GadgetMac: "The ODOC does what no other charging dock is able to do. It is purely a versatile iPhone charge and sync dock."

BiteMyApple "Favorite Kickstarter Projects"

iDownloadBlog: "The ODOC is an elegantly-designed dock for your iPhone or iPod touch that’s packed full of features."

MyLovelyMac: "There are many charging stations available on the market for the iPhone, but none of them have all the features that  make ODOC  a great pick."

Gear Hungry: "Apple's docking solutions not meeting your needs? Check out the newly-launched ODOC - think Elevation Dock + multiple viewing angles + shielded 3.5mm audio out."

Gear Diary: "It looks awesome.  That's why I became a backer!"

Ubergizmo: "ODOC sports a sleek design."

Blast Magazine: "To call it sleek would be an understatement, with perfect curves in a compact package, it is a looker."

World is Small 2.O: "ODOC: le dock du futur!"

phone review: "There are a number of docks available to owners of the iPhone and  iPod Touch, but none of them are arguably more stylish than ODOC."

Mobiletor.com: "The elegantly designed ODOC has been designed to perfectly compliment the Apple smartphone."

Popgadget: "We like the clean lines and smart mechanism of ODOC."

GadgetsBoy: "The design is perfect.  It could be one of the best investments made this year."

The Gadgeteer: "...the cylinder acts as a passive amplifier for the iPhone's built-in speaker."

Cool Mom Tech: "ODOC iPhone dock is by far one of the coolest  I've seen.  And it's really pretty."

Macgasm: "This incredibly sexy iPhone dock is called ODOC."

FreshINFOS: "ODOC could be one of the coolest iPhone docks ever."

GadgetSin.com: "ODOC is an easy-to-use, well-designed docking station..."

SUPERIOR FUNCTION

ODOC is a minimal, timeless design that cues user intuition. Simply twist ODOC’s cylindrical form to set the perfect angle for viewing and using the iPhone’s touchscreen display. A ball-bearing mechanism locks the cylinder in five different positions. This patent-pending design intrigues and delights the user through its intuitive function. The cylinder holds iPhones with or without cases, and its weight is sufficient for single-handed iPhone removal. Backrests of different thicknesses adjust for the iPhone without a case and with cases of different thicknesses, storing inside the cylinder when not in use.

A glass disk finishes both ends of the cylinder. Grab ODOC's o-ring to twist the cylinder into one of five iPhone viewing angles.
A glass disk finishes both ends of the cylinder. Grab ODOC's o-ring to twist the cylinder into one of five iPhone viewing angles.

EASY AND RELIABLE CONNECTIVITY

ODOC''s weight holds it down when you pick up the iPhone. Your connection is reliable because no "special" 30-pin connector is needed. There's also a shielded line level audio connector for playing iTunes on your stereo.
ODOC''s weight holds it down when you pick up the iPhone. Your connection is reliable because no "special" 30-pin connector is needed. There's also a shielded line level audio connector for playing iTunes on your stereo.

SIMPLE DESIGN THAT COMPLIMENTS THE iPHONE

Design, materials and finishes complement the iPhone like no other dock. Crafted from cast aluminum alloy and NC-machined to precision tolerances, ODOC is assembled with inlaid glass and stainless steel hardware. The elastomeric foot prevents slippage while the o-ring gives the perfect grip for twisting the cylinder.

BLACK, WHITE OR CLEAR OVER ALUMINUM?

The deep finish is a high-gloss powder-coat, available in iPhone white and clear over matte-aluminum. Other finishes include matte-black powder coat and the newly added electroless-nickel plating.

iTunes ADVANTAGE

There's plenty of room under and around the iPhone, so the speaker and microphone are not blocked - even with a case. ODOC's generous iPhone pocket is a natural sound amplifier, so you can play your tunes at a higher volume.

TOUCHSCREEN ADVANTAGE

The adjustable tilt angle makes typing and scrolling a breeze. ODOC's weight keeps it very stable. With ODOC you can comfortably surf the internet while charging your iPhone!

VIDEO CALL ADVANTAGE

Twisting the cylinder locks it to just the right position - putting you in perfect frame for hands-free video calls.
Twisting the cylinder locks it to just the right position - putting you in perfect frame for hands-free video calls.

PLANNED UPGRADEABILITY:

Wired's Gadget Lab reports that ODOC is a Future-Proof Dock Ready for a Larger iPhone, Smaller Connector.

Remove only four M3 screws to swap the printed circuit assembly: two on the connector panel and two inside the cradle. The M3 allen wrench that ships with ODOC is the only tool needed for the upgrade.
Remove only four M3 screws to swap the printed circuit assembly: two on the connector panel and two inside the cradle. The M3 allen wrench that ships with ODOC is the only tool needed for the upgrade.
ODOC's current PCA with the 30-pin docking connector - the connector that may be replaced when the iPhone5 comes out.  The PCA upgrade should cost about $20.
ODOC's current PCA with the 30-pin docking connector - the connector that may be replaced when the iPhone5 comes out. The PCA upgrade should cost about $20.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions (in inches): diameter 2.54 X 4.27
Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Materials: Cast and machined aluminum alloy, glass, santoprene, stainless steel hardware, elastomeric o-ring.
Finishes: high-gloss powder coat in black, white or clear over glass-bead blasted aluminum.
Viewing angles (in degrees): 8, 17, 26, 35 and 44.
Undocking: One handed - remove the iPhone and ODOC stays put. A special connector is not needed because of ODOC's weight!
Input/Output: 2  ports (1 USB + 1 shielded line-level audio output), zero frustration.

Replaceable elastomeric inserts support the iPhone with or without a protective case and with cases of different thicknesses.  Unused inserts are stored inside the cylinder, behind the connector panel, so they won't get lost.

PLEDGE AMOUNTS AND SHIPPING CHARGES

ODOC weighs almost three pounds to overcome the Apple 30-pin connector's friction and permit one-handed iPhone removal. Another benefit of the weight is ODOC's stability when using iPhone's touchscreen. The downside is the shipping expense! So please be sure to add international shipping cost to your pledge amount.



WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTION GOES

A lot of sweat-equity and some savings went into design, prototype development, and finding the best sources for production manufacturing and off-shelf parts.  Your pledge will get ODOC into production by funding the following expenses:

  • $2,000 final prototypes that include (mold) draft angles to insure the precision fit of assembled parts.
  • $32,000 molds for die castings, NC machining fixtures, plastic injection mold and sheet metal progressive-die.
  • $3,000 printed circuit assembly development.
  • $33,000 first production run.

I can't wait to get this great project into your hands!  If you like ODOC, please tell your friends about it and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.  Your help getting the word out will make ODOC a reality.  Thanks again for checking out ODOC!

The Apple logo, iPhone and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. No endorsement implied.

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    Plug your iPhone 5 into your iPhone 3/4/4s ODOC with the iPhone 5 upgrade kit! Includes an ODOC printed circuit assembly for the iPhone 5. FREE shipping in the US! Please add $10 for shipping to Canada. Please add $15 for international shipping.

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    Get "The Coolest iPhone Dock Out There" for much less than the $129 retail price. Includes a clear-coated satin aluminum ODOC plus 3 foot USB A to A cable. (Plug into the USB charger that comes with your iPhone.) Includes shipping to US and Canada. At this discounted rate we just ask that you help us get the word out! PLEASE ADD $20 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Choose between a matte-black or high-gloss white ODOC, both with a powder-coat finish. Includes two USB A to A cables: 3 ft and 6 ft. (Plug into the USB charger that comes with your iPhone.) Includes USA shipping. PLEASE ADD $20 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Our Mix, Match and Multiple Rewards: Select this level, add the total of the rewards you want, and enter that as your pledge amount. For example, if you want one Clear-Coated Satin Aluminum Dock + one Matte Black Dock + one Nickel-Plated Dock, you would enter $297 in the pledge amount (79+89+129=297). We will email you when funding is complete to reconfirm your order exactly. [USA shipping included. FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, PLEASE ADD: $20 for two docks, $40 for three or four docks, $60 for five or six docks]

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    Our premium finish: the electroless-nickel plated ODOC. This gorgeous finish is ultra-tough, resists scratches and chipping. Includes two USB A to A cables: 3 ft and 6 ft. (Plug into the USB charger that comes with your iPhone.) These will retail for $179. [Includes USA shipping. ADD $20 FOR INTERNATIONAL.]

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    Reseller Pack - Get 30 ODOCs in your choice of colors (except nickel-plated) plus USB cables and in retail packaging. Great discount from retail. [Insured USA shipping included. International shipping arranged by buyer]

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