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Your Apple iPhone's new best friend: A docking station, a retro clock, a flat screen TV, a stand, home decor, and a statement. c/dock Read more

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Your Apple iPhone's new best friend: A docking station, a retro clock, a flat screen TV, a stand, home decor, and a statement. c/dock

James Aloysius
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James Aloysius

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About this project

Born out of necessity, desire, many a prototype, and some late nights the iPhone charging and viewing solution has arrived. The c/dock.

So many nights I have laid down to rest.. as I have prepared to set my iPhone gently on my bed stand.. and the worst happens: I notice that its battery is low at best!  I'm embarrassed to say I've already been warned twice: once at 20% battery power and again at 10%.  But I forgot.. and my iPhone charger is in the kitchen, in my car, at work.. you fill in the blank.

Now what?  I'm already snug.. but I've got an early morning engagement and I can't chance missing my wake up call.  But I don't want to get up - not just after I got down.  It takes me back to the old days of the bedside alarm clock..  Now that the my mobile buddy has replaced my watch, my alarm clock, my discman, and so many more gadgets life is more simple.. but not in this case!  

The solution:

A handsome thick piece of solid walnut with either a brushed aluminum or glossy resin face plate and a six foot long black usb cable for charging. The ultimate mix of modern design and convenience.  The perfect mate to my already perfect iPhone.  You simply start the clock app of choice and slide your phone into the fully enclosed sleeve and it will seamlessly dock and begin to charge, giving you the restful sleep you deserve.  

It also works wonders as a mini flat screen!  Utilize your HBOgo, Netflix, or Hulu Plus app in a whole new way and catch up on your favorite shows.  It works great, I used it this morning! 

We feel we've got a good idea.. but we need your help in getting the funds together to make an initial run of the c/dock.  By donating you are essentially pre-ordering the c/dock and helping ensure its creation... and you're making your iPhone happy!

Who we are: Two completely average fellows from Portland, Oregon.  We both work in design in one way or another and frequently bounce our latest and greatest ideas off of one another.  When this idea came to mind.. we knew we had to see it through.

Thank you in advance!

The c/dock is currently designed for the iPhone 4: To select this version as your reward level, simply select the original reward (that doesn't reference the phone version - this is c/dock for iPhone 4).

We will be creating a c/dock for the iPhone 5 as soon as it hits the market: To select this reward level in advance, simply select the reward level that references the iPhone 5.  Once Apple releases the iPhone 5 we will hit the workshop and create a c/dock that meets its exact specifications while maintaining the classic c/dock look!

FAQ

  • The app is called atomic clock (by Gorgy Timing). It's great and has decent features, such as custom colors, play list based alarms and more.
    -James

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  • Hey,
    The sound projects naturally through the openings. I've tested the difference between being docked or not, and the sound is if anything more resonant against the walnut. This was a thought of mine initially, as it would negate most of the point. The sound is unbaffled and resonates well. Down the road I can forsee an amplified signal, though the c/dock is not in need. Thanks for the great question though. -James

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  • Thanks for your interest. The c/dock has been designed with the exact specifications of the iphone 4. It slides in and seamlessly connects to the charging element. It's possible that we will develop models for other versions. Best Regards, James

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  • Absolutely. Simply add 5 USD to the amount you wish to back. Thanks.

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  • Hey everyone, there will be a c/dock for the iPhone 5 as soon as it comes out! Once the project is funded, you'll receive a survey where you will be able to pick and choose which versions you would like! Thanks for your support and for helping to spread the word.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $25 or more

    14 backers All gone!

    Receive $30 off your own c/dock when it comes to fruition! We'll send you a digital code you can use when you purchase your c/dock from www.thecdock.com that will save you $5 dollars so you can support and save!

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    Pledge $55 or more

    86 backers

    Receive your very own, first run c/dock! With an amazing glossy resin face plate.

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    Pledge $55 or more

    12 backers

    I'm upgrading and I want the c/dock for iPhone 5! With an amazing glossy resin face plate. The perfect match for what's sure to be the already perfect new iPhone.

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    Pledge $65 or more

    109 backers

    Be the first to have the amazing c/dock with a brushed aluminum plate

  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    24 backers

    I'm upgrading and I want the c/dock for iPhone 5! With the handsome brushed aluminum face plate. The perfect match for what's sure to be the already perfect new iPhone.

  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    13 backers

    The new all Walnut c/dock. You can choose which version (4 or 5) down the road.

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    Pledge $110 or more

    54 backers

    Double Trouble - The Gift Package!
    One of you and one for him/her.. you can have one of each, two of the same, mix and match!

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    Pledge $150 or more

    1 backer

    You can choose from either handsome face plate and a special engraving on the back of your c/dock. A message to a loved one, your name, anything you want!

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    Pledge $165 or more

    2 backers

    TRIPLE THREAT! With three hours to go, and by request, we offer this final reward level! Get 3 c/docks for iPhone 4 or 5. One with the Black Resin Faceplate, One with the Brushed Aluminum Faceplate, and one with the WALNUT Faceplate!

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Funding period

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