DockCase Adapter: Turn your MacBook Pro charger into a dock
Apple USB-C power adapter-based dock | Ultra-portable & Travel-friendly | USB 3.0 | QC3.0 quick charging port | HDMI2.0 port 4K support
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 21 2018 5:59 PM UTC +00:00.
When the MacBook Pro was refreshed in 2016, USB-C was foisted upon millions of people, ready or not, as the wired standard of the future. It’s 2018 and the No.1 issue the MacBook Pro users have is that they resort to carrying lots of tiny little dongles around everyday, just to plug in basic devices. It seems like that the various adapters on the market present more problems than solutions.
Frustrated of living in a dongle hell with USB-C MacBook Pro? Bothered by not having enough space in your bag for the flood of adapters and chargers? You may need a one-stop solution for all these problems, rather than a compromising choice of a USB-C hub and a multiport charger. Versatile. Portable. Compact. DockCase Adapter will be the one.
With the new MacBook Pro’s short battery life, we always have to carry a charger around anyway. How about solving the docking problem based on the original MacBook Pro charger? We created a charger-based dock by building an embedded USB-C male connector in a protective case, and designing an L-shaped notch to make the plug retain detachable within the case. It enables your MacBook Pro charger to work as a docking and charging station simultaneously, without adding too much space and weight. This is the most portable way to carry a dock with you, when it becomes a part of your power adapter.
After a long-term study of every interface’s use efficiency, DockCase Adapter carries the most frequently-used ports, mainly satisfying your extension, data transfer and charging need when using MacBook Pro. You can connect an external drive,monitor, keyboard, mouse and phone to MacBook Pro all at the same time with syncing your document, music or photos at a speed of 5Gb/s, charging your devices up to 3X faster, DockCase Adapter removes the limit of the unitary USB-C port on MacBook Pro. Beyond that, we provide QC version and HD version to meet different demands, and for 13’’ and 15’’ model respectively.
Leave the mountain of power adapters at home and charge your MacBook Pro, iPad Pro 2018, phone, tablet, and other devices all by one adapter. DockCase Adapter can simultaneously charge your USB-C MacBook Pro and up to 4 USB devices at fast speed. With the QC version, you can charge your quick charge equipment up to 3X faster than standard chargers.
When DockCase Adapter assembled with the original MacBook Pro charger and connect to a power supply, it will charge your MacBook Pro when you used it as a dock in the meantime. It will never happen again that your MacBook Pro died when syncing data.
And now we can expect more from the DockCase Adapter as the New iPad Pro comes with a Type-C port. While we are not talking about charging the new iPad Pro. Of course, it charges. But if you are both a MacBook Pro and an iPad Pro user, you will be able to extend your iPad Pro by the 61W or 87W adapter, including HDMI transmission, keyboard connection and file reading.
Besides the latest smart current-limiting technology, DockCase Adapter is secured by metal cooling fins which conduct heat through the product shell to the outside. Hence, all the USB ports would output the maximum charging power without internal overheating.
DockCase Adapter retains the modular and expandable feature of MacBook Pro power adapter by leaving the plug head part unwrapped. Your MacBook Pro power adapter can still perfectly work with AC plugs or Apple power adapter extension cable. And it’s convenient to change the plug head without removing DockCase Adapter - great choice for international travelers.
With a pledge of $29+, you can get DockCase Adapter, which can work as a docking station and a multiport charger. No need to waste your money on expensive hubs or dongles. DockCase Adapter will take over all work.
With the unique adapter-casing design, DockCase Adapter merely adds small volume based on the MacBook Pro adapter. It saves more space for your other devices and belongings. As it encases your adapter, there is no chance to forget it at home as long as you take the power adapter itself.
DockCase Adapter HD version supports up to 4K HDMI data transmission, therefore, you can connect your MacBook Pro to a TV, monitor or projector through the HDMI port and enjoy your favorite shows and movies with magnificent image quality and color.
The following video demonstrated a fully functional pre-production DockCase Adapter with all ports working. (The product tested in the video is HDMI version for 13-inch MacBook Pro.)
We provide a free shipping for most countries, for your reference, please check the list below. Shipping fee may differ from regions.
(Countries of free shipping: The US, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, China Mainland.
Countries that do claim shipping fee: Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Chile, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia )
We are a team of engineers and designers motivated by making the lives of MacBook Pro users easier and hassle-free. We launched our first Kickstarter campaign, DockCase - The ultimate dock and case for MacBook, in August 2017 and backed by 1,714 people with a total pledge of $148,353. Influential media, including CNET, Business Insider, and Unbox Therapy, recommended our product.
The concept of “less is more” keeps driving us to refine our ideas and techniques to create products more friendly to MacBook users. Being through rounds of testing and improvement, DockCase Adapter, an adapter-based USB-C dock for expansion, data transfer mobile device charging, and portable carrying eventually turns to be a satisfied product. Versatile, Apple-style, compact and ultra-portable. It will end up the dongle life of MacBook Pro users. We have reliable suppliers and experienced manufacturers, and ready to introduce DockCase Adapter to the world.
Risks and challenges
The on-time delivery date for DockCase Adapter is anticipated. The DockCase Adapter products that you see in the above video/photos are actual working prototypes, but unexpected hiccups can still happen. With an experienced team of engineers and manufacturing specialists, we can minimize risks and challenges to meet the estimated delivery time.
We provide free shipping to certain countries, but backers will be responsible for paying extra customs and duties, which rarely occur, depending on where you live.
With your support, we can bring DockCase Adapter to MacBook Pro users worldwide. We have started mass production, but your contribution will help us achieve economies of scale and keep the product cost low.
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