About this project
The ALL-DOCK is the race car, the Porsche, of charging stations. It’s not just functional – charging multiple devices of nearly every type available – but also incredibly fast and spectacularly beautiful. When this project is completed, the ALL-DOCK will surpass any other charging station in the worldwide market. You can be a part of this amazing effort by supporting us, and by doing so you’ll obtain a product you’ll be proud to display where everyone can see it.
Our dream with the ALL-DOCK is to create more than just a charging station. The ALL-DOCK is envisioned as a functional piece of art. It will offer a solution for the rapid recharging of multiple devices at the same time, compatible with nearly all devices, including Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Microsoft, Nokia, Kindle, Sony Ericsson, Nexus, etc. The ALL-DOCK will enable you to work with, charge, dock and store your device – all with the same station. It will provide incredible value for money.
ALL-DOCK is the perfect mixture of streamlined sophistication and functionality for people who only want the best.
It will be blazingly fast, with 2400mA per USB exit. You’ll be able to recharge your smartphone nearly 80% in less than 1 hour.
Whether you're into iOS or Android, the ALL-DOCK has you covered and will charge up to six devices simultaneously. It is compatible with the most common standard connectors like Lightning, 30-pin, micro-USB, etc. Apple and Android owners can simply use their Lightning cables.
The ALL-DOCK will offer what other charging stations don’t. Many other docking stations have no active USB hub in the docking station. Most other models only come with an assembled USB charger.
Say goodbye to looking for your charger or losing your cables.
Use with any device anywhere
Compatibility with almost all of the major tablets, phablets, smartphones, cameras and gaming devices ensures an unparalleled amount of possible applications. Charge and work at home or at your business.
The ALL-DOCK is a fast USB recharger and docking station which will be able to be used with up to six devices simultaneously, and which will be compatible with the majority of devices such as Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, LG, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft, Huawei, Nokia, Kindle, Sony Ericsson, Nexus, etc.
The ALL-DOCK will be compatible with the most common standard connectors like Lightning, 30-pin, micro-USB, etc. which can all be attached to the 4x or 6xUSB hub in the ALL-DOCK.
Every aspect of the ALL-DOCK has been designed to make your life easier.
No tools are needed and no installation is necessary. The All-Dock is freestanding and will allow you to install or change cables in seconds without the use of any tools or screws. Changing between Android, Apple's Lightning connector, micro USB or a 30-pin connector is extremely easy. The ALL-DOCK lets you easily remove your device with just two fingers. Take it and use it. Easy and fast. Absolute functionality and ease of use combined with a timeless high-quality look.
Positioning is variable to meet your needs. Smartphones can be used much more comfortably due to the fact that they can be placed horizontally into the ALL-DOCK. Additionally, some smartphones and tablets also allow horizontal charging.
When used as a docking station, the near vertical position of the tablet or smartphone will give an optimal viewing angle and position for skyping, surfing or making calls. The audio quality will be clearer and better because instead of lying flat on the table, the device will stand almost vertical, leaving the loudspeaker uncovered. The sound will also be amplified by the hollow construction of the ALL-DOCK.
You will have the choice to either recharge your device or work with it. This extends your battery life because it means you are not always charging when the device is docked. It is entirely up to you whether or not you recharge your device. On top of this, using the ALL-DOCK will be easier than other chargers because the tablet, phablet or smartphone simply needs to be placed into or taken out of the station. As the device simply sits in the station, there will be absolutely no resistance.
Charging four or six devices simultaneously no longer means up to six different USB chargers with up to six different cables: now, there is only one power cable (70 inch). Your original USB chargers can now be used for other purposes. The length of the cable can now be exactly fitted to your needs, and tangled cables will be a thing of the past. The USB hub will be discreetly integrated into theALL-DOCK.
The ALL-DOCK is designed to perfectly match the styling of the iPhone, iPad and all Android devices. It is classic design combined with patented development by German engineers and designers.
Three sizes will be available:
Small: 220 x 113 x 61 mm / 8.7 x 4.4 x 2.4 in
Medium: 220 x 142 x 61 mm / 8.7 x 5.6 x 2.4 in
Large: 315 x 172 x 63 mm / 12.4 x 6.8 x 2.5 in
Space per slot (small & medium): 13.5 mm x 214.4 mm / 0.53 x 8.44 in
Space per slot (large): 13.5 mm x 309.4 mm / 0.53 x 12.18 in
The final design will have easy access for the home button.
Matches your case perfectly
The spacing in the All-Dock has been designed so that it will work with most cases.
Footsure and steady
The ALL-DOCK will be stabilized by rubber pads on the bottom to keep it from sliding on any surface.
The ALL-DOCK will be available in classic finishes like high-gloss white or high-gloss black as well as a walnut finish (FSC certified).
The solid walnut is worked up by careful quality crafting, giving it a dramatic look.
The ALL-DOCK will be the product of high-quality workmanship carried out by hand-picked experienced manufacturers.
The paintwork will conform to the same quality standards as used by BMW, Audi and Mercedes. We chose the best materials and the best finishes to get that amazing look.
Each and every detail has been purposefully considered during the creation and manufacture of the ALL-DOCK, making it something that you will be proud to put on show anywhere, with or without your devices docked.
Technical standards and technical data
Because of the very powerful 2400mA per USB port, almost all of your devices will be able to be charged individually and rapidly. This will be made possible by a special chip and a PCBA that has been configured for use with as many devices as possible. At this time there are hardly any competitors that can simultaneously supply up to 6 devices with 2400mA each and thus charge all of the devices so fast. The total power is 9600mA for the 4xUSB charger and 14400mA for our 6xUSB charger. Our 2400mA USB hub is one of the fastest in the world! It comes with FCC certifications for your security.
Input: AC 110V-240V 50-60Hz1.5A
Single output: DC Max 5V/2.4A
Total output: DC Max 5V/9.6A
Input: AC 110V-240V 50-60Hz1.5A
Single output: DC Max 5V/2.4A
Total output: DC Max 5V/14.4A
Great for Businesses
You can offer a charging service to your customers or guests, no matter whether in the office, in a bar or a restaurant. Just about everyone would be glad for the opportunity to recharge their devices.
- Promotional Events
- Schools and Universities
- Trade Shows
- Conference Rooms
- Restaurants or Bars
Our design story
The first steps...
First prototype & technical drawing (late 2012).
First USB hub prototype & technical drawing (early 2013).
Final USB hub technical drawings.
Final prototype / technical drawing ALL-DOCK incl. USB hub.
After months of hard work we are ready for the final product! We´ve finalized our design and have our manufacturers lined up.
Molding machine for ALL-DOCK top & shell
Design: This step is complete. Designed in Germany.
Producer/Manufacturer: We have selected a highly-qualified contract manufacturer in Asia with whom we have worked before.
Production process: We have tested production processes and have decided on the best one.
Costs projection: Our financial calculations are based on the experience of Dittrich Design over the past 20 years.
Models: Now we have many working prototypes ready. We are ready to move on to our production stage!
December 2013: We completed the functional prototypes
January, 2013: We will start with the mold production of all items
February, 2014: We will start with the running production of all items
March/April, 2014: We will send the products to our stock in California
May, 2014: We will ship the merchandise to our backers
Use of the funds raised - Why do we need your support?
The funds we raise on Kickstarter will be used to pay for costs relating to the next stage of the project, such as the USB Hub, PCBA boards, electronic parts, production of the ABS and wood parts, die cast, metal- and ABS molding, tooling, packaging, logistics and shipping. We need your support! By connecting to the Kickstarter community, we can share our vision around the earth and you can help us to bring ALL-DOCK to the world.
Dittrich California Inc. was founded by Kevin Leong and is a joint venture with Dittrich Design, founded by Klemens and Andreas Dittrich.
Kevin Leong is a seasoned technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. Kevin’s knowledge of the American and Asian markets will bring our beautiful designs to people around the globe.
For over 20 years, Dittrich Design has been manufacturing products that cleverly combine functionality and aesthetics with an affordable price. Klemens Dittrich (CEO) studied economics and Andreas Dittrich (Industrial Director) studied industrial design in Germany.
Frank Olma (Marketing Director) has been a Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi with more than 10 years of experience developing interactive marketing for some of the world’s most recognized brands such as Toyota, Lexus, Citibank, Telekom and LG Electronics.
Janet Brown (Legal) is a California attorney with over 20 years of experience advising businesses and startups.
Dittrich California Inc. is made of love for detail and a passion for innovation.
Risks and challenges
Dittrich Design has been manufacturing and shipping quality design products and furniture such as the famous Gamechopper and the Z-Line desk for over 20 years, and we have the background and real-world experience to carry out this project successfully. After one year of testing and designing, we have selected the producer and will start with molding and tooling soon. This project has given us the chance to partner with Kevin Leong to make cool, useful products and still use our know-how and production capabilities.
While unanticipated events can occur, our over 20 years of experience have given us the capability to anticipate and plan for potential delays or problems. Because the design process and prototype testing is complete, we are ready to move forward quickly. Our high level of familiarity with our manufacturer and the development processes involved in production give us confidence when it comes to handling unexpected problems. We feel a strong sense of responsibility to our backers and we will keep you informed of our progress along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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