About this project
We're still working on Trio! In the meantime, you can buy Duet (an iPhone/Apple Watch charging hub) here.
Trio is a universal charging hub machined from solid aluminum that works with your phone, tablet, and smartwatch.
Trio Works With
Giving Trio As A Gift?
We've got you covered. Since we won't be delivering Trio in December, simply message us once you've become a backer and we'll email you a special PDF gift message with an image of Trio on it so you can still wrap something up for the lucky recipient! (We'll even customize the PDF with the recipient's name and a personal gift message if you'd like).
What The Press Is Saying.
"I’ve been searching for a set of stands like this for a long, long time, and I’m pleased to have finally found a solution that looks great and works well."
"the individual components are like three little sculptures with smooth machining and flawless finishes."
"a gorgeous and practical universal docking station"
"Trio is certainly one of the best iPhone 6/6s docking stations"
"Have a ton of devices like us? You need the Trio Charging Hub"
The Next Evolution of Charging.
In early 2015, we launched Duet, a charging hub designed specifically for iPhone and Apple Watch. The response we received was overwhelming. Our backers loved Duet, and we beamed with happiness each time we got a review like the following:
"This dock has to be the best dock I've ever used (I have more docks than I can count on both hands)” - Brandon (Duet Backer)
Still, we knew there was room for Duet to grow. So we expanded on what made Duet work and added universality as well as tablet compatibility. The result: Trio.
Have an iPhone and an iPad? Great. How about an iPhone and a Galaxy Tab? Not a problem. A Galaxy S6 edge and an iPad? Trio's for you!
There are a ton of different devices and models on the market today. We didn't want Trio to be limited to one subcategory of mobile device users. That's why we one of our biggest goals was to make Trio compatible with as many major devices as possible.
We're proud to say we achieved this.
We've designed a collection of custom cables that will be included with each Solo Phone Dock and Solo Tablet Dock - these cables are interchangeable in the included cable holder that's secured in each dock. For now, each Solo Phone Dock and Solo Tablet Dock will come standard with a custom Lightning cable and custom micro-USB cable (and accompanying cable holder), which covers the vast majority of phones and tablet charging ports.
For devices that use USB-C charging ports, a simple $5 add-on can be selected with your reward (please simply add $5 to your total pledge). The availability of this add-on (with respect to whether or not it can be included standard with each dock) may change with future funding.
And as for watches - we're launching Trio with Apple Watch support and Pebble Time support to follow shortly after (dependent on stretch goal funding). And the more support we get throughout this project, the more smartwatches we can add compatibility for! (More details on stretch goals below).
Finally, because we know not everyone likes naked phones, Trio plays nicely with most cases on the market. No need to remove your devices from their cases when docking.
There are times we miss the early mobile days of only having one device to charge. A simple brick phone with one cable... Who are we kidding? We love all our devices. But we don't love having to manage charging all of them. Each decision we've made in the development of Trio has been with the aim to make charging an effortless process.
No tangled cables, no cluttered desks and nightstands. Just place your devices in this minimal charging hub and forget about them until they're needed again.
Each unit of Trio is CNC machined from a solid block of aluminum. Once machined, each unit is polished, glass bead blasted, then anodized to bring it to its final, perfect finish.
Want more of an idea of how much work and care is put into each Trio? Over 3 hours of machine time alone are allotted to each Trio Charging Hub (this doesn't include the post-machining processes).
Trio is the result of many months of iterating and reiterating. The design you see on this page has come to be thanks to thousands of hours worth of obsessive work.
And when we say obsessive, we mean it. We've personally used Trio over and over and over again to see what we liked about it and what we should change. Rest assured that this is a product that is actively used by the people who designed it!
It's super important to us that you can use Trio in a way that matches your lifestyle.
Want to charge all three of your devices in one place? Done.
Would you rather take your tablet to your desk and not charge it on your nightstand? Not a problem.
Trio is outfitted with neodymium magnets that allow the entire hub to be arranged in any setup you'd like. Swap around the order that you display and charge your devices, or charge them all separately.
You don't even have to use Trio completely side-by-side-by-side. Want to make a little more room on your nightstand? Choose the setup below with your tablet behind your phone and watch.
Regardless of your preferred setup, Trio's got you covered.
Pick Your Color.
Your devices don't just come in one color, so neither does Trio. No matter your personal taste, Trio comes in a finish that will complement your devices: Silver, Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, and Matte Black.
We're planning on a retail price of approximately $129 for Trio, and we want to reward all of our Kickstarter-based Trio community for believing in our vision early on.
$49 - One (1) Solo Phone Dock (only includes phone dock)
$49 - One (1) Solo Tablet Dock (only includes tablet dock)
$49 - One (1) Solo Watch Dock (only includes watch dock)
$89 - One (1) Duet (any combination of Solo Phone Dock, Solo Tablet Dock, and Solo Watch Dock you'd like)
$99 - Early Bird: One (1) Trio
$109 - One (1) Trio
$199 - Two (2) Trios
$495 - Five (5) Trios
Once we reach our funding goal, every additional dollar we receive will go towards making Trio even more awesome!
$25K - Trio Funding Goal
$50K - Trio will officially support Pebble Time with a simple attachment (available as a $5 add-on) to the Solo Watch Dock. This stretch goal will become a reality once we hear from at least 50 backers that are interested in this attachment.
?K - We have some more ideas for added functionality and features, and we can't wait to reveal them to you soon! (Quick teaser: one of these ideas involves an additional cable management solution).
We've been working tirelessly for the past several months with our established network of artists, machinists, media blasters, anodizers, and suppliers to make sure that your Trio reaches the level of perfection we strive for.
So where in the development process are we right now? What you're seeing in the video above and the images on this page is a final prototype (pre-production) version of Trio. There may be a few more tweaks to be made before going to full-scale production, but we're almost there.
This is where you come in: before we can place our first order to officially begin production of Trio, we need to be able to purchase a large amount of raw aluminum, neodymium magnets, nano suction material, and materials to manufacture custom charging cables.
Purchasing all of this material goes hand in hand with the minimum order quantities that are required before manufacturing begins. In other words, we won't be able to make Trio unless enough of you join the community!
Help Us By Sharing Trio With Your Friends
Like what you're seeing? Great! Don't be shy about sharing Trio with your friends. We've made it super easy. Just hit one of the buttons below (or at the top of the page).
The more people who know about Trio, the larger our community will become! And the larger the community, the better we'll be able to make Trio!
We're Matt and Mark. Designing products that we ourselves actually want to use is our primary focus with our design studio, Antsy Labs.
Ask away! Shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll do our best to get back to you with an answer.
Got a creative idea you think we should implement with Trio? Don't hesitate - let us know! Trio is being made possible by you, and we want you to be a part of the creative process as well.
This project isn't just for backers in the United States. We'll be shipping Trio worldwide!
That being said, there are unique processes that apply specifically to international backers that we'd like you to be aware of. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amount on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. Therefore, these fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer, and additional information regarding VAT/duties can be found in our FAQ below.
Risks and challenges
With numerous Kickstarter projects already under our belt, we know what we're getting into. Each product we've guided through production has given us more experience in this industry.
Our network of manufacturers, printers, shippers, etc. have proven themselves to be competent problem solvers working with us in the past, and we're confident that we will deliver a product that makes you smile.
Even the most prepared design project still has the chance of running into issues during production. That being said, we promise to always communicate openly with the community about any and all obstacles that may make their way onto our path. And if that time comes, we will work tirelessly to resolve each issue.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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