About this project
EverDock: The Only Dock You'll Ever Need
Works with virtually ALL smartphones and Tablets
Trying to decide if a device is compatible with an accessory should not be such a burden. So we started at the very beginning with this in mind. We looked at every possible combination of smartphone and tablet and used this research as the basis for creating the EverDock.
Apple, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Blackberry, LG, Sony, Nokia. The list goes on. Whether you love iOS or Android, the EverDock has you covered.
What The Press is Saying About EverDock
Once our prototypes were complete, we started testing the EverDock and found our phones almost always fully charged. Because of this, we started putting docks everywhere. On our nightstands, office desks, end tables, and in our kitchens. Now, when you're watching a show, your phone is being charged. Same thing at work or while preparing a meal. We knew it would look great, but we didn't know just how useful it would be.
Easily Changes Between Apple's Lightning Connector, 30-pin, and micro-USB
Switching from one manufacturer to another shouldn't be such a drag. So we created a proprietary adapter that allows you to effortlessly change between the most common connector types: lightning, 30-pin, and micro-USB. The EverDock Duo allows independent selection of connectors so your old iPad using a 30-pin connector can proudly sit right next to your new iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4.
Remains Firmly Planted
Nothing is more annoying than trying to interact with your device and having it topple over and slam down on your desk or floor. With devices getting taller and connectors becoming more difficult to separate, weight is not enough. So we chose a better solution: micro-suction. This cutting-edge technology sticks to almost any surface and holds on tight. You won't need to worry about your tablet falling over ever again. Best of all, you can pick up your dock and move it to another location without leaving any residue behind.
Effortless Two-Finger Removal
We all have hundreds of things going on at once. Your dock shouldn't require two hands or some sort of finger yoga to remove your phone. You want simple and easy removal of your device no matter what's going on. With the EverDock, we call it two-finger removal. Just grab and go.
Works With Your Standard Apple Lightning and 30-pin cable. Micro-USB Cable Included.
Each EverDock includes a customized micro-USB cable (1m/ 3ft long) designed specifically for your Android and other non-Apple devices. In order to avoid any unnecessary delays, and to ensure compatibility, Apple users can simply use their standard Apple lightning and 30-pin cables (Apple cables are not included).
You've spent a great deal of time decorating your home and office. You want a dock that will compliment your style. So we chose the best materials and best finishes to do just that. Machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, the EverDock looks amazing. Notice the clean lines, the bead blasted finish, the perfect anodizing, the compact form factor. Every single detail has been painstakingly considered when creating and manufacturing the EverDock. You will be proud displaying it anywhere with or without your devices docked.
The world's best products are clean and free from unnecessary parts and ornamentation. Screws and tools are a pain and often get lost. Utilizing an ingenious adapter and cable channel, the EverDock allows you to install or change cables in seconds without the use of any tools or screws.
Works With Cases Too
Cases are a great way to protect and customize our phones and tablets. Devices without cases are slim, sleek, and sexy. We recognized the need to accommodate every individual so we included a removable silicone protector. Leave the silicone protector installed when using devices without cases or remove it to accommodate most cases.
Available in Single or Dual Dock Configuration
We all have several devices. So why not create a dock that handles more than one device at a time? That's exactly what we thought when we created the EverDock Duo. A perfect place to consolidate your devices while keeping them fully charged. It looks so great and works so well, you'll wonder why nobody else ever thought of it before.
Available in Silver, Black (Space Gray), and Gold
Anodizing chemically creates a hardened surface on aluminum while allowing its natural beauty to come through. This creates a look that just can't be matched with paint. This process is used on today's top electronic devices like MacBooks, iPhones, iPads and many other high-end laptops and tablets. Clear anodizing creates a finish that is Silver in color, as you can see in the photos. The EverDock is also available with Black (Space Gray) anodizing that creates an understated but dramatic look that will compliment your devices and your lifestyle as well as Gold anodizing to match the iPhone 5S and gold HTC One.
The moment you start thinking about where you'll put the EverDock, you'll realize one just won't be enough. Your nightstand, your office, your kitchen, one for you and one for him or her, your children, holiday gifts -- you get the idea. You will be able to choose your exact color combination after Kickstarter campaign concludes.
Stretch Goal Rewards
$200,000 - UNLOCKED! - Choose your own color of silicone. We are planning on making the following colors available: red, purple, blue, green, gold, yellow, silver, black, and white. Take a look at the Custom Configurator on our website to see what your silicone color choices will look like on your chosen dock color.
$300,000 - UNLOCKED! - Receive a second color of silicone. Maybe you're worried you won't love your choice of red silicone forever. Great, if we hit $300,000 in pledges, you may chose a second color. If your reward includes a Duo, you could always mix and match the colors.
$450,000 - Extension USB Cables - Receive a 1.5m (5 ft) extension USB cable or receive 2 cables for your EverDock Duo. This will be very helpful if you'd like to place your dock more than 3 ft from a power supply. This wil get you approximately 2.5m (8 ft) of total reach. See rendering of the USB extension cable below.
We expect to have all docks delivered in time for the holidays. The EverDock will make a great gift for that person who is impossible to buy for.
For those of us that just love more details, here are some shots from the CAD files.
How the Funds will be Used
The funds raised will go towards tooling, purchasing of raw materials, production, and shipping. We have finalized the design, qualified and selected our manufacturer, and have even completed basic tooling. Production will begin in November.
About FŪZ Designs
FŪZ Designs was founded by David Gengler and Cameron Gibbs to create exceptional products for today's electronic devices. Utilizing a rigorous design and development methodology, FŪZ is positioned to create innovative solutions for today's demanding consumers.
Formerly the Director of Product Development at ZAGG and inventor of the ZAGGmate and over a dozen other audio, keyboard, power, and gaming products, David has several design and utility patents and patents pending. His products have received numerous rave reviews and awards including 4 CES Design and Engineering awards. These products have been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Cameron has more than 11 years of leading business in the consumer electronics industry. As a product and marketing manager, Cameron helped grow Sewell Direct to become one of Utah's fastest growing companies in 2006. As Senior Product Manager at ZAGG, Cameron led the development and delivery of many award-winning products including the company's first wireless speaker and family of power products.
Together, Cameron and David combine design, engineering, and execution talents that make them uniquely qualified to deliver on projects like this.
Risks and challenges
As former product developers for a publicly traded company, we know what it takes to deliver a great product on time. We have spent months designing, testing, and refining the design. We've already selected the manufacturer and started some basic tooling. The samples you see in the photos and videos work great and look fantastic, so we won't need to waste time tweaking the design. We have also adopted the BYOC (Bring Your Own Cable) approach to this project to avoid any unnecessary delays or compatibility problems associated with sourcing Apple's proprietary cables.
However, every project caries with it certain risks. The most common risks are potential delays in tooling, obtaining raw materials, packaging, and shipping. While we feel like we have reduced these variables as much as possible, they can never be completely eliminated.
We feel our experience and familiarity with our manufacturer and the product development process gives us a unique skill set in handling unexpected problems. Most importantly, we will make sure to give frequent updates about progress so you'll always be informed about the status of the project. We think you'll find our transparency to be a breath of fresh air.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
At the completion of the funding period, we will send out a survey where you will be able to select the color of your choice. The EverDock will be available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold.
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