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With the xWallDock you will have one place to go to find the iPhone, iPad or iPod charging dock. No long wires, mess free.

Like many ideas, this product idea came out of a personal experience, dealing with a problem that needed to be solved. We are a family of 5, with iPhones, iPads and iPods in the house with multiple charges and charging locations.

Almost everyday I remember searching the house for a charger that my teenager took up to his room or my wife forgot in her office. Feeling frustrated like this so often I found myself wishing I could just screw a charger to the wall.

So this is how the idea for the xWallDock was born.

The xWallDock is a place where you can always charge and dock your device. 



There are few products on the market these days which try to address the issue of having one spot for charging. Some of them connect to the outlet by simply getting inserted into the outlet and then carry the load of the device, and with time, simply get disconnected. At the same time they can be removed from the outlet and get misplaced once again.

With the patent pending xWallDock, we tried to remove the misplacement of the dock from the equation by simply making it a part of the outlet, and at the same time making it more robust for docking and removing the device by actually fastening it to the outlet.

We figured that in the US, Canada and most of South America, people use the two most common outlet styles, with a decorative faceplate to cover the gap between the wall and the outlet. So why not replace the existing faceplate with the xWallDock plate? 



The xWallDock will simply screw in where the old faceplate was. By using the supplied charger and a short pigtail USB cable you will have a wall mounted charging dock.

It could be mounted to the kitchen backsplash and used to listen to music and browse recipes, or it could be placed next to the headboard of the bed or in the living room, remaining in the same spot. There will be no long wires laying around on the floor, no wires stretched from the outlet to the dresser and no mess. 

We designed the xWallDock to be easily installed and without the need to internally wire it. It has an internal printed circuit board which will get connected to the charger in the outlet via a micro USB short cable on the bottom end and act as a pass thru to the device. 

We spent a significant amount of time to make this product easy to use and manufacture, as well as have an appealing design.

We plan to start production on two different sizes and two different outlet styles.

We will have the single and double rectangular outlet, as well as, single and double round style outlets.

Also, the initial first run will accommodate any Apple iDevice like iPhone, iPod touch, iPod Nano and other older iPod devices and yes even the iPad. The xWallDock is designed in such a way that an iPad can be mounted on it and rest against the wall. 

We designed the xWallDock to have an insert which will house the circuit board and match the device it is intended to charge. At this point we have it designed for the Apple products. Other device accommodations such as Android phones will take place at a later date (please see note at the bottom of this page). 



We believe that any iDevice user will need at least one xWallDock or more scattered around the house.

At this point we have it all lined up and ready to go into production. Our design and engineering team in NY has the design done and the engineering completed. We have a full set of drawings ready to go, but we need your help Kickstarters. With your help we can accelerate the development and production of the xWallDock so we can get the injection molding tools made, get the packaging content and accessories ready, and proceed to fabricate the first production run.

So if you think this xWallDock is a product that you may need and want, and would like to help us get it to the market please back us up.

For all other Smartphones users:

We have just updated the product engineering so that we can have three options to charge different devices Including iPhone 5 and the new iDevices generation as well as, any Micro-USB rechargeable device.

Most Samsung Smartphones have the MicroUSB port on the bottom like the iPhone. Most Motorola Smartphones have the same MicroUSB on the top, so if you do not mind charging the phone upside down, and let the screen flip for you, this can work as well. Other Smartphones like LG and HTC, have the same MicroUSB port on the side (if you do not mind charging the phone on its side) this will work for you too.

For iPhone 5 users:

The new "Lightning" connector design will be available for the single outlet style, and it is too soon for us to know when it will be available, but we will estimate Spring of 2013.

From all of us at Vertex, I thank you.

FAQ

  • We are working these days on one more circuit board design which will support the new Lightning connector.

    The circuit board is housed in the insert portion of the xWallDock (the colored portion), and the insert portion is replaceable at any time.

    This first round will be with the “old” 30 Pin connector, after all there are millions of iDevices out there.
    Once this campaign is successful we will have a MicroUSB version (for all none Apple devices) designed as well, and an additional version for the Lightning option.

    We cannot say when the Lightning version will be available, but we can say that at any point after availability, you will be able to buy only the insert portion of the xWallDock and do the switch.

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