When you are choosing a dock for your new smartphone, there are a lot of options available. You could go with the classic aluminum, like an EverDock, or perhaps something that has speakers, like an iHome, but I’m sure you’ve never even considered a levitating dock. A new project on Indiegogo is aiming to give you this third option by providing you with the world’s only floating dock that wirelessly charges your smartphone.
The Levidock is not your ordinary smartphone dock; it uses a patent-pending magnetic technology that levitates the battery disk above the base. The magnets in the disk and base allow you to use the smartphone while it’s in the dock. The disk will auto-adjust when you’re finished back to its original starting point. To indicate that the disk is centered again, four LED lights will come on. Whether you have an iPhone 6 or a Galaxy S5, the dock will fit virtually any smartphone in any direction. The maximum weight is 14 ounces and many smartphones are under this limit.
The Levidock is the only dock I have seen that will float your smartphone and wirelessly charge it at the same time. I’m not sure if the reason is because floating docks are too difficult to make large scale or if the HOW Levitate team has invented a completely new dock design. There are many docks that provide wireless charging, but this is the first to allow a space between the phone and the base. My biggest concern is accidentally hitting the phone too hard and having it fall off the magnet in the base. Other then this, it seems to be a very creative design.
The team at HOW Levitate Industries is looking to raise $1,000 with its Indiegogo campaign by November 2nd, 2014. To get your hands on your own Levidock, you can reserve one for $99 now and then pay an additional $151 when it ships to you in early 2015. The second option would be paying $250 for your Levidock in chrome and also receiving a limited edition t-shirt. This option is one flat charge so there’s no additional payment required when it ships out. If you are interested in getting a Levidock for free, share the Indiegogo campaign page on your social networks. For more details about the contest and the project, check out their Indiegogo site.