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Kickstarter Project of the Week: EverDock Go

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Remember the EverDock? It was the dock for every smartphone.  The project was a huge success on Kickstarter with FUZ Designs receiving over $400,000 in pledges by 4,000 backers.  In case you forgot, the EverDock is an elegantly designed dock that works with virtually every smartphone and tablet.  It is very easy to assemble and doesn’t require any screws or tools to remove and install different chargers.  If you are interested in purchasing the EverDock, you can get it from FUZ Designs’ website for $49.

The EverDock

The EverDock

The EverDock Go and EverDock Dash are two new products by FUZ Designs on Kickstarter.  These are smartphone docks for your car. Just like the at-home model, the dock is made of high-quality aluminum and works with the Lightning, 30-pin, micro-USB and AUX connectors.  It easily fits into your cup holder (EverDock Go) or on your dashboard (EverDock Dash).  A small locking disc keeps the dock in place while the car is moving, but the dock can be removed by twisting it.

The EverDock Go

The EverDock Go

I love using my phone while I’m in the car for driving directions, playing music and using dictation for texting (don’t text and drive!).  My phone is always in an awkward position, whether it be on my lap, in the cup holder or hiding between the center console and the seat because it slid down.  The EverDock Go is a really great idea to keep your smartphone in one place at all times.  It always has the display facing you and you’re never distracted trying to reach around to find where you left your smartphone.  The EverDock at-home model looks beautiful, like it was designed alongside your smartphone.  Almost like Apple created this dock with the iPhone 5s.  The EverDock Go includes the same beauty and looks like the dock that car manufacturers would include in their brand new cars.

The EverDock Go looks like it was designed by the car manufacturers.

The EverDock Dash looks like it was designed by the car manufacturers.

The FUZ Designs team is looking for $50,000 by May 16 in order for the EverDock Go and EverDock Dash to become official products.  As of this writing, the team has successfully reached its goal with $57,769 pledged and 36 days left to go.  To find out more about the project (or to pledge) click here.  By pledging $39, you get the EverDock Dash (regular retail $50) in either silver or black, a micro-USB cable, an AUX cable and two locking discs.  The docks are expected to be delivered in September, just in time for the new iPhone.

Pledge now to get the EverDock Go for cheaper than the regular retail of $50.

Pledge now to get the EverDock Dash for cheaper than the regular retail of $50.

Thank you for reading about the Kickstarter project of the week.  If you have a Kickstarter project that you would like advertised on my blog, send me at email at info@idevicegeekblog.com or reach out to me on Twitter to find out more information.  All images above are property of FUZ Designs.

Kickstarter Project of the Week: MagBak and MagStick

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iPad stands are excellent for holding your iPad up against a flat surface when you’re making a recipe, watching a show on Hulu or FaceTiming with a friend, but stands are limited to tables and counters.  Have you ever wanted to mount your iPad onto the wall to watch your shows or maybe on your desk for Skype.  Well now you can with MagBak.  MagBak, brought to you by Alex Baca and 1Lss Inc., is the very creative iPad mount that allows you to put the iPad on virtually any surface (metal and non-metal).

The blue pieces made up the MagBack.

The blue pieces make up the MagBack.

MagBak is made of soft silicone and attaches your iPad to any metal surface (refrigerator door, whiteboard, filing cabinet).  For non-metal surfaces, there is MagStick.  Using double-sided tape supplied by 3M, MagStick works on any non-metal surface, like in your car, on cabinets and furniture.

With the use of the MagStick, you can attach your iPad to wood.

With the use of the MagStick, you can attach your iPad to wood.

MagBak not only allows you to mount your iPad anywhere, but it provides an excellent grip, protects the back and keeps the Smart Cover in place.  This product works specifically with the iPad mini and iPad Air.

The MagBak supports the iPad Air and iPad mini.

The MagBak supports the iPad Air and iPad mini.

I love my iPad, but my problem is that is does not stand up by itself.  I purchased the Smart Case, which works well, but if I am on an uneven surface (like my bed) I have to move pillows around to get the iPad in the perfect position.  The MagBack would allow me to attach my iPad to the wall and become like a mini HDTV.  I can see even more uses, then just watching TV.  This would be great for watching videos in the kitchen while making a recipe, getting directions in the car from Siri and doubling as picture frame on the wall.

Pledge now

Pledge now and get your MagBack in late April

The MagBack team has already received all its funding with 28 days to go.  If you are interested and would like to purchase one, a pledge of $34 gets you one MagBack and one MacStick (if you share with friends, you get a second MagStick free).  For more information, check out their Kickstarter page and be sure to pledge before April 17.

If you have a Kickstarter campaign and you would like it to be featured on the blog, send me an email at: info@idevicegeekblog.com. All photos are credit of the company creating the project on Kickstarter.

VARIUS DOCK: Kickstarter Project

The VARIUS DOCK on Kickstarter.
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There are many docks available on the market, but many are not universal and only work with either the iPhone/iPad or Android.  On Kickstarter, the VARIUS DOCK exists to solve this problem.

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The VARIUS DOCK

The VARIUS DOCK is created and designed by Michael and Enblue Technology.  It is elegantly designed and works with all brands (Apple, Samsung, HTC, Kindle and more).  It works with lightning cables (iPhone 5/5s/5c), 30-pin (pre-iPhone 5) and micro-USB (android devices).  The first model, VARIUS DOCK SINGLE X1, is a dock for one.  It works for holding tablets, smartphones and phablets.  This model comes with a USB wall charger and tablet support inlay.  The second model, VARIUS DOCK DUAL X2, is the dock for two.  It comes with two slots for two different slots to charge and sync your devices at the same time.  Although they might not like it, you can charge an iPhone 5s in the front slot and a Samsung Galaxy S4 in the back slot.  This model comes with a USB cable, wall charge and tablet support inlay.

Colors Available

The available finishes on the VARIUS DOCK: gold, silver, white, black, walnut, oaktree and bamboo.

The available finishes on the VARIUS DOCK: gold, silver, white, black, walnut, oaktree and bamboo.

All models are compatible with iOS 7.  They are made out of either a single block of aircraft aluminum or the finest hardwood.  There are seven finishes available: black (aluminum), silver (aluminum), white (aluminum), walnut, oaktree, bamboo and of course, gold.  Each model comes with a wall charger made for Samsung and Apple.  The gold one is plated with real gold.

How to Pledge

The project is looking for $50,000 by Saturday, February 8 at 1am EST.  It currently has 21 backers with $2,235 pledged.  If the project gets the funding by the end date, the docks will be delivered by the end of April.  The minimum pledge is $1. The single pack, X1, (surface of your choice, except gold, adapters, cable and charger included) is $69.  The dual pack, X2, is $79.  If gold is the one you want, you can play $499 for the X1 and $549 for the X2.  You can pledge your amount here.

The VARIUS DOCK looks perfect next to the iMac like it was made by Apple.

The VARIUS DOCK looks perfect next to the iMac like it was made by Apple.

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iPad Air

iPad Air
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The iPad Air (the fifth generation iPad) was announced at Apple’s October 22 Event.  In addition to a brand new design for the full-sized iPad (mostly taken from the iPad mini), Apple updated its internal components.  This iPad will be available for purchase starting November 1.  Here’s a breakdown of the new iPad Air with features, tech specs and what’s included along with rumors for future iPads.

iPad Air weighing in at only 1 pound

iPad Air weighing in at only 1 pound

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