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Griffin PowerDock 5: Charge your iOS Life [CES]

If you have a crap load of Apple iOS devices, you need a cool and convenient way of charging all of that awesomeness. Griffin has introduced the thing that you’ll need. It’s called the Griffin PowerDock 5 and it charges up to five devices at any one time, storing them away to save space on your desk or nightstand.Griffin PowerDock 5

The Griffin PowerDock 5 is the “ultimate space-saving, countertop charging and storage solution,” or at least that’s what they’re calling it. You still have to have all the cords attached to it, which makes it less convenient than a wireless solution.  It contains five charging bays that are large enough to hold an iPad in a case. Put your device in the bay, plug in your cable, and BAM! you’re charging. The Griffin PowerDock 5 has five USB ports along the side of the device, which automatically sense the requirements of any device you plug in, then provide the optimal charge. Cool, right?

These sort of accessories will become more and more important as people get more mobile devices in their life. The problem of course, is that most people don’t have a ‘one ecosystem’ lifestyle. Most people have multiple devices from different ecosystems, whether it be Android and iOS or something more exotic like Windows Phone and Windows RT.

The accessories that truly interest me are the ones that will allow you to use them with whatever device you have, no matter the ecosystem. You could have an Android phone and an iPad (like I do) plugged in at the same time. That would be more awesome, to me, than a device that is limited to one manufacturer.

What do you think? Make sure to make your thoughts known in the comments below!

Via CultofMac

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  • http://twitter.com/timourrashed Timour Rashed

    Hey Matthew, great article. Definitely need that on my desk at work and home. The device’s limitation to one manufacturer is not an issue with me since I am an major apple fan and don’t have any android devices.

    I think it would be better if all vendors/manufacturers just band together and come up with a standard socket so you don’t have to carry different cables for different devices, but hey we don’t live in a perfect world.

    • http://t3kd.com Matthew

      It would be nice. I know the EU mandates that all manufacturers use the micro USB standard, but Apple just uses a dongle instead. Kinda cheating, if you ask me.

  • http://twitter.com/ricky_williams1 Ricky Williams

    I don’t think it is only for Apple it’s just a USB port. So why couldn’t it charge an Android? You just plug the USB cable in and the other end into the device? I have to get one of these it is so sweet.