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3D printing iPhone dock adapters

A French 3D printing company by the name of Sculpteo has begun offering 3D printed iPhone dock adapters for third-party iPod speakers. The adapters allow users to use Lightning connector iPhones and iPods in older dock connector speaker systems. The beauty of this system is that it allows Sculpte...

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Matrox DS1 is a practical, powerful Thunderbolt dock

During my perambulations on the Macworld/iWorld show floor in February, I chatted face-to-face with a Belkin representative who bravely asserted that the company's $299.99 Thunderbolt Express Dock would be shipping "this month." This would be the same Express Dock that was originally seen in an In...

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Henge's horizontal dock will be a great investment for your Retina MacBook Pro

For Retina display MacBook Pro owners, the Henge Horizontal Dock will be the best investment you can make in your system beyond the computer itself, especially if you utilize multiple displays. Originally unveiled at CES, the US$249 system nabbed a Best of Show award at Macworld/iWorld 2013, an...

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Gravitas from Henge Docks is heavy magic

There's not much to say about a dock, is there? It's pretty simple: You put your iDevice on a dock and, depending on the functionality, you may charge, sync or blast some audio out. In the case of the Gravitas from Henge Docks, you can do all of those things plus there's some magic inside. Th...

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This iPad foosball table almost nails it

I really wanted this foosball table to be awesome. It's not bad, but you'll soon discover there's a bit of a flaw, especially if you play foosball regularly. The table itself is basically an accessory for the app Classic Match Foosball (the app is free, of course). From New Potato Tech, the tab...

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CES 2013: iLuv booth tour

I tote around a handy iLuv USB hub with built-in Ethernet, but the company makes a ton of accessories. Docks, cases, speakers and more can be had from iLuv, and there are a few new items of note from CES 2013 to show you. First, the Aud 5 Speaker Dock is now equipped with a Lightning conne...

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OCDesk iPhone dock perfect for iMac and Apple Thunderbolt Display

First, let's get the irony out of the way. A company with a product called the "Obsessively Clean Desk" dock wanted me -- a person with an obsessively messy desk -- to try out a prototype of their iPhone dock for the iMac and Apple Thunderbolt Display. The OCDesk is almost completely funded wit...

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Lumawake iPhone dock studies sleep cycles, simulates a sunrise

When it comes to iPhone docks, you'd think we'd have seen it all by now, but a new crowd-funded project called Lumawake is doing its best to dismiss that notion. More than just a slick-looking charging accessory, Lumawake's designers claim that it can study your sleep cycle, which you can then ...

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Pure's Contour 100i alarm dock delivers solid, stylish sound for pre-Lightning devices

It's tempting to look at the 30-pin "legacy" iPhone connector-equipped accessory and stereo market as yesterday's news. With the new Lightning connector gracing the iPhone 5 and both the new iPod touch and iPod nano, plus high-quality A2DP Bluetooth streaming support in iOS and other portable d...

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Behringer iNuke Boom Junior for iPhone, iPad

Behringer is known for its professional audio and music equipment, and the company is keeping this tradition alive with its iNuKe Boom Junior. The Boom Junior is a scaled down version of the iNuke Boom, a monstrous dock that delivers 10,000 watts of audio power. The Junior delivers the same qua...

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Apple's Lightning connector suppliers struggle to meet demand

With the iPhone 5, Apple introduced the new Lightning connector, effectively retiring the old 30-pin dock connector to the dust pile of the past. However, Lighting cables have been in limited supply and currently have a two to three-week wait time in Apple's online store. The reason for this, ac...

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Shimi by Tovbot is a dancing robot iPod dock

As the world can't get enough robots to groove to music, Shimi Tovbot was demonstrated this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Call me a purist, but I like my dancing robots to resemble soda cans, wear sunglasses and be completely clueless to my verbal commands. Of course, I'm kidding...

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SoundShrine gives your iPad the royal treatment

Noticed by Foolish Gadgets, the SoundShrine is the most luxurious looking iPad dock that you will never own. Created by Bavarian photographer Georg Dinkel, the TonSchrein (loosely translated from German to SoundShrine) will cradle your iPad in an ornately-designed, golden-colored polymer clay. ...

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GameDock would turn your iPhone into a retro gaming station

Gaming is obviously a big deal on iOS, but traditional gamers generally want something that the iPhone and the iPad don't provide: Buttons. Gaming on a touchscreen works in many cases, but for some games and some genres, you need a d-pad and some buttons to press. We've already seen some popula...

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The whys and wherefores of a shrunken Dock connector (Updated)

Rumours that Apple would be switching the next iPhone to a new, smaller connector than the venerable 30-pin Dock connector go back a long way -- as far as iMore's writeup from February. They resurfaced recently following a claim by TUAW's sister site TechCrunch that a source had confirmed this wa...

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