Having acquired nearly $350,000 in pledges with more than 3,600 backers on its Kickstarter campaign, the EverDock is currently 691 percent funded and receiving excellent reviews from multiple online sources.
The EverDock is the brainchild of FŪZdesigns, led by David Gengler and Cameron Gibbs, two former executives from ZAGG, specializing in consumer electronics accessories. While at ZAGG, Gengler invented the cutting-edge ZAGGmate and was former Director of Product Development. Gibbs was a marketing and senior product manager, helping ZAGG become one of Utah's fastest growing companies in 2006.
Touted on Kickstarter as “the only dock you’ll ever need”, the EverDock works with most smartphones and tablets of a variety of shapes and sizes, including the iPhone 4 or later, iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy S4 and Samsung HTC. Machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, this sleek universal dock comes as a single or dual dock configuration, with three color options – gold, space gray and natural aluminum (silver). It’s also compatible with Apple’s lightning connector, in addition to 30-pin and micro-USB connectors and can be used with smart device cases, by simply removing the included silicone protector.
Aside from its impressive looks, one of the best features of the EverDock is its compactness, using up little space at an office desk, kitchen counter or even in the bathroom. Another nice feature is the absence of unnecessary parts, as well as its micro-suction capabilities, allowing the dock to remain firmly planted onto a surface. Lastly the dock allows for a perfect viewing angle when consumers use Skype and Facetime, as well as reading messages and notifications.
Stacked up against its competition, the EverDock is an excellent choice for consumers seeking a compact dock that compliments a smart device. It’s competitively priced, simple to set up and oozes state of the art consumer appeal.
Final verdict: the EverDock really does seem like “the only dock you’ll ever need” and gets a five star rating from this reviewer.
The basic EverDock is priced at $49 and $69 for the Everdock Duo, with discounted prices for a two pack, three pack, combo, and combo two packs and three packs. Delivery of the first units are expected to begin in December.