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Griffin PowerDock Charging Station for iPod, iPhone now available


Griffin has announced that its PowerDock 2 Charging Station for the iPod and iPhone is now available. The PowerDock 2 features a brushed aluminum design and dual charging bays with the ability to charge any combination of two iPhone or iPod models at a time. The upcoming PowerDock 4 will offer four charging bays, and will allow for charging of up to four devices. Both include six Universal Dock Adapters for iPhone and iPod models that charge via USB. “PowerDock received overwhelming kudos at Macworld Expo this year and has been a much anticipated product since its introduction,” said Paul Griffin, founder of Griffin Technology. “PowerDock is the perfect solution for iPod and iPhone enthusiasts, as well as families with multiple devices.” The Griffin PowerDock 2 sells for $50 and is now available through Apple, and will soon be available on Griffin’s website; the PowerDock 4 will be available in July for $70.

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This would actually be usefull if it had a USB / Dock Connection for syncing to iTunes.  With it only charging, I’d still have to pull each device out of this (non) dock, and plug them into the computer.  How does that help me?  Why not just leave them plugged into the computer then, which gets me syncing and charging?  Then this device becomes a paperweight.

Posted by mwilgar on May 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM (CDT)


While I agree with you completely for my own personal use (I’d have already pre-ordered one by now if it had a USB hub built in, since I have four iPod docks on my desk as it is), there are many people who don’t necessarily leave their computer on all the time, or sync their iPods regularly, or want to leave them by their computer.

My wife is a good example of this.  She rarely changes the music on her iPod and doesn’t listen to podcasts, so she really has no incentive to plug it into her computer.  On the other hand, it does need to be charged from time to time.  In our case, she frequently just plugs it into the speakers in the living room, since that’s a handier place to charge it.

Further, if iTunes ever brings us wireless synchronization of devices like the iPod touch and iPhone, this type of solution would be even more ideal.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on May 30, 2008 at 10:42 AM (CDT)



Posted by mwilgar on May 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM (CDT)


Agreed with Jesse. I can see something like this at home on a dresser or a common area (kitchen counter, table near the door, etc.). Much more attractive than a loose dock plug that always snakes its way back behind the dresser or nightstand the moment you unplug the damn thing. I’ll be getting one for certain.

Posted by Ralph on May 30, 2008 at 5:45 PM (CDT)

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