ElevationDock 4 For iPhone, iPad Is First Dock To Allow One-Handed Usage
You may remember a Kickstarter project from around five years ago from which the ElevationDock was born. The iPhone dock was popular at the time, and now Elevation Lab has returned with a new version of its dock, this time with a braided Lightning cable that is integrated as well as one-handed operation that ensures the dock stays where it is when the iPhone is removed with just one hand.
If you have ever had to shake a dock off of an iPhone, then this alone is worth the price of admission!
Available for pre-order now and set to ship in around two weeks, the ElevationDock 4 will cost $59 with free shipping within the United States. According to Elevation Lab, the dock is compatible with all iPhones that are newer than the iPhone 4s, so that’s iPhone 5 and onwards. It should also theoretically work fine with all iPads that use a Lightning connector except the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which will require a “NanoPad” to be used because of its sheer size. Regardless, the sheer number of compatible iOS devices is impressive.
All Lightning iPhones (5/6/7)
All Lightning equipped iPads except the 12.9″ iPad Pro. Larger iPads and all Pad Pros require the NanoPad to adhered well to a smooth surface.
Works with cases up to 3.2mm (0.125in) thick on the bottom.
Compatible with all Apple cases (including the battery case) and all that conform to Apple’s specifications for case design.
Not compatible with thick multi-layer cases – like the OtterBox Defender and all LifeProof cases.
That one-handed mode is made possible via a selection of suction cups built into the base of the dock while thumb screws around the back allow the angle at which the iOS device sits in the ElevationDock 4 to be altered, meaning you should be able to get things just right so that you can see the device’s display.
Anyone looking to pick an ElevationDock 4 up will be able to choose from two color options – “MatteWhite” with a blue braided cord, and “MatteBlack” with a dark braided cord, both of which measure 5 feet in length. The product can be pre-ordered directly from the Elevation Lab website at elevationlab.com/products/elevation-dock-4.