Mobile device docks have have been done to death. It’s very rare when you see something new. The Arq Dock may qualify. It’s stylish, it’s versatile, and it could save you a lot of space on your desk. The Arq is machined out a a single piece of aluminum. That makes it very strong, but also fits at home alongside a MacBook or another metal finish laptop like the Acer R7.
The Arq is designed to fit not only multiple devices, but in cases as well. It uses a small allen screw to keep a Micro-USB or Apple Lightning cable in place. It can be raised or lowered depending on your device and case. It’ll work with anything between a naked iPhone, a phone with a LifeProof or OtterBox case on it, or even up to a full size 10″ tablet. There are 10 different slots on each side to place poles to hold your device. The Arq can even be grouped front to back creating a defacto tablet/phone rack while saving space on your desk.
Kickstarter Project Prices start at $35 for a single Arq dock. The project ends on April 11.
2040 has discovered a new way to manufacture their product that cuts costs considerably. As such, they are canceling the KickStarter and restarting under a new $19 price. There will be another update when they are back up.
Arq- Modular Nesting Dock
The Arq is a modular dock that provides the ability to charge multiple iOS and Android devices nested closely together, arranged in groups or individually – This flexibility is offered within a very small footprint on your work surface or wherever you decide to charge your devices. You can nest as many Arq Docks as you need.
The Arq Docks were designed to work with any case for your devices. The Arq was designed with the ability to allow users to adjust the connector height from 0mm to 9mm which allows a device to sit on the docking station without putting any stress on the connector. The back support pins adjust horizontally allowing you to dock your devices in cases of any thickness. The crescent shape accommodates cases with protective flaps. The Arq support pins have a capacitive silicone cap that protects your devices from scratches and also double as a stylus. Arq docks work with Apple, Otterbox, Lifeproof or any other cases offered for iOS and Android smartphones and Tablets.
You can use either a Lightening or Micro USB charging cable with the Arq and the cables are easily swapped out. Lightning cable is not included. Each Arq Dock comes with 1 Arq Dock, 2 support Arq pins with silicone capacitive caps, 1 Arq key and 1 3ft micro usb cable. The Arq is made of aircraft grade aluminum construction that’s bead-blasted and anodized. Users can choose from Apollo Silver, Titan Red, or Aurora Black as the color for their dock.
Arq Dock uses nano micro suction pads to keep it anchored to smooth surfaces for easy one handed operation. These pads are easy to maintain and very durable. They are easily cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth.
Arq Dock is available on Kickstarter with packages from 1 Arq to a set of 6 Arqs. Here is the link: http://kck.st/1hqcc4i