This Could Be The Coolest iPhone Dock Out There [Video]

This Could Be The Coolest iPhone Dock Out There [Video]

Apple’s iPhone dock looks good, but has a couple of big problems. It doesn’t accommodate cases and it hangs onto your iPhone and won’t let go. The ODOC stand fixes both these issues, and looks great too.


Here at Cult of Mac, we’ve accumulated a ton of iPod and iPad docks, especially our reviews editor Charlie Sorrel, who has discerning tastes in docks. The same problems always crop up.

It’s not easy to find docks that aren’t grabby and that don’t require you to remove your case to park your iPhone. The ODOC, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, accommodates any case you can throw at it.

The ODOC is a compact cylinder with a lot of heft. Made of machined aluminum, steel and glass, it sits solidly on your desk or sideboard and stays there — even when you lift your iPhone up and out of it.

It has a high-gloss finish and is available in black, white and clear over matte-aluminum. It’s intended for FaceTime videoconferencing and as a home media docking station. It has five viewing positions — it revolves with a very satisfying click — a USB port and a stereo output port.

The early-bird-special is $79; only $50 more than Apple’s weedy dock.

Inventor Richard Singer estimates he’s put 700 hours into the project, about 170 of those were design hours. “I think it’s the best dock out there,” he said with the utmost sincerity.

Check it out yourself. Here’s Richard giving a quick overview of his invention:

This Could Be The Coolest iPhone Dock Out There [Video]

  • Romeyn Prescott

    You say it has 2 USB ports. I only see 1…

  • Downs

    You say it has 2 USB ports. I only see 1…

    I think it’s to the left on the one that has a cable plugged into it on the main pic…

  • finchy86

    The original design had 2 USB ports but they recently changed it to only 1.

  • Rich_S

    ODOC has only one USB port for wall charging or plugging into your computer for charging and syncing.

  • Jason Ricketts

    $109 for a dock? That is way too much money, especially when there are docks that are much cheaper and provide similar functionality. The only feature I see that this offers over the dock Apple has available is fitting any case. However, Monoprice’s dock accomplishes that and only costs around $7.

  • aa33030

    I preferred the original design of the iphone dock with 2 usb ports instead of 1 usb port for adding additional gadgets.

  • Romeyn Prescott

    What get me about accessories like this is their limited life span. What if Apple moves away from the current connector with the next iPhone? Then we all have $109 paperweights.

  • Lane Jasper

    Anyone know if this would accomodate an iPhone 4S in a mophie battery case? or a dock that would? TIA! :-)

  • Lane Jasper

    Anyone know if this would accomodate an iPhone 4S in a mophie battery case? or a dock that would? TIA! :-)

    How is this post off topic? I’m asking about THIS Dock particularly first! read again before voting down genius!

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