The Griffin PowerDock 5, A Gadget Gas Station For Technophiles

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Why does Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” buzz through my head when I look at the Griffin PowerDock 5? Because the five-port docking station reminds me of one of those old roadside gas stations out on the desert highway.

Get all five of your motors running.

Each of the USB ports outputs 10 watts and 2.1 amps, a high enough octane even for the thirsty iPad (the iPhone only requires a quarter that amperage, or 500 milliamps).

Griffin says the PowerDock 5’s slots are wide enough to accommodate even its beast-like Survivor case — which means you could probably fit anything in there. Those grooves running down the center of each slot look like they’d make a nice niche for the edge of an iPad, but they might be compatible with most Android tablets of the Microsoft Surface too.

The PowerDock 5 begins shipping this week with a price tag of $100.

  • joewaylo

    Also works for the rest of your gadgets too like your Bluetooth headset and health accessories if they are mini USB and micro USB. Just need to buy matching cables.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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