Elevation Lab Has Designed The Most Gorgeous iPhone Dock Ever Made In The Elevator Dock


Elevation Dock

As far as Kickstarter projects go, this one has definitely piqued our interests. Unlike the “cheap, lightweight afterthoughts” that comprise the vast majority of most iPhone docks, the Elevation Dock looks like it has the potential to be one of the highest quality docks we’ve ever seen.

For starters, each dock is machined from solid aluminium (the same stuff that goes into the making of commercial airplanes), so you know it’ll last. It also boasts a truly high quality finish, made possible since each dock is individually machined from solid billets of aluminium and not through molding or casting. Furthermore, the docks are “hand buffed, glass bead blasted, electro-chemically micropolished, hard anodized and sealed” to give them a lasting shine. The result? A finish an iMac or MacBook could be proud of.

But more important than longevity is design, and a lot of thought has gone into designing the Elevation Dock. The creators of the Elevator Dock know that you’re likely to use your dock with a wide variety of different cases and accessories, and it sucks to have to take an iPhone or iPad out of its protective case just to dock it. After all, that’s the whole point of a dock: you just slap your iPhone into one to charge and sync it. So unlike other docks, this one just works. It works whether your iPhone is protected by a case or not. You don’t even need to push it in or pull it out: the low friction connection and sturdy build of the dock mean that docking and undocking is as easy as put down and pick up.

You can check out more details concerning the Elevator Dock over at the official Kickstarter page. To get one, all you need to do is pledge a $59 minimum… quite the bargain considering the fact that when they go to retail, they’ll cose $90 each. We think this one’s a real winner.

  • tiresius

    The article states, “… machined from solid aluminium (the same stuff that goes into the making of commercial airplanes) out of aircraft-grade steel…”
       Huh?  Aluminum is not steel, is it?  

  • prof_peabody

    It’s kind of funny how aluminium is now considered to be such a desirable metal when it was originally considered to be a cheap alternative to higher quality materials.  

  • MacHead84

    I dont see why every blog site is jizzing in their pants over this dock. Its hardly a game changer

  • Michael Schwartz

    Agreed. Its pretty, but this is a joke. Way overpriced and solves a problem that is not really a problem. 

  • Shaunathan Sprocket

    We are living in the post PC era, why would I want to dock my iphone to my PC?

  • Alex

    “For starters, each dock is machined from solid aluminium (the same stuff that goes into the making of commercial airplanes) out of aircraft-grade steel,”
    For a second I though John Brownlee wrote this …

  • dougdolde

    I charge my iPhone at my desk, in my bedroom, and in the living room. And sometimes use it while it’s plugged in. These are definately classy but I’d find limited use for ANY dock.

  • seis

    My apologies about the aircraft-grade steel bit. Now fixed. As for those who are wondering whats the hype all about – its just a good looking dock that does its job really well. So if you prefer a neat and tidy desk with expensive objects on it ; then this one fits the bill. There are still several people who love using docks (for reasons best known to themselves, though I admit it would be easy to find my iphone which often goes missing in the clutter if I had a dock). 

  • Andy Urtz

    Originally, aluminum was as sought after and as expensive as silver. The 100 ounce aluminum capstone on top of the Washington Monument cost approximately $100 in 1884, which is over $2300 when taking inflation into consideration. That’s close to $400 per pound, compared to approximately $1.00 per pound today. I’d hardly consider that a cheap alternative to anything, besides say solid gold.


    nice,really nice!