2014-10-09 21.36.46

Kickstarter is a great way to get your dream project started, but there’s a catch. Your dream needs to capture the imagination of hundreds, if not thousands of people to hit your funding goal and get things moving (depending on your funding goal and the cost of your rewards of course). Across the last couple of years Kickstarter has seen plenty of successfully funded projects in the technology arena; Pressy, The N2 Neo Smartpen, MicroSD Card Reader and One of the best known projects being the Ouya.

Among the successfully funded projects was a charging station known as the Alldock, a place to charge all your toys at once. Because of the number of electronic gadgets I have which all require charging on a semi-regular basis for me backing this one was a no brainer. After what seemed like an eternity waiting with countless “enthusiastic” emails explaining the delays in production and shipping, at the start of October I finally got my hands on the Alldock.

The actual hardware setup is extremely simple to understand and complete, lift the device tray to expose the USB hub which delivers the power to your devices and feed your USB cables through the tray to plug them in. Once you’ve done this, clip your tray back in place and plug the power cable into your Alldock and the wall.

After a few weeks of continual usage, I’m at a point now where the Alldock has become a part of my daily life; my phone, tablet, iPod, Pocket WiFi all need charging on a regular basis and usually more than 1 of them at a time. It only took a few days to develop the habit of plugging in my phone and my tablet into the Alldock rather than plugging my tablet into my PC overnight and my phone on my bedside table.

It’s not “solving a problem” that all users have, nor is it solving anything beyond a first world problem. The reality is that anyone who has multiple devices over multiple platforms has appropriate chargers for them and where the Alldock has won me and over 800 other backers over is the convenience of charging all your gadgets in one place at the same time and using only a single wall plug.

The Alldock has been well thought out and well designed. There is room enough for 2 smaller devices side by side in a single slot, there’s room for a tablet to sit in the device slots for charging or if your device doesn’t fit the cables are long enough that you can simply extend the length out and sit your device next to the Alldock and continue to charge it.

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Possibly one of the main criticisms of the Alldock is that the price is a little bit steep for a lot of users at over $100 by the time you get delivery. For those of you who want one but didn’t back the project on Kickstarter we’ve got some good news.

Ausdroid has an Alldock to give away which we’d like to thank the team at Dittrich Design for. All you need to do for a chance to win is comment on this post before 5pm, Saturday the 20th of December with thoughts on why you’d like to win the Alldock.

Make it clever, make it funny or make it a sob story… The choice is yours, but the best comment (as judged by the Ausdroid team) will win this great bit of kit. We can’t wait to see what you come up with to grab our attention in the effort to win an Alldock.

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Lets hear your stories on why you should win the Alldock from Dittrich Design

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    Aron Crum
    Aron Crum
    4 years ago

    I love the Alldock device.
    The biggest advantage is that it is fully customizable!

    Besides that, now I can charge more than 1 device at the same time and this Alldock can be used as a cool decoration too! It is not very expensive and therefore the perfect gift for a friend / parents.

    quop
    quop
    5 years ago

    I seek the AllDock for it alone can sustain the spark in all my transphoners.

    SlasheeTheCow
    SlasheeTheCow
    5 years ago

    Like many people here, I have many different devices which all need to be kept charged, and the mess of cables with which to charge them looks like one of the Old Ones. In an attempt to please my new master, I have bought and tried enough different things from Ikea that look like they might be useful for keeping chargers and cables organised that I would forgive someone for thinking I live in a well organised Swedish whorehouse (which is slightly less painful than living in R’lyeh, as I previously did)… but none have worked. So please Ausdroid, anything… Read more »

    CrazySurfaNZ
    CrazySurfaNZ
    5 years ago

    I would love to win this… I just upgraded my gnex to an LG G3, got a shield tablet, and the LG G Watch… now I have all these devices needing to charge! My messy desk thanks you in advance!

    carly
    carly
    5 years ago

    this would certainly help me! i live in a house with other people and therefore we are always fighting over the valuable power points in the kitchen and lounge room.

    Kazrina
    Kazrina
    5 years ago

    Finally, our tablets and phones will have a place to hang out and recharge together, no more waking up in the middle of the night to their cries of loneliness (or low battery!)

    Kryptonyte
    Kryptonyte
    5 years ago

    And I for one welcome our new charging station overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted internet commenter, I can be helpful in rounding up my multitude of electronic devices to charge in an Alldock on a daily basis.

    Justin
    Justin
    5 years ago

    ZOMG! I have been looking for a charging station like this for ages! All the other commercially available options are either iOS-centric or waaaaay too expensive, this looks like the bomb dot com!

    Sachin D
    Sachin D
    5 years ago

    For Christmas I want no stocking or sock, All I really want is the amazing All Dock! Got so many devices, all my wires run amok, All I really want for Christmas is the amazing All Dock! Putting up such an great give-away…you guys @ Ausdroid really rock 🙂 All I really want for Christmas is the amazing All Dock! Hunter valley’s my favourite getaway – when there, we always stay in Cessnock For my next trip up there, I would really like to carry with me the amazing All Dock! Now you can tell, I’m rhyming for the sake… Read more »

    mrjayviper
    mrjayviper
    5 years ago

    I have devices from both ecosystem and would be very nice if I could charge them using a single wall outlet!

    Darren D'Mello
    Darren D'Mello
    5 years ago

    Apple, Android and even a few bananas should be able to co-exist on the breakfast bar!

    Ian Goh
    Ian Goh
    5 years ago

    This is useful when you have multiple devices. Simple yet minimalistic piece of tech

    Kevin Cane
    Kevin Cane
    5 years ago

    Was just about to get a Bluelounge Sanctuary 4, however this is way better! The fact the devices stand pretty much vertically gives you so much more functionality with then when they are charging.

    Philip Clark
    Philip Clark
    5 years ago

    My fiancé’s apple stuff and my android collection can finally coexist as they always should have, in a fancy toaster!

    Chris Croft
    Chris Croft
    5 years ago

    This will solve all of the cables lying around

    maariyathomas313
    maariyathomas313
    Reply to  Chris Croft
    5 years ago

    Start working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life.

    This is what I do

    ————> G00.Me/OHWt7

    kungfutigerr
    kungfutigerr
    5 years ago

    The judges will decide
    The likes of me abide
    Spectators of the show
    Always staying low
    The game is on again
    A lover or a friend
    A big thing or a small
    The winner takes the AllDock.

    Jarryd Howard
    Jarryd Howard
    5 years ago

    Would love to win one to solve my cable issues in my bedroom, I have got so many cables with so many devices that the all dock would be a great alternative.

    Ratadash
    Ratadash
    5 years ago

    Would love to have a place to put my nexus 7 and my nexus 4. They are just sitting around my desk unplugged.
    This would be really good to have as a dashclock night stand type of thing. Instead of me having to sit my nexus 7 by standing it up with my monitors.

    David Deng
    David Deng
    5 years ago

    seems like a product that I’m looking for a long time! It would be perfect if it has a wireless charging area in the front 😛

    Wannabe
    Wannabe
    5 years ago

    My devices need a home.