Japanese company PhotoFast Co.,Ltd. is set to release the iPADock at the end of September, and if these first pictures (released this week) are any indication, it's quite possibly the most bad-ass iPad/iPhone charging dock we've seen to date. This docking station can accommodate various combinations of devices – you can connect two iPads at once, four iPhones at once, or you can mix it up with one iPad and two iPhones. You can also use iPADock to charge up your iPods, as it's compatible with the Touch, Nano, and Classic models as well.
Around the back you'll find an even bigger port party, with a whopping seven USB ports, as well as a connector for the iPad camera connection kit. The iPADock also supports a number of memory card formats, including SD, SDHC, mini SD, mini SDHC, micro SD, and micro SDHC. See the picture below for a closer look at the iPADock's backside:
Apple fans who have collected a number of devices over the past few years now have a place to house them all, or at least most of them. I'm not sure if many families will require such a charger, but it might be a smart addition to any office where Apple devices are in abundance among the employees.
The iPADock remains relatively compact considering the number of ports it contains. It measures in at 2.7 x 5.5 x 7.5-inches, taking up very little real estate in your desk area or on your night-stand.
When it goes on sale in Japan next month, the iPADock will carry a 5,980 yen price tag (approx. US$70). No word yet on whether PhotoFast has plans to take it global.
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