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"World's fastest" docking station charges six devices at once

"World's fastest" docking stat...
The All-Dock can charge up to six devices at one time
The All-Dock can charge up to six devices at one time
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The All-Dock hides cables while charging multiple devices
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The All-Dock hides cables while charging multiple devices
A tablet docked in the All-Dock
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A tablet docked in the All-Dock
The side of the All-Dock with a number of cables hooked up
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The side of the All-Dock with a number of cables hooked up
Multiple devices docked in the All-Dock
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Multiple devices docked in the All-Dock
The All-Dock in walnut
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The All-Dock in walnut
The All-Dock with an iPhone and iPad docked
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The All-Dock with an iPhone and iPad docked
A view of the large All-Dock in white
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A view of the large All-Dock in white
A closer view of the slots on the All-Dock
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A closer view of the slots on the All-Dock
Many devices plugged into the All-Dock
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Many devices plugged into the All-Dock
All-Dock allows devices to be used while docked
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All-Dock allows devices to be used while docked
A view of the All-Dock in use in a home
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A view of the All-Dock in use in a home
The All-Dock with three iOS devices plugged in
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The All-Dock with three iOS devices plugged in
The All-Dock can charge up to six devices at one time
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The All-Dock can charge up to six devices at one time
The All-Dock will have rubber feet on the bottom to keep it from sliding
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The All-Dock will have rubber feet on the bottom to keep it from sliding
The charging units from inside the All-Dock
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The charging units from inside the All-Dock

When someone claims to have produced the "world's fastest" docking station, it's hard not to take notice. That's exactly what Dittrich California Inc. is claiming with its new All-Dock, which comes in four- and six-port options.

Its creators claim the All-Dock will charge a smartphone to 80 percent capacity in under an hour thanks to the 2,400 mA supplied by each USB port. The unit doesn't have dedicated ports to fit specific devices, but a series of slats designed to accommodate just about any mobile device. Tucked within the dock is the USB hub into which the charging cables for the respective devices can be plugged. From there, the user can feed the cables through the dock and plug their devices into them.

The dock itself comes in three sizes, the smallest of which measures 8.7 in long, 4.4 in deep, and 2.4 in tall (220 x 113 x 61 mm) and comes with four USB ports. The medium option, which also comes with four USB ports, is the same as its little brother in length and width, but is 5.6 in (142 mm) deep. The last and largest option charges six devices at once and measures 12.4 in wide, 6.8 in deep and 2.5 in tall (315 x 173 x 64 mm). All three models have 0.53 inches (13.5 mm) of space between each slot.

The side of the All-Dock with a number of cables hooked up
The side of the All-Dock with a number of cables hooked up

Because everything is hidden away under the dock itself, it looks very clean, especially when a user has multiple devices plugged in at the same time. Normally six devices plugged into one device would mean a mess of cables, but this dock seems to do a good job of covering up the cable clutter.

Because the dock is fairly wide, it can accommodate devices horizontally, which means users can watch videos on a smartphone or tablet while it is docked. They will come in high-gloss white, high-gloss black or walnut finish (FSC certified).

A tablet docked in the All-Dock
A tablet docked in the All-Dock

Dittrich California Inc. is seeking funding for the All-Dock on Kickstarter and has already met its US$40,000 goal with a week left in the campaign. It intends to use the money for producing the final units. Backers interested in pre-ordering a device for themselves can do so for $59 for a small unit with a four port USB hub, $89 for a medium dock with a four port USB jack, and $119 for a large edition with a six port USB charger. Barring any hiccups, deliveries should start in May.

The video pitch below provides more information about the All-Dock, and shows it in action.

Source: Kickstarter

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