Kickstarter Project: c/dock – Retro Clock/Docking Station for iPhone 4

The c/dock by Hatchet Goods' James Aloysius is an iPhone charging station, media viewer and clock (compatible with any clock app) for your bed stand, desk, or wherever you want to charge your iPhone and keep it close. The c/dock was "born out of necessity, desire, many a prototype, and some late nights."

Many of us keep our iOS devices close to us at all times, even when we sleep at night. Our devices double as alarm clocks, ambient music players and news broadcasters. Battery life can be an issue with running any nightly clock app, and if the battery happens to die it could mess up our whole schedule. The c/dock is a modern twist on a classic design that is different than most iPhone docking stations available.

The c/dock, with a patent pending design, is a thick piece of solid walnut with a brushed aluminum or glossy resin face plate with an attached-6 foot USB cable for charging. Once the iPhone is placed into the c/dock, fire up your favorite app (bedtime or not) and get some rest knowing your iPhone's battery won't die. The c/dock is also a great video viewer too - hands free and focused.

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The c/dock has a great retro feel to it with it's simple lines and classic leg style that holds the docking station in horizontal viewing mode. The developer should include an optional USB to standard 110V plugin if you're too far to reach a computer.

James is using Kickstarter for their idea because they need more funding to make an initial run of the c/dock. The Project Page already lists 190 backers for $12K of their goal of $20K. There are 23 days left so they are more than half way toward their goal. Pledging starts at $25 but for $55 you will secure your very own c/dock if the goal is met. If you're interested in reading more about the c/dock or want to pledge, check out the Kicktstarter page here.