Griffin's redesigned MultiDock charger is for the gadget-obsessed, one space to charge 10 to 30 devices
Griffin Technology has just redesigned its MultiDock that charges, stores and syncs multiple mobile devices at once.
Griffin said it collaborated with former Apple designer Thomas Meyerhoffer to re-imagine the MultiDock. It's now designed to secure easily to a table, desk or countertop, and it comes with hardware so users can stack up to three units. This would allow them to charge anywhere from 10 to 30 devices from a single computer.
The MultiDock is available in two configurations: a single 10-bay unit and a 30-bay cart. The cart has wheels, a handle and a lockable laptop tray big enough for a 15-inch MacBook Pro. The MultiDock itself has an aluminium shell with an anodised finish, while the locking front door is made of steel. There are even colour-changing LEDs to indicate charging and syncing status for each bay.
"We always want to break out of the box. In this case it used to be a heavy, black box,” said Meyerhoffer in a press release. “Now it's light, soft and works much better. Yet it's also more secure and efficient."
The MultiDock will launch in September, and the base configuration will start at $699 (£448). That might seem a bit pricey, but it looks as though Griffin is targeting business consumers with its new MultiDock (or gadget-obsessed prosumers).
The MultiDock requires Macintosh OS X v10.5.8 or later, iTunes 9.0 or later, Apple Configurator and USB 2. It uses 10 watts of charging for each device (5 volts at 2.1 amps).