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).