In testing, the ElevationDock 4 station was found to live up to the self-proclaimed name 'best docking station for iPhone'. The company released its latest product, CordDock, last month and we have been able to test it over the past few weeks. Below in the text we will try to clarify all the nuances of using this docking station for iPhone.
After ElevationLab released its fourth generation ElevationDock for iPhone and iPad, it took the wrapper off its latest product, a smart dock and hybrid MFi Lightning, called the CordDock.
CordDock brings a completely new approach to charging, connecting the cable to the phone and most importantly, it does not interfere with the interaction with the device while using the dock. It really delivers an amazing experience for a great $ 40 price tag.
Specifications / Most Interesting
This docking station allows you to combine the benefits of a cord with the benefits of docking in one ultra-compact design. Directions: Pull up the phone, you can unplug with one hand as usual. Or swing forward to take the cord with you!
Tiny footprint station is the smallest docking station for iPhone. Minimalist matte construction. Mechanical stainless steel reinforced with polymer construction. The bottom of the NanoPad locks onto the surface due to its micro-suction ability (no glue).
Apple MFi certified under the Apple program. Charging is 2-3 times faster than Qi wireless charging, and you can freely detach your iPhone while charging.
CordDock has gone through a year of engineering, prototyping and testing to perform well in a variety of conditions and be able to withstand a variety of drops and physical pressures. It may well become your favorite accessory for iPhone.
Materials and assembly
CordDock consists of a matt resin that is treated with stainless steel. It has a durable premium braided MFI 1.8 meter 'light' cable with a 90 degree 'elbow' at the end of the wire. This is the main feature of the dock and allows you to easily take advantage of undocking your iPhone while charging / syncing.
While the ElevationDock 4 brought one-handed undocking for the first time, the CordDock offers something more benefit. The size and use of the docking station is as if it were wireless, but at the same time with a wire, it is much more convenient and reliable than with a wireless solution. Be aware that the pressure mechanism that sucks the surface to hold the structure will not stick to bare or fibrous wood or other highly textured surfaces.
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Unsurprisingly, CordDock is a very well-made product. From the braided MFi cable, to the satisfying click of docking and undocking of your iPhon. It is great to use and will no doubt last a very long time.
In the box, you get a dock with an MFi Lightning cable and an additional set of magnetic base platforms. ElevationLab offers a 30-day return-to-store period, along with a 1-year warranty on its products.
After unpacking CordDock, my first concern was how well it would support my iPhone X, especially when it uses 3D Touch and long presses. Impressively, the bottom of the docking station adheres so well to the surface that even using 3D Touch does not cause any inconvenience, the dock is firmly in place and does not move.
Once you get used to one-handed undocking, you won't be able to go back to simpler docking solutions, where you have to grab the phone in one hand and the cable in the other to undock them. It's really cool to see that the core capabilities of ElevationDock 4 are also present in CordDock.
You hardly notice anything except your own iPhone when you use it or when it just stands in front of you on the table. This almost reproduces the original appearance iPhone while standing upright.
Another issue when I first started using the CordDock was, how would the station handle a device that is wearing various cases? However, the various cases I tested on the docking station did not interfere with its use in any way. Even the largest and thickest of them are completely obsessed with the smartphone on the docking station. As it turned out, this is not worth worrying about.
ElevationLab notes that the CordDock will handle cases up to 4mm thick.
As far as the main function of CordDock is concerned, it's a simple forward motion to detach your iPhone from using the second hand, it works fantastic. This little thing that becomes a habit.
In terms of durability, ElevationLab has spent years of testing engineering on the CordDock and found that a 20: 1 lever force is adequate for unlocking spring loaded latches. The Lightning connector combines a blend of stainless steel and polymer to withstand heavy loads, climatic changes and life-related corrosion.
Very thin, great minimalist design, great functionality, flexibility, and one-handed release, it is really worth trying for everyone. As for the price, the price of $ 40 is quite justified, because there is simply no better alternative for your money.