Have you got more than 1 iPhone or iPod? I have, and keeping them all charged is a nightmare. The number of times I have grabbed my iPod and found that the battery is dead is too many to count. Griffin have solved all my charge problems with the PowerDock. The Griffin PowerDock comes in [...]
Have you got more than 1 iPhone or iPod? I have, and keeping them all charged is a nightmare. The number of times I have grabbed my iPod and found that the battery is dead is too many to count. Griffin have solved all my charge problems with the PowerDock.
The Griffin PowerDock comes in two different models: The PowerDock 2 ($39.99 or £24.97) and the PowerDock 4 ($69.99 or £31.54). Not surprisingly the PowerDock 2 has 2 charging bases whilst the PowerDock 4 has 4.
The PowerDock is compatible with just about all of the current and previous range of Apple iPhone and iPod products, with the exception of the iPod Shuffles. Click here to see the PowerDock compatibility on the Griffin web site.
As with the Griffin Simplifi (click here for our review) the PowerDoc comes with a brushed aluminium style that matches the Apple MacBook Pro, and the Mac Pro. I am not much of a style guru, but I do like my technology to match. I am surprised Apple don’t produce a metal iPhone…
Getting back on track… The Griffin PowerDock comes with a number of inserts for various iPhones and iPods all of mine were catered for including the iPhone 3G (which means the iPhone 3GS will be OK too). I must admit that in general I tend not to use the inserts to allow my devices to be placed in any available slot. I have never had any problems, but I assume this must place extra stress on the connector. I am behaving myself now and have fitted them to the PowerDock.
As you can see in the picture to the left there is just a single connector to the PowerDock: a mains socket. The PowerDock is dual voltage so can be used with any power system worldwide. Mine came with a US plug, but I have plenty of compatible power cords for use in the UK and Europe.
The one thing that is really missing from the PowerDock is a USB connector. It would have been really neat to just drop all my devices into the PowerDock and have them sync to my Mac, but I suppose you cant have everything…
The Griffin PowerDock sits next to the Griffin Simplifi and my GDrive Mini on my desktop and is in daily use. I always have a powered iPod to take to the gym, to sync I just swap it to the Simplifi… Easy! Click here for more information on the Griffin web site.