From the people behind Air Dock, the wireless mobile device charger that you can mount on your car’s windshield comes the second version of this travel-friendly device for people on-the-go. This new setup for the well-received Air Dock – dubbed Air Dock 2.0, comes with new features and gives more mounting options making it more flexible than it already is. Air Dock 2.0 is currently available for crowdfunding via IndieGoGo.
For starters, Air Dock uses Qi wireless charging technology as an energy bridge to charge your smartphone from the mounted dock. To connect your smartphone onto the dock, all you need to do is place it so that the back of your phone is in contact with the surface of the dock. Your phone then sticks to the dock and stays there. This is made possible because of the nano suction foam that’s present on the dock’s surface. That’s actually a deal-maker for those who think that wires are too messy and clips aren’t too reliable.
Air Dock 2.0 add more options for mounting the Air Dock onto your car. Of course, there is the standard way of doing it, one in which you simply stick one end onto a smooth surface such as your car windshield. Another is when the Air Dock stick to textured surfaces, and the third option lets you mount the dock onto smooth surfaces (like the first one) but it comes with a flexible rod that you can bend to fit your preferences. To those who don’t really use their CD players much, the fourth mount has a flat part which you can slip into your CD-player’s slot, leaving the dock to stick out of it.
Aside from the additional mounting options, other improvements which is in the Air Dock 2.0 include the new Qi transmitter, which provides a longer charging range for the benefit of those with thicker smartphone cases, a built-in NFC chip, so you could trigger events on your mobile device once it is docked, and other hardware improvements such as relocating the USB port, and a thinner design.
As of now, there are 42 days left in Air Dock 2.0’s IndieGoGo campaign with a target of $85,000, currently they are at $63,000. Estimated delivery time for Early Bird contributors is on February 2015. To grab your share of this wireless charging car dock, head on over to their campaign page via IndieGoGo!