Griffin has started shipping its $100 PowerDock 5 iOS charging station, originally introduced at CES earlier this year.

The dock contains USB ports and organizing separators to allow easy charging of up to five devices at once. The company is aiming the solution at families with many devices or small businesses. Each USB port provides 10 watts of power, allowing for maximum charging speed on newer iPads.

griffin powerdock 5

It doesn't take up much room, about the same as a single iPad. But it gives you a place to store and charge 5 iOS devices at one time, from a single power source. We think it's the perfect charging solution for small offices or work groups, or a family full of iPhone users.

PowerDock 5 gives each tablet its own charging port and its own clear backrest. Each charging bay is roomy enough to accommodate your iPhone, iPod or iPad in their cases. An illuminated status light tells when PowerDock 5 is powered up and ready to charge.

The PowerDock 5 is available from Griffin's website for $100.

Top Rated Comments

nutmac Avatar
115 months ago
What am I missing here. A powered 5-port USB hub with plexiglass separators for $75 price premium?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thefourthpope Avatar
115 months ago
This would be great if it was (somehow) actual dock connectors and you could just drop devices in *click* but all I'm seeing is some transparent props to hold things up.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oldschoolers Avatar
115 months ago
Ummm No thanks!!! $100 plus and additional $20 for each cable you don't have.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PlutoPrime Avatar
115 months ago
So what exactly makes this an "iOS" device charger? Couldn't I just plug in Android mini usb cables there? It doesn't even come with lightning cables..
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SqB Avatar
115 months ago
Waiting patiently for Monoprice knock-off.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joejoejoe Avatar
115 months ago
i.sound has been making these for years and they work great.

not sure if the griffin one is portable but the i.sound docks let me charge 4 devices while camping for example, and are cheaper...

why is it that only huge companies that have close relationships with apple get publicity for products that have been in the marketplace for a while now?

like tile, there have been gps trackers with apps that do exactly what tile does for a long time, but just because they have a pretty video with a pretty girl and turn to kickstarter instead of financeers they get publicity and the others don't?

sorry to vent, more curious than anything else.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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