Charge five devices from one outlet with the Griffin PowerDock 5

Charge five devices from one outlet with the Griffin PowerDock 5 CES 2013is about to kick off and we are being inundated with new accessories. One of those that really stand out is the Griffin PowerDock 5 which is a counter top charge that can charge up to five devices at the same time from one power outlet. If you live in a home like me, this particular accessory could come in really handy; we currently have three iPads and three iPhones.

PowerDock 5 is the ultimate space-saving, countertop charging and storage solution for up to 5 iPads. Designed for convenience and efficiency, PowerDock 5 contains five charging bays large enough to accommodate an iPad encased in even the largest of cases, including Griffin’s own Survivor case. When not in use, PowerDock 5 keeps all the users’ device cables tucked away and organized, ready for use at any time.

Not only can this clever little accessory charge five devices at once but it also has the built in intelligence to know what power each device needs to charge at its optimal rate. The Griffin ChargeSensor senses the requirements of the device that is plugged in and provides the correct charging profile for that particular device.

The PowerDock 5 should be available in Spring this year and will cost $99.99. Griffin will release it alongside two other new products, the PowerBlock Universal with ChargeSensor and the PowerJolt Universal with ChargeSensor. The PowerBlock Universal with ChargeSensor converts any power input between 100 and 240 volts into a safe 10 watt charger for your devices. The PowerJolt Universal is a car charger that again uses the ChargeSensor technology to deliver optimal charging when you are on the move. Both of these devices will be available in the Spring too and will cost $29.99 and $24.99 respectively.

We are on the ground at CES 2013 so we will try and get a closer look and some hands on time with all of the new accessories being announced for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Source: Press Release

Griffin Rolls Out New Power Accessories at CES 2013

Mobile power solutions will be showcased by Griffin in LVCC North Hall, Booth 5212 at CES 2013 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV — January 6, 2013 — Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, is showcasing its new power lineup at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The lineup includes a solution for storing and charging up to five iPads simultaneously, as well as two new smart chargers for the home and car.

PowerDock 5 is the ultimate space-saving, countertop charging and storage solution for up to 5 iPads. Designed for convenience and efficiency, PowerDock 5 contains five charging bays large enough to accommodate an iPad encased in even the largest of cases, including Griffin’s own Survivor case. When not in use, PowerDock 5 keeps all the users’ device cables tucked away and organized, ready for use at any time. PowerDock 5, $99.99, is ideal for multiple-iPad households and work environments and will be available Spring 2013.

Griffin also introduces a solution to a little-known problem. All mobile devices have specific charging profiles that dictate how much, and how quickly, they can charge. Most chargers are designed with a one-size-fits-all approach which typically does not support the requirements of each individual device. Griffin’s new ChargeSensor technology senses the requirements of any device plugged into it, providing optimal charging for all USB-chargeable devices. Griffin introduces two new power solutions for Apple, Samsung, Android and Kindle devices, complete with Charge Sensor technology: PowerBlock Universal and PowerJolt Universal.

PowerBlock Universal with ChargeSensor features a low profile design for plugging into power strips and plugs. Plugged into any AC power source from 100 to 240 volts, PowerBlock converts it to safe, efficient 10 watt charging for smartphones, tablets, and e-readers.

PowerJolt Universal with ChargeSensor sports a low profile plug for the car’s 12 volt accessory outlet and a powerful 10 watt charging circuit to charge mobile devices quickly and safely. An LED power indicator glows to signal that the device is ready to charge, and its internal SmartFuse protects against power fluctuations as it charges with a built-in circuit breaker, and no fuses to replace.

Griffin’s new ChargeSensor PowerBlock, $29.99, and PowerJolt, $24.99, will be available Spring 2013.

Griffin Technology’s 2013 line-up will be on display at CES 2013 in the LVCC North Hall, at Booth 5212.

To schedule a meeting with Griffin’s Public Relations Director, Jackie Ballinger Anderson, at CES, contact Madison McClymonds at MadisonMcclymonds@maxborgesagency.com or at 305-374-4404 x 146.

For more information about Griffin Technology, visit www.griffintechnology.com.

About Griffin Technology Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create.

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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Kind of loving it. Looks like it fits most cases, too... When are preorders? This is ideal for vacations.

It's a USB power strip. One end plugs into the wall, and up to five devices plug in for charging power.

Can it use the old, and new cables together? Apple is against that. I noticed the picture has all lighting cables. I would be nice to have the ability to charge with both cables.

It's just a USB hub looking for a sucker. You could lay a bunch of USB drives in the slots and use it for a back up device if you wanted to...although not practical.

Very cool at first glance but this article doesn't make it clear if one dock can charge BOTH Mac and Android devices at the same time or if the two models mentioned are for specific devices only. And I agree, seems a wee bit pricey for a USB hub, "magic power sensor" or not.