Stylishly dock any generation iPhone and iPad, with or without a case, with Billet Dock

Dock your iPhone and iPad, with or without a case, with Billet Dock

The Billet Dock is a Kickstarter project that aims to make the ultimate iPad and iPhone dock. The billet dock can hold different generations of devices, no matter the difference in thickness, and can even hold them even if they're in cases.

The Billet Dock utilizes a cam pad that spins giving a continuous range of support settings allowing the dock to suit different thickness cases and different model iPads. To switch from one to the other all that is involved is rotating the cam support, it takes just seconds to do while the friction level is controlled by internal springs stopping the pad from moving when you don't want it to!

Machined from aerospace quality aluminum, the same way, they say, that Apple makes iPad and MacBook bodies, it will be offered in a wide range of colors and finishes to match whatever decor you might have or simply stand out and make just exactly the statement you wish to make. There's even a Duplex Billet Dock model to hold an iPad and an iPhone at the the same time.

The Billet Case is being offered for funding by TrackMac Engineering, a race engineering company that wants an iPad and iPhone dock as good looking and great working as precision race car.

We have taken time away from our major projects to do something for our day to day lives using the same design philosophy and expertise that we put into all of our designs whether they are for the race track or your coffee table, we take pride in what we do and would not put our name on something that is not Applesque quality.

There are 13 days left to go on the Kickstarter project. TrackMac is going to keep testing and tweaking the Billet Dock to ensure it fits most major cases and the needs of their backers on Kickstarter. So if the Billet Case is something you want on your desk, make sure you head on over and choose a pledge level.

Source: Billet Case on Kickstarter

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Stylishly dock any generation iPhone and iPad, with or without a case, with Billet Dock


Will get one for my new iPad (3) if it will accommodate the new Zagg Folio case. Waiting for their response...

Would the dual dock support an Otterbox Defender series case for an iPhone 4S? It seems to be a bit small.

I wonder if their engineering team is planning ahead for the (seemingly inevitable) "micro dock connector" of the 2012 iPhone...

HI, We have worked towards a design that should be a simple swap out of the connector/cable so all you will have to do to upgrade your Billet Dock to the iPhone 5 is buy a new cable for it from us that will fit the mating part or if it works in the interim you could just put the standard apple iPhone cable in and put up with the prongs but I can’t say that will work for sure until I’m holding a iPhone 5 cable, in any case we would supply a cheap solution to upgrade to the 5 without the need for a new dock as soon as we can.

This apparently does not work with a Mophie Case as the Mophie already uses the Apple charge connection as part of the overall case.

Want this since my xxtrememac for my 1st gen iPad and iPhone 4 doesn't work with the new iPad.

Yeah we are sorry for that as it wasn’t our intention to just copy the video, all I can say is that I’m an engineer and making videos is clearly not my strong point. When we went to make the video we actually used a few kickstarter videos for inspiration and the elevation dock video was one of them. This was taken from my video meeting notes:
Videos that we like:

You don’t need to browse through many successful kickstarter projects to figure out that they all seem to say the same basic points and show the same thing so we figured we would just stick to the same recipe.

once we have stock it should only take a week or two, still waiting on some parts to arrive that we cant make in house.