Have you ever bought a dock for your Smartphone or tablet, but when you later upgrade your device your dock isn’t compatible with your new device and sits unused in a drawer? FŪZ Designs aims to put an end to that with the EverDock, which is designed to be used with any smartphone or tablet. The EverDock was launched via a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, and is now available for purchase.
It is a very simple, yet elegant solution- a solid block of machined aluminum, with a micro-suction base that keeps the dock firmly in place. It comes with a micro-USB cable and is also compatible with Apple 30 pin and lightning cables (which you need to supply yourself). The secret to its versatility is that it is designed to easily allow you to change cables so you can update it with your own charging cable for whatever is the latest and greatest tablet or smartphone.
Setting it up is simple – first you peel away the protective plastic from the base – this reveals a channel in the base and a hole that leads to the top of the dock. Inside the hole is the cable adapter which you remove. Thread the cable through the hole and through the cable adapter, then put the adapter back in place. You don’t need to use the adapter with the Apple 30 pin cable, with other cables it is used to hold the charging tip firmly in place. Next you push the cable into the channel, where small teeth cover it, to keep it in place. Turn over the dock and install one of the silicone dock bumpers if needed. The EverDock comes with 2 different thickness bumpers- use the thickest if no case, the thinner one for a thin case and no bumper for a thick case. The bumpers can be installed and removed quickly if you use the dock with 2 devices that have different cases.
The EverDock is surprisingly stable – the weight of the aluminum base plus the micro-suction keep it very stable even with an iPad on it. The EverDock comes in 4 color choices- silver, gold, black and space grey. I reviewed the silver – which fits in really well with my Apple products and looks simple and elegant on a desktop. The EverDock is not a charger – it is designed to work with your device’s own charger and cable to turn it into a simple elegant stand and charging dock. Because it utilizes your device’s charger and cable it can continue to be used even if you change to a new smartphone or tablet.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a simple way to turn your smartphone or tablet’s charger and cable into an elegant desktop charging dock this is a great option. The machined aluminum base looks stylish, and its weight plus the micro-suction base provide a surprisingly stable dock in a small footprint.
The EverDock is available from FŪZ Designs , Amazon and other retailers RRP $49. An EverDock Duo which holds 2 devices is also available.
NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.