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Great article about us! This writer met with us at the International CES show in Las Vegas and was able to test out the dock:
Product review and short video interview in Italian from CES 2013 in Las Vegas on the TiltDock:
Video Interview from our stand at CES Las Vegas and other articles:
Who Are We?
I am a graphic designer by trade, and my uncle Randy is in the manufacturing business. We have been interested in trying new business ideas using my talents for design together with Randy’s engineering team and manufacturing capabilities. I started a small company called iCoreGear because of my passion for Apple's products, and wanted to design my own equipment to complement its great devices. Smartphones are everywhere now, and an important part of our daily lives. The CrystalCore TiltDock is designed to serve as much more than a charging station, but also as a "home" for your smartphone, tablet or other device. Its features as described below are unique and groundbreaking, as there is no other dock out there as useful and sleek.
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The CrystalCore TiltDock
We have built 3 versions of the dock to satisfy users of all types of smartphones and devices. Apple's 30-pin connector (compatible with the iPhone 4S and previous versions, the iPad and iPad 2, and all iPods with the same connector). A Micro USB connector to make our dock work with many other smartphones and devices such as most Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG products that use the micro USB connector at the center base of the phone or device, and lastly an 8-pin Lightning connector for the new generation of Apple products such as the iPhone 5, iPad Retina, iPad mini etc. but are awaiting for Apple’s MFI program to review and of course we are hoping for approval to make sure our product is legit and fully compatible.
Three Great Features
1: Tilting backrest. You can ensure the angle of your phone is pefect for facetime, texting or playing. Tilt goes from upright to 45° angle.
2: Fit's your phone with 99% of any cover, bumper or case. Our Patent Pending rotating connector fits them perfectly. You no longer need to remove your protective covers to mount the dock.
3: Look Mom, One Hand! With our Patent Pending base, our dock stays put on the table or desk so everything you need to do with your phone can be done with one hand. Docking, undocking, typing/texting and adjusting the back rest. In my opinion, this is the number one best feature!
Where We Are Today
This project started in March, 2012. We have made countless sketches, several CAD designs, and 5 hand-made prototypes. We have built and tested all the tooling with fully finished production samples which have been tested and meet our quality requirements. We are working on the packaging, manual and now will start the marketing. If you’re a retailer or distributor, contact us directly for wholesale ordering.
What I Need
My uncle has financed everything up to now. I need to raise funds that will go towards manufacturing the docks and stocking our little warehouse with inventory to sell. Every dock you buy will be the first to get shipped so you’ll be the first to start using them. Each order includes shipping anywhere in the lower 48 states. (~$8 value) Shipping outside the country will cost an additonal $14.
This dock is one of a kind. Not only is it created to work with all kinds of devices, its features are new and not found in any other dock. Finally, instead of plugging your phone in to charge and setting next to your bed you can have a real "home" for it within your home or office.
We will be presenting this project along with our new CableCore Hub for the iMac 21" (which you can see on our website) at the 2013 International CES show in Las Vegas, January 8th – 11th. Booth #6224
Buying your dock today ensures you’ll be the first one to get our dock, and be helping me to get some extra units made for selling to others. Your help is truly appreciated!
Other Ways You Can Help
Some of you just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help!
Blog about us, share on the social media, let your friends know about this wonderful project and spread the word! We are confident in the innovation of this product, and we can make it big if you like our idea and help us let people know about it.
Thank you from all of us at Apple Core Gear, Company