Saturday, December 8, 2012

Steve Jobs would probably approve of this iPhone dock's elegant simplicity and logical functionality.
It's called the OCDock, and it's designed to meld your iPhone and iMac or Thunderbolt display into one seamless, apparently wireless workstation. But first, its parent company, OCDesk, has a mission to complete: this Kickstarter campaign.

The crowdfunding quest has until Dec. 22 to reach a goal of $49,000. It's just topped the $40,000 mark.

With success a likely outcome, here's what OCDesk says its new dock connector has to offer: The device attaches naturally beneath a standard iMac or Thunderbolt display, appearing more as an organic part of your workstation than just another piece of office clutter. Another slick piece of design work gives the OCDock its wireless appearance there's actually an extremely thin cord that runs under your computer's base to connect to a USB port.

The benefits? Other than a zenned-out workspace, it makes switching back and forth between computer and smartphone while working  and let's face it, that's something most of us do much, much easier. In the future, the company plans to develop Mac software to let you control your phone via your desktop machine.

Kickstarter backers who pledge $55 are promised an OCDock in January. The device will later retail to the general public for $79.