Everdock – Review
Stop your search, we at Droidhorizon have now found the only dock you will ever need. The EverDock was created by FŪZdesigns, led by David Gengler and Cameron Gibbs. I spotted this on Kickstarter and was interested by the slogan “the only dock you’ll ever need”, the EverDock works with most devices including smartphones and tablets of different shapes and sizes, including the iPhone 4, Nexus 7, HTC Sensation and HTC One.
The Everdock is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, comes as a single or dual dock configuration, and you get the options of three color options – gold, space gray and natural aluminum (silver). Aside from its sleek design, one of the best features of the EverDock is its compactness, meaning wherever it is placed, it will always fit in. Another feature is the lack of unnecessary parts, its just one clean piece of kit and everything attaches perfectly. The Everdock also rocks micro-suction on the bottom, allowing the dock to remain firmly planted onto a surface. Lastly there is a slight dip in the back meaning the phone is at a perfect viewing level.
The EverDock is around 2.55” wide and 1.5” tall, and uses hard plastic inserts and narrow, serpentine channels to hold the supplied micro-usb cable. The idea being that you buy the EverDock, and swap the cable and included rubber pads based on the device you want to place atop it. The two micro-suction pads on the bottom, keep the EverDock from scuffing whatever desk or table it’s on, with peel-off plastic to expose the suction to keep the dock from lifting up when you’re removing your device. The dock is rather heavy, so only do this is you really need to.
Any android users will need to know, that you have to use the micro-usb cable provided by FUZdesigns. This is due to the fact that micro-usb ends come in so many shapes and sizes that it would be impossible to built a dock that will accommodate each one. This is no issue for me, as it comes with one provided at no extra cost.
A small but annoying issue is with the bottom cable-gripping channels which can actually leave marks in black usb cable. On first use, I was not able to get out the small plastic insert, I ended up using the back of a knife to get it out. Though this does mean that when its in, its in.
Another issue I had was using the HTC One and Sensation. Both don’t have the USB slot in middle at the bottom of the phone. So while the Nexus 7 and iphone I tested sat perfectly, my HTC’s didn’t and I was a little disappointed. My suggestion may be to include a wider gap, to allow the plastic insert to be moved around. Dont get me wrong, they still connected and stayed put, they just didn’t look as comfortable as the other devices.
The basic EverDock is priced at $49 and the larger version the Everdock Duo is $69. Its a small price to pay for a dock, that you will never have to change. I’m already thinking about the next phone im going to get, but it doesn’t matter as this dock will suit them all.
Grab the Everdock from fuzdesigns.myshopify.com