Versatile TogoDock Turns Any Surface Into Portable iPhone Dock and Charger

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Fuse Chicken, the company behind the multi-function Une Bobine iPhone stand, today launched a new product on crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Called the TogoDock, Fuse Chicken's newest iPhone accessory combines a magnet-laden mount with an integrated charging cable, allowing users to turn any surface into a dedicated charging station.

    The TogoDock can be mounted on any surface, from a wall to a car dash to a refrigerator. A built-in cable connects to the Lightning port of an iPhone on one end while the USB end can plug into a computer, a charger, or a car port.

    The TogoDock can be mounted directly onto a magnetic surface using its embedded magnets, but may also stick to non-magnetic surfaces with an included self-adhesive disc mount. The product includes a built-in backstop for support along with a cable cord wrap and a car adapter.

    Customers can purchase a TogoDock with a $30 pledge on Indiegogo and the first 200 backers will also receive a 3D printed PLUGdock designed to convert a standard iPhone charging cord into an outlet-mounted dock.

    Article Link: Versatile TogoDock Turns Any Surface Into Portable iPhone Dock and Charger
  2. brueck macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
  3. dwhittington macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Totally agree with you. Especially in automotive applications.
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
    Just be shure your Pilot is not using during duty on the aircraft. Also the Skipper of your local Ferry shouldn't use these.
  5. BreuerEditor macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2008
    New Jersey
    Did anyone else read this as "Toe-Go-Dock"? It seems they should've capitalized the G to make it sound like to-go like: "ToGoDock"...
  6. 7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    No landscape orientation is a deal breaker for me. Besides, I just made a mount that fits in my cd drive. It's not as elegant, but it works great.
  7. toby00001 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012
    Helsinki, Finland
    The Lightning connector is designed to handle this kind of stress. This kind of design is not atypical for the recent generation of iPhone docks - Belkin's designs put the connector under the same stress.

    At any rate, the connector is part of the dock, not the phone, so if it does break, it's not the end of the world.
  8. Arran macrumors 68040


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    I read it as Togo, but immediately thought of Togo. In Africa.

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  9. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    I am sure they realized that and built it so it can withstand that stress.
  10. swarmster macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    Are you? Nothing against these Fuse Chicken people, but all kickstarter/indiegogo projects are deserving of questioning, I think.

    And given that the product incorporates a 'backstop', it would seem that if they did do some analysis, they decided a backstop was necessary for stress relief. In which case this product may be iPhone 5/5C only (potentially not compatible with a thinner iPhone 6).
  11. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Adrift in a sea of possibilities
    Yes, I most certainly did. Fuse Chicken? Une Bobine?

    Worst. Names. Ever.
  12. mrgraff macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    Me too. But that's probably because Geography was my favorite subject in school, and I think I'm the only person I know that's even heard of Togo.
  13. leftynaut macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    10 for $250 @ 25% off
    50 for $1250 @ 30% off

    Hmmm. Not too sure I trust a company who can't do basic math.
  14. Nevaborn macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2013
    would not touch this if given one. That design puts an extraordinary amount of stress on the connector as well as being highly non secure when in a vehicle. the only thing holding your phone being a slide on connector.

    and if the thing breaks not only will your phone be propelled across the car most likely destroyed by the time you can stop to rescue it you will also have a piece of broken connector possibly wedged in the device and apple will be under no obligation to help you in the slightest as you decided to use an unofficial charging device and through misuse damaged your phone.
  15. Nunyabinez macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Me too. I mainly use mine as a speedometer since the light burned out in my display panel and I can't see my speed at night.:p
  16. abeg macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
  17. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    You proved my point for me :)

    No doubt, 99% it won't be compatible with the future iPhone but you can't blame that on them. Or expect any company to take a stab in the dark as to what the next iPhone is going to look like 6-7 month ahead
  18. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    St Charles, MO
    Anything that mentions adhesive will not step foot into my car. For that reason, I'm out. :rolleyes:
  19. 7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA

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