The prototyping process was guided primarily by fan feedback, and for the past few months I have been working on implementing these suggestions.
(PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Greg Fackrell’s state-of-the-art smartphone-docking mechanism, The Air Dock, has had substantial success through revolutionizing charging smartphones in cars, and has paved the way for a second project campaign. The Air Dock 2.0 was released through IndieGoGo Thanksgiving Day 2014, raising more than a third of the funding goal over the holiday weekend.
Like the original Air Dock, the Air Dock 2.0 connects directly to smartphones without cables, cords or plugs and allows users a functional and convenient charging option in their cars. Version 2.0 features the latest Qi electronics, NFC compatibility, a sleeker design, 90° rotation, and a more easily accessible micro USB port. Fackrell’s improvements increase the product’s overall range and device compatibility.
Reaching the new campaign’s fundraising goal will push The Air Dock 2.0 into production, making a reality out of the dream that started in Fackrell’s garage. Support for the Air Dock 2.0 IndieGoGo campaign (http://igg.me/at/theairdock2) can range from a $5 donation to purchasing one, two or five docks at discounted prices. The Air Dock 2.0 IndieGoGo campaign will run until January 26, 2015. Production is scheduled to begin within 30 days of reaching the funding goal.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us so far,” says Fackrell, a Utah native. Fackrell continued, “I appreciate our dedicated supporters very much for assisting in the development of The Air Dock 2.0 through their suggestions. The prototyping process was guided primarily by fan feedback, and for the past few months I have been working on implementing these suggestions.”
The secret behind the popular wireless charger is its Qi inductive charging technology. The Air Dock’s Qi transmitter creates an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between the dock and the mounted device, allowing for wireless charging. A nano suction foam face uses magnetic reinforcements to safely and securely mount devices without leaving unwanted residue.
The latest Android devices have NFC (Near-Field Communication) capabilities, allowing for short-range wireless communication between devices. The Air Dock 2.0 includes a built-in NFC chip that allows users to take advantage of that technology. An inductive current charges the phone while it magnetically sits on a bed of micro-suction foam.
Greg Fackrell, Air Dock CEO, built this Salt Lake City-based company around his original invention, the Air Dock. The Air Dock first debuted on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo in December 2013. Dedicated supporters more than doubled the $60,000 funding goal within two months. After a remarkable lndiegogo program that raised more than $140,000 with more than 2,000 funders, the Air Dock went into mass production and has revolutionized charging smartphones on the go.