I recently spoke with a few folks about iPad stands. My main question was – “Where do you keep your iPad when not in use?”. Some keep their iPads locked in their night stands. Others keep it securely in their cases on their desks.
I like to keep my iPad on full display in my home office. I like to keep it on a stand where I can easily grab it, charge it, check email, play my music collection or watch a movie. If you’re looking for some flexibility and want to use your iPad as an entertainment system, SMK-Link Electronics’ PadDock 10 can be a great solution for you. Read more for details.
The PadDock 10 does quite a bit more than simply dock your iPad. This product is a charge-and-sync station with a rotatable mount, charge and sync capabilities, and stereo sound system. It simply turns your iPad into an entertainment system.
SMK Electronics has created a product that offers a lot of stability, but with a convenient footprint design that will cradle your iPad securely and will keep it safe and available for continuous desktop or countertop use. The PadDock 10 looks somewhat similar to an Apple design. It will make your iPad look like a mini-iMac on your desk or wherever you may want to keep it.
The PadDock 10 not only allows you to charge and sync your iPad with its own USB cable, but while docked, you can tilt or rotate your iPad 360-degrees for optimal viewing angle. You can sync iPad content with iTunes without swapping cables.
It also comes with a nice stereo sound system that utilizes custom oval speakers and an energy efficient class-D stereo amplifier that helps provide a clear and crisp amplified stereo sound for songs, videos, games and apps. There is a switch on the side of the main stand that allows you to select between charge and sync modes, and there’s a volume dial on the side of the chin to control the speaker volume.
The PadDock 10 is being offered at an introductory price of $99.99. The product is expected to become available on November 1. SMK Electronics is running a special offer now. If you pre-order the PadDock 10 today with ground shipping, they will upgrade you to three day shipping for free when the product ships (expected November 1).