The iPad has been a huge triumph worldwide and as a result there is a requirement of an iPad docking station Ã la mode that will enhance the beauty of the product far more while localized for charging or for viewing. However, combined with the global interests in greener and more responsible docking capabilities, here is a list of ten such iPad docking stations which are sustainable, ecofriendly and made with the consciousness for a greener tomorrow.
1. iLog: Simplicity is the base for any ecofriendly product; and how better to be simple than this log of wood. Created by Twisted Tee the iLog is a organic handmade oak stand that holds your iPad comfortably and allows fully functional support while on anchorage. It is made from reclaimed London oak logs and is designed as a charging station as well as a stand for the iPad while you use it as a TV, digital photo album, or a computer. Its rustic as well as artistic potential makes it a perfect remedy to the technical exploits it is supposed to give refuge to.
2. Paper iPad dock: Concerned by the widespread wastage of fiber, plastics, fabrics, and metals, a French group of designers working at the âDessine moi un objetâ studio has made this inexpensive structure to function as an iPad docking station out of 220 to 270 g paper. The minimalistic approach is easily integrated to form a chic yet eco-docking station as well as boost the eagerness of the green enthusiasts worldwide. It can dock your iPad and iPhone as well, this paper dock is more a DIY project as the designers have released its easily downloadable template on the web world. A similar free design template for a paper dock for your iPad is also provided at Light Pillar which specializes in easy downloads for iOS devices.
3. Nintendo 64 iPad docking station: Customized from an original N64 (Nintendo 64) game console, this unique concept design synchronizes your iPad also to your headphones or speakers for enjoying blaring music. It is assembled with a 30-pin connector and 3.5 mm audio jack incorporated into a recycled green video game console. Additionally the game console uses a USB cable to connect your iPad also to your computer. Priced at $64.99 this Nintendo docking station is available at Etsy and provides an excellent opportunity for recycling the obsolete console model.
4. SS26 Special Design Bamboo Dock Station for Apple iPad: This brown wonder dock is fully made from regenerative high quality bamboo. A perfect stand and dock on your desk or countertop for the iPad, the SS26 comes in 375 X 140 mm dimensions and weighs roughly 675 g. Manufactured by OEM Guangdong, China, and marketed by Elite Home Products Ltd., this is a realistic option for the environmentally conscious iPad owner.
5. TPhone Eco-Design iPad 100% Teak Wood Stand: The exclusive TPhone Eco-Design 100 percent Hard Wood dock is made from brown teak wood and has a wooden stand designed to fit snugly your iPad. Itâs like having a piece of nature on your desk top and has no rough edges or splinters to cause scratches or hurt around your chic designer interiors, yet bringing you as close to nature as possible with its smooth grainy feel and organic smell. This durable ecofriendly, bio-degradable dock station costs about $16.99.
6. Aegis Apple iPad, Made from hard Wood: The Aegis iPad dock is a two piece Sliding Case with a fully wooden piece making it an ideal ecofriendly option for anchoring your iPad and also provides it a durable and effective support. It is priced at $39.99 and allows the iPad to stand vertically and horizontally, making it easy for viewing. Processed with a natural subtle wood perfume, it wafts you into a rustic set up even when locked in your room far away from any natural scene. While in function the protected top piece slide offs to allow the iPad to slide in with wood piece, it also provides easy cut-offs to access all buttons and switches without any trouble.
7. Cambridge Audio iD100 Digital iPad Dock: This UK based hi-fi digitized power connector can dock iPad, iPahone as well as your iPod with equal ease and turn it into a life-changing experience. It is made to highlight and enhance the sound quality underlined by low jitter digital audio output. However, its main reason of popularity among green geeks is that it ensures ecofriendly low-power mode that is automatically activated when iPad/iPhone/iPod is removed from the dock. Moreover, it complies with RoHS standards to phase out the use of hazardous materials and uses long-life materials and components for manufacturing the product. It also uses units that are lead-free on all printed circuit boards. With other attractive features like a balanced XLR output, slim-line remote control, this black-silver beauty is priced at $299. With clear intentions to transform your iPad into a true audiophile device, this ecofriendly dock is a sure hit.
8. The Spark Tablet Case: When talking of hi-tech ecofriendly products solar-powered docks are one of the prime must-haves. Designed as a case to travel with as well as support as a stand the Spark Tablet case designed for iPad is a true wonder. Priced at $300, this product has been designed by Voltaic. Designed with a solar panel, the case is lightweight, waterproof, and UV-resistant and is made from recycled plastic bottles. The attached solar panel generates roughly 8 Watts per hour of exposure to the sun which means about an hour of operational time on the iPad. It holds about 8â9 hours of direct sunlight charge held in its universal battery pack within the 2A USB port for transferring power from the cell to the iPad.
9. WoodTecâ iPad docking station: Made from rustic actual logs, the docking stations is truly a unique piece of art. Each piece being a part of the nature is distinctive and exclusive just like nature itself. This docking station use a standard USB plug, hence can be used to charge and coordinate with your computer too. Available at Etsy with a price tag of $158 each piece is hand crafted in New Paltz, New York from local cedar wood. Along with adding a country-feel to your metropolis surroundings, the dock with its soothing wood smell reminds you of sustainability and your responsibility toward maintaining the balance of nature.
10. Handmade wooden dual docking station: Without mincing much wood, this dock brings a handcrafted dual docking capability for those owners who enjoy the company of both the iPhone and iPad. Made from natural cedar stake, it can be used to charge or coordinate your iPad and iPhone through the dual docking station. However, for charging purposes the iPad requires to plug the USB cable in to the 10 watt power adapter instead of your computer. This wooden stake costs $178 and saves space and money by its twin capacity.