ARQ Modular Nesting Docks for iPhones, iPads, and micro-USB-based gadgets (like all Android stuff) is a crafty-little dock for your table. Got a smooth surface where you can “stick” an iPhone/iPad dock? Arq will fit beautifully, work great and probably become one of your favorite docks ever.
The sheer variety of iPhone/iPad docks we have in the market is dizzying and overwhelming. We love minimalist docks that gel well with the style of iPhone and iPad: thin, lightweight, unobtrusive and aesthetic. The ARQ Modular Nesting dock meets all the criteria. And when launched, it’s probably one among the mid-tier/cheap docks for the iOS family.
ARQ Dock for iPhone 5s/5 and iPad Air
The ARQ is basically a full-aluminum dock, curved so that you can nest multiple docks one over the other. You have to set the cable into the ARQ and tighten the screw. That’s about it. The ARQ “sticks” to any smooth surface (glass, wood, etc.) and it holds on tightly. The polyurethane pads under the dock work their magic in keeping the dock firm but at the same time, letting you remove it without any problem. The micro-suction tech makes sure there is no residue left when you remove the dock from the table. Technically, the dock holds on to the smooth surface (no stickers, no glue etc.)
The neatest thing about ARQ is that it’s so minimal and thin that it makes it very easy to move around the table, which typically has a lot of other things.
The curvature of the dock is so that it supports both the iPhone and the iPad mini and the iPad Air. The dock can only support microUSB cables or the lightning dock from Apple. You will have to get the cable through the hole in the dock and fix it by tightening a screw on the back.The good thing about this is that you can adjust the height of the lightning dock from the opening. You can either have just the metallic part showing or you can adjust so that some of the cover is visible too. Preferably, you’ll have just the metallic part up.
The good thing about this is that you can adjust the height of the lightning dock from the opening. You can either have just the metallic part showing or you can adjust so that some of the cover is visible too. Preferably, you’ll have just the metallic part up.
With two or more ARQ docks, you can “nest” them one behind the other thanks to the design. This way, you not only gain more space but the cascade look is cleaner if you keep an aesthetic table.
Oh there’s one more important aspect about ARQ. You can plug your iPhone to the ARQ dock even when it’s covered in a case. Cases as thick as the Otterbox ones can fit perfectly. And the microUSB support makes sure you can dock iPhones covered in Mophie Space Pack (or Juice Pack).
ARQ Modular Nesting Docks also work for Android phones and tablets supporting microUSB.
ARQ Modular Nest Docks are $19 a piece. It’s a Kickstarter project that is expected to start shipping in July this year.
Check out ARQ Modular Nest Docks here.