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Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone

A project in Portland, OR by Casey Hopkins

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Undocking's a breeze and it works with cases. Built at a whole new level of quality with a beautifully minimal design.
Backers: 12521
Average Pledge Per Backer: $117

Funded: $1,464,706 of $75,000
Dates: Dec 13th -> Feb 11th (60 days)
Project By: Casey Hopkins
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Latest News

Kickstarter, Games, and Portland

PORTLAND, OR - Monday morning, Kickstarter announced that the crowdfunding platform has received over $1 billion in pledges for projects around the world. $215 million of that has gone into games projects. That's so much money, you guys. Kickstarter loves sharing its data, especially this data—but we went ahead and broke down some Portland-specific stats for you. (Read More)

How It's Made + ElevationDock 2 + NanoPads + Apple's New Docks + Bitcoin

November 18th - via:
Backers, Five things for you today. 1. Bet you didn't think manufacturing could be so beautiful - see how Elevation Dock is made. 2. Right after Apple debuted Lightning, we designed Lightning Adapters to retrofit your ElevationDock and have shipped... (Read More)

BiteMyApple Is A Menagerie Of Wonderful Kickstarter Accessories For Mac & iOS

March 13th - via:
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2012: Year in Review + factory seconds + photo contest

January 22nd - via:
2012: Year in ReviewBeginning the year, ElevationDock became the first crowd-funded project to cross $1M dollars and closed 50% higher than any previous project. Over 20,000 docks to make for 12,521 supporters around the world.  Off the chart levels... (Read More)

Kickstarter launched 18,000 projects in 2012; 17 raised more than $1 million

January 11th - via:
Kickstarter reports that its 2.2 million members pledged more than $319 million in 2012, up 221 percent from the year before. But more striking, perhaps, is the scale of some of Kickstarter’s latest success stories. While no project had raised $1 million at this time last year, 17 projects passed that mark in 2012. (Read More)

What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

January 9th - via:
What a year Kickstarter had in 2012. Tim Schafer's Double Fine kicked the crowd-funding website into orbit back in March, raising more than $3 million to make an old-school adventure game. (Read More)

If Kickstarter Were A Store, It Might Look Something Like This

January 7th - via:
With 3-D printing, makerspaces, and online forums about how to create hardware, it's never been easier to create a new gadget. And crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter have made it easier than ever to fund a new gadget. But selling a new gadget? (Read More)

Kick-off: How crowdfunding changed games development forever

January 1st - via:
In February 2012, an iPhone dock became the first Kickstarter campaign to raise more than a million dollars. It was an impressive feat, but just one month later, that record was smashed by a gaming project. Tim Schafer and Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign raised $3.3 million, and prompted an explosion in videogame crowdfunding. (Read More)

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December 29th - via:
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Lightning adapters + new site!

November 11th - via:
Lightning cord adapters are available on our new site -!  All metal, 5-axis CNC machined, tumble polished, bright red anodized. Works with cases. Pushed the mount back 1 degree to 9.5. Clamps the cord safely and securely. Made in... (Read More)

Lightning Strikes

September 13th - via:
Apple debuted their new connector yesterday for the upcoming iPhone5, its 80% smaller, all digital and works in both orientations. We will be designing and making a bolt-in swappable mount for the new cord as soon as we can get our hands on a sample.... (Read More)

Final stretch

August 9th - via:
The 19000th dock and back plate has finished machining. Whew. Our two bead blast/anodizing vendors that we talked about in prior updates are still having problems delivering to us at their promised speed and quality. I personally apologize to the... (Read More)


July 25th - via:
Machining is wrapping up in the next week. Our anodizing vendors are taking longer than they committed, but the very last Dock body should have its surface finish applied in 3 weeks. Here are some Docks on titanium racks, fresh out of the anodizing... (Read More)

Making & Shipping

June 28th - via:
We have shipped thousands of Docks and are working to get the rest out as fast as possible. We know you are very eager to have them. Will be shipping about 500 per day through July to wrap this up. We have been working through a bottleneck at bead... (Read More)

SwitchPad + Swapping USB cords

June 12th - via:
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Real Artists Ship

June 4th - via:
Today is a big day, we have shipped the first batch of Elevation Docks. These are from our growing stockpile of parts and the rest will be going out in the coming weeks as bodies come back from machining, anodizing, and lasering - literally... (Read More)

Mfg + lasers

May 17th - via:
Manufacturing update The plastic support piece, that we changed the steel mold on, is now fitting great. PCB board assemblies are now working great. Custom A/C adapters are in full production now, should be done by the end of the month. All will be... (Read More)

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