€4,- iPad Dock

€4 iPad Dock

€4 iPad Dock

If you’re one of the lucky iPad owners, you know you want to display your iPad in the best way possible. But on a budget. Enter the €4 iPad Dock.

We’re Dutch, so it’s made out of wood. To match our wooden shoes. Handcrafted with love, especially for your beloved iPad. Fully customizable to your liking.

As you can tell by the pictures, this is just the pre-production model. We’re constantly improving it. Step one is a smooth and clean finish.

Would you like to buy one? Sign up for it now and we’ll send you the international payment + shipping options. Even the shipping costs are very reasonable.

If you’ve got an improvement for the €4 iPad Dock, please let us know (comments)!

UPDATE: After hundreds (!) of sign ups for the €4 iPad Dock we’ll start producing! Thank you all for your great interest in this project, we’re overwhelmed. To correct an error on our side, the €4 iPad Dock is actually, technically a Stand. A dock would imply it has a dock connector in there somewhere, which it obviously doesn’t. Sorry, our English is not that great ;) An actual dock is in the planning though…

For now, the improved €4 iPad Stand is in production. We made the finish a bit smoother, made the front shorter and made the bog gaping hole a cute dimple to access the home button.

The ‘specs’
130 x 80 x 24 mm (5.1 x 3.1 x 0.9 inch)
180 grams (6.3 ounces)
soft, sanded down wood

After three days of testing we can confirm the wood doesn’t scratch the iPad, the iPad doesn’t fall over when you tap the screen and you can use it horizontally while charging :)

UPDATE 2: Wanna make it yourself? The instructions are given at Instructables!

UPDATE 3: This is what others said about the €4 iPad dock:

Screen shot 2010-04-28 at 6.09.24 PM Wired Gadget Lab:  ”For €4 (just over $5, or the price of a cup of expensive Seattle chain-store coffee), you could have yourself this rough but functional iPad dock.”

Screen shot 2010-04-28 at 6.09.37 PM The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW): “a brilliantly simple iPad dock

Screen shot 2010-04-28 at 6.09.49 PM CrunchGear: “This $5 iPad dock is actually worth about $5

Idea: Martijn Aslander, production: Simon Blazer, photography: David Rudolf Bakker

€4 iPad Dock front

€4 iPad Dock front

€4 iPad Dock

€4 iPad Dock

€4 iPad Dock side

€4 iPad Dock side

€4 iPad Dock Close-up

€4 iPad Dock Close-up