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Developers, teachers, and essentially anyone else with multiple USB devices will be happy to hear that Griffin has just unveiled a new version of its MultiDock. The redesigned charging station looks great, and can charge and sync up to 10 devices at once.

Griffin says that it collaborated with former Apple designer Thomas Meyerhoffer to build the second-generation MultiDock, which is both lighter and more attractive than its predecessor. It’s also now compatible with several smartphone and tablet models…

From Griffin’s IFA 2013 press release:

“Griffin’s exclusive ChargeSensor™ technology in MultiDock adapts on the fly to any connected iOS or Android device by providing the fastest charging rate for that device. Schools and businesses can charge any combination of mobile devices deployed. And, connecting a device that uses Apple’s new Lightning connector activates MultiDock’s Quick Charge Mode to charge these devices at the fastest possible rate, even while syncing.

A single MultiDock is designed for easy securing to a table, desk or countertop and comes with hardware to stack up to three units in one space with charging for 10 – 30 devices from a single computer. Available in two configurations: a single 10 bay unit and a stacked 30 bay cart complete with smooth rolling wheels, handle and a lockable laptop tray large enough to secure a 15″ MacBook Pro.”

For those wondering, MultiDock’s outer shell is made of aluminum with a clear, anodized finish. The locking front door, made of steel, slides into place to secure your devices, and individual, color-changing LEDs indicate their charging and syncing statuses.

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Admittedly, we have between 5 and 10 smartphones and tablets laying around my house at any given time, so something like this would come in handy. If you’re interested in picking up a MultiDock, they start at $699 and will be available later this month.

  • jocastro

    fail…. ugly, and toooooooo big, and most of their products sucks and breaks down to easily.

    • Albert

      haha, it be prettier than my current setup. I got an extention cord with about 7 devices connected to it. But defin not worth the pricetag…

  • Braydin72

    Looks like some sort of iToaster oven

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    $700? I am speechless.

    • Dani Hayes

      I’m laughing.

  • abdullah575

    It is a toaster hahaha

  • Jonathan

    Out of curiosity, how many people at home would own 10 devices and would require to sync all 10 at the same time?

    • Dan

      well, at my place… 6 if I count both Kindles. 10 is extreme

      • Jonathan

        Fair enough.

  • Tim

    We have something similar to this at my work, most employees use iPad minis to order merchandise in the different departments, and they’re stored in a box like this, inside a safe. Quite an investment I’m sure!

    I don’t think this was made for home use..

  • bn326160

    Cage to store the devices – $75

    USB Hub – $15

    People who pay $699 for this – Priceless

  • Dan

    Neat idea, but the price…. no way
    Pretty sure I could MacGyver one at home for less than 50$

    • Alex Rodriguez

      +1 he said macgyver, most people don’t know who that is anymore

      • Danuel Carr

        And that’s what’s wrong with the world.

  • FOFF

    why is it so ugly tho?

  • Anonymous

    700 dollars for box

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Lol, looks like a microwave.

  • solidsephiroth

    That is one ugly mother…..

  • Allen Greathouse

    ugly 🙁

  • Gus Me

    Looks great?!?! What is he looking at?