The iPad Pro is a pretty versatile device that’s about as close to a laptop as you’re going to get from a tablet. A new device called MagicDock aims to add a bit more functionality to the tablet by creating a desktop-like docking solution.
What Makes MagicDock Worth The Money?
The primary goal of MagicDock is to facilitate using the iPad Pro as a desktop computer. It’s designed to take advantage of the iPad’s ability to quickly rotate between landscape and portrait mode for using apps that support one of the other. You won’t need to undock it each time you want to rotate it, which is a nice feature.
MagicDock is also designed to slide up and down depending on how you need to use it. If, for example, you’re writing a paper, you can move it up to a position that’s more like a computer monitor. If you need to do some graphic design, you can lower it right to the table, making it easy to draw on the iPad Pro.
There’s a bunch of magnets that promise to hold the iPad Pro securely to the dock, and the bottom is weighted, so it shouldn’t fall down if you bump it. There’s also a USB-C port that plugs into the bottom of the iPad Pro and a bunch of ports on the back of the dock that makes it so you can use your peripherals with your iPad quickly and painlessly. You’ll find a USB port, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio port, and a USB-C port.
The dock will be available in two colors: space gray and silver. Steve Warren, the creator of the dock, says that he plans to roll out support for older iPad models in the future, but for the time being, it only works with the 2018 iPad Pro.
Steve Warren is seeking funding on Kickstarter to bring its MagicDock to market. It has already exceeded its goal, so the dock should find its way to market. If you’re interested in backing the project and reserving a MagicDock, you can do so for $99 for the 11-inch model and $109 for the 12.9-inch one.
Because this device is in the crowdfunding stage, there are certain risks involved in backing it. Make sure you’re aware of these risks before you spend your hard-earned money.