MagicDock Adds Surface-like Functionality to the iPad Pro

Apple is trying hard to position the iPad as a full-fledged mobile computing solution. This year the company has unveiled iPadOS, the new operating system that is aimed at bringing desktop-class apps to iPad. That being said, Apple has not done much ergonomically and this is where the MagicDock Kickstarter project comes into the picture.

The iPad Pro docking station is created by Steve Warren, CEO at Mapp Digital. With the MagicDock you will be able to use the iPad as a traditional desktop and rotate it 90 degrees in order to switch between portrait and landscape mode. The MagicGear technology lets you rotate the iPad by 90 degrees while the magnets hold the device in place.

The MagicDock also comes with a bevy of connectivity ports including HDMI port, USB-C, regular USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. You can connect a 4K monitor for output and use the 3.5mm audio jack for editing stuff. Meanwhile, your charging needs will be taken care of by Type-C USB port. So overall it seems like a comprehensive I/O options for a dock.

That apart, MagicDock also lets you adjust the height and bring down the iPad to desk level, This way you can proceed with designing or any other tasks that requires a flat surface. As far as materials are concerned, the MagicDock is constructed using anodized aluminum and offers a microfibre cloth to protect the iPad from scratches.

You can back MagicDock by pledging a minimum of $99. The makers promise a delivery date of October this year. As with all Kickstarter projects, the MagicDock comes with its own set of risks. Lastly, the MagicDock is compatible with 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

[via TheVerge]