The Fuz EverDock is a fresh take on the dock concept, as it allows you to switch out the charging cable on the dock so that it can be used on devices with lightning connectors, 30 pin connectors or micro-USB connectors. If you’ve ever been forced to throw away a perfectly good dock just because you have switched platforms or because your device manufacturer has come out with a new charging port standard, you will instantly realize what a great idea this is. It may not be the only dock you’ll ever need, but it is far more versatile than a traditional dock and is likely to be able to be used for a long time.
What’s inside the box: The EverDock itself, a micro-USB cable with a special adaptor on one end so that it will fit properly in the EverDock, a small adaptor collar to be used on the lightning cable you provide (one does not come in the box and you must use the Apple OEM lightning cable—third party lightning cables probably won’t fit properly in the adaptor collar and thus won’t work), and two rubber adaptors that are used on the EverDock to properly position larger and smaller devices to charge.
The Fuz EverDock itself is a solid block of aluminum with a slightly sticky micro suction pad on the bottom to make it non-slip. It has a channel for the charging cable that runs along the bottom of the device and a hole for the cable going up through the dock so that the charging end of the cable is accessible to docking devices. Inserting the charging cable correctly is a bit tricky—once you thread it through the EverDock and (for the lightning cable), put the collar adaptor in place, you then need to pull it quite firmly downwards before you insert it into the channel running along the bottom of the dock. If the cable is not inserted very firmly, the charging cable will pull up slightly every time you undock your device. I had to do it a couple of times before I got it installed correctly. Once I got it put in right, however, everything worked great.
1. Dock currently supports lightning, 30-pin, and micro-USB cables, and will likely be updated to fit the next new charging standard that comes out, assuming an adaptor can be made to fit the opening in the aluminum dock.
2. Very nicely made—aluminum is solid and attractive and everything fits well.
3. Unlike most docks, which only work with naked iPhones, the EverDock works with a variety of cases, with a case thickness up to 4 mm.
Conclusion: This is a great product if you are in the market for a dock, especially if you are looking for one which works with cases. I tried a number of cases with the EverDock, and as long as they weren’t too thick at the bottom or on the back side, they fit fine. Cases that work so far are the: Thule Atmos X3, Griffin Identity Wallet, the Doc Artisan Sport Combo Case, the ZeroChroma VarioProtect, and the Verus Thor. It’s an awesome product, check it out! It can be purchased directly from Fuz Designs:
or from Amazon:
Finally, if you’d like more details on this outstanding case, here is a link to my YouTube review: