Docksmith creates one-of-a-kind docking stations for your Android and iOS smartphones using driftwood from the beaches of Maine. Power up with a high-quality, high-performance USB cable nestled in a piece of the New England coast.
Why We Love It
You stow your life on your mobile device; now there’s a mobile accessory that comes with a life of its own. A Docksmith docking station brings its story from the sea to your home or office, while keeping your devices charged for the crashing waves of your busy life. Docksmith is customized to handle both Android or iOS smartphones (Lightning connector only). The wood is sourced from beaches, crags, and even small islands – if Mother Nature hosted a party, a Docksmith is how she would bump her playlist.
Every Docksmith product is different. Our photos are only representative of what you will receive (we actually really like that part). These driftwood pieces come equipped with two USB cables that can be plugged into an outlet or computer to charge and sync; a copper tube is included to hold any extra wire. The cables are lifetime-guaranteed for performance and always upgradable. Docksmith may be outfitted with the following: MFI Apple certified lighting cable for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation, or a micro-USB cable for most Android phones.
Docksmith creators understand the ever-changing mobile landscape, so they make it simple to upgrade. The design features removable cables that can be replaced easily with an adapter kit supplied by Docksmith and a Philips screwdriver – when you embark on the expedition of a new phone, your Docksmith is along for the ride.
Note for Android users: Docksmith's creators recommend the Galaxy S3 and S4, though the docks should be compatible with most Android phones on the market.
Why We Love It
If Maine is “the way life should be,” then Docksmith is the way you should be charging your electronics. Phones are sleek, minimalist – the contrast with this unique piece of driftwood is unexpected and eye-catching. The act of collecting driftwood is as important as creating the Docksmith finished product; the source of materials for these one-of-a-kind pieces isn’t a factory, but the New England coast. Docksmith takes what nature created and turns it into the lifeline for our mobile devices. When you burrow your phone into a Docksmith piece, you can almost taste the salty air that helped transform this beautiful wood.
At Grand St., we love a good story – Docksmith’s delivery is spot-on. As we turn over a piece of driftwood, we imagine what it’s experienced before landing on the Maine coast. It’s an adventure to open a Docksmith box and explore what’s inside. The capriciousness of nature’s design now makes something like charging a phone as lovely as a walk on a beach in Maine. Driftwood is inherently functional, from the foundation of sand dunes to providing shelter to birds and other coastal animals – we love how the Docksmith team embodies its usage. These artisans transform what would otherwise be left to rot on the beach into a conversation piece we won’t stop talking about.