Gadgets

DOCKCASE

The ultimate dock and case for MacBook Pro

Profta
Rating

6.7

About the Project

When Apple embraced the type C port design on MacBook Pro, there’re a lot to endure for the new users. People just can’t find a one-stop solution when facing a flood of adapters. We’ve tested almost all type C docks and hubs in the market, and disappointingly none of these provides the ultimate satisfaction to serve as an ideal and unique accessory for MacBook Pro.

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  • Founder: Li JIANG
  • Company: Seesaw
  • Goal: $30,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $79.00
  • Campaign Ended On: September 21, 2017
  • Delivery Date: November 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    ULTIMATE DOCK AND CASE

  • Reality:

    Ultimate is a strong claim for a product. With relativity considered, the DOCKCASE is a device that adds potential convenience for a specific MacBook Pro user with certain limitations.

  • Claim:

    CARRY THE CASE. FORGET THE REST.

  • Reality:

    The reality is most MacBook users already have a way to carry the laptop around. What the end user must consider is if the DOCKCASE replaces the need for a full fledged bag or how it will be integrated with other currently used bags or cases. The dock aspect of the DOCKCASE is relevant and practical, but keep in mind there are small docks currently available on Amazon than can compete with this aspect.

  • Claim:

    MOST COMPLETE CONNECTIONS

  • Reality:

    Most USB-C docks that are currently available have a few less ports than DOCKCASE, however there are a few that have paralleled amount of ports.

  • Claim:

    PREMIUM DOCK

  • Reality:

    Although the DOCKCASE may be crafted well by design and build, there is an absence of "premium" elements that would separate this dock from other docks on the market.

  • Claim:

    PREMIUM LEATHER CASE

  • Reality:

    The DOCKCASE is designed with microfiber. Microfiber is considered a higher quality material by some, but consider that microfiber is not actual leather.

  • Claim:

    Carry with Ease

  • Reality:

    The most functional and practical element of the DOCKCASE is the reality of being able to store, transport, and use the case as a "stand" for specific MacBook laptops, with ease.

Bottom Line

DOCKCASE is heavy on the practical yet leaves questions for the "premium." With a targeted market of MacBook users that are frustrated with the USB-C only access, the DOCKCASE adds an option for transporting and transferring. It is compiled of a faux leather material that is potentially durable and designed to make every day use easier. There are limits on HDMI output and breathability with the case, as well as the lack of suggested use in charging a mobile device, since the DOCKCASE is primarily designed for transferring data.

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