*** This post is part of the Donald Dock project development.
*** Please check the master thread for whole project information
Duration: 10.12 - 14.12
Purpose: define the key value of Donald Dock, provide design mission/guidelines
Thank you to share your opinions about the advantages, problems, and possible improvements of the existing dock products in step 4.1.
Although the discussion isn’t as hot as previous steps (I think that’s mainly because of the new sales and V shipment), I still get a lot of useful information and inspirations.
We want to understand
What’s the core value of Donald Dock as middle weight category?
What’s the biggest painpoint(s)/problem(s) it resolves?
How it is better than the existing products?
And now, I shortly summarized our answers
E.g. Dual 4K monitor support, tow or more TB3, high power supply, good cooling
Best compatibility/most type of ports
E.g. to have HDMI/miniDP/DP/DVI ports, both SD and MicroSD
Beautiful and practical industrial design
E.g. V style design, material selection, shape, ports position, cable management
E.g. As light as possible to contain all wanted features
Most additional features
E.g. wireless charging to phone/watch, integrated storage, integrated battery
E.g. configure it once, and you can just leave it to the desktop corner collecting dust for years of using
Let me remind again what we defined Donald Dock now:
Donald Dock is a product that provides more ports to V and other notebooks to work better with peripherals.
It comes with “Middle weight” type. Most of time it stays on your desktop, with a simple plug-in to it and, you immediately connected to all peripherals.
Besides essential ports, it also reserves ports for future expansion and additional cool features.
And we all know that one product cannot be “perfect”, means it is the best in every aspect in the market. We need to choose the most important parts for us. If Donald Dock can be the best in 1 or 2 fields, it’s already a very successful product.
So in the voting, you can select
MINIMUM 1 and MAXIMUM 2 options
OK, let’s now vote
What should be the core value of Donald Dock as middle weight dock in the market?
- Best power/performance
- Best compatibility/most type of ports
- Beautiful and practical industrial design
- Lightest weight
- Most additional features
- Best reliability
- Other (please specify in the reply)