EDIT: See Post #115 for all the latest photos of all available colors in the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series lineup! mikey
Okay - it sure took long enough, but I've finally got photos for posting. This is the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series, a subtle but definite departure from the original Classic Series. There has been a significant number of changes.
Obviously, the look has changed - updated to a more contemporary look. The side panels have lost their sweeping radius and have slimmed down, gaining a sleek look to them, with an emphasis on angles rather than curves. The back rest now includes a featured inlay stripe. It is recessed to allow clearance for the protruding camera lens on the Motorola Incredible. Rather than a specific location of a recessed and dedicated area for this particular camera lens, I elected to emphasis this purpose with an inlayed horizontal stripe which would not appear to be proprietary for a single phone.
Gone is the solid lower shelf with it's dedicated cutout for a MicroUSB cable. Instead, the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series has a new and exciting array of chromed steel rods employed for supporting your Smartphone. Imparting a high tech and contemporary look to the phone - they are unique in that they are removable. The spaces between centers of these rods allows for great versatility relative to the wide variety of USB Cable port locations. But should you have a phone in which one of these rods impede the exit location of a cable, simply remove that particular rod! Viola! No more discarding your dock when you buy a new phone! No need to purchase new - just utilize this novel feature to accommodate any cable port location!
I'll point out at this point that this same approach to accommodating most phones also facilitates the use of all covers as well! Due to this open design - the use of both hard and soft covers is allowed and encouraged, increasing the versatility of this dock tenfold.
The side panels, other than their new, more sleek look, have also gained utility purpose. They are now flush with the back rest - purposely designed this way so as not to impede any exiting of cables on either side of the phone while in either a horizontal or vertical position. This includes audio as well as charging and syncing cables.
The chromed steel rods will allow for installing your phone in the horizontal position as well as vertical - your choice! No turning your head to an awkward position to read sideways text or photos laying on their sides - you simply rotate the phone to whichever position is convenient for the display you wish to view!
All MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series will have the black felt applied to the backrest. This includes the wood toned colors as well as the solid black (pictured) and the latest color to join the fold - solid white. The solid white is available with a white felt applied, though only be special request (black felt is standard).
For now - the inlay horizontal stripe is a solid strip of brushed aluminum, with a clear lacquer coating to protect it from corrosion. Down the road, I will be offering this inlay in custom metals and unlimited colors as well as customized engraving. Should any wish to have a company name, brand, logo, phone model, owner name, etc., including any text phrase - this option will be available by special order, and with an additional charge to be determined in the near future.
This new MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series is designed to work with just about every smart phone currently available, including the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Because of the open design of this series, no cable port location restrictions allow for this freedom. For those who would like to purchase this model for use with a Motorola Droid, be aware that it will NOT be offered stock with a magnet to automatically induce the Multimedia mode, you will have to request to have the magnet installed. Obviously the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series does accommodate the Moto Droid (pictured), but I've elected not install the magnet as this cradle accommodates so many different phones. Note: I will install magnets for those who specifically request it. I will NOT be discontinuing the Classic Series, it will continue to be offered as an supplementary line to the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series and as always will have the magnet installed.
Ordering this product:
I am offering the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series to all registered forum members for only $37.99 and if you need the magnet (Motorola Droid I & II) the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Magnet Series is $39.99. If you wish to include a 6' MicroUSB Cable, add another $4.00. Payments should be PayPal to my account name: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include your forum user name, color choice and WHICH PHONE YOU OWN. Those who have the Motorola Droid I or II be sure to order the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Magnet Series! Also include a shipping address, especially if your PayPal account has not been updated with current shipping addresses. Classic Series are still part of our current lineup, and sell for $36.99. If you have the Motorola Droid X, then you will need the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X Series, which is $45.99. This series does have a magnet installed. See here for ordering information as well as the complete MIKRADLE Lineup: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/mik...rice-list.html
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Okay - here they are. The MIKRADLE EVOLUTION Series! (edit: see Post # 117 on page six of this thread for individual color photos).
Colors (left to right) Cherry, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, White and Black
Here's a closeup of the removable steel rod used to support the phone: