this is shit, its a bit of wood :/
wish this site had a way to downvote
Yes, unfortunately for you, there is no way to downvote. But lucky me, there is always a way to report comments like yours.
If you can't take critiques you shouldn't be on here. Sorry many but I agree, the world didn't really need another piece of desktop clutter.
"This is shit" Classic bit of critique there
"This is shit" is not critique for DN. Maybe F**ebook but not here.
I like it! :)
I was ready to be mad based on the post title, but then I saw the price. Under €10 to save yourself the hassle of routing and sanding a bit of wood, if it were from one of this site's product darlings it would be 3x that
Ok, I have to say, this is dope, the price is amazing, and I overall a huge fan. Have a great day!
Thank you for this kind words.
I like the basic nature of it. I've bought a few different device cradles throughout the last year or so, and my biggest peeve is the need to charge while in the cradle. If you could rout a cord hole big enough so the cord can relax into the phone through the bottom of the block, that would be great.
I didn't like that there wasn't enough clearance on the bottom to be able to charge at the same time.
I also tried this one here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/transaction/1205319988
While it's lovely, I do find that the cord doesn't fit comfortably through the block. There isn't quite enough clearance to make it comfy. so I find pushing the charging cable through it to be a bit of a nuisance. and picking the phone up off the cradle and putting it back in is in turn annoying - which makes me want to use it less.
My favourite cradle I've seen is this one: https://grovemade.com/product/walnut-iphone-dock/?initial=120
The price makes me think twice.. but I can see it might be an investment for a really nice, well made bit of desk furniture that performs its function very well.
I think what you have made is nice and simple - if the charging issue was solved, I'd be happy to pay a bit more for it, and if it was really simple to pick up, and put down back on the charge without having to pull the cord through more and muck about, then I'd be willing to pay even more. The final kicker, if I knew the wood was sustainably sourced, I'd be all over it.
That's my bit of feedback :)
Note: I've got to the end of this comment, and only just now realised that you do rout a cord hole through it.. the picture on the website didn't make that clear.
Thank you for your feedback! Check this out: http://www.mickeysworkshop.com/woodle3/ I have explained it a bit further. You will see an image there which explains how a cable is inserted into Woodle Cube. Cable is not fixed in any way, so when you want to take your phone off the stand, the cable will come along, and you can disconnect it. I came up with the smallest possible size, so less wood is used, I will probably publish exact measurements at some point and make it an open source project.
Suffers from the same issue as many such cradles — you can't use the device while it's in the cradle because the front lip blocks system nav, home button, etc.
Thank you for your feedback! I have tested this with more than 30 different phones, ten types of cables and 15 tablets. I can assure you that you can use system nav and also, there is a hole for iPhone button. Front wooden part is only 6mm high.