The TwistDock may seem like a novel storage platform for the PS3, but with closer examination it actually serves a practical purpose. The rear of the rotating stand can store/hold up to two PS3 controllers all while providing them with a battery recharge. If you so choose, as in if you shell out more money, you can purchase a hub to expand the PS3′s USB inputs from 2 to 6. It’s not stated outright in the marketing material but we also think the TwistDock connects directly to your home theater and/or TV so you can twist without getting the cords in a mess. Vogel isn’t coming clean just yet with the price, but we should expect it to hit store shelves by Q4 of this year.
VOGEL’S LAUNCHES TWISTDOCK AT E3 EXPO
Essential Docking Station for PS3 – Connects, Docks, Expands & Charges
Keeps Gaming Area Stylish & Neat — Controllers Always Charged & Ready
Winner of “Best Accessory Award” RetailVision Europe 2010
June 12, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands — Vogel’s www.vogels.com, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today TwistDock www.twistdock.com, the highly-anticipated new essential docking station for the Sony PlayStation®3 (PS3TM) gaming and entertainment system. TwistDock connects, docks, expands, and charges the PS3, keeping cables and controllers organized and neat for a home entertainment center that looks clean, stylish and sexy. A must-have for all PS3 users, TwistDock will be shown in the U.S. for the first time at E3 Expo, June 15-17, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA – Vogel’s Meeting Room #5356 West.
Controllers Always Charged & Ready to Go – Even when the PS3 is Off
Already the winner of the RetailVision Europe “Best Accessory Award” May 2010, gamers will love TwistDock’s ability to keep controllers organized at their fingertips and always charged, since stopping to re-charge a controller can mean the difference between winning and losing a game. With TwistDock, controllers are always ready for action, continuing its high-speed charge even when the PS3 is turned off.
Docks PS3 Original & PS3 Slim – Additional 2-6 USB Ports Keep Peripherals Always Connected
The first product in Vogel’s new line of essential gaming products and accessories, TwistDock esthetically blends with the PS3’s sleek design, docking both the PS3 Original and the PS3 Slim models for a beautiful entertainment center that enhances a home’s décor. TwistDock expands on the PS3’s capabilities, keeping PS3 USB peripherals (such as an extra hard drive) always connected with TwistDock’s additional 2 USB charging ports, as well as its optional 4 USB Hub accessory. In addition, there is an optional TwistDock CableSet accessory for an extra set of high quality cables that are designed to blend with the PS3.
“TwistDock is a must-have for the gaming enthusiast, who will love its combination of style and functionality that makes the PS3 even more enjoyable to use,” said Albert Zeeman, VP Innovations and Alliances, Vogel’s. “TwistDock expands and charges more peripherals, keeping the PlayStation 3’s unsightly cables neatly concealed in TwistDock’s sturdy pedestal. With the introduction of TwistDock, Vogel’s is launching a whole new line of gaming accessories to complement its successful worldwide product line of TV and mounting solutions.”
TwistDock – Essential Docking Station Features for the PS3:
Easily connects all cables, including HDMI port to TV
Keeps controllers and gaming area neat and organized
Keeps USB peripherals always connected, no need to plug and unplug peripherals
Features 2 USB charging ports
Optional USB Hub features 4 additional USB ports for connecting more peripherals
Docks PS3 and controllers for a neat esthetic display
Works with both versions of PlayStation 3: PS3 Original and PS3 Slim
High-speed charging of controllers and USB peripherals for continuous play – even when PS3 is off
LED indicators show charging status
TwistDock pricing will be available summer 2010 with product availability in the U.S. starting 4Q 2010 in time for the holiday season. For more information, see the websites: www.twistdock.com and www.vogels.com.