Fresh new ideas are always the life blood of a successful company in my opinion. Paying engineers, research teams, and millions on marketing is fine, but it sometimes happens that a kid has the best way to solve a problem and come up with something new and innovative. Such is the case with Dino Zaharakis, a 12 year young man who would innovate a dock that would gain international notoriety. Dino, the creator of dzdock, is a docking solution for the iPad and iPhone but will fit just about any smartphone or tablet and conquers several design flaws that he saw in docks available today. Dino’s dock was to:
- place/remove a device without disconnecting its cable
- hold a device with/without a skin in both portrait and landscape modes
- be universal, accommodate iPad, Kindle, nook, tablets, iPhone /smartphones
- designed and made in the USA
Dino’s dzdock did just that and as a result, he has won several awards including Global Student Entrepreneur Award for High School as well as the "Most Innovative Product" award at Chicago’s McCormick Center. Men’s Health Magazine named dzdock one of it’s five best stocking stuffers. Not too shabby Dino.
The dzdock sells for $29.95 on Amazon but can be purchased from his own website for just $19.99 using the promotional code ("EOGSEADZ") which is good through the end of the year.