Altec Lansing Android speaker dock
Android tablets come from multiple electronics manufacturers. At the time there was no standard charging data/charging port.
Some used miniUSB, some used DC power adapters, and some used their own proprietary ports. Android tablets also come in different sizes, and ports are located in different places.
Development of the “Cradle Dock”
We went forward with a cradle dock, which allows tablets of any size to sit comfortably. The tablet would use its own charger cable to plug into a USB port in the back. The charger cable could feed through an opening in the base of the cradle and stay relatively hidden.
These were some of the form explorations sketches to achieve this concept.
Unfortunately, before the design was taken to market Altec Lansing went out of business. This design never saw its release.