To start it off, the ARQ is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, bead blasted, and anodized. Each unit includes an ARQ dock, a micro-USB cable, an ARQ key, and a pair of support pins. The dock takes a very small amount of space on your desk, and its modular design lets you arrange your devices by size and orientation. It might sound like an obsessive-compulsive thing to do, but the end result is neat and gorgeous - it's like putting your gadgets on a slick aluminum pedestal.
The ARQ doesn't discriminate between microUSB and Apple's Lighting connectors - the user simply threads the charging cable through the dock, and secures it in place with a bundled tool. This means the connector can be easily switched at any time, and its hight can be adjusted to accommodate smartphones in cases. And, because ARQ apparently loves cases, each dock has a pair of support pins that can be slotted into 10 horizontal adjustments and made to fit most case and device combinations out there. Also, the dock has no problem with the few devices that have a side-connector.
It takes a borderline-unhealthy obsession with design and space to make a charging dock this impressiveOn the dock's bottom, there are nano-suction pads - that means a smooth, plastic-like surface that's packed with millions of small nano-suction cups, which create vacuum and keep the dock firmly anchored.
So, how much do you think the ARQ will cost? The answer is a surprisingly reasonable $20. Shipping within the US will be free, while international shipping will cost an additional $15 flat. If the Kickstarter campaign gets fully funded, the ARQ will start shipping in July. It will be made in Apolo Silver, Aurora Black, and Titan Red colors.