• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages iPhone Lightning Connector

    After 1 year of using this dock with my iPhone 6S on a nightstand, the connector on the phone is shot. The dock lacks any type of physical support, so the full weight of the phone rests on the Lightning port, weakening it. Simply touching the screen to dismiss the alarm every morning flexes the connector further than it should be able to.

    At first, it required wiggling the phone on the dock to connect, but over time it required more fidgeting to get the phone to keep charging and not hear the "buzz buzz connected to charger" sound over and over again.

    A year on, and I'm having trouble using any Lightning cables to charge the phone. The connector has become loose and known-good cables will stop charging randomly.

    Only buy this dock if you don't mind replacing your expensive iPhone in less than a year.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad connection

    After owning this for 3 weeks, this dock is extremely susceptible to ANY vibration, causing the "chime" from the iphone to confirm connection to occur. Just typing this first sentence has caused the chime to occur 15 times. It is not well engineered. Please go to a 3rd party dock that supports the iphone itself rather than relying on the electrical connection to magically support the weight of the entire device at an angle. VERY POOR ENGINEERING.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is exactly what I was hoping it would be

    It works great! I wanted this so that my iPhone lightning cable wouldn't break from all of the moving around, and it works perfectly. It even fits with my Speck 6s credit card case. Definitely recommend it! Buying a second one for my bedside now.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be updated for iPhone 7

    I just bought this tonight and will be returning. Makes no sense! Let's get rid of the headphone port and make headphones use lightning. I cannot charge and use headphones. I use my phone about 8 hours a day for phone calls and always use the headphones as wireless devices don't hold enough of a charge. Now I cannot make it through a day so I bought the dock to charge and talk at the same now. However, now I need to dig out my old 3.5mm headphones. Get it together Apple!

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Line Level Output

    Apple has documentation that states this dock offers both Headphone AND Line Level Output. Line Level allows you to connect to a stereo bypassing the internal iPhone amp and control volume from the stereo. This function is completely unavailable and Apple Support is stating that the documentation is incorrect.

    The iPhone 5s and all previous docks offered Line Level Output, why they removed this optical is a huge blunder. Why would anyone want to have to adjust volume on 2 devices?

    No issues otherwise and it's nice that the 7 or 7 Plus fits. Fix the Line Out issue and it gets 5 stars.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This for Charging and Listening to Music

    I use this at work to charge and listen to music at the same time on my iphone 7. I love it! It really is a great product. It is sturdy and well built. you won't regret it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ruining my lightning port

    Do not buy unless you want to hear your phone buzz constantly after the first few weeks of using. Apple put design above functionality - there should be something for the phone to lean against - instead the angle is wearing out the lightning port. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY.

    i've been using [trying to use] one at my office and one on my nightstand for about three months. the more i use it the worse my lightning port gets - i have to place the phone on the charger and wiggle it back and fourth to get my phone to "buzz buzz" and start charging. the SLIGHTEST movement on my desk makes the phone "buzz buzz" ("ringer off" charging notification) and connect and disconnect to my computer over and over again until i remove the phone from the dock and place it back in.

    on my nightstand, in the middle of the night my phone goes "buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz" CONSTANTLY. i have to get up and unplug my phone from this thing, unplug the lightning cable from the back and just plug the cable directly into the phone. so much for propping the phone up with a nightstand app just to have a clock.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    I like the dock, its very beautifully designed and has nice weight to it. I thought I'd be able to still text while it was on the dock but because it's at an odd angle I can't. I have no issue with it laying on the desk but I figured I would just try it out to see. For $50 it should have something more to it. 100% returning to buy something better.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning dock - beautiful and highly useful

    I really like my lightning docking station. It is beautiful and makes my phone instantly accessible on my desk. Easy to use and very sturdy. Additional feature is a phone jack in the back for plugging in your apple head phones or any other compatible headset. Nicely done!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    Just bought this lightning dock and while is charging, my headphones don't work. What do I do to fix this so that I can use it like it is supposed to be, I payed 40€ for it, and I did it today. I'm so disappointed that something new doesn't work.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    Flimsy connector, slow charge, headphones weren't working while on the dock, my phone started to suddenly turn off after plugging in and I worried that it was damaging the phone. Don't bother.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is when design gets in the way of practicality

    Absolute pain to try to dock your phone on it. You will have to turn on the light on your bedside table and sit up so you can try to get your iPhone to engage on the lighting connector. Very frustrating. It is also questionable if it will even charge after all that effort. The previous model with recessed docking station was much better.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't expect that would happen

    it doesn't work even though i had it for a day :(

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero For Two

    I've loved my iPod classic and Apple Dock into my home stereo and big Bose speakers for years. Decided to reward myself and back up my treasured music/picture collection by buying a 128GB iPod Touch, and I love IT. But this new dock, ugh! 1. no remote compatibility like previous version and given the (well documented here) delicate attachment point, a critical fail. 2. when I attached my "line in" cable to the earphone jack, again unlike previous Apple Dock, DOES NOT WORK. So IT IS JUST A pretty $40.00 STAND. Apple continues to break my heart.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No plug??

    Bought this as I lost my iPhone charger and thought this would be a better replacement.
    Dismayed to see that you don't supply a plug :(
    Oh, so you want to actually USE it with electricity and all that???!!!!
    Well, yes I do!
    Think this is ridiculous and extremely poor value at £35.
    Mega disappointed.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke like a Joke

    It is a good concept but not when just the charger itself holding the phone. Thing cracked my friend's iPhone when he accidentally sat on it. Who's in charge of design, seriously?

    18 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Moves around disconnecting

    The 5s can lean left or right disconnecting the phone. It says that this is for the 5s, but it's not. It's not molded to fit the phone at all. I really don't see why they released this like this. I guess it's time to give up on the apple line. They were so good at one time. Now their music app can only work in airplane mode.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Am I doing something wrong here?

    Out of the box, this thing doesn't work at all. My girlfriend bought it for me as a birthday present and I'm thinking about returning it. I placed me iPhone 6S into the dock, took the lightning cable that came with the phone and plugged that into the back of the dock. Woke up this morning and it hadn't charged at all. Then I took the adapter off the cable to try to charge my phone and sync it with my computer. Still didn't charge. The dock is absolute garbage. But hey, with any birthday present, it's the thought that counts, right?

    31 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with cases when others don't

    I bought a few of the Belkin docks, but they don't work with thicker cases. This dock works with any case I've tried. It's expensive given that you have to provide your own lightning cable and adapter, but after searching for a comparable dock, I haven't found one that comes close. The dock is solid and the phone does not wobble once connected. It does take two hands to remove the phone, but the same is true of the Belkin dock. Overall, a great charging if you don't want your phone to lay flat.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Less = Good Option

    The color of this dock definitely matches with a lot of surfaces which for me is a plus. I have a birch color drawer chest that my dock is placed on and the white color mixes well with the combination of the chester and the lightning dock. To help the lightning dock stay in place (like you see at the Apple Store on display) from moving I put double-sided tape (two-way tape).

    9 of 18 people found this useful