• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock works well and looks nice, but it does NOT support Quick Charge

    • Written by David W from Corona

    I ordered this dock, along with the 29w charger and USB-C to Lightning cable in order to take advantage of the iPhone 8/8 Plus quick charge feature.

    The 29w charger and USB-C/Lightning cable did indeed charge the iPhone 8/8 Plus faster than the 5W, and in fact charged it much faster than the 12W charger too. BUT, as soon as I added the dock, things changed.

    The dock supports 5V/2.5A -- so, a maximum output of 12.5 watts. This is substantially less than the 18 watts the iPhone can draw from the 29w charger when it's doing a quick charge.

    But, I wanted to make sure I wasn't wrong -- I pulled out my kill a watt and plugged the 29w adapter in and measured the wattage used. Without the dock, it used 18 watts or so to charge. Add the dock inline? Wattage drops to around 8 watts.

    So, the dock is great, and looks very nice. If you don't care about quick charge, go ahead and buy it. Or, if you're using any phone other than the 8/8 Plus/X, it really won't matter at all since the other phones will not draw anything more than the dock can provide.

    However, if you ARE looking for a quick charge solution, the only option I've found so far is the Apple 29w charger/USB-C/Lightning cable and the Twelve South Hirise 2 Deluxe dock. The dock allows you to use the USB-C lightning cable, and preserves the quick charge ability.

    Hopefully Apple updates these docks to allow for quick charge, but, until they do, just know that it will NOT work.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality product

    • Written by Ryan C from Maghera

    At least in my opinion. Anyway, I purchased this lightning dock about two weeks after I got my phone (not like that is really important). The dock has a nice aluminium finish which corresponds to the five main colours which a modern iPhone is available in; Black, Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold. First of all, I am marking it down one star as it is very small and you do not get an extra lightning cable in the box, just the dock itself. I got it back when it was £39.00 (even that is overpriced) but now it is £49.00. So, what does this dock do? It… charges your iPhone. And syncs it with iTunes. Pretty much just a charging and syncing stand. The lightning connector is raised on a bumper, which some people complain about because it makes the phone a bit unstable, but this personally does not affect me as I do not use my phone while it is charging, though I see why it is a problem for some people. Some people also find it hard to line the phone up with the connector due to the design, and I agree with this. At the back is a lightning connector to connect the lightning cable, as well as a headphone jack so this is a good way to listen to music for iPhone 7 users because… yeah. The bottom features a white rubber foot (black on the Black lightning dock) with the Apple logo engraved, as well as "Designed by Apple in California" and stuff printed on it. I can think of another disadvantage; in my local Apple Store they use these docks to display their new phones, and on most of them the aluminium finish has been scratched and you can see underneath the paint. I think that this is due to the amount of people using these and being rough with them. I do not think that this issue will affect many people, though. This dock is definitely quite expensive, but in my opinion it is a good quality product and I would probably recommend it. It does look nice when you match your iPhone to its corresponding dock, and you can also charge your iPod and even your iPad on this dock, though I wouldn't recommend the latter due to the size difference and the amount of weight and pressure. This is a nice product and goes great with your iPhone, so I guess I will recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but a bit overpriced.

    • Written by Anthony G from Chicago

    Just picked one of these up today. It's typical Apple quality, in that it feels sturdy and looks great. Works as advertised and I like the angle it holds the phone at as it allows me to glance at incoming notifications quickly without having to pick my phone up. My only complaint is it's a bit on the pricey side. If it were in the $35-40 range I'd have given it 5 stars.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a dock, and it works

    • Written by Robert B from Santa Clartia

    Some people complain about the extra space, it makes the phone unstable on the dock. I'm assuming this is to accommodate larger cases. This should not come as a surprise to anyone if you've been to an Apple store, like ever. Its the same dock on every table in the store. Either way, if the space bothers you go to your hardware store and get the little foam pads you can stick on things to protect your desk, the gray ones even match the color of the dock pretty well.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Gray Dock

    • Written by Rebecca T from Millville

    I purchased this dock in the apple store. I am loving it although when I go to take my Iphone 6s off the charge it makes my hand vibrate around the entire thing even the docks base.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by Andrei G from Eleebana

    Works well charging the iPhone 6S Plus & iPod Touch 5th gen however.......I have to take my Speck case off the 6S+ first.

    Otherwise it's great.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Apple Product, but How Safe is it?

    • Written by Neil J from Whitchurch

    This is a typical piece of Apple engineering - simplistic design, well built and sturdy (it's predominantly metal), with an Apple premium price to match. I bought it for my iPhone 6, which fits it just fine in its Apple case, but if you've got a 3rd party case you might want to check that there's enough clearance around the lightning connector's port to allow it to sit on the dock. The connector is the only point of contact with the phone which should make it compatible with most cases, but it's also the thing which causes me to question how good a design this will prove to be in the long term as any accidental knocking of the phone whilst on the dock is going to place all the strain on the dock connector, a reason why I've previous rejected 3rd party docks. However, in this case the connector is metal which should virtually eliminate the risk of it snapping off inside the phone, but I do still wonder if any lateral movement of the docked phone is going to eventually damage the port inside the phone. Time will tell!

    It's also worth noting that you don't get a lightning cable or plug with this. That's made clear in the item description, but it's still a bit of a disappointment at this price.

    196 of 225 people found this useful