• 4.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea, just not completely thought out

    The idea of the dock is great, but it doesn't work with many cases that apple sells in-store. I have to always take my phone out of the case to use the dock. I like that it is easier to see notifications. The audio dock is great if you hook it up to your computer or an amplified speaker so you can listen to music while working. Not designed to watch videos in the correct format.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Really love this dock - it sits perfectly with my iPhone on top on my desk. It's connected to my Mac most of the time and I've not ever had a problem with it. Really solid build quality with high quality Apple craftsmanship as expected. Really great product. Highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    I've used this for many weeks know and so far so good i have not encounterd any issues works Very Good i like it a lot

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    The dock is quite slow to charge an iPhone 7 plus. Double the time of a regular charge..
    I'm underwhelmed.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing if you have lightning earpods and want to charge

    I would have paid more to have an extra lightning port so that i could charge and use my lightning earpods at the same time. I use my earpods both for listening to music and phone calls and I like to keep the phone charging at the same time. I bought two of these, one for work and one for home office. Now I have to pay $39 X 2 to also buy the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar splitter (also available here under power and cord accessories). I'm pretty disappointed about this.

    The base itself is nice -- heavy with a rubberized bottom so it doesn't slide on the desk. I have an iPhone SE and the phone seats well without rocking, although I worry about putting too much pressure on it while tapping, etc. I guess I have to have faith as long as I don't accidentally knock it with any kind of force it's sturdy enough not to break. As far as appearance, I got two space gray docks and I'm pleased with their looks overall.

    With an extra lightning port, I would have gladly paid another $10 and would be giving this a 5 star review instead.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality product

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for use with a protective case

    I got this case for my wife's new iPhone 7, because she needs to be able to run wired audio from her phone while connected to power. This was the one viable solution that was already on the market at the release of the iPhone 7. Despite the description that it's "fully case compatible," the added space of the moderately protective Otterbox Symmetry was too much for it. Some different adapters to accommodate differently sized cases would be a welcomed fix to this product. Meanwhile, how about a simple Y-adapter to allow both functions at once, please.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

    Go this for xmas 2015, it now won't charge and says 'this accessory may not be supported' and doesn't charge

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed, not suited for one hand operation

    I bought this so that I can have my iPhone 6s connected to my mac while also being able to test my apps during development. While the dock itself is beautifully designed and has enough heft to keep the iPhone in place without toppling over, trying to do anything with it while it is docked is a bit of a disappointment.

    Like many other reviewers have mentioned, the iPhone keeps moving side to side if you try to use it when docked. I might have to stick some foam spacers on either side of the dock connector just to prevent it from moving around. But if your needs are only to charge it when in the dock, it probably will work fine as designed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible - Returning

    Terrible product for the money. Phone doesn't always immediately go into charging mode when put into the dock. Have to wiggle phone around to get the "sweet spot" and then it doesn't always stay. Don't bother with this product. Am returning mine.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but a bit overpriced.

    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.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its a dock, and it works

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Gray Dock

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleepless nights with one of these by your bedside!

    I bought one of these to match my Rose iPhone 6s. It is a disaster. I set it up on my night table. It worked for two days then it started to misbehave. It switched the phone on with a bright light and alert - several times a minute! I darkened the screen and then ten seconds later, it comes on again with a loud alert. I can't switch off the sound as my kids live abroad and sometimes call at unearthly hours. I had to unhook it. I sent it back to Apple who replaced it with another. Fine, I thought, till I connected it and it did the very same thing. I cannot get to first base with Apple Support and have decided to bin it and forget the refund I asked for. I certainly do not recommend it.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy to use with iphone6s smart case

    I bought this yesterday from a Apple Store premium seller. Tried using it with my iPhone 6s with apple smart battery case and it will not charge the case and phone together so you must separate and change them separately if you wish to use this dock. As it does work when they are separated I cannot get my money back.

    20 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Very good quality and sturdiness would definitely recommend

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1 five stars...

    I am a huge dock fan with Apple but also don't pull punches with Apple. They are failing left and right with many issues. However, I bought two of these since I just noticed that they are available, finally! I was skeptical of the design when I first looked at it here but realized after reading that they will fit the iPhone with an APPLE case, I realized the reason for the "suspended in air" attachment. Anyone with a lick of common sense can see that this is where the case will be the weakest, if at all. After reading the reviews here and seeing that the docks failed after one day, I'm weary of my new purchase, at over $100.00 for just two of these. But mine is fine and enjoyable so far. Hooked up one next to my bed. The other is here next to my iMac. I love the weight. They are heavy for their size which is nice. I don't know if you can make them heavier unless you use depleted uranium! So, as long as these don't fail, the color is nice. Weight is better than the previous white ones. Function works for the moment. I have the Apple leather case which "snaps" onto the back and it fits as designed by Apple. I hope this suspended in the air method does not make the lightening connection fail like some reviewers have stated in their posts. For now, I'm very happy with them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Great product! It does exactly what it needs to do - charge iPhones, but it does that simple task looking slick and stylish.

    2 of 4 people found this useful