• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Dock Rocks!

    • Written by Michael N from CHICAGO

    But not in a good way.

    I'm surprised that Apple would release the dock with an unstable seating mechanism. I checked the Apple Store and they're all like that so I'm certain they're working on an new one, right now.

    In the meantime, my fix (6s with apple leather case): two round cork bumper pads, 1/2" x 1/16" thick, at the front corners. As this solution is aesthetically unpleasant, I would use clear bumpers the next time. Thicker dome bumpers may work better if no case is present.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works when it wants to. Bad design

    • Written by Bartlomiej R from chicago

    Ill been using this dock with my iPhone 6s plus now Im using it with my iPhone 8plus. Some time it works right away and most times dont work at all. I even get a message saying Not made for this device. Just an overall bad design just one hard tap you can knock over your phone with the dock.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea, just not completely thought out

    • Written by Stanley W from Brookhaven

    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 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by Caden C from Sulphur

    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

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Simon J from Torquay

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

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing if you have lightning earpods and want to charge

    • Written by Anthony P from Mountain View

    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.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for use with a protective case

    • Written by Michael W from Wheeling

    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.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully designed, not suited for one hand operation

    • Written by Shashwat P from Morgan Hill

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible - Returning

    • Written by Liz S from Woodbine

    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.

    11 of 27 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


    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1 five stars...

    • Written by JOHN T from MILTON

    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.

    147 of 200 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So ar so good...

    • Written by Daniel O from Yuma

    Pretty basic but that's what I was looking for. If you've never used a dock for your iphone then you'll be pleased with the added utility. Sure, it just holds the phone upright but now I can use my iPhone as a bedside clock and that's really the only reason I purchased it. If you're looking for something more sexy and perhaps more useful then look at the non-Apple offerings. Either way, the goal may end up being the same and that is to simply hold the phone upright.

    291 of 335 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice dock BUT doesn't work for all cases

    • Written by David B from Mount Pleasant

    Just wanted to post that this dock works with slimmer cases, however, two cases that I have tried that are a tad too big include the Otterbox Symmetry and the Spigen Tough Armor. I switch cases often so it won't bother me too much but I wish it was made to work with slightly thicker cases.

    67 of 80 people found this useful