• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Awful

    • Written by Matthew H from London

    I don't normally write product reviews, but I had to for this. This product is so badly designed it beggars belief.

    The idea of a universal dock for all models of iphone is a good one – if you change your phone you don't have to buy a new dock. Also makes sense from Apple's point of view, so they don't have to have a different product for each model of phone. Their solution however, is crazy – a dock where there is no physical support for your iphone except for the lightening pin itself. So not only does your phone wobble from side to side (which is annoying, and doesn't exactly fulfil the brief of a 'dock'), but it's literally just a matter of time before it breaks – because really, how could it not? In my case, it lasted two months.

    Partly I blame myself, as I suspected this was not a good product and had in fact heard others criticise it for exactly these reasons. But I chose to believe that it couldn't be that bad, and thought that if you used it properly and carefully it would surely be fine. How wrong I was – a complete waste of £40.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight and overpriced.

    • Written by Kevin S from London

    It does charge but it is way to light, you cannot just pick your phone up off the dock as the dock is way too light and the fitting too tight, so as long as you are prepared to hold the dock down whilst you remove it then its fine, does have audio pass through so if you want it hooked up permanently to HiFi etc its useful.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very fiddly.

    • Written by Mark S from London

    Using a 6/6s/7 Plus with the dock is fiddly and annoying.

    It's very difficult to align the Lightning port on the phone correctly with the Lightning spike on the dock. And it's very hard to unplug, often requiring both hands to separate the tiny, not-that-heavy base from the phone.

    It often takes 10s, sometimes longer, of angling it and scraping around trying to seat the un-flared hole, in the oh-so-smoothly rounded edge of the phone, onto the not-particularly chamfered/rounded spike. This when you just want to plug the darn thing in already. It's like they've deliberately sabotaged the experience.

    Unplugging's just as bad. The force with which the Lightning socket grips the spike is far, far greater than the weight of the base, and because the base is so small and the phone so large, it's not always possible to free the thing with just one hand. Again, it's like they've deliberately sabotaged the experience.

    Also, the force required to use the fake home button on the 7 Plus typically means the rubber-based dock still slides away from you before it registers. Again, it's like they've deliberately sabotaged the experience.

    Also, I find that the rake is insufficient. When I put the phone down at arm's reach, the screen is facing my chest. Possibly this is to avoid glare or stressing the lightning spike, which is the sole means of support, putting the weight of the Plus sized phones entirely onto a tiny sliver of somewhat-reinforced circuit-board material. Whatever, again, it's like they're deliberately sabotaging the experience.

    If the base were slightly differently shaped and had a less hard/scrapy edge, one might be able to use it to lie the phone on it's side, as a prop, to watch video. But it isn't, and it doesn't, and we can't. So, while that doesn't feel like deliberate sabotage, it feels like an obvious potential use ignored, wastefully.

    Really, Apple's current levels of design honesty seem to be falling short of their own espoused standards.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No plug??

    • Written by Susan W from London

    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.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst dock yet

    • Written by Malcolm H from San Diego

    Doesn't hold the phone correctly, wobbles from side to side, after a few days fails to charge because the port goes out of alignment. If high price is due to the proprietary audio out circuitry Apple should rethink this product and make a cheaper version as the majority of people won't be using this for audio. The £35 dock itself is worse than than the ones for £1 off eBay because at least those have a recess to keep the phone in place.

    79 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally.. The Best Lightning Dock Ever

    • Written by Hannan G from Southgate

    This Amazing & Awesome Long Waited Lightning Dock has Finally Arrived into your local Apple stores, that will now fit any apple iPhone, iPad, iPod cases on, will you don't have to remove the case from the dock. at last this dock is now compatible with most apple, power support, belkin, spigen, and many other thousands cases that will fit perfectly on to your new amazing design lightning dock stand. i went for the white colour to match the 0.5m lightning cable that has been plugged into my macbook air and it all works an absolute treat, i'm really happy & loved it alot.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by Ian C from Wimbledon

    I have bought two of these docks. Neither charge my device when docked though they charge when connected straight to the cable. The connection with and without the case isn't great and you have to wiggle things about to get connected. Even when connected the connection gets lost very quickly and the music stops!! Still doesn't charge. Both will be returned. Shame I really liked the simple design.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the job, but feels like Apple ten years ago

    • Written by Dave C from Liverpool

    I love the dock; it does what I need it to without any faff. The white plastic makes it feel like it's a piece of Apple tech from days gone by though. That shiny white plastic look went out with the iPhone 4S didn't it? I'd expect brushed aluminium now to fit it better with the current aesthetics of the Apple range, though admittedly it might hike the price up a little bit. If price were an issue though people wouldn't be spending £35.00 on this thing; they'd stick with the cable or buy something cheaper.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Several Problems

    • Written by Dominic H from Manchester

    The good:
    -Love the aux output at the back, its a great feature
    -Looks good as well.

    The problems:
    -Iphone 6 doesn't sit comfortably on top. It wobbles around and rapidly goes from charging to not when it wobbles which occasionally cases the iPhone to crash after showing a blue screen. Worrying.
    -This wobble means you can wake up in the morning and find your phone hasn't charged fully as you knocked it during the night and something as simple as a breeze from a window can mean it stops charging as it pushes slightly on the charger.
    -Every time it wobbles and disconnects you also loose the music through the aux output (obviously) but then the iPhone also pauses the song, creating a lot of hassle to put the iPhone in the correct position so that it charges again and outputs the music.

    -Nice idea, but executed poorly for the price.
    e.g. the iPhone cannot sit perfectly on the dock (has to be slanted to the left or right (for me anyway) ).

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 6 Lightning Dock

    • Written by Ron K from Hastings

    just purchased one of these, works well, to enable me to charge my IPhone 6 with cover on, I was surprised to find that this device did not have the lightning cable supplied with it, was told that I had to use the one that came with the phone, therefore, not such a good value item @ £35 plus cost of an extra lightning cable! Come on Apple, supply this as a complete device!

    122 of 136 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful and causes iPhone 5c crash.

    • Written by Andrew R from EDINBURGH

    This dock sounds good in theory, at last an Apple dock which doesn't require you to pry your iPhone out of its case. The reality of this product is that you have a suspended lightning connector with no back support making the iPhone connection unstable with the slightest vibration destabilising the iPhone and causing rapid connection switching which is severe enough to cause iOS to crash, In addition the iPhone wants the lean back where the centre of gravity takes it making the connection so precarious as contact is often lost from some of the metal contacts again resulting in a confused iPhone which may crash and need to be reset.

    In short I cannot recommend this poorly designed accessory as it defies all engineering principals just to look pretty on your desk at the risk of damaging your expensive iPhone.

    58 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sean L from bradford

    i got this with my new iPhone 6 plus the stand is fantastic and i would recommend to everyone its better than just having to slam you phone on the top plus makes charging more convenient however unlike past docks this one doesn't have anything to support it at the back so its just your device thats standing on it with no back support although thats more me been picky but i would recommend to all iPhone/ipod users :D

    20 of 29 people found this useful