• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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