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3soteric
Nov 28, 2012, 02:03 PM
Looking for a dock as above - there are a few out there for the iPhone 5 but i cant seem to find any for the iPad mini...

Anyone seen one?



misterquin
Dec 2, 2012, 11:21 PM
Not really the answer you were looking for probably, but I've been looking EVERYWHERE and I'm thinking there simply isn't one.

Ideally there would be a dual ipad mini/ iPhone 5 docking station but I've not seen that either.

Ahh well. Perhaps someone else will come to the rescue.

AdrianT
Dec 3, 2012, 03:13 AM
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0184/1236/products/iPad-Mini-Dock-Silver-1_grande.jpg?73

thelightningdock.com works with iPhone 5 and iPad mini

I ordered one, I'll post pics when I get it

supertomtom
Dec 3, 2012, 03:33 AM
thelightningdock.com works with iPhone 5 and iPad mini

I ordered one, I'll post pics when I get it


I've been looking at that one as well. Was wondering if back support is necessary for the mini.

allapon
Dec 3, 2012, 09:05 AM
Count me in on Lightning dock!!

They sent e-mail to me that they shipped out yesterday. Sadly, no tracking information available :(

However, I didn't order back support since I have Joy Factory Smart Suit on my iPad Mini. I am afraid that it will not fit with back support. However, it seem like back support is removable. :(

I will post some update when dock arrive!!

Also, Check Dock+ on Kickstarter. It seem nice, I might order one if Lightning dock doesn't not work!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dockplus/charging-dock-for-iphone-5?ref=live

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/244/616/6c689d84a544cd50bf2027b614e8e324_large.jpg?1352081717

AdrianT
Dec 3, 2012, 10:11 PM
Got the dock today...the mini works without the back support, however, you can't really use it on the dock as its kinda flimsy without the back support, I have a back clear case on the iPad mini.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102846/Photo%2012-03-2012-19.45.24.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102846/Photo%2012-03-2012-19.48.38.jpg

The iPhone works without the backsupport pretty well, but if u have a thicker case it might not fit with the backsupport on. I have a SPG Neo Hybrid and it fits with the backsupport but its tight.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102846/Photo%2012-03-2012-19.52.11.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102846/Photo%2012-03-2012-19.52.58.jpg

lauro
Dec 26, 2012, 04:09 PM
www.izidock.com

This is a link to an interesting iPad mini dock.
It uses the original apple lighting cable and the finish is crystal/glass matching the iPad mini. Also works for the other lightning compatible devices.
Also found on amazon and ebay

dinggus
Dec 26, 2012, 04:38 PM
Is there any that look like the iMac stand?

shenan1982
Dec 26, 2012, 07:39 PM
Absolutely annoys me to no end how Apple is being so tight with the Lightning technology. It's really making me a bitter Apple consumer, because I spent all that money for a Mini and an iPhone 5, and they're basically preventing 3rd parties from making accessories. To make it worse, they have none of their own (ie docks like every previous phone and iPad have had).

Jman13
Jan 25, 2013, 11:58 AM
Arghh....can't somebody make a dock that actually supports the back of the iPad? I found a really nice wooden/brass steampunk dock for the iPad mini/iPad 4 on Etsy, but it's $175...a little too rich for my blood. I found another really nice one on Etsy for the Mini, but it looks like it won't work with the smart cover attached, so I'd likely have to remove the smart cover to put it in the dock.

Cptnodegard
Jan 25, 2013, 02:38 PM
Ihave one that was only about $10 shipped from DealExtreme. Review is here: http://www.pocketables.com/2013/01/accessory-review-dealextreme-10-60-ipad-mini-dock.html

Only reason I bought one is that a dock like that is only a pass-trough to a proper Apple cable, so don't have to worry too much about weird chinese creations. I still opened it up first to see that everything was ok though

Jman13
Jan 25, 2013, 05:57 PM
I ended up getting this one. Simple pass through, which is fine, since I have lots of lightning cables. I got it in black. I'll post pics when it arrives.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/119542705/ipad-mini-wood-dock?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=Ipad+mini+dock&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=Ipad+mini+dock

bidwalj
Jan 26, 2013, 10:32 AM
Ihave one that was only about $10 shipped from DealExtreme. Review is here: http://www.pocketables.com/2013/01/accessory-review-dealextreme-10-60-ipad-mini-dock.html

Only reason I bought one is that a dock like that is only a pass-trough to a proper Apple cable, so don't have to worry too much about weird chinese creations. I still opened it up first to see that everything was ok though

Thanks. I ordered the same one. Your review helped.

cbb77
Jan 26, 2013, 05:40 PM
Anyone try this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KiDiGi-BLACK-DESKTOP-CHARGER-CRADLE-DOCK-MADE-FOR-8-PIN-USB-CABLE-iPAD-MINI-/350702015927?pt=US_Tablet_Docking_Stations_Keyboards&hash=item51a77815b7

Seems to be adjustable.

h00ligan
Jan 26, 2013, 07:01 PM
I got one from dx and it was an absolute Pyle of crap. I would expect most of the cheap Chinese first offs to be as bad. The connectors are plyed wire and could very easily break off in your device.

I'm all for cheap and cheerful and I use many things from mono price but dx I'm done with. Every item ever ordered has been garbage. Those are what you see on ebay.

Cptnodegard
Jan 26, 2013, 07:32 PM
I got one from dx and it was an absolute Pyle of crap. I would expect most of the cheap Chinese first offs to be as bad. The connectors are plyed wire and could very easily break off in your device.

I'm all for cheap and cheerful and I use many things from mono price but dx I'm done with. Every item ever ordered has been garbage. Those are what you see on ebay.

DX and ebay both have both crap and gems. The one I linked to my review of is from DX, but as you can see from the images from when I took it apart to expect its internals, it's not bad. I always take apart cheap things to see inside, even just from one identical unit to the next. Sometimes it's good, somethings not. I also have a $26 iPad mini bluetooth keyboard from DX that is beyond awesome.

misskaty
Feb 10, 2013, 05:15 PM
A dual dock that is definitely on my wish list!


https://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/6601696/il_570xN.426145285_jl72.jpg

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121024924/dual-concrete-docking-station

dinggus
Feb 13, 2013, 09:38 PM
A dual dock that is definitely on my wish list!


Image (https://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/6601696/il_570xN.426145285_jl72.jpg)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/121024924/dual-concrete-docking-station

That's cool. I'm assuming the coating they put on the concrete keeps it from scratching your devices?

Raegor
Feb 20, 2013, 01:41 PM
I'd love one that holds the ipad mini horizontally. Would make the perfect alarm clock dock.

yyr
Mar 29, 2013, 07:38 AM
In desperation - I'm wondering if this might work for the mini. Any thoughts?

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HB369ZM/A/belkin-charge-sync-lightning-dock?fnode=45&fs=m.iphoneCompatibility%3Diphone5

warrenpeeps
Apr 4, 2013, 08:36 PM
Wow ... I like the one from kickstarter. I can't wait to see some reviews.

bighabeeb
Apr 8, 2013, 03:07 PM
In desperation - I'm wondering if this might work for the mini. Any thoughts?

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HB369ZM/A/belkin-charge-sync-lightning-dock?fnode=45&fs=m.iphoneCompatibility%3Diphone5

I bought one of these - it works alright for the mini: all it takes is a slight tap to push it over, however, as the mini definitely puts too much weight up top for a device designed for the iphone.

I will also mention that this device WILL NOT work for the full size ipad - it's just too heavy. It fits fine, but unless you're taping the dock down, you're not going to be able to make it work.

jamesjingyi
Apr 9, 2013, 06:25 AM
If I had the money... This one... Not so much a dock but really cool and eco friendly!

http://www.electree.fr/vivien.muller/Electree-en.html

yyr
Apr 9, 2013, 04:35 PM
I bought one of these - it works alright for the mini: all it takes is a slight tap to push it over, however, as the mini definitely puts too much weight up top for a device designed for the iphone.

I will also mention that this device WILL NOT work for the full size ipad - it's just too heavy. It fits fine, but unless you're taping the dock down, you're not going to be able to make it work.

:( Thanks, I'll probably pass.