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Old Oct 1, 2012, 03:24 PM   #26
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Lenntek Dock
I guess that's my only option for now... Maybe I'll design my own.
if you order a Lenntek, please take some pictures when you receive it...so far, its the only one that isn't completely overkill in price and has a pocket for the phone to rest in...
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 03:44 PM   #27
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I like the idea of this one as it combines some of the items I wanted anyway (USB hub, audio out as well as a dock). I can also see the semi-rigid cable being very handy in the car. I'm one of the early backers, and considering you don't need a $20+tax Lightning cable as well, not a bad deal.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...or-your-iphone

Downside: not shipping until early January.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:14 PM   #28
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i'm a bit confused on the Braeburn dock...

The images for the black dock show the phone being supported by the notched out slot it sits in, however, the aluminum one shows no slot and the phone sits on the lightning connector only stickng out of the flat top surface...

Does anyone have the black one? Can you confirm it looks as the picture suggests? I have a black phone, so I'm looking for a black dock.

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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:30 PM   #29
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i'm a bit confused on the Braeburn dock...

The images for the black dock show the phone being support by the notched out slot it sits in, however, the aluminum one shows no slot and the phone sits on the lightning connector only stickng out of the flat top surface...

Does anyone have the black one? Can you confirm it looks as the picture suggests? I have a black phone, so I'm looking for a black dock.
I believe the one with the slot is for the iPhone 4/ 4s. But i may be wrong.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 09:15 PM   #30
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I am actually very tempted to just make my own and feed a cable through it until they come out with something cheaper! I do like this new cable as it is much more secure feeling than the previous, it just stinks when I think about how many other cables I have. At least I can use the plug part for them still
My buddys a carpenter so we tried this with a piece of wood after seeing another guy from the forum do it. It works but looks ridiculous with my sleek new phone Just ordered the Braeburn 5 dock. Stoked to how she looks! I think its shipping this week.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:29 PM   #31
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I was just holding my phone by the dock connector just now... I actually feels very stable... I'm reconsidering not getting the lenntek dock
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:31 PM   #32
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I was just holding my phone by the dock connector just now... I actually feels very stable... I'm reconsidering not getting the lenntek dock
I don't know, I just do not trust myself in an exhausted/half-asleep/inebriated state to not put too much force against the phone and end up having a bad night lol.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 10:47 PM   #33
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I don't know, I just do not trust myself in an exhausted/half-asleep/inebriated state to not put too much force against the phone and end up having a bad night lol.
Yep, I keep replaying that scenario in my head
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 12:44 AM   #34
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After visiting the apple store, I am confident the lightning connector as a dock will be fine.

Walk into the apple store and first, you will see hundreds of iPhone 5s being docked with nothing but the lightning connector and acrylic. No support plate, no back plate, nothing but connector and phone. (Correction there is a tiny acrylic guide plate to help customers align)

Second you will see tons of kids and the like playing and docking them. I think we should give apple more credit.

Braeburn, made2dock, lenntek, and others should be fine. Post those pics once you get them. Mine should be here this weekend. From what I read they are here in SoCal so I have my fingers crossed. I have been looking for a dock once I heard about the i5 release rumors. Once I saw the new connection, I knew there would be a lot of new products out there.

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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:43 AM   #35
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All the docks at my local Apple store had an acrylic backing to them.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 08:53 AM   #36
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All the docks at my local Apple store had an acrylic backing to them.
I stand corrected. There is a tiny acrylic guide plate that I somehow overlooked.

http://currenteditorials.files.wordp...012/09/ce1.jpg

Still confident that the Braeburn I ordered will pass the test.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:15 AM   #37
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i found this on kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...or-your-iphone

with regard to the audio out known from the iphone 4 dock, the creator says:

i find this a quite interesting claim regarding the abilities of lightning and future accessories... but the "dock" is quite ugly imho.

i also found this on kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ock-for-iphone
it looks very nice but as far as i understand you have to wire the lightning cable into the dock.
I'd love a dock that looks like the base of that thing, without the wacky bendy arm.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:41 AM   #38
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I'd love a dock that looks like the base of that thing, without the wacky bendy arm.
my thought. i like the extra usb ports and the audio out. i'm still intrigued by the creators statement about the digital audio out of the lightning connector. does somebody have more information about this? thanks in advance.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:56 AM   #39
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I believe the one with the slot is for the iPhone 4/ 4s. But i may be wrong.
You are right. Says on their site "PLEASE NOTE - Braeburn for iPhone 4/4S model shown".

I ended up ordering 2 black ones (one for night table, one for work desk). I like the fact I get to use the Apple cables, so I don't have to worry about it causing any damage to the phone. I will trust that it will support the phone appropriately.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:19 PM   #40
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 05:02 PM   #41
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Not quite as cheap as $1.27 but I took a blackberry 9790 sync pod, took all the existing wiring out and replaced it with my lightning cable result below. Thank blackberry
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 05:53 PM   #42
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Not quite as cheap as $1.27 but I took a blackberry 9790 sync pod, took all the existing wiring out and replaced it with my lightning cable result below. Thank blackberry
Nice work. That looks pretty good.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 05:55 PM   #43
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Not quite as cheap as $1.27 but I took a blackberry 9790 sync pod, took all the existing wiring out and replaced it with my lightning cable result below. Thank blackberry
You gave me a great idea for this custom one I'm working on. Rather than cutting a precise slot out, I can cut out for a dock adapter that somewhat fits the iPhone 5 and drop that in instead.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 06:51 PM   #44
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http://made2dock.myshopify.com/produ...n-case-iphone5

Not available yet, but I think I'll be ordering one of these.
I obviously cannot speak to the iPhone 5 dock which hasn't been released yet, however; I have three of their docks for my IP4/4S and they are perfect. Easy to dock/undock, nice finish, and great customer support. One stopped working for some reason and they sent me another for free. (And no, I don't work for them or anything, just enjoy their stuff).
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 07:17 PM   #45
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I obviously cannot speak to the iPhone 5 dock which hasn't been released yet, however; I have three of their docks for my IP4/4S and they are perfect. Easy to dock/undock, nice finish, and great customer support. One stopped working for some reason and they sent me another for free. (And no, I don't work for them or anything, just enjoy their stuff).
I agree about the quality of those docks. I had one at work, one at home and another at my mother's house and they all worked perfectly. I hated putting them away when I sold my iPhone 4 and got the iPhone 5. Given my experience with those docks I plan on waiting (impatiently I admit) for the new version to come out.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 07:24 PM   #46
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You are right. Says on their site "PLEASE NOTE - Braeburn for iPhone 4/4S model shown".

I ended up ordering 2 black ones (one for night table, one for work desk). I like the fact I get to use the Apple cables, so I don't have to worry about it causing any damage to the phone. I will trust that it will support the phone appropriately.
Please review with pics when you get them.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:02 PM   #47
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I agree about the quality of those docks. I had one at work, one at home and another at my mother's house and they all worked perfectly. I hated putting them away when I sold my iPhone 4 and got the iPhone 5. Given my experience with those docks I plan on waiting (impatiently I admit) for the new version to come out.
Checked out their site. Not sure if Im digging the circle design, but the finish looks nice.Also, anything anodized Ive ever owned (like my new iphone) seems to scratch very easily, especially black. Are these the only finishes they offer?

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Ditto.Lets see some pics of the Braeburn when it comes in. Im waiting on mine as well.Same goes for Lenntek
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:25 PM   #48
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Checked out their site. Not sure if Im digging the circle design, but the finish looks nice.Also, anything anodized Ive ever owned (like my new iphone) seems to scratch very easily, especially black. Are these the only finishes they offer?

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Those are the only two finishes. The ones I had were black. I never had a problem with them getting scratched, but then they pretty much stayed in one place. I don't think they would have scratched easily. Another thing I liked about them was how heavy and solid they were - very stable and not something you could accidentally bump into and send flying.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:28 PM   #49
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The Lightning Dock's definitely has the nicest looking dock, but for $60? Cmon now, if I wait a couple months more will be out for a cheaper price.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 11:33 PM   #50
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Why don't you guys get a regular stand like the elago
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