iPhone 5 dock watch thread...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mcdj, Sep 29, 2012.

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    mcdj

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    Post here with any docks you find as they become available.

    The only thing I've seen so far is theipadframe.com's CG mockup, which is basically an Apple design knockoff, and looks too tight for docking with any case. It has no pricing or release date info. I'm also leary of a company that offers iPad mini accessories.
     
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    I posted earlier about this. There was some interaction from a rep from the company on here.

    http://www.braeburnacoustics.com/category_s/1825.htm

    I PM'd but haven't heard back
     
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    Pm disabled for the user so I have emailed to check on availability. I just saw the elevation dock. I wonder if any other companies are coming up with anything.
     
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    mcdj

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    Just saw this in the flesh at Tekserve in NYC.

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    It's basically a big plastic base that you feed your own lightning cable into. Kinda pricey for a plastic box ($40), though it does come with a USB cable extension and 2 dock inserts for naked/cased.

    I passed on it. Way too big in both size and price for what it does.

    http://www.lenntek.com/products/Dock/Dock
     
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    Wish it had some support for the phone, I don't like how the only thing holding the phone up is the connector itself.
     
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    Smileyboy

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    I agree, I worry the connector might snap off inside the phone.
     
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    really torn between the braeburn and the ipad frame docks... if the braeburn had some more support it would be a definate winner, similarly if the ipad frame one had an audio jack out I'd get it straight away.

    Think I'll go for the braeburn based on price, material and slightly better functionality (sound amplification) but I'll see what delivery is like for the other one because delivery to anywhere outside the US for braeburn is sketchy atm and even when it's set up I think will be expensive.
     
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    i think i may order one also :D
     
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    Senseotech

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    I'm actually contemplating making one. After someone (I seem to have forgotten who exactly) here in the forums was showing off their custom wooden dock, I'm leaning towards trying my hand. It does have the downside of being more work, but with most of the current docks having long ship times and requiring us to bring our own Lightning cables, the trade-off is minimal.
     
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    Just got an email from customer support.

    They said they have docks for the desk (the one released now) as well as a new version for use when the lightning connector is unavailable.

    If you look at their 30 pin based models, the dock connector is pass through. When I emailed about the dock connector - they referred me to the FAQ below the page.


    I'm gonna bite the bullet and order one. If they come out with another one I may just order again. For 25 bucks, it's less than my griffin case.
     
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    Did they state if they're shipping now or if there's a wait time? I'm tempted to pull the trigger on one if it'll get here in a reasonable timeframe (a week or less), but if its a "mid-October" type thing, I'll hold off.
     
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    I agree, but it's kind of interesting how several of the docks are showing up with that design.
     
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    All these docks are really overprice IMHO. Seriously.
     
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    Great thread. I am interested in seeing the ancillary innovation that stems from the iPhone 5.
     
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    The braeburn one is only $24.95. The dock apple put out for the 4/4S was $20-$30, so about the same price.

    Must have got lucky cause it was $19.95 yesterday.
     
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    Ditto. I can't wait. Hopefully have it in hand this weekend!
     
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    Senseotech

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    Bit the bullet and bought the Lenntek Dock. The Braeburn was cheaper, but the total lack of support for the phone was a deal breaker; I'm clumsy and heavy handed at 5am when the alarm is blaring and don't want to risk breaking off a lightning tip inside my phone or worse. I'll still probably build one out, but until then, this one will do. Once it arrives, which should hopefully be this week or next, I'll post up a full review.
     
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    Lenntek Dock
    I guess that's my only option for now... Maybe I'll design my own.
     
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    i found this on kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787686855/foundation-dock-the-new-home-for-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/hop/elevation-dock-the-best-dock-for-iphone
    it looks very nice but as far as i understand you have to wire the lightning cable into the dock.
     
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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 ;)
     

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