Should I get the dock?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by A Macbook Pro, May 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking if I should get the Apple dock. Apart from the fact that it doesn't work with any cases are there any other flaws I need to know about?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    It works fine with my Macally case. Not sure how long the case will hold up,but for now it is doing the trick for me.

    Stan
     
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    redgaz26

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    I bought a leather case from incase. Quite expensive £50 but cheaper than the apple case plus the dock which came to £55.
    And it's actually better than the dock I think. I'm typing this just now on it and the case is holding the iPad at a great angle for typing. There's 3 different slots on the case depending on which angle you prefer !!!
     
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    redgaz26

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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I like the dock - I do have to take off the case for it to work - but the Apple case now comes on and off quite easily now.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    With all of my previous iPhones / iPods, I found myself using the docks frequently and usually kept a few at home, one at work an even one in the car. With the iPad, I prefer a stand because I find myself wanting to switch between portrait and landscape more frequently. With the improved battery life, I don't feel the need to keep it plugged in all the time. When it does need charging, I can still keep it in my stand with the charging cable plugged in on the side or top (iPad sitting in the stand "upside down"). I guess the ability to turn the iPad upside down and making the 30-pin connector more accessible is one of the main reasons that I find the dock less necessary. Oh, and then final reason I don't want the Apple dock is that I have a TPU case that I love but would need to be removed to use the dock.

    In short, my recommendation is to hold off on getting a dock until you know how you are going to use the iPad.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if the dock can be used with other apple products? I have a 1st Gen iPod Touch and would be good if i could use the iPad doc for both devices?
     

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