Belkin Valet charging dock

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Mabus51, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have thoughts on this stand? The Apple store exclusive one not the plastic cheap one sold on Amazon. Thought it might be decent to use with the S3. Or should I just wait for the enviable wireless one for the iPhone X.
     
  2. ItalianBoston macrumors regular

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    Just bought one today from the Apple store. Seems like a well designed and built dock, love how heavy it is and that the lightning connecter can be raised or lowered depending on the case the phone is it. It's pretty expense but you get what you pay for I suppose.
     
  3. testcard macrumors 68040

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    Certainly not cheap, but I bought one soon after they were first sold and I’m still using it. Great design and very sturdy.
     
  4. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    i have it. it's great but sometimes it's hard to place your phone on the lightning connector properly. it's kind of annoying.
     
  5. Mabus51 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies. This is definitely a charging station I'm interested in. But I feel since it hasn't been updated in awhile and with the iPhone X right around the corner Belkin may update this unit. I'm going to hold off to see if a revision happens. Personally I would like to see it have USB ports in the back to charge other devices.
     
  6. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn’t expect a redesign unless it is mimicking apples mat charger that is coming out. If you want a stand for the phone/Watch, there is also Belin’s powerhouse. Different design, but similar functionality to the valet.

    https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Power...=8-1&keywords=belkin+iphone+and+watch+charger

    I have this and like it a lot. Although as reviews there state and so did others in this thread, it can be tricky to get the phone on the connector. In the light it isn’t an issue. In low light or dark... good luck.
     
  7. predation macrumors 65816

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    what material is used for the part that "touches" the back side of the phone?
    im using a jet black phone and don't use a case. so would like to use something that doesn't scratch the back of the phone.
     
  8. testcard macrumors 68040

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    There’s a strip of soft black rubber attached to the horizontal support on my Belkin Valet. iPhone rests against this.
     
  9. predation macrumors 65816

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    i wonder if the power house uses the same soft black rubber where its "black" on the powerhouse unit.
     
  10. testcard macrumors 68040

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    Hard to tell from photos, and even the Belkin site doesn’t make it clear.
    http://www.belkin.com/uk/p/P-F8J200/
    However I’d guess that the entire black panel is a soft rubber. You could always email Belkin and ask.
     
  11. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    Not entirely sure. I’d guess it is some sort of plastic underneath, but the surface feels soft and if you tap on it a bit spongy. Can’t imagine it’d scratch anything or rub off. My phone is naked too, albeit the space gray and not jet black.
     

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