Best Desk Dock for iPhone 4S

El3ctronics

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Anyone have a recommendation about an iPhone dock to keep at my office desk for the 4S? I don't use a case so the Apple dock is definitely an option but I'm curious if anyone has better experience with any 3rd party ones. Thanks.
 

SandboxGeneral

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I always heard bad things about third party docks. I only use the Apple branded ones.
 

M Quick

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I always heard bad things about third party docks. I only use the Apple branded ones.
I never had any problems with any of the 10 different docks i bought for my iPhone, but when i had a problem it has been because of aftermarket sync cables causing the problem and not the dock itself, using a original sync cable with a dock has never been a problem.


For example this dock, that i integrated into my car has been working flawlessly to charge and put through music to my car audio system for months without any issues at all.



Click here for more info about it
http://www.iphonesavior.com/2011/11/hack-your-dashboard-for-a-custom-iphone-dock.html

And that is from a 3 dollar dock.. even when i took it apart i couldn't find anything that was "bad" per hardware, it was nicely soldered and put togheter, with nice weight to it. So if using it on the desk alone, it will not fall over either because it weighs about the same as the iPhone itself.

And all the other docks i've had has also been nice, never had a problem, but as i ordered many of them until i found one with the best suited hardware build up inside, i gave all the other docks away to friends and they are also working neatly as of today. So i can definitely recommend 3rd party docks from ebay that is like 2-5 bucks each..

EDIT: Before anyone says anything, i'll say it first, yes it's not a 4S in the picture, it's a 3GS, but i have a 4S atm and it's working flawlessly with that too :)
 

ProwlingTiger

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Made2Dock also offers a model that simply sits on your desk, no drilling. I've had a Made2Dock since they started making them and it truly is one the best docks around.
 

r-sky

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Although two others (ShionoyaTamaki & thatoneguy82)have already suggested the Sinjimoru Sync and Charge Dock Stand for iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, I'd like to throw in a plug for it as well.

I read a lot of reviews before purchasing mine and just love it. Small, easy to dock/undock my iphone and even works with the frogz case I have on my phone.

Note - when looking around to purchase it, you should be aware that some vendors sell it with a connection cable and some sell with no cable. It has an easy set-up to fit the cable into the dock and you are all set to go.
 
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