Dual dock for iPad and iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Benbikeman, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    I'm looking for a dock that will simultaneously charge both iPad and iPhone. I've found this:
    [​IMG]
    (XtremeMac)
    which is rather silly as the phone blocks your view of the iPad screen.

    And this:
    [​IMG]
    (Griffin PowerDock Duo)
    which is a more sensible design, but still looks rather plasticky.

    Is there a more Apple-like product available? Something in aluminium, perhaps? In an absolutely ideal world, the iPad would slide in sideways as I prefer it in landscape mode, but I'd settle for portrait mode.

    Ben
     
  2. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

    iHeartsteve

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    Yea the second one looks cheap. Why do you care if your phone blocks your iPad? I thought its really just to charge when your NOT using it.

    How much is that first one?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Since the advent of wifi syncing, you need only connect when IOS updates appear...I prefer the first picture, but still have my original Apple dock...It's all I need.
     
  4. sean080 macrumors newbie

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    How about something like this made by iSound?

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    You also have the option of turning your iPad to landscape mode in front of your iPhone so the view is unobstructed like so:

    [​IMG]

    Amazon Link

    Here is one made by iHome but the iPhone/iPod are placed in front of the iPad.

    [​IMG]

    Currently unavailable on Amazon.
     
  5. Benbikeman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    Because I also use it passively, displaying my diary/to-do list on my desk, and as a digital photo-frame in the living-room.

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    Thanks, Sean. That looks a bit more like it, but unfortunately gets very poor reviews:
    http://www.amazon.com/i-Sound-ISOUN...iewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
     
  6. Benbikeman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    Any other suggested products?

    I had a look at both the Griffin and the XtremeMac ones. The Griffin is horribly cheap-looking. The XtremeMac one isn't as bad, but it's still not great and covering the iPad screen is not ideal.

    I can't believe someone hasn't created an aesthetically-pleasing version!

    Ben
     
  7. Benbikeman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    Thanks, but to be honest that looks like a really cheap and nasty copy of the XtremeMac one.
     

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