iPad Dual iPad/Phone charging station recommendations?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by bdclary, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. bdclary macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2013
    Hi all:

    We have a third gen iPad and an iPhone 5, both in Otterbox Defender cases (we have kids). My wife would prefer to replace the next of charging cables on her nightstand with a charging station that will charge both the iPad and iPhone. Her criteria are:

    • Clock display
    • Be able to accommodate the devices in their Otterbox cases
    • Stereo

    We're not looking for audiophile quality out of the stereo; the ability to play music off the device would be nice.

    I've been looking at an iHome station (e.g., http://www.amazon.com/iHome-Charging-Stereo-Charge-iPhone/dp/B00COHALOM/), but I'm not sure the iPad would fit on top in its case. Does anyone know if it will? If it doesn't, will purchasing a dock extender (e.g., http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Extender-30-Pin-Converter-iPhone/dp/B0089GXGWQ/) work?

    Or are there are other stations that meet our criteria better?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. illuminoraa macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    New York
    The iHome will not work with an otterbox. The dock extender will work for the 30 pin but there are few options for a lightning dock extender that actually work (none that I've seen, actually). I would recommend getting a charging station, instead, similar to this http://t.brookstone.com/bluelounge-sanctuary-charging-station
  3. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Dual iPad/Phone charging station recommendations?

    The Everdock with work with cases and stand 2 devices using the duo version.
    Expensive though.
    No clock.
  4. illuminoraa macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2013
    New York
  5. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Don't think what you're looking for is available. Otterbox cases make devices mostly undockable. However, the Everdock will allow for double docking for charging. Looking forward to getting mine.
  6. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I think finding any docking solution with those cases is going to be challenging.

    How about a Bluetooth clock radio and just plugging in to charge?
  7. Domx9 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    You may take a look at RavPower 4-port charging station. It meets what you need I think.

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