Why doesn't anyone make Lightning dock devices that work with cases?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by zorinlynx, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    It is trivial to design a Lightning dock device that works with a case. Just extend the connector up from the plastic base a bit and provide support for the device to lean back.

    Yet nobody seems to do it! I think I found ONE Sony alarm clock dock that did work with a case but even then it was just barely and you had to tweak it around to make it work.

    At the very least they could design the devices to work with Apple's OWN cases. Shouldn't compatibility with Apple's own cases be part of the "MFi" certification process? It's frustrating!
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    This one from Belkin works well for me and works well with cases. I use a Seidio Surface and it works great. I also used mounting tape to secure it to my desk so the iPhone pulls out with one hand.

  3. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I simply bought a lightning connector extension for my dock.
  4. gc916 macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2012
    Have you seen EverDock? I have the Duo. It accommodates our iPhone 5 and 5s with or without cases, and sticks very well to our countertop using micro-suction.

    If I had to do it over again, I'd probably buy two single EverDocks instead of the Duo, but I'm still very happy with the product. It may be just what you're looking for.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Cases vary. It's the nature of the beast.

    Everything seems trivial to armchair forum experts.
  6. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2010
  7. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY

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