4 Winning Accessories to Stow Away and Power Up Your iDevices
Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone ($129.99) This is one of the few docks available for both the iPhone and Apple Watch that includes an Apple Watch charger so you don't have to snake yours through. Belkin's dock is available in every color your iPhone comes in (I got mine in Rose Gold to match my Apple Watch) and looks elegant on any desk or surface. If you have a bulkier case, chances are this dock will still work—Belkin included a Lightning plug that can be raised and lowered with a turn-dial on the back. This dock is perfect for the iPhone user who wants a place for both their iPhone and Apple Watch but doesn't want to use the charging cords that came with their devices. Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe ($59.99) If you like to use your iPhone while it's docked, the HiRise 2 Deluxe is a great choice. Say you're cooking a meal and need to reference a recipe on your phone; you can dock it on the HiRise in your kitchen while you prepare your ingredients. An adjustable back plate and three docking pieces means you can tailor the dock to fit your iPhone without a case or even in a bulky battery pack case. As the name suggests, the HiRise 2 Deluxe is slightly raised, making it perfect for FaceTime calls on your iPhone or docking your Apple TV remote. If you constantly find yourself needing to use your iPhone while it's charging, this is the dock for you. Carved Skate Dock ($94) This dock doesn't include a Lighting cord, but what it lacks in accessories it makes up for in craftsmanship and general coolness. Plus, this dock doubles as a natural amplifier for your iPhone's speaker. Each Carved Skate Dock is unique, made in Indiana from discarded or broken skateboards. This is a sizable dock with a beachy, warm feel to it that's a nice contrast to the other docks' more modern style. As soon as I docked my iPhone and heard the natural amplification as my music suddenly got a bit louder, I was immediately in love. Native Union DOCK + Lightning ($59.99) This is the sturdiest of the docks featured in this roundup. Like the HiRise, Native Union's dock includes three different pieces to accommodate a variety of iPhone cases. I was shocked by this dock's heavy weight, which is entirely intentional as it provides a solid foundation for your iPhone and makes it easier to remove your phone without lifting the base. This wonderfully sturdy dock takes up a very small amount of desk space and includes a four-foot braided nylon Lightning cord that won't easily fray or get chewed up.