Docks

4 Win­ning Ac­ces­sories to Stow Away and Power Up Your iDe­vices

iPhone Life Magazine - - Contents - by Con­ner Carey

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.

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