RokDock is the new iPhone throne [review + giveaway]

By , Mar 12, 2013

RokDock Black

Rokform is quite a regular on the review stream around these parts and it should come as no surprise. Before you assume, no, this is not a sponsored post. Simply, Rokform makes extremely quality products and I am always impressed by them.

The most recent chunks of T-6061 aircraft grade aluminum that Rokform CNC machined into a usable hunk of metal is the RokDock. The heaviest accessory on my desk, the three pound dock is a hyper-masculine throne upon which my iPhone rests. The RokDock is just awesome, no need to complain about my open love affair with their products…

Design

At first glance, the RokDock is a squatty, square hunk of metal that, to the casual observer, might not actually look like an iPhone dock. I appreciate the intrigue of the two-tone design that looks more like an active machine than a passive stand. The iPhone opening is wide enough at the mouth to hold your iPhone with any array of cases, even a thicker protective model. A rubberized bumper sits at the back, adjusting the viewing angle and opening size. If you are an iPhone purist, move it forward to prevent such an acute sitting angle.

RokDock Cradle

To assist with operability, the cradle is tilted in a slightly backward direction to cock the iPhone at a more viewable position. The front of the opening is also slanted in the rear direction. The combination of double angled surfaces keep your iPhone completely still when pressing the Home button or tapping the screen.

Comprised of four individual pieces, the RokDock disassembles, screw driver included, to reveal a Lightning cable access point from the rear. In a dock, charging is important and the RokDock provides a way to install the cable manually. By disassembling the three aluminum pieces the cable opening becomes apparent and a set screw will hold the charger in place. The adjustable height provides users with varying case sizes the option to raise or lower the access depth.

RokDock Blowout

Additionally, there is a chamber carved into the center piece, see above, that helps project sound from the iPhone speakers. Two speaker amplification channels are cut just above the chamber to project music from your iPhone, even if it is cradled into the dock. I really appreciate the amplification channels are bored to mirror the speaker grills on the iPhone 5.

Four rubber anti-slip grips adorn the bottom to prevent the dock from sliding around when taking your iPhone off or placing it onto the charging cable. More importantly, the hefty chunk of aluminum will not scratch the precious surface of your desk.

Conclusion

It comes as no surprise, I highly recommend the RokDock. I first fell in love with it while attending CES in January. With all of these great features and a statue-esque design, what’s not to love? Well, unfortunately, the machining process, quality grade aluminum, and coloring are not cheap. To place an iPhone altar on your desk, it will set you back $99.00 (available in several colors).

The RokDock will, however, be the last stand you ever buy. I have a small museum’s worth of iPhone docks stacked across my house and office, but the RokDock easily earned its way to position number one, even beating out my Rokform Rokstand.

Giveaway

What do you have to do to win?

We teamed up with Rokform to giveaway this awesome stand! One lucky winner who follows the next steps will be chosen to win a stand in the color of their choice:

Thanks again to Rokform for sending over the review unit and we look forward to selecting a winner by week’s end. You will be contacted via Twitter DM if you have won!

Winner announced!

And the winner of our RokDock giveaway is @GGurudas. The winner has been contacted via Twitter with further details. Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, and of course, thank you to to RokForm for making it possible in the first place.

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  • Vasco Breitenfeld

    I have a new iPhone YouTube channel And This Dock would help a lot with reviews And tutorials so i would love it And…even if i don’t get This…THANKS iDB !!!’

  • http://twitter.com/shinuyuki Ashton Sloane

    I usually sleep with my music going. This would be perfect by my little lamp next to my bed.

    @shinuyuki

  • http://twitter.com/appleforkids Apple For Kids

    I’d use the dock for a nice stand, alarm clock, and music player. It is also very convenient for charging, as you can just pop the iPhone right on.
    @appleforkids

  • Vasco Breitenfeld

    I have a new iPhone YouTube channel And This Dock would help a lot with reviews And tutorials so i would love it And…even if i don’t get This…THANKS iDB !!!

    @VBreitenfeld

  • http://www.facebook.com/PigeonPoPlarPoP Alex Pigeon

    This would be sitting right on my desk and I’d use it every day :D

    @pigeonpoplarpop

  • http://www.facebook.com/brad.doles Brad Doles

    great to keep next to my bed to soothe me to sleep @braddoles

  • http://www.facebook.com/Noel.Rivas74D Noel Rivas

    I’d use it as an alternative charging dock/ iPhone dock while face timing @Noel_Rivas718

  • http://twitter.com/GEOPS22 Georgi Stoyanov

    I would use it on my office desk. It looks amazing and the detachable parts are a very bright idea. @GEOPS22

  • George McKinnis

    Being able to use it while it’s still in the OtterBox case and not falling over when you touch the home-screen or press the home button makes this stand a must in my opinion. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now I have been unable to come across anything this awesome. @GeorgeMcKinnis

  • http://twitter.com/AugustVance August Brown

    This would be something I would use outside to dock my iphone while I stream music to my JukeBox. My phone with case and this dock would make for the perfect out door party starter.

    @AugustVance

  • OriDahan

    I will use it at home.

    I really like the design.

    Thanks!

    @OriDahan

  • http://www.facebook.com/Firas.H.Awad Firas Awad

    Twitter @FirashAwad
    I will give it to my older brother, well he helped me a lot

  • http://www.facebook.com/reno.vieiraneto Renô Vieira Neto

    i would use it in my room to listen and study music, because i’m a producer and i play guitar. And it’s portable, so i could grab this and go to my friend’s house to play guitar and sing with them. Finally would be amazing to take it in my travels.

    @DJZiller

  • http://twitter.com/graham_91 Graham Morris

    @graham_91

    This would look great on my desk at home. I use my phone to play music while I work so the inbuilt amplifier will be a great addition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Woodward/652923975 Ian Woodward

    I’d use it to play music to my rabbits without them being able to destroy it as it looks so tough.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Woodward/652923975 Ian Woodward

    I’d use it to play music to my rabbits without them being able to destroy it as it looks so tough.
    @woods76

  • James

    Check this dock out, it uses micro suction and is lighter! MiDocks also complements the iPhone 5 check this link.. http://kck.st/VE0z2s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284756242 Kell Richardson

    I think I would Rok this at work! @kell_r72

  • http://twitter.com/jteek2000 James Kraft

    Id use it at my home desk just cause it looks so solid and tough.
    @jteek2000

  • http://twitter.com/LooseBumm2 Annette

    I really like the design of this and would use it on my desk. @loosebumm2