I travel quite often and have spent an embarrassing amount of time looking for the perfect travel charger for my Apple Watch. I want to pack a few extra bands, the charging puck, and the wall adapter. Yet nothing I’ve run across can handle all that, let alone while looking good. That was at least the case before I ran across the TimePorter from Twelve South. Read More
For the last several years, I have been using a Twelve South HiRise as the main charging dock for my iPhone on my desk. I just like the simplicity of it, in both design and function, but the Satechi Aluminum Charging Stand is a serious contender that I’ve had the pleasure to use for the past week or so.
Inside, I will share some thoughts and observations about this new dock’s design, look, and simple features. Read More
Mac OS X comes with a little-known function that lets you slow down the Dock’s window minimization animation just for the fun of it.
Since Apple spends a lot of time creating quality animations with sleek and buttery-smooth transitions, it’s only fair that they should give users a way to enjoy them in slow motion.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can view your Dock’s window minimization animation in slow motion. Read More
DockAlpha is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to adjust the dock alpha settings on iOS 9. The tweak, which is available free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, lends a more transparent look to the dock for jailbroken iOS 9 users. If you’re looking to subtly change the look of the iOS Home screen, you may want to give DockAlpha a try. Read More
We’ve been working hard all year to track down popular and usefull accessories for your iPhone 6s (we started on the iPhone 6). The reason we provide these spotlight posts is to give you a better breadth of knowledge of the types of accessories that are out there for you to choose from.
Today, we’ve got an accessory roundup of what we think are some of the best charging docks for your iPhone 6s from the products we’ve spotlighted over the past year. If you don’t see your charging dock of choice on our list, please feel free to let us know in the comments. Read More
The Apple ecosystem is brimming with accessories, but finding true quality at a great price is still a challenge. We here at iDB know you’ve got a lot on your plate going into the holidays, so we’ve done the homework for you and put together a collection of the three great iPhone charging dock offers a deal-hunter can find. From the car to the nightstand and beyond, these deals will have you covered at fantastic prices.
If you have an Apple Watch, you have an iPhone. So, why not display them on the same stand when charging them? Orzly makes a dual charging dock that holds both devices so you can set them up on your nightstand or desktop for a sleeker look.
The DuoStand is made from anodized aluminum to match your other Apple products, like the MacBook or iMac. It has a slim, minimalist design representative of the aesthetic that we know so well from Apple. Read More
Earlier this month I reviewed the Belkin Charge Dock, a stylish dock for your iPhone and Apple Watch. I praised it for its classy, minimalistic design and embedded chargers, but knew that its steep $130 price tag would be a turnoff for many potential buyers.
This time around I want to tell you about a more affordable option—the Griffin WatchStand Charging Station. It too offers space for your iPhone and Apple Watch to rest and recharge, at less than half the price, but that savings does come with a few tradeoffs.
First, there’s design. I don’t think the WatchStand looks bad—in fact, Sebastien called its identical smaller sibling “sleek”—but I also don’t think it looks anywhere near as good as the Belkin. Second, there are no cables included, meaning you have to supply your own.
So does the WatchStand’s price and functionality offset these shortcomings? Let’s find out. Read More
Following yesterday’s leaked packaging of an official Apple-branded dock for the Apple Watch, the Magnetic Charging Dock is going on sale this morning via the Apple Online Store and company-owned retail stores in the United States, Germany and a few other markets.
The accessory is priced at $79 and includes a two-meter Lightning cable that attaches to the base of the dock. The Magnetic Charging Dock supports your watch in either portrait or landscape orientation, which is really handy given the Nightstand mode in watchOS 2. Read More
According to a reliable source who spoke with French blog iGen.fr, an official Apple-branded dock for the Apple Watch has been in the works since the device’s April 2015 debut and is reportedly imminent. A leaked packaging photo suggests the charging dock will be marketed as the Magnetic Charging Dock. Read More
Accessory maker Moxiware today announced an interesting charging dock for the $99 Apple Pencil that keeps your stylus in an upright position while it’s docked and charging. This should be good news for critics who ridicule Apple’s way of charging the Apple Pencil through the iPad Pro’s Lightning port.
The accessory is provided in anodized aluminum or hard wood, each in a cone or cylinder-shaped variant, and is available for pre-order beginning today for $30. Read More
Shortly after Apple announced that it would allow manufacturers to include Apple Watch charging pads in their accessories, Belkin unveiled the Charge Dock. It’s a charging dock with a built-in magnetic charger for the Watch and an adjustable Lightning connector for iPhone.
The Dock checks all of the necessary boxes: it looks sharp, is very well-made and it carries Made for iPhone and Apple Watch badges, meaning it’s passed Apple’s certification tests. And after using one for the past few weeks, I felt it was good enough to warrant an in-depth review. Read More
Sure, you can plug your iPhone into any old USB adapter and throw it on the table (or couch arm or floor) and it won’t matter what position it is in while charging. But, if you want your iPhone on display while it charges, you’ll want to look into a dock.
Are you finding that the dock’s four app limit just isn’t enough for day-to-day usage? If so, then you may want to give Docker a shot.
Docker is a new jailbreak tweak that doubles the capacity of your dock, allowing for up to eight different apps to reside there. It accomplishes this feat by adding a bottom drawer that’s accessible by means of a simple swipe up gesture on the dock. Anytime that you wish to access the extra items in the dock, just perform that same swipe up gesture.
Docker is simple to use, but it’s not without its fair share of issues, at least in its current 1.0 build. Check out the details inside to see. Read More
In my apparently endless search for the perfect Apple Watch dock, I have come across the Nomad Stand. Its simple design is what caught my eye at first, but after using it for a few days, I can say there is more to it than meet the eyes.
Most of the stands for Apple Watch I’ve seen so far seem to take the wrong approach. They appear to try too hard to design something that in many cases doesn’t compliment the design of the Apple Watch itself, but actually works against it.
Nomad Stand succeeds where many others have failed. Read More
The Spigen Nightstand S350 is a new charging dock for Apple Watch that minimalists like me will surely appreciate. Its very small footprint and simple design make it the perfect nightstand accessory to charge your Apple Watch at night, while preventing to clutter the precious space of your bedside table. Read More
CirDock is a recently released tweak that provides the iOS dock with new carousel animations, a larger capacity, and three user-toggle-able modes.
Like similar dock-oriented jailbreak tweaks, CirDock provides users with different animation styles such as Linear, Rotary, Time Machine, Cover Flow, etc. In all, there are nearly a dozen carousel animations to be found.
Although having a customizable dock with more than 4 app icons and custom animations may sound run of the mill in 2015, it’s really CirDock’s filter feature that makes the tweak stand out among the rest. Check out the details in this post for the full scoop. Read More
Looking for a quick way to launch pre-selected apps on your jailbroken iPhone? Cole Schaefer’s DockBar ($0.99) may be the tweak that meets your needs. It’s a great looking release that brings a customizable launcher to iOS.
DockBar works hand-in-hand with Activator as its means of invocation. Thus, you can access your quick launch side bar from nearly anywhere in iOS, and that includes while within apps and on the Home screen. Read More
Apple Watch stands are multiplying like rabbits and getting more useful. Today, I get to tell you all about the HiRise for Apple Watch.
This is one of the first stands for Apple’s wearable device and the very first watch stand from Twelve South, a company based in Charleston, South Carolina which has been designing premium accessories exclusively for use with Apple devices.
Like their popular HiRise stand for iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch edition helps protect your device while it’s charging. And like other Twelve South products, it looks gorgeous and was designed to support all Apple Watch sizes, models and bands.
But is it worth your attention? Read on for all the details. Read More
If you use a particularly thick case to protect your iPhone 6, one of the most difficult things to find is a charging dock that will allow you to keep the device in the case. RND Power Solutions makes a charging dock that is specially designed with extra space around the base to so you can charge your iPhone 6 without having to remove it from the case. Read More