OCDock Brilliantly Designed For iPhone 5 Users With An iMac Or Apple Display

Aluminum iPhone docks aren't on short supply. In fact every new dock out there is made from the stuff. We've seen plenty of amazing iPhone 5 docks recently, but none are as Apple fanboy-girl-dedicated as this one. The $59 OCDock by OCDesk is a the one and only dock made exclusively for Apple fanatics. It's a dock with a svelte aluminum build, finished off with a bead blasted Apple finish which is designed to seamlessly sit at the footstep of your iMac or Thunderbolt Display where it'll play its part in solving your first-world problems of a clutter desk environment. Plus, it'll charge up your iPhone 5 in absolute minimalist, wireless-looking style.

You see, the OCDock was designed with the world's thinnest cable which means it can sit vistually against the aluminum pedastal of the Apple Display while the thinner ribbon USB cable is routed underneath the base of the display.

The OCDock will fit most protective cases thanks to the three different interchangeable silicone support inserts, and features a bevy of features like the all desired one-handed undocking and a patented spring-loaded charging plate that slides up or down to reveal more or less of the Lightning connector depending on the bulk of protective case you have on your iPhone. So when they said this dock is compatible with most iPhone cases, they really mean it.

The $55 OCDock Mini is an even slimmer version of the standard OCDock for those who prefer to use their iPhone naked, and keep it that way. If you're looking to get an amazing iPhone dock to compliment your iMac and Apple Thunderbolt Display, you've got to be a fool not to pre-order the OCDock. A fool! The OCDock and OCDock Mini are both available to pre-order on Kickstarter in either matte silver or black finished aluminum. If you've got an iPhone 4/S, the OCDock is also available in a 30-pin charging connector model as well. Everyone wins, except for Android and Windows 8 users.

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iPhone 5 Elevation Dock, One Stunning Aluminum Dock

The most influential iPhone 4S dock is now ready to take on the iPhone 5. The made-in-the-USA Elevation Dock is a beautifully machined, weighty solid aluminum dock fitted with a removable Lightning connector assembly that works with all sorts of iPhone 5 cases. Some of the aluminum finishes the iPhone 5 Elevation Dock comes in include polished anodized blue and black colors as well as glass bead blasted matte silver and black finishes which closely match the finish of Apple products. We haven't seen much if any iPhone 5 docks that are at the Elevation Dock's level, it really is absolutely stunning - and functional too. Besides having the ability to use virtually any case on your iPhone 5 with the Elevation Dock, docking your device will provide you with the perfect portrait viewing and FaceTimeing camera angle too.

The iPhone 5 Elevation Dock doesn't feature an audio-out port like its iPhone 4S sibling nor does it come with a pre-installed Lightning cable or connector, so you're going to have to use the one you have on hand. And it doesn't come cheap either at $89.

Finally, A Dock Fit For Your Gorgeous iPhone 5

Ever since the rumors of the Lightning connector, manufacturers have been rushing to supply customers with a dock that is just as awesome as the iPhone 5 itself, especially considering that Apple isn't directly selling any docks. Lots of people tried but not many have succeeded; we think Dock+ just might be what we've been looking for. 

Taking a solid piece of steel, the creators of Dock+ infuses great and simple design with a clear function into the perfect dock for your iPhone 5 or any other product with a Lightning connector, such as the iPad mini and the new iPod Touch. As it is created out of a heavy material, one-handed docking and undocking comes easily and securely. You won't have to worry about knocking your iPhone over and it comes with a rubber bottom to prevent any sliding. 

The Dock+ also features a soft rubber padding that prevents any contact between the steel and your iPhone so as to not damage or scratch it. Even with a bulky case on your device, Dock+ will still be able to dock and charge it. The Lightning charging pin features a flex design to ensure easy undocking. The power connects through an included micro-USB cable that threads through the bottom of the Dock+, maintaining the clean and simple design. 

The Dock+ is currently going through fundraising on Kickstarter and is available in Black or White to match your iPhone's color or a Kickstarter special Raw Steel. Head on over to their page and get pledging!

ODOC iPhone Charging Dock Twists Into Multiple Viewing Angles

Kickstarter brought us many gorgeous looking iPhone docks in the past, but they've all had the same old docking function. The ODOC does what no other charging dock is able to do. With a simple twist of its machined aluminum and glass cylindrical shaped body, the ODOC lets you click into various different viewing angles that best suit your needs, whether it's Facetiming or comfortably adjusting the angle so that you can keep on using your iPhone without having to undock it at all.

The ODOC further features a wide enough docking space that can accommodate protective cases, a weighted base for one-handed iPhone undocking (that's a win!) and USB and audio line-out ports and it comes with a USB to USB cable. The ODOC is purely a versatile iPhone charge and sync dock. It's now available to pre-order at $109 in a bead-blasted, clear-coat finish. The ODOC also comes in glossy white and matte black at $129.

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The ElementCase Vapor Dock Continues The Vapor Tradition, Now Shipping

After nearly two month's since ElementCase introduced its first ever dock for the iPhone and iPod at CES 2012, the Vapor Dock, formally refereed to as the Vapor Base, is finally ready to empty your wallet at $120. This rather handsome looking dock is CNC machined from American made aluminum and then finished off using ElementCase's special new FLUX process for a satin coating that's silky smooth to the touch. The Vapor Dock fits most cased iPhones and iPods and features speaker holes with air chambers for enhanced audio, built-in Dock Connector charging cable, hidden bottom cable management, non-skin rubber feet and an UltraSuede covered back compartment. The Vapor Dock is available now and comes in black and silver. 

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Elevation Dock Elevates The Docking Game

When you think about iPhone docks you're faced with a plethora of options. As most of us come to understand, most of the docks out there aren't perfect and turn out to only make your flawless user experience your iPhone delivers you with, rough. Once in a while there's something so promising that makes you want to hand over your cash for it. That's what this dock is, it's called the Elevation Dock and it's made out of a solid aluminum billet just like the one we just posted about called the Blok Dock only that the Elevation Dock just made it look like someone's DIY project if not all others. Sync, charge and dock your iPhone or iPod in what might be the most wanted dock ever created. The Elevation Dock has already surpassed a whopping $80,000 in funding over at Kickstarter in only a single day.

The Elevation Dock offers more than a clean, sophisticated Apple-esque design like being able to accommodate all iPhone and iPod models with or without a protective case. But what's more important is the fact that this dock unlike many others, is weighted down thanks to the solid aluminum construction, has a low-friction connection and bottom rubber feet for traction will actually stay put where ever you've got it set on top of when you undock your iDevice. Yep, no more having to use two hands and playing the game of tug and pull. Much like an effortless one-finger lift required to lift open the lid of any MacBook portable.

The Elevation Dock goes thru many steps before it gets its outside finish you find on Apple's unibody MacBooks. It even has a USB output built-into the back while the more "professional" Elevation Dock+ incorporates a shielded Line Level audio output for bypassing the regular headphone output for better sound quality thru the 30-pin Dock Connector connection. It also comes with a USB wall power adapter. You can grab yours by pre-ordering the Elevation Dock for $59 in silver while the Elevation Dock+ comes in silver and matte black for $79 and $85, respectively. 

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Nir Schneider


Dock Your iPhone, iPod On The Aluminum Blok Dock

Docks aren't always case-friendly, and most are made out of plastic. The Blok Dock is a bit more satisfying if you're an Apple enthusiast and is essentially a slab of CNC machined aluminum shaped into a rounded-edged podium block that works with any iPhone and iPod with or without a case. Even the bulkiest of cases can fit into the Blok Dock with a quick adjustment and using your own USB sync and charge cable as the power source. The recessed bottom acts as a cable manager to help conceal excess cable for cleaner looking desk. Apple fanboys and fangirls would appreciate the Blok Dock having a similar anodized aluminum finish matching all Apple gadgets. 

This block of aluminum doesn't come cheap at $55 though. Pre-orders are now at full swing over at kickstarter with the black and red finished Blok Dock costing an extra $5 and $10, respectively. 

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