Apple Debuts Official iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C Dock

Apple has quietly released a few accessories of its own to go along with its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C devices, notably an official charging Dock made out of glossy white plastic and featuring a Lightning connector and audio line-out ports around the back. You can use it to sync, charge and connect your iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C to a speaker to play audio. Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Dock accessory will be available to purchase for $29 starting September 20. We should note that if you have an iPhone 5, the new dock for the iPhone 5S will undoubtedly work with it as well.

MonkeyOh Charges Your iPhone The Way A Monkey Would

There have been numerous products with a similar application, yet none of them really addressed the issue of concealing and neatly wrapping a long charging cable like the one you get with the iPhone 5, but Kickstarter product named MonkeyOh does exactly that. It's a charging dock designed as a cute hugging monkey that plugs directly into an electrical wall socket and securely grabs onto a device such as the iPhone 5 in either portrait or landscape orientations whilst it eliminates any cord clutter.

Here’s how this clever dock works…Simply slide your Apple power adapter into MonkeyOh’s “backpack” slot, plug the USB end of the power cord into the monkey’s mouth and wrap the cord around the backpack. The clever design instantly organizes your space by getting rid of tangled cords. Finally, slide your smartphone into the flexible yet durable monkey arms for comfortable, hands-free multi-media viewing. The MonkeyOh can accommodate the smartphone in portrait or landscape orientation.  

By utilizing your Apple branded USB power adapter, the MonkeyOh can be offered at a reduced cost of $15 - $17. Felix, the company behind the MonkeyOh, claims that it'll also work with Samsung's Galaxy S3 and S4 devices including other similar smartphones with or without a protective case. Away from a power outlet, the MonkeyOh also doubles as a viewing stand.

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Rokform Outs RokDock Aluminum iPhone 5 Dock

Looking for a rock solid Lightning charging dock for your iPhone 5 or iPod touch? Look no further than Rokform's new beastly, American-made RokDock. It's one of the more cubified, robust-looking iPhone docks we've ever seen. Built out of three pounds of raw CNC machined aluminum, the RokDock promises a sturdy one-handed undocking. The solid machined construction is a precise interlocking of two individual parts that separate for easy Lightning cable replacement. It features perforated audio channels and an adjustable rubber support insert that'll let you use most iPhone 5 cases including Rokform's Rokshield V3 case.

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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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Bracketron Outs MetalDock Charge & Sync iPhone Dock

Bracketron's new MetalDock is an elegant, portable iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 charge and sync dock made from a solid piece of metal that's designed to work in both landscape and portrait orientations using a curved L shaped body that can lean sideways or upright like a standard dock. It features a built-in 3' long USB cable for fast charging and rubberized feet to keep the dock from sliding off of your home or office desk. Bracketron's MetalDock will be available in late June for $34.95.

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