• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    • Written by from South Yarra

    I find it incredulous that Apple sell this item.!!
    It is totally useless unless you are prepared to take your iPad out of your Apple Smart Case every time you want to use it.
    For our own reasons we choose to buy pay for Apple products over much cheaper android generic products
    Just thankful I didn't buy the double dock for iPhone iPad

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but poor design

    • Written by from Colleyville

    Once you get your iPad onto the dock, it works fine. The base of the dock is weighted so that your iPad does not fall over easily. With a charger connected, it charges your iPad. With an audio cable, you can play music and podcasts to your radio or other powered speaker. Both nice features.

    The problem is that getting your iPad to fit onto the dock is problematic. You have to line it up just right to work. Otherwise it slides off the dock all too easily. What this means in practice is that you can't just plop your iPad on the dock in a casual, one-handed manner and expect it to work. You have hold the iPad with two hands, take the time to line it up with the dock adapter, then insert it slowly. Not good if you are the impatient type - like me!

    79 of 105 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Should fit with Apple Brand iPad cases

    • Written by from Chaska

    The Smart Case interferes and doesn't allow iPad to plug into this Dock connector. Shouldn't have to pull the iPad out of the case just to use this - sort of defeats the purpose of a case, doesn't it Apple?

    107 of 118 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very stable, poor choice for the iPad.

    • Written by from Timonium

    Purchased with my new iPad 2 which is really too heavy for this dock, so I wouldn't use it for any length of time, particularly to leave it and walk away -- easy to tip over.

    41 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock vs. cover

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I purchased this dock to work with my new iPad and because other reviews indicated it would charge an iPhone4. Here's the straight answer: If you have an Apple cover on your iPad you must either open it or remove it to charge the iPad in the dock. If you have a skin cover on your iPhone4 it simply will not seat on the connector and hence will not charge. There is no way around these issues.

    To their great credit, returning the dock to Apple is straight forward. And they even pay for the shipping and credit you for the original shipping costs.

    90 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad cover users beware

    • Written by from KINGSFORD

    Fairly useless if you have any kind of protective cover for your iPad that does not specifically state it works with the iPad dock.

    The design means that any sort of protective cover inhibits using the dock. Pretty basic stuff to me. Very disappointing product and poor value since it doesn't come with another USB charger, it is just the dock and an 'Audio out' port for those with fastidious bedside table requirements.

    Removing the protective cover everytime the iPad is docked negates the value of having an 'iPad station' to me.

    Save your money and go buy a 6 pack of craft beer instead :)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not so good

    • Written by from Loma Linda

    do not bye if you have a smartcover or any other protection for your iPad. i never used it because then i would have to remove my covers and that made it completely useless.

    62 of 80 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Enschede

    If you use a back cover for your Ipad, like I do, it's almost useless. You need to remove the cover every time. So I almost don't use it.
    But it looks very professional ^^.

    47 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use

    • Written by from edgewood

    I would not recommend. It is very difficult to place iPad on the dock, with or without using a cover. To manipulate the iPad to engage the dock scratched the iPad.

    26 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    IPAD dock

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    IPAD 3 doesn't connect with cover in place and is difficult for me to connect without cover

    66 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    • Written by from Manassas Park

    Can't fit the iPad in the dock with the smart cover on. That's a pretty glaring flaw.
    The iPad doesn't connect easily, it's a bit awkward to get it snapped in.
    Doesn't support landscape mode.

    111 of 138 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that Dynamic

    • Written by from Alameda

    It's not bad if all you need is to have it sit upright, power up, and/or plug into your stereo; it fits nice 'n' snug and feels secure like what's expected from Apple...

    It DOES NOT have IR sensor like the iPhone/iPad docks do so you CAN NOT use the Apple remote with it.

    It also DOES NOT accommodate landscape mode.

    52 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I Do Not Recommend This

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    You can only dock your iPad in one direction (portrait). I should've read the product description and / or reviews more carefully. I would return this but I already threw away the box.

    41 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Below par product

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    I thought that removing and replacing the smart cover would be easy but no, i kept on losing the cover and the magnets now seem weak and worn out (not the SC's fault). In addition, if you miss the dock connector it will most likely scratch the iPad. The iPad 1 dock made more sense, but it is smaller and more wobbly (but compatible with Ipad 2's SC). Also, the 2 dock doesn't state this on the box, and it doesn't come with a 10W adapter or apple stickers, which is a shame.

    On the plus side if you do think on getting it it is well made and weighty (but you'll struggle getting it in your bag due to odd shape) and the dock connector is not solidly fixed it is slightly flexible so it won't snap off as you angle it forward. There is also an audio out that i can't comment on.

    Fortunately, return was simple and painless and I am definitely pleased with the service on that part. Just don't throw the box away.

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me.

    • Written by from Houston

    I have a cover on front and back (both Apple products). It wouldn't plug in, too much bulk. I will return it.

    57 of 109 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover doesn't fit.

    • Written by from ERSKINEVILLE

    The concept of the stand is great, but when you have the full package including smart cover it doesn't fit with the cover attached.

    195 of 249 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too light, too unstable

    • Written by from Ogdensburg

    The dock is too light. When trying to undock my iPad 2, they both lift up together. Also, since the dock is so much narrower than the iPad, it tips too easily. The dock really needs to be as wide as the iPad and heavier.

    60 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Base too narrow

    • Written by from North Oaks

    I was disappointed when this charger for iPad2 arrived. The photo from the side looks good - but the charger is only about half the width of the iPad AND, you can't keep your cover on when its in the dock.

    54 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple iPad2 Dock

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    The Dock is narrow, and it allows the iPad to rock under varying conditions... Ask yourself how long will the iPad's connecting port last under the stress of supporting it's entire weight by its connecting jack? I obtained my iPad 2 & dock less than 6 months ago, the dock no longer charges the iPad. Is it broken? No. The oblique angle simply no longer allows proper connection. I now have to similarly stress the original cable when connected to coax a charging connection. Pass on the dock and just use the supplied power cord.

    183 of 223 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK WITH IPAD SMART COVER

    • Written by from Rockaway Park

    the unnecessary lip at the bottom prevents you from using this with the super awesome smart covers... how dumb can they be? I'm supposed to take my cover off every time i put it on the dock to charge?

    173 of 222 people found this useful