• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice stand

    • Written by from Hillsdale

    This stand securely supports and positions the iPad to be charged and synced. In my opinion, its one flaw is that part of the front is covered up and I dislike that just for the looks, but it does keep the iPad held secure.
    -Recommended as an extra convenience-

    989 of 1209 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for work!

    • Written by from Menifee

    I keep the iPad2 plugged on my desk at work and can easily check e-mail, and access my songs easily.

    885 of 1085 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improvement over original iPad dock

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    The previous version was smaller, less stable and you could only dock the iPad naked. The new dock is bulkier and heavier for more stability. The trick to docking the iPad with smart cover is to open the smartcover, dock the iPad and then you can close the cover.

    98 of 107 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish

    • Written by from Belleville

    that the space to set the iPad into was just a little wider. I have a thin protective back cover on my iPad which keeps it from fitting in the doc. The cover is a bit of a pain to take off and on. If you plan to use a cover that you don't want to remove, you may want to skip the dock.

    87 of 98 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...Could have been better.

    • Written by from Shelburn

    It does the job & does it good. While I don't expect Apple to make a dock that can function with every case. I do expect more from Apple.

    The iPad 2 was designed along with the smart cover. If Apple designed the two to go together, you would think the dock would allowed room for the smart cover. Instead you have to either remove it or open it before docking.

    Apple, we have come to expect "it just works" unfortunately this is not the case with 2 accessories designed by Apple, specifically for 1 device designed by you. Your better than this.

    49 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Design was meant to be clean and free from accessories

    • Written by from Cranston

    I actually knew what I was getting into when purchasing this doc. I actually wanted it to be simple and not bulky. Pro's, its cheap plus you can connect external speakers or Have the HDMI kit hooked up with your iPad. I managed to get my SmartCover to snap on and close...so I really don't know why the bash? You have to first place iPad with out the cover the snap on the cover and let it rest over the dock seems to work fine for me.

    If there was a con it would probably be that you can't do Landscape, if so it would have been five stars.

    43 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its works.. for me at least.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This works, but it seems like this is a personal preference item, because my friends hates it so he gave to me and I love it. I expected this item to have mixed reviews, I can't blame them. This item depends on the person, how the person uses the iPad on the dock. For me its fine, but apparently not for some others.

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Aloha

    We love this dock, so much we just bought another one. My husband hooks it up to his speakers out in the shop & just streams all day while he's creating. The one we just bought is going to be hooked up to the Bose so we can stream away in the house! The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that you do have to jiggle it sometimes to get it to connect just right. Don't let the negative reviews bother you. You just have to be smarter than the device. Can't fix "stupid"

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from CARLSBAD

    Somebody mentioned there was another product that did all this better but I don't know what it is. This dock is more stable than the previous one so it protects the iPad2 better. I don't know of anything that will fast-charge the device and allow syncing at the same time. No computer that I have will give 2 amps out of a USB port so wire swapping is part of owning an iPad. The placement of the 30 pin plug pretty much dictates a vertical mounting, doesn't it? If a slow charge is enough for you, than leaving the dock plugged into a USB port will eliminate wire swapping. Also, be advised that not all 3rd party cables will pass on the 2 amps. Get one that is "iPad" rated, not just iPhone or iPod. I'm a happy camper.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Nightstand

    • Written by from Folsom

    Perfect if you use your iPad for listening to books, or use it for an alarm/clock. You can connect speakers to the stand. For what it does, the price is fair in my opinion.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but please please make a new one to work with the Smart Cover

    • Written by from Newbury Park

    I love it but I have Smart Cover problems. I'm totally not going to rate it one star because that's overdoing it. It's not that big of a deal. But to others, it is, and that's why those idiots rate it one star. Moving on, the iPad fits perfectly and is easy to put on the dock and take it off. I didn't realize that this had a speaker output so you can plug in speakers to the dock and listen to music. Now I'm going to buy speakers for this.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I think it's worth it.

    • Written by from Milnthorpe

    The design is good, works perfectly, having to take the Smart Cover off isn't exactly a big deal, it's not going to harm you, so not really worth rating one star because of that, I would give it 5 star though if you could leave it on, but I think the other reviewers have been really harsh.

    P.S think one like this should be available for the iPod Touch.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    • Written by from methuen

    I love it only complant is that I think it charges mt iPad 3 a little slow but idk if thats just how it is

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    does exactly what it promises, with economy of scale

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This delivers exactly what the box promises. A neat solution where one has (e.g.) one's mbp on one's not very large desk and wants to multi-task with the iPad 2 as screen 2. The iPad 2 fits in very snugly, with no sideways or backwards wiggle (i.e. crucial stability is delivered). The connection is easily lined up (i.e. the home button goes bang in the middle) and the iPad slots in effortlessly. The base is slightly rubberised so on one's slidey desk surface it grips perfectly. It takes minimal space to do a professional job. The only reason 4 not 5 stars is that a second port for sync-ing whilst charging would deliver the absolutely perfect configuration. Personally, I think the smart cover's big selling point is its extreme ease of on/off-ness, so I can see no reason to be woebegone to 'have' to take it off to use the dock!

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good item but would like a version 2.0

    • Written by from Houston

    The dock is very nice but I would like to see it replaced with a version that:
    1) Allows the smart cover to lie flat
    2) Adds a line up/placement guide
    3) Adds support for the standard Apple IR remote
    It would be nice if Apple could include a matching landscape mode stand.
    I do find that I place my thumb over the front camera when removing from the dock so it would be nice if the smart cover worked seamlessly with the dock.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice dock

    • Written by

    I like it because I can use it at my desk with out having to look down. What I don't like is that you can not use a case with it and it is a pain to have to put on the case and then take the case off. But other then that I like the dock

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really neat

    • Written by from Orchard Park

    Just got my Ipad2 and the dock is a real necessity. Small, sleek and hopefully does the job.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from EUFAULA

    This stand is great very well made the wieght balance in this dock is very good trust my i pad in it no problem and love the ability to connect external speakers and sync from the ports in the back just an overall great dock.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good product with a but!

    • Written by from Houghton le Spring

    very good product and a nice design however can be hard to find the 30 pin connecter when holding only the ipad and it is a but pricy for what you get would recommend to most but would suggest you ask to see/hold it in an apple store before you bye it.

    23 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    By Rukers

    • Written by from Newbury Park

    I think it's I an alright stand but the cover didn't,t go with the dock but other than that it is perfect for any use even a slides how while its charging but the disappointment is you can't put it landscape

    21 of 32 people found this useful