Belkin Express Dock for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Belkin Express Dock for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

Product Information

  • Overview

    With its built-in lightning connector, the Belkin Express Dock makes it easy to dock your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch for quick, hands-free charging and syncing. Just connect the dock to your Mac or to your charger. And because the dock is compatible with most cases, you don't have to worry about removing the case from your iOS device.

  • Highlights

    • Painted aluminium finish
    • Compatible with most cases
    • Uses your existing power supply
    • USB cable (1.2 m/4 ft.)
    • Adjustable lightning connector
  • Did you notice?

    The built-in lightning connector gives you truly hands-free docking.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Syncing and charging your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Belkin Express Dock for iPad
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: F8J088bt
    • UPC or EAN No.: 722868939857

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Won't work with Apple cases

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased this charger having read that it will work with "most cases". It won't work with the iPhone 5s and Apple case, nor with Purchased this charger having read that it will work with "most cases". It won't work with the iPhone 5s and Apple case, nor with the iPad mini Retina Display with Apple Smart case. Neither device will sit far enough down on the connector to charge or sync. If you have either of these combinations, look elsewhere for a charging stand.

    • Written by from Glasgow

    84 of 87 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Won't work with Apple cases
  • Poor design

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    We bought this dock, and unless you remove all cases, it just won't charge.
    Tried it with iPad (standard case), iPad mini (hard c We bought this dock, and unless you remove all cases, it just won't charge.
    Tried it with iPad (standard case), iPad mini (hard case), iPhone 5s (spigen case), iPhone 5s (gel case).

    The charging thingymagic just isn't long enough.

    The dock did charge when cases were removed - so 1 star, misleading description.

    • Written by from SOUTHAMPTON

    45 of 45 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor design
  • Useless if your devices are in a case

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this item if you have your device is in a case. Contrary to the description, I have to remove the case on my phone, iPa Do not buy this item if you have your device is in a case. Contrary to the description, I have to remove the case on my phone, iPad Air and iPad mini to use the dock, which means that the dock is actually an inconvenience to use. I currently use a Spigen case on my phone, a smart case for the Air and Mesh case for the mini. The design of the dock is such that the much hyped dial to adjust the height of the connector is useless unless the recess on your case is similar in size to the old 30-pin connector. All the new cases have a much smaller recess so the connector base will not fit. It is a similar situation with Apple's own dock. With 4 in 5 owners using a case, I am at a loss as to why this design fault has not been addressed.

    • Written by from LONDON

    39 of 40 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Useless if your devices are in a case
  • Love it but...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    We have two of these in our house for use with both iPhones and iPads. Yes you do need to remove the case but if you aren't using We have two of these in our house for use with both iPhones and iPads. Yes you do need to remove the case but if you aren't using the device it's not exactly a problem.
    My biggest issue - which is currently being investigated by Belkin's fantastic customer service team - is that one of the two began overheating, smelling of plastic and then stopping working altogether. As I say Belkin were very receptive to me reporting this and are investigating the problem.
    I have to add that I am not going to slander the product because of this, as you always get the odd one or two of a mass produced item that is faulty and given the manufacturer's speed and response, I believe them to be a reputable and caring company.

    If you want a bedside/desktop dock and don't mind removing your cover!

    • Written by from Poole

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Love it but...
  • Great little dock

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had this dock for a year and am pleased with it. It charges an iPhone 5 with a bumper on and 6 Plus with silicon case on. It I've had this dock for a year and am pleased with it. It charges an iPhone 5 with a bumper on and 6 Plus with silicon case on. It also charges iPad mini with smart cover on.

    Not really sure why people expect these discreet chargers to accommodate devices with their cases.

    • Written by from Whitchurch Hill

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great little dock
  • Not fit for purpose

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can only agree with the other reviews on this product. I bought this dock, got it out of the packaging and connected it to my M I can only agree with the other reviews on this product. I bought this dock, got it out of the packaging and connected it to my Mac fully expecting it to be a convenient extension for me to pop my apple products onto whilst sitting at my desktop and it didn't work - I thought it was faulty at first as my phone seemed to be docked and the packaging says it works with most cases but it wasn't until I removed both parts of my iPhone 5 Otter box case (Not something I ever usually need or want to do as its not a quick task) and connected the phone to the dock that I realized that it did in fact work. I then thought that at least I could use it for my iPad Air but although this fits better (I have this in a Belkin keyboard cover case) and actually connected it says "Not charging" which I assume is a compatibility issue. I wasn't 100% sure whether it would work with the iPad Air as the box states 4th Generation and I think the Air is 5th? so cant be too critical on that but in summary this dock is pretty much useless to me and I'll be taking it back to get a refund as the box is misleading. I would not recommend this product to anyone looking for a dock solution for Apple products.

    • Written by from Loughborough

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not fit for purpose

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