My IPhone 5 has an Otterbox Defender case. Will this dock with this model?

I don't want to have to remove the case each time I dock with the iHome iPL.

  • Asked by Joyce A C from Houston
  • 30-Jul-2013
iHome iPL10 Lightning Dock Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with USB Charge/Play

iHome iPL10 Lightning Dock Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with USB Charge/Play

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    I don't know how thick the Otterbox Defender case but I'm guessing like most cases, it adds on quite a few mm which renders the 8-pin Lightning dock connector useless as it is so small and won't be able to get a good connection.

    I bought the iPL10 with the same thought in mind - my iPhone has quite a tight-fitting case which I don't want to have to remove every night to recharge it. That's where the USB connection comes into it's own as as long as you have a Lightning to USB cable, you can just connect your iPhone via the cable without having to remove the case - it will charge and playback music just as though you were using the dock.

    Plus when I choose to use the dock for my iPhone, it will also charge/playback from my iPad too (albeit charging is slow).

    • Answered by Jim E
    • 23-Aug-2013
  • No, my speck case doesn't even fit and it is pretty slim.

    • Answered by Kristina L from Laurel
    • 20-Oct-2013