• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    100% Satisfied. Could not be happier!

    • Written by from Northbrook

    Careful, some of the negative reviews are geared towards the other Belkin 5 dock with audio port which was poorly designed because the cable would come out. My review is for the most recent 5 dock that Belkin released WITHOUT the audio port. This is the dock I had been waiting for. It has the built-in lightning connector and works exactly how a dock should work. Just make sure you know which Belkin 5 dock to purchase. You want the one with the built-in lightning connector WITHOUT the audio port. Enjoy!

    279 of 308 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally!! A Legitimate Iphone 5 Dock!!

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    Finally!! Finally!! I have had my Iphone 5 since October and have been desperately looking for a legitimate, quality dock. I have tried a few (one off of Amazon that broke in a few days and another one, Sinjamoru, that I had to use my own lightning chord...not a great fit and always coming loose!) I have had this Belkin dock for a few days and it is awesome. It is a very nice quality product (with a nice balanced weight) that you would expect Apple to back. The reviewers below are right...don't confuse this dock with Belkin's first one that utilized your existing lightning cable. This one has its own cable and it works great. I even have a Seidio Surface case on it and it still docks perfectly every time. I have been reading the mac forums and I know you guys are looking for a great dock that you don't have to spend a fortune on (Elevation, Podi-m, etc). Well, your search is over...a legitimate dock has finally arrived!!

    BTW...Apple's customer service was awesome. I called to get a little more info on this dock and the gentleman that I talked to not only knew about it, but he owned one himself. So after a few minutes of him gushing about how much he liked it and giving me some awesome info on it, I knew I had to order one. Also, he said if I didn't like it I could simply return it to an Apple store...more convienent that dealing with returning it through the mail.

    So, as you can tell, I am very satisfied with this product and purchase experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone and even bought one for my boss. He texted me last night "Wow!! Awesome Dock!!"

    243 of 269 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the GOOD one

    • Written by from Oakland

    No, no, no. Don't listen to the bad reviews. They are likely talking about the first Belkin dock for i5. The Apple Store stopped carrying that one a week after a bought it in December 2012.

    This one is the one to get. It does not require a cable, like the last one. It is sturdy and holds the i5 securely. The Lightning jack even tilts a bit to ease removing and installing the phone. Now I can use my i5 comfortably at my desk while working.

    230 of 254 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh....

    • Written by from Grayslake

    Let me start out by talking about the pros of this case: it is well-built and compliments my Macbook Pro nicely. But there are a few things that are missing.

    The dock is very lightweight, so you'll have to hold the dock while unplugging. I duct taped the dock to my desk so I could unplug with one hand.

    Also, there is a very good chance your case will not fit with this dock; mine didn't. Any case that covers the bottom of the phone (and I mean any plastic whatsoever on the bottom of the case--even a little bit) the case will not go on. I have a Belkin View case for my iPhone 5 and it did not fit because the case covered the bottom (it had openings for the headphone jack/mic, lightning port, and speaker). I cut the bottom of the case and made the 3 openings into one large one and now the phone docks normally. This case is made for people who like no cases or people with snap-on cases. Normal and protective case people, steer clear.

    It does what is advertised though, and it is one of the best docks out there.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will NOT work with iPhone 5s seated in the Apple Case

    • Written by from Gloucester

    Just to confirm that if you have the new and very cool slimline Apple iPhone 5s case, designed specially for your great new iPhone, it will NOT fit this dock without having to remove it. I've had to return the item, to my disappointment. The new Apple iPhone 5s case is a type of snap-on and hard to remove/y on quickly. I have yet to see a good quality iPhone 5s docking system that can let you use the iPhone with the apple case. It is not that hard to design by simply extending the lighting connector for it to properly connect. Instead, I will have to buy a iPhone 5s compatible stand or the like and use the existing or new lighting connector cable to my Macbook Air..

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Case + Belkin Dock = Doesn't Fit

    • Written by from Kings Mills

    I guess it would have been too much to ask your case designers to maybe share what they were working on with your dock designers. My Belkin case is the slim Grip Candy High Gloss Silicone Cover(Black/Smoke) and it must be removed to use this dock.

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't fit a case

    • Written by from Halifax

    Despite what the description says, you can't use most cases with this, only cases with nothing on the base of the phone. If there's any additional material (like, Apple's own leather 5S cases) it will not fit.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Alternative,

    • Written by from Ajax

    Since Apple brilliantly decided to not manufacture docks for iPhone 5 and the new iPad/iPad Mini - this is the best alternative.

    The dock will accept iPhone, iPad mini and iPad. With the iPad mini and iPad - you must either anchor the base or add additional support to stop the dock from toppling over.

    Works perfectly with iPhone HOWEVER if you use a case AND the case covers the bottom of the phone (Over the speaker, mic port, lightning port) the dock will not work. I use a case where the ports are completely exposed and the phone fits fine.

    I bought two for the house and I'll but one more for my office.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Dock

    • Written by from Deer Valley

    I ordered 2 of these docks. One of the best docks I've see for the iPhone 5. The lightning connector is actually hinged making easier to accomodate different thicknesses of cases.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Speck cases (or probably any other case)

    • Written by from Chevy Chase

    The ad states "Compatible with most cases." Not true. There is a large flange just below the lightning connector that prevents all the cases I have seen from connecting. Certainly it was not compatible with my Speck case. This item is acceptable if you don't have a case on your iPhone but avoid it if you have the done sensible thing and put your iPhone in a case.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work if iPhone 5s is in Apple case

    • Written by from Columbia

    I just got the iPhone 5s and the leather case from Apple. This desktop charger does NOT work if you have the phone in this case. Not sure why this charger was not made to work properly with an Apple case . . .

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Dock

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    After purchasing several other docks over the last few months, and returning them all, I bought this Belkin dock, which is superb. The iPhone 5 docks easily; the dock is attractive; and a lightening connection and cord are built-in. I bought a second dock as well.

    Just to say, however, the dock may not work with your particular iPhone case: I have several Speck cases that I rotate, and the phone docks only when using the CandyShell Flip, in which case it docks perfectly.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't charge if you have a case.

    • Written by from WHITE PLAINS

    Let's face it, we all want a dock that will charge your phone with the case still on.
    This ain't it.
    Returned

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    It charges ok but it's very light and flimsy. There is no weight to it at all, so you have to use both hands to take your phone off the dock. Also, the connector feels very loose and my phone wobbles back and forth and side to side. It just doesn't feel solid, but I'm stuck with this awful thing because Apple won't make a dock for iPhone 5. I wish I could find a dock that didn't feel so cheap and junky as this one. I do not expect it to last very long. The quality just isn't there.

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With Case , But ..............

    • Written by from Lithia

    Did not work the Iphone 5s leather case , but I just used a Box Razor blade, heated it up a little and trimmed the Plastic around the Lightning connector about 1/8 of inch and works flawlessly with the Case . Perfect Dock now, Belkin should look into modifying this. But I am happy !!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with many cases

    • Written by from Victoria

    Contrary to what is stated in the blurb, this dock will not accept Speck or SwitchEasy cases. This is particularly irritating because not only are these common brands, but it would have been easy to design the flange with a removable spacer that allowed the dock to accommodate the extra thickness of a case. I gave the dock two stars because it seems to be otherwise well built.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Dock

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    I've had my dock for 2 months now, and could not be happier. My partner picked one up for himself after I told him how great it is. I'll be picking another one up for my office, since it's so slim, sleek, and simple. Highly recommend!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best iPhone 5 dock i've seen, but it could be so much better

    • Written by from Croydon

    The look and feel of the dock is great, it's at a great angle, and is designed to fit most cases. You could probably even stick an ipad mini on it.

    The only bug-bears that i have, is that it's a fused plug!? If the USB connection dies on me (Which it eventually will) I'll have to replace the entire thing, not just the cable. The lightning connection is also quite stiff, so you have to hold the dock with one hand, and the phone with the other to get it off the dock.

    Overall a very good product.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone isn't connected unless wedged forward.

    • Written by from Medford

    Not sure if I got a defective one, but it doesn't register a connection unless my iPhone has something wedged behind it. When it is flush forward in the dock, it then connects and charges. Luckily my case doubles as a wedge, so I don't have to return it...I'm just not very impressed with lack of design. A possible solution would've been to have a plastic molding or insert so that the phone would always be in the correct position.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Plug in with a Case

    • Written by from Kincardine

    This works fine but I have a very skinny cheap case for the phone to dodge the scuffs and it won't even plug in (like the 30 pin to lightning adapter. Definitely won't work if you have a thick protective case. Works as advertised once the case is removed. Looks good and nice to sit up the phone at my desk.

    11 of 11 people found this useful