• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not case compatible

    • Written by from Seattle

    The problem is that the lighting connector nib on the dock is too short/placed too low meaning that practically any case which covers the bottom of your device will block it from making a complete connection. If it weren't for this, it would be great.
    Belkin needs to just make it so that the actual connecting bit can either be risen up to accommodate cases just as it can be moved forwards or backwards for different thicknesses.
    This is a problem with a lot of 3rd party charging devices it seems. Whereas the plain old apple ones are slimmer and can penetrate casing better to allow a connection to be made.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought Belkin Dock for iPad Air

    • Written by from Longboat Key

    I've been using an Apple charging dock with my iPad 2, so when I got the iPad Air I still wanted a dock. The Belkin Express Dock works great, its heavier then the apple dock, the lightening connector moves back and forth, making it easier to pick up or dock your iPad Air. I use the alarm clock on my iPad and the Belkin dock holds my iPad firmly enough to manage a groggy swipe across the screen when I silence it. It's an excellent product and I'm very happy with it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So-So Dock for iPad Air

    • Written by from Bedford

    It works with the iPad Air, but it's not a perfect fit. When in place, the iPad Air doesn't touch the bottom support so it is a bit wobbly - only the lightning connector contacts the bottom of the iPad. So it charges, but if you're not careful, it can tip slightly to either side and not make a connection and the iPad will not be charging. I think the problem results from the change in shape of the bezel of the iPad Air from previous iPads - the discrepancy is only a couple of millimetres, but it makes a difference. Also difficult to line up the connector with the receptacle in the iPad. Works well with iPhone 5.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with case

    • Written by from Pasadena

    This dock doesn't work with Apple Smart Case, putting the lightning charger higher doesn't do anything to help it fit on to the dock

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an Apple

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is pretty good charging stand/dock which I use for my iPad mini. I don't use a cover so I don't need the functionality that allows to adjust the width of the dock for your particular cover but it is a cool feature. Giving it a 4 instead of a 5 star rating because placing the iPad on the stand requires a bit of precision, even a bit more difficult than the similar iphone dock that Belkin makes. Can't decide if it is a problem with the stand or the design of the tiny slot on the iphone and iPad since the newer lightning connection was introduced. Personally I prefer the apple products which are made for use without a cover and wish Apple would make one for iPads like they one they just introduced for the iPhones 5S and 5C. Just miss the days of being able to place my iPad on a dock with just one hand, like I could with the older 30 pin slot.

    27 of 34 people found this useful