• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works well with a naked iPad - no covers

    • Written by from Crouch

    The dock doesn't work well with the smart cover on. You have to leave it partially open, which makes it a bit unstable. Otherwise you have to take the smart cover off completely. I also bought a thin gel cover that slips onto the back of the iPad to protect it. Now I cannot use the dock at all, but the gel cover is such a great accessory that I refuse to do without. The gel cover was designed to use with the apple smart cover, but is not an Apple product. The smart cover is a pretty good stand if you are happy with landscape mode for your photo frame, so I would not recommend the dock unless you have money to blow.

    151 of 202 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rockaway Park

    the unnecessary lip at the bottom prevents you from using this with the super awesome smart covers... how dumb can they be? I'm supposed to take my cover off every time i put it on the dock to charge?

    173 of 222 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vero Beach

    Dude this is soo bumpin, its perfect

    37 of 97 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Smart Cover

    • Written by from Dourdain

    I expected this dock from Apple to be compatible with the Smart Cover, unfortunately, it is not... You have to remove or open the cover in order to plug the iPad2 on it.

    Another thing that is not well designed is that it is quite hard to find the exact place for the plug. I often look under the iPad just to find the exact place of the plug. It would be great to have a guide for it.

    25 of 31 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad2 dock

    • Written by from Middletown

    I think this is a great dock. It is very steady and sturdy. It is small but does a great job.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brunswick

    Really? The dock is there to charge your ipad2. Fold YOUR cover back and charge it!!!
    Use things for what they are. Apple cannot anticipate every 3rd party provider of cases. Do your best!!!!

    58 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe these price points!

    • Written by from Bay City

    $29 for a weighted piece of plastic that holds up the iPad 2. It works nicely, though you can forget entirely using a cover with the iPad if you are going to prop it up with this. I just cannot believe that the accessories for all things Apple are so incredibly expensive!

    I will check back in five business days to see if they "allowed" my review. I will be shocked if they did.

    139 of 192 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but ...

    • Written by from Newtown

    I'd like to see more options:
    -Why not also in black or other choice of colors?
    -Why not designed to accommodate the cover or case/sleeve?
    -Some indicator that it has power?

    Don't get me wrong, I mean nothing bad but this dock doesn't fit the "choices" offered. It is more of a "stand that does one thing", where as a dock allows easy connection/removal of a device.

    49 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Clarendon Hills

    I was so disappointed in this design, it does not fit with a silicone cover on, or with the smart cover on. I'm sure if I took the silicone cover off, each time I charged it, it would get stretched out, or rip. The other problem I have found is that the dock is not sturdy enough to hold my ipad2! It kept falling over! the worst part of all of this, is that I bought 2 of them, of course I did not save the receipt! Yeah!

    87 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really love it!

    • Written by from Slidell

    I love this stand. The only con I can see is that you can't dock the iPad with a cover on it. I like the fact that you can dock it and use the keyboard which makes it almost like a computer. I think it's a great accessory!

    25 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this the best you can do Steve?

    • Written by from Severn

    really misses the mark.

    What do you mean I have to unplug the cable from my computer and plug it into a wall outlet to charge the I-Pad.

    I would really like to use the stand to view the i-pad in landscape mode!

    38 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adjustable Docks are the answer!

    • Written by from HAMDEN

    The problem with all of Apple's docks (iPad2, iPhone, iPod) is, that as soon as you put any case on your device, however thin, it no longer fits in the dock. Charging your device is impossible without removing the cover. In the case of my 64GB, iPad2, a thin Mareware protective back cover for my iPad2 renders my dock useless. Knowing that people are going to want to protect such an expensive investment should be taken into account when Apple designs their docks. A little extra wiggle room wouldn't be so difficult to design into the docks.
    "IDEA!!!!!!", maybe even some front to back adjustability, to accommodate different size cases.

    160 of 180 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I bought the dock so i don't have to go pluging and unplugging all the cables I have, av addapter, audio cable and so on. But to my surprise, it actually won't work that way. If you have conected the tv (trhough av adpter) and a stereo at the same time, you only get the audio in the TV. But what is worst, is that even if you have the TV off, you won't listen through your stereo when you have the AV addapter conected. So you have to go plugging and unplugging all the wires. Then iit doesn't makes much sense, since you can do that anyways without the dock, and if you conect directly the av adapter, and the audio cable to the ipad, then you get simultanously the audio on the TV and the stereo!!!!

    Very expensive for just a stand for the ipad.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not quite there

    • Written by from Groton

    The angle is good and it is a good charging base for the things listed in the writeup on the product. I have one disapointment. Knowing that the Ipad requires a 10w charge rather then the typical 5w charge, they should have designed it in such a way as it could support an external power supply so it could charge the device and sync with my computer at the same time.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do landscape/not good for watching movies

    • Written by from Bastrop

    The #1 reason I'd want my ipad to be held up is to watch a movie. Movies these days are widescreen, so one would want to watch them in landscape.

    This stand does not hold the ipad in landscape mode, making it almost useless to me.

    I really expect more from the apple design team. It's as if they just tossed it out in 5 minutes without putting any thought into it.

    50 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with smart cover

    • Written by from Waddell

    This has to be the worst design ever. Apple, you promote the smart cover but yet cannot charge the iPad2 on the dock with the smart cover attached. The lip on the front is what prevents it from working. It is also hard to connect in fear of damaging the port.

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 2 Review

    • Written by from Wapello

    I have this product for 2 days now. and it does work with the smart cover still on it. with no problem

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    yeah it works but..

    • Written by from Grevenmacher

    You will not be able to fit it with your smart cover ;(. This dock doesn't come with extra cable. It did not cross my mind that it would be missing. If I would know that I just get a cable and I would be happy with it! now I need to go back to store and buy me an usb cable! They should tell me that in Apple store!!

    38 of 49 people found this useful