• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disfuctional

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I would give it no stars if I had the option. 90% of the time when I dock my iPad2 into the docking station it does not charge. The sync functions work fine, but I have to plug it into a direct connection to a wall plug to charge it. Apple needs to look at their accesories a little better.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad

    • Written by from VERO BEACH

    I don't know who designed the iPad Dock but it just doesn't fit with the smart cover.It really bothers me as usually all Apple products fit perfectly, but this time they screwed up as it is even nowhere mentioned that you can't use it with the smartcover.

    Apple please change that immediatly!

    80 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible design

    • Written by from CLAYVILLE

    Why on earth would apple make a stand that doesn't fit if you use the case they make? It won't even work with the smart cover they make and sell! Ridiculous. I'm returning it, terrible design, terrible product, very disappointed Apple would make something this poor.

    137 of 184 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Carmel

    First of all it is not a perfect fit and it is extremely hard to chage the iPad because the fit is so bad. Would not recommend it.

    19 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miss leading

    • Written by from Bismarck

    the only thing it's good for is charging ,even for that it's hard to plug in

    27 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited utility

    • Written by from APTOS

    Dock did not come with a cable, so it is useless as an extra charging station. Second it is shaped in a way that will not permit the charging of an iPhone. All in all, a real disappointment.

    69 of 207 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Want not, waste not.

    • Written by from clayton

    This is really a waste, because it does not support any other idevice. So instead of having a single cable occupying one usb slot and dangling from my imac, I now have two : One for this new cradle and one for the rest of idevices.
    Way to go apple designers !!!

    One more thing, you have to remove the cover so your iApd2 can fit. Even the smart cover deigned by apple has to be removed.

    Not a wise product and definitely not a wise purchase.

    115 of 185 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT COMPATIBLE

    • Written by from DENVER

    so i bought the darn thing thinking it would be really cool because i love apple products and they never disappoint but when i got home i found out that my ipad wont fit in if its smart cover is on it. That is really inconvenient and i dont know how they could of looked over something like this after all they designed the smart cover with the ipad right?

    51 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw!!

    • Written by from Corona

    This dock is stronger and sturdier than the one Apple previously offerred. However, it is not designed for the iPad2 to sit on the dock with the smart cover closed! Bigger and stronger is better but, you really need to re-design it so that the iPad 2 sits on the dock with the smart cover closed. C'mon Apple!! Fix this flaw and it'll get more stars.

    92 of 137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless device

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Have 2 iPad2's and 2 of these docks. BOTH of these docks have stopped charging either iPad.

    Different environments, different locations. Both signal that they are connecting (via a beep) when first docked and the charging icon changes, but the batteries keep draining.

    Has to be the dock, as they both charge fine when the supplied charging cable Is used. HIGHLY disappointed in this product!

    72 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Salem

    My dock doesn't work at all. Absolutely nothing. Piece of junk. Nice paperweight, I guess. Thanks, Apple.

    43 of 112 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD!

    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing product

    • Written by from branford

    for apple, this is a disappointing product! it is hard to get the ipap into the docking slot and the ipad sticks in the dock when you try to remove it. this product needs a to be redesigned before i would recommend it's purchase.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless

    • Written by from Skokie

    Not compatible with my smart cover and doesn't fit into the dock very easy. Simply, not a good design by Apple.

    57 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as thoughtful as most Apple products

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    Only works in portrait orientation and the iPad doesn't fit in it with the smart cover on it. AND, one has to change plugs from computer to wall to sync depending on whether you want to charge or sync...really, it's not as intuitive or smartly designed as most other Apple products. I would not purchase again...there are other, better products out there without these limitations.

    58 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IPad 2 dock

    • Written by from East Haven

    I just got my iPad 2 dock which I ordered right after I stood in line the day the iPad 2 came out and I am very disappointed with the dock. The iPad 2 DOES NOT fit in the dock when the Smart Cover is on the iPad 2"

    82 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    I believed the promo "you can even use it as a picture frame while it's charging" and "Use the dock to hold iPad 2 at the perfect angle to compose email and notes using a Bluetooth keyboard or to watch your favorite videos or photo slideshows."

    Well, that's pretty much not true unless you're the rare individual who shoots most of your pictures in portrait mode rather than landscape, and you like to compose your notes and emails with your iPad in an almost vertical position. And whose would want to watch his favorite video with the iPad siting vertically?
    Not only is it hard to insert the iPad into, it doesn't accommodate the smart-cover.

    Save your money. I wish I had.

    52 of 69 people found this useful