Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe Charging Dock
Our pick for the best iPhone dock goes to the Twelve South HiRise 2 because of its great design, extremely sturdy base, and its ability to charge virtually any Lighting product including an iPhone, iPod, iPad, and even an Apple TV remote.
- Charging dock for all your Lightning or Micro-USB powered devices.
- Elevates your iPhone to a more comfortable angle for hands-free FaceTime calls.
- Includes Lightning and Micro-USB cables.
Why the Twelve South HiRise 2 is the best?
The Twelve South HiRise 2 solves many of the issues that plague most charging stands because of its heavy-duty design.
It has an incredibly sturdy and grippy base that is twice as heavy as its predecessor. This means that heavier devices like an iPad Pro can sit on this stand without toppling it over. It also has an adjustable support post which means even if you have a large, rugged case on your device, you can be confident it will be able to hold it securely while charging.
On top of all that, this dock comes in two beautiful colors, a silver and a new black that matches Apple’s matte black iPhone 7 very well. It also comes with an MFi-certified Lightning cable as well as a micro-USB cable if you’re looking to charge other, non-Apple devices.
Our experience with the Twelve South HiRise 2
We’ve been using the HiRise 2 since it hit the market and couldn’t be more pleased. It looks perfect on any desk and will always keep your iPhone charged. That’s a winning combination.
And it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but even Apple has an official way for you to dock and charge the iPhone. While the dock has a built-in Lightning plug, you’ll still need to provide your own cable. But as a plus, you can use Touch ID without having to remove an iPhone from the dock. A 3.5mm plug on the back allows you to plug in wired headphones or a speaker to rock out while listening to music. But it lacks a number of features compared to the HiRise 2 like the ability to fit pretty much any case.
- Comes in a number of colors to match your iPhone.
- Can plug in wired headphones or a wired speaker to rock out while charging your phone.
- Use Touch ID without having to remove an iPhone from the dock.
Another great dock choice, Belkin Mixit Charge and Sync Dock best feature is that it comes with a Lightning cable to help save some cash. Thanks to a built-in dial it can also work with most iPhone cases. It’s also available in a number of different, fun colors.
- Lightning cable included.
- Can fit most iPhone cases.
If you’re looking to save some money, the Lamicall S1 Cradle Dock provides good stability for devices between 4 to 8 inches and is built from high-quality aluminum. It also comes in a nice black and silver so that it matches most iOS devices as well as other non-Apple devices.
- Compatible with devices in 4 to 8 inches.
- Black aluminum alloy with smooth edges.
- Does not come with a charging cable.