With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch dates just around the corner, it is time now to consider gearing up to welcome your brand new device when it arrives. One of the most common accessories for the iPhones are charging docks. Docks are great, not only to charge your iPhone, but also to showcase it in the most amazing way possible, along with reducing the amount of cable clutter on your desk. So, here are 7 of the best charging docks you can buy for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus right now:
1. Spigen Bamboo Charging Dock
The Bamboo Charging Dock from Spigen is a great looking dock, made out of wood, that will definitely go with your brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The dock comes with slide-free silicone pads to make sure that it stays stable on the desktop, and manages to be extremely sturdy, while still looking very attractive. The dock has the ability (and the space) to charge both your Apple Watch, and your iPhone, so if you have both of these devices, or if you are planning on buying them, you can’t go wrong with this dock.
If you use a Spigen case on your iPhone, you’re in luck, because the dock supports every case that Spigen makes for iPhones. While this is definitely an amazing dock, if you have an Apple Watch with a steel band, then this case might not be the best fit for you.
Buy for $9.99 on Amazon.com
2. Belkin Charge and Sync Dock
The Belkin Charge and Sync Dock looks like what a basic dock must look like. It comes in a painted aluminium finish that looks very good, and matches the over all design philosophy behind Apple products. The dock comes with a USB cable, so you don’t need to fix your lightning cable to the dock, leaving you free to carry the other cable with you, if you need to.
The dock can handle iPhones that use Apple’s leather cases, so if you do use those cases, you wouldn’t have to take them off to use the dock, and the dock also works with iPads.
Buy for $29.99 on Amazon.com
3. Ziku Aluminium Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch
The Ziku Aluminium Dock is another great dock for people who have both the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and the Apple Watch. The dock is made out of aluminium, with TPU padding to avoid scratching your devices. It is compatible with all versions of the Apple Watch, including the sport and edition versions, and both the 38mm and 42mm versions of the watch, so it’ll work with your original Apple Watch, and if you are planning on buying the Series 2, the dock will work with that, as well.
The dock provides for a sturdy, hands-free interaction with the iPhone, making it the perfect choice for taking FaceTime calls, or engaging in Skype conversations without having to hold your iPhone in your hands. The dock comes with an anti-slip pad on the bottom, and can accommodate iPhones using most cases by well known brands such as Spigen, Otterbox, Griffin etc. Along with that, the cable routing on the bottom of the dock is really well done.
Buy for $32.88 on Amazon.com
4. Satechi 7 Port USB Charging Station
The Satechi 7 Port USB Charging Station is the perfect solution for charging all of your devices in one place. It comes with 7 powered USB ports, out of which 3 are 2.4A rated, and 4 are 1A rated, so you can charge all your smartphones, and tablets on the charging station.
It also comes with 7 velcro straps for managing the USB cables for all the devices that you charge on the station. The ports are all surge protected, so you need not worry about damaging your devices accidentally. Also, the charging station has 7 slots with anti-scratch silicone pads so you can organize your devices, even with the cases on, and not worry about any scratches.
Buy for $49.99 on Amazon.com
5. Ziku Aluminium Dock for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
While we covered a dock from Ziku, for both the iPhone and the Apple Watch, if you don’t have an Apple Watch, you can go with the Ziku Aluminium Dock for iPhone. The dock is made from aluminium with TPU padding to prevent scratches, and provides for a sturdy hold on your iPhone, which is perfect for taking FaceTime calls, or engaging in Skype conversations, all without having to hold the iPhone in your hands.
The dock works with most third-party cases, including those from well known brands such as Spigen, Otterbox etc, and comes with a lightning cable in the box, so you don’t need to use the cable that comes with the iPhone.
Buy for $24.88 on Amazon.com
6. TKHOT Charging Dock
The TKHOT charging dock is a small, compact and easy to carry dock made out of environment friendly materials. It supports both syncing and charging for your iPhone, depending on whether you connect it to your laptop or a wall outlet. While the dock holds the iPhone securely, and allows access to all the ports and buttons on the iPhone, it might not work very well for people who use third party cases on their iPhones, as they might be too big for the dock to accommodate.
The dock is perfect for taking FaceTime calls, without having to hold the iPhone in your hands, or even for Skype conversations. Along with that, the dock also provides the ability to use it for charging and syncing your iPhone, provided that it is connected to a laptop. You can even connect the dock to a wall outlet, if you just want to charge your iPhone.
Buy for $10.99 on Amazon.com
7. Kinbashi Charging/Sync Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch
The Kinbashi dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is a gorgeous looking dock for both the iPhone and the Apple Watch. The dock is made from aluminium, which makes it sturdy, well built, and good looking. The dock places the iPhone at the perfect angle for taking FaceTime calls, or engaging in Skype conversations. The Apple Watch is also held in a very stable position by the dock, so you don’t need to worry about it at all.
The dock supports charging both the iPhone and the Apple Watch, and if you connect the dock to a laptop, it even supports syncing. It does look good, and since it is made out of aluminium, it is also very durable, and goes perfectly in-line with Apple’s design philosophy.
Buy for $24.99 on Amazon.com
Use These Great Docks for Your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, or if you are planning on buying one, then you should definitely consider one of these docks for it, as these are the best that the market has to offer as of now. Rest assured, we will be updating this article, when more docks come out for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
So, do you use a dock with your iPhone? If you do, which one do you like the most, and why? Also, if you know of a great dock for the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus that we did not cover in this article, do let us know by dropping us a line in the comments section below.