With millions of units flying off the shelves and plenty of back orders still waiting to be fulfilled; it is safe to say that Apple’s new iPhone 5 has made a rather impressive start to its life in the real world, but that doesn’t mean that every iPhone 5 owner is a happy camper. Any seasoned iPhone owner will remember when every iPhone box was packed with a white slab docking stand to safely and comfortably keep the phone upright while charging or syncing, but it seems that those days are long gone.
Apple has no official dock for the iPhone 5, they have actually gone as far as to suggest that there isn’t really any demand in the market for an official dock and therefore won’t be manufacturing one of their own. Thankfully, whenever there is undisputed demand, there is always a third-party company ready to step into the limelight with their own product, which is something that seems to have happened with The Lightning Dock.
Available in Anodized Black, Aluminum or Hardwood options, The Lightning Dock is an iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch accessory that allow users to easily charge or synchronize their device while keeping it upright and safe from scratches or damage that can occur from laying it on a desk surface. One of the main benefits of the dock is that it will hold the device firmly in place, but also offers the option of purchasing additional back support that comes in the form of a sleek piece of plexiglass that sits nicely into the frame of the product to support the device.
Apart from the option of buying additional back support, consumers can also choose whether to purchase the dock by itself and use an existing Lightning to USB cable or purchase it with the cable connector included as part of the deal. Purchasing without the additional Lightning cable will set you back $24.95 with an additional $20 to include the cable. Apple may not be producing an official iPhone 5 dock, but with companies always willing to give customers what they clearly want, then the option is there to part with a little bit of cash to get this sleek looking creation.