Here’s a list of the best Lightning docks for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that you can buy right now. Complete list can be found right here.
Having an iPhone dock right at the desk is not only convenient for easy charging – you never have to scratch around looking for a cable – but you can also interact with your device without having to continually pick it up and put it back down. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been around for a while now, with the peripheral makers as dedicated as ever in catering to the hordes of early adopters, and so here, we run through our six favorite docks for the latest Apple handset.
iPhone Lightning Dock By Apple
Apple has an official iPhone dock which is compatible with all Lightning connector-based iPhone models. This includes iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. iPod touch 5 is also supported.
It costs $39.00 and is available to purchase from store.apple.com. For more on this dock, check out: Apple Official Lightning Dock For iPhone 6, 6 Plus And Below Now Available.
HiRise for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus by Twelve South
Twelve South makes some wonderful accessories for Apple products, and the HiRise, with its brushed metal finish, is most certainly among them. It oozes quality, is built to last, and because of the design ethos, looks very much like an official product that Apple would make.
At $34.99, it’s well-priced, and has that unique charm that we frequently see throughout Twelve South’s range.
HiRise works with both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and can be bought from the Apple Store, Amazon or directly from Twelve South’s website.
iPhone 6 Dock by The Lightning Dock
If you’re in the hunt for a cheap dock that does nothing but stand your device up and charge it, then the folks at The Lightning Dock have you covered. It may be no-frills in terms of features, but aside from being very nicely-priced, it’s also compact and rather easy on the eye.
At $39.95, it makes a decent Christmas gift as well, and even if you don’t want to purchase it for somebody else, there’s no harm in buying yourself the odd treat at this time of year!
The Lightning Dock works with both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and can be bought from: thelightningdock.com
Gravitas for iPhone 6 by Henge Docks
The clue is in the name – this dock is incredibly heavy, weighting as much as eleven iPhone 5s stacked atop one another. This helps the dock to keep completely still, which is ideal if you want to interact with your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus while docked, and because it’s raised considerably compared to most other products, is arguably safer to use in places like the kitchen.
The Gravitas is on the expensive side, and will set you back $69.
The dock works with iPhone 6 but requires a new insert to be bought (sold separately) if you want to use it with an iPhone 6 Plus. You can buy it from: hengedocks.com
Just Mobile AluBolt Charging Dock for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
At $49.95, this dock is also at the higher end of the pricing spectrum, but with support for the iPad mini as well as the iPhone 6 – or any Lightning-ready iPhone for that matter – gets a deserved mention in our top six.
With an aluminum finish, it’s once again a very premium product, and built for the long haul, although please note that if you have a case on your device, you may have trouble docking it into the AluBolt.
The AluBolt works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both and can be bought directly from the Apple Store.
ElevationDock 2 For iPhone 6
The ElevationDock is very pricey at $89, but with a hand-crafted aluminum finish that requires a 20-step process, you really do get what you pay for with this one.
There’s a choice of glass bead, matte black and hand-polished red finishes, and with custom lasering also available, the ElevationDock is very much a luxury product fitting of a device like the iPhone 6.
The ElevationDock 2 is only compatible with the iPhone 6 and can be bought directly from: elevationlab.com
So, that’s our round-up, but which is your favorite? Do share your comments below, and let us know which dock takes your fancy.
Update: This article was updated after Apple released the official new iPhone dock, compatible with all Lightning connector-based iPhone models, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.