Following our roundup of the 10 best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases, we set our sights on the 5 best docks now available for pre-order.
Apple's eagerly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models have only just dropped but that hasn't stopped a ton of unofficial accessories hitting the market. We previously brought you 10 of the best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases around, and now we're on to docks. While no one's denying that Apple's latest gadgets are huge leaps forward in smartphone technology, the fact remains that tangled charger and audio cables can create a less than ideal desktop situation. Docking stations are a neat way of keeping your desktop or table tidy, and with many docks also sporting audio outputs, your stereo system can easily play music straight from your phone too.
Unlike cases, docks are pretty complicated technically, so rather than round up a bunch of inferior products that have been rushed to the market, we've instead taken the time to select five of the best docks, all of which are now available for pre-order. So while you may have to wait a while to get your hands on them, you can rest assured you will be delivered a superior product that will keep your iPhone 6 and/or 6 Plus fully charged and stylish for years to come.
Twelve South - HiRise Stand - $27.99
The HiRise dock from Twelve South offers a height-adjustable cable clips and a moving rear support to accommodate most cases (even large ones like Otter Box's Defender) and offers unhindered access to the phone's home buttons and audio cables, so you can play music and use your phone while charging. Get it here.
Quell & Co - Spool Dock - $65
Crafted from American oak and Merino felted wool, the Spool Dock keeps a range of Apple devices (iPhones 5 through 6/6 Plus, as well as iPad Minis) standing neatly while charging - even if they are still housed in cases. Perfect for those who want to keep desk mess to a minimum. Get yours now from Quell & Co.
hardwrk - Massive Dock - €59.90
If hand-finished American maple wasn't quite hefty enough for you, hrdwrk come through with an appropriately-named charging dock constructed from a slab of pure concrete. Weighing in at over half a kilo, the dock is cast and subsequently polished, cured and sealed to retain the concrete's purity and making each piece unique. Compatible with all iPhone 5 and 6 models, it is available for immediate purchase here.
Weighing in at a hefty 2.5 pounds (that's 1.2kg for the euro-Snobs out there) for one handed docking and crafted from a super dense zinc alloy, Gravitas's iPhone and iPad dock sports Lightning connectivity (so is compatible with both iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPads) and a hi-fidelity audio output, for those who want to play tunes while they charge. Pre-order yours here for shipping in November.
Weighing a hefty three pounds for one-handed use, Grovemade's maple iPhone dock is hand-sanded and finished with a natural oil and wax blend. If their iPhone 6 case is anything to go by, it will be beautifully crafted for sure. It's now available for pre-order with no confirmed despatch date, so you may be waiting a while before you enjoy that lush maple craftsmanship. Pre-order here.
Check out our roundup of the 10 best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases.