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Belkin Charge and Sync Dock with Audio Port for iPhone 5 - 5S - 5c and iPod touch 5th Generation by Review Summary ,  Sep 10, 2015

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Belkin Charge and Sync Dock with Audio Port for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c and iPod touch 5th Generation
Report Date: 09/10/2015
Based on 130 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.2
Returned or considering to return: 5.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Base4.7   above average
Design3.8   below average
Dock3.8   average
Charging3.7   average
iPhone3.5   below average
Cable3.3   below average
Connector2.4   below average


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Base

Base:
"All this dock provides is a flimsy narrow stand where the lightning connector at the base is nothing more than you placing your own cable in a loose hole in the base and route the cable underneath and out back."
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"I would suggest using two hands to put it on and take it off the base just to make it easier."
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"The base is sleek and looks nice on my desk."
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"There is a very good rubber base which does not slip;2."
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"This dock has some pretty neat features, which may work for some people, but it doesn't meet my needs:The Good:1) The base is magnetic - I didn't expect this."
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"Also, the entire base of this stand is magnetized which makes it sit perfectly still on top of the metal case of the receiver."
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Cable

Cable:
"works fine for my purposesPeople seem to that complain about needing a Lighting cable, but I believe it's priced around NOT having a cable, which is fine; because all the stands that don't have Lightning are about $20-30 cheaper."
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"My only complaint is that the power cord kind of pulls out through the dock when I unplug my phone."
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"Very useful and fills a need is an excellent alternative to Apple issued its own rule, If you are looking for a genuine product, even for a specified period not hesitate to buy this rule, Has a simple charging cable problem sometimes moves to top little When you want to bring out the phone."
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"The only solution I could do to rectify this problem was to superglue the cable in tight."
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"I've had zero problems with the cord pulling out."
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"This holds your iphone at a reasonable angle, but there just is not a very good fit for the apple cord."
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"But using the original iphone cable that came with my iPhone 5S, I pushed it down in there very snug and now whenever I pull the phone out it comes out with ease and never pulls the cable out."
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"I have been meaning to try an AmazonBasic cable to which when my second one comes in I will be using it at home with an AmazonBasic cable and we shall see how well that works."
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"I will say it is not perfect but it does work for me without issues when using a good cable."
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"If you just want to a cheap-ish stand to charge in, but don't mind having to use your own Apple Lightning cable this could be a decent option."
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"The cord and plug stay put and come off easily without dislodging the whole thing."
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Charging

Charging:
"Like so many docking systems that appear to have a supportive 'back' to support the phone's weight and stableize its angle,the phone just perches on the charging insert, leaving the weight angle of the phone, as well as the action of placing the phone on & off the device a real and probable eventual problem of internal damage to the charging receptor inside he phone."
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"Very useful and fills a need is an excellent alternative to Apple issued its own rule, If you are looking for a genuine product, even for a specified period not hesitate to buy this rule, Has a simple charging cable problem sometimes moves to top little When you want to bring out the phone."
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"I would hate for my phone iPod to develop a charging or connector issue resulting from the use of this product after a few months."
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"But you can do the same thing by skipping this piece of junk and just charging your phone directly from the cable."
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"Love this iPhone 5s docking and charging unit because it works well unlike another review(s)."
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"The magnetic lock is okay, but the charging connector into the iPhone is pretty tight, so just pulling the iPhone straight up tends to separate the pieces."
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"This makes it easy to charge my IPhone 5 and if I choose to, I can listen to my music while using my IPhone for other things."
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"This is great for charging and holding your phone up when charging and looks great on my desk, but if you dont hold hte cord at the back when you pull your phone out, the cord comes out some as well."
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Connector

Connector:
"The headphone jack is sort of worthless, and doesn't support i friendly devices, like Bose headphones or Apple headphones with a built in remote; but other than that it works well."
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"The headphone jack is too a problem, but this goes well beyond Belkin."
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"I took my dock apart and found out it is the audio connector that is the problem."
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"I'm sure some of that is apple's fault for the way the connector is designed, but I blame Belkin for not making the base heavy enough."
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"While I can jam the iPhone in there to make it work, I am concerned that I am damaging the phone and or connector."
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"If I had to complain - it would be that sometimes I end up moving the lightning connector out of place when undocking my iPhone....no big deal what so ever."
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"The magnetic lock is okay, but the charging connector into the iPhone is pretty tight, so just pulling the iPhone straight up tends to separate the pieces."
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"The headphone jack is too a problem, but this goes well beyond Belkin."
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"The introduction of the Lightning Port by Apple saw drop analog audio support from the dock connector (there aren't enough pins any more) - I'm pretty sure this is the reason why Apple have not released a dock because they can't offer a line-out."
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"Then gently file down the sides of the Lightning connector above the little groves so that the connector can slide easier in and out of the phone.2) Once you're happy with the amount of force it requires to undock, glue the Lightning cable in place with a few drops of hot glue."
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Design

Design:
"This is a great looking and functional dock, but it has a design problem that frustrates me."
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"I'm sure some of that is apple's fault for the way the connector is designed, but I blame Belkin for not making the base heavy enough."
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"Were it not for the very nice looks and classy design I would have knocked a star off because of the plug connector issue."
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"The Belkin Charge and Sync Dock with Audio Port for iPhone 5 is certainly not designed well enough to be considered as a purchase for a serious gadget person, IT professional or frequent iTunes user."
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"It's small, sleek, clean design works well in small places."
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"Clean design, well made, simple to use."
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"This is a great looking and functional dock, but it has a design problem that frustrates me."
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"It's designed quite nicely."
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"I know that decent isn't exactly high praise for this device, but this is an example of a company that I normally admire, rushing out a design just to get something out to the marketplace."
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Dock

Dock:
"My only complaint is that the power cord kind of pulls out through the dock when I unplug my phone."
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"the problem with this dock that is dose not hold my iphone Straightly and i have to fix the cable and pull it back every time i use it."
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"I took my dock apart and found out it is the audio connector that is the problem."
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"This is a great looking and functional dock, but it has a design problem that frustrates me."
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"Other reviews have complained about this wire coming loose when you pull the iPhone away, but I haven't experienced this issue.2) The dock doesn't work well with thicker cases, like the Otterbox or CM4 cases."
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"I do have only one issue with this, and its not really the docks fault."
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"I highly recommend this dock."
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"This is probably the best dock for an iphone, it works for an ipad mini too."
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"Love this iPhone 5s docking and charging unit because it works well unlike another review(s)."
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"I really think this dock works great!"
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"The introduction of the Lightning Port by Apple saw drop analog audio support from the dock connector (there aren't enough pins any more) - I'm pretty sure this is the reason why Apple have not released a dock because they can't offer a line-out."
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Fit

Fit:
"It fits nicely into the slot hidden on the bottom."
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"This holds your iphone at a reasonable angle, but there just is not a very good fit for the apple cord."
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"i bought griffin tech iphone 5 lightning cable which comes in black, and i thought it would be great for this dock, but its too thick, so it won't fit in the dock unfortunately."
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"Otherwise, it's heavy enough not to slide around and the cables fit through beautifully."
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"Fits my phone perfectly even with the case on it."
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"It fits nicely into the slot hidden on the bottom."
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"Fits perfect, works fine."
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"Cord doesnt fit well and phone does not sit flush."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"the problem with this dock that is dose not hold my iphone Straightly and i have to fix the cable and pull it back every time i use it."
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"Other reviews have complained about this wire coming loose when you pull the iPhone away, but I haven't experienced this issue.2) The dock doesn't work well with thicker cases, like the Otterbox or CM4 cases."
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"While I can jam the iPhone in there to make it work, I am concerned that I am damaging the phone and or connector."
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"Over time, I believe it will weaken the wires inside and will lead to failure.It's amazing how few iPhone5 products are on the market even at this point."
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"This holds your iphone at a reasonable angle, but there just is not a very good fit for the apple cord."
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"It isn't structurally sound and makes it very hard to get the iphone off the dock because the cable slips and you end up with your phone hanging off."
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"To me it is still a good stand to keep my iphone propped up and useable in a near standing position and it works as it is suppose to for me."
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"This is probably the best dock for an iphone, it works for an ipad mini too."
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"Love this iPhone 5s docking and charging unit because it works well unlike another review(s)."
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"The magnetic lock is okay, but the charging connector into the iPhone is pretty tight, so just pulling the iPhone straight up tends to separate the pieces."
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