January 26, 2013

iPhone 5 Docking Station from Deal Extreme


iPhone 5 Docking Station from Deal Extreme

If you have an iPhone 5, then you're probably disappointed with the limited amount of gadgets out on the market.  Well I decided to search the internet for some docking stations and connectors to see what I could find. 


I came across this website call Deal Extreme,  at first I was a little disappointed because it was located out of the country in Hong Kong, but the more I searched through the website and saw the awesome prices, I decided to take a chance and order some items.

This item is called "8-Pin Lightning Data Sync/Charging Docking Station"  whew!  It cost US$7.99 so I decided to order two. They also have free shipping.  I placed my order on Jan 13th and it arrived on Jan 26th, not bad for international shipping.  I also ordered another "Lightning to USB Cable" which was US$8.99.  I like to travel so I need to have a spare of everything!

iPhone 5 Docking Station from Deal Extreme

There are some pros and cons about this docking station you need to know about.  When you place your phone on the connector, you have to lean it forward until you see the battery pop up on the display.  I'm not sure why this I have to do this but if I just sit it straight up without tilting it forward, it doesn't seem to connect.

The lightening USB cable does not come with the adapter, you have to purchase them separately.  It's a good thing to have and I love having this docking station on my nightstand where I can just reach over and check my emails before I retire.

iPhone 5 Docking Station from Deal Extreme

iPhone 5 Docking Station from Deal Extreme