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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product, A bit on the expensive side

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    TheTechNugget
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    Could you imagine writing a review on a lamp? Or perhaps the lightbulb within the lamp? It would be tricky, to say the least—not because it’s not easy to assess whether or not the thing is doing its job, rather, because the job itself is a simple one that doesn’t come with a lot of excitement. So this review will be a little different—it will be a little less about the function, and more about the form. Phone accessories are a dime a dozen. Big box stores lose business regularly to online retailers offering similar, less expensive (but non-name brand) products. And although it’s still relatively new (when compared to the iPhone, nearing it’s tenth year since release), the Apple Watch also has a fair share of third-party accessories that are becoming less and less expensive. So why spend the extra money on the Belkin PowerHouse? Well, I stand by the brand…Belkin has been around for awhile, I’ve not had major issues with any of their stuff, and they tend to have a good selection of products. For instance, Belkin offers iPhone-only and Watch-only charging docks if you decide the full functionality of the PowerHouse is more than you need. But other than that, the brand-name experience and the price tag of the Belkin PowerHouse may be hard to justify. There are certainly less-expensive options out there, and if you like how they look, save yourself the money, because again, if you’re buying a lamp, the physical appearance is the more important deciding factor given identical function. So let’s talk about the function of the Belkin PowerHouse briefly; there are a couple of nice touches that increase the value of this product: For starters, it has a tilting iPhone charging interface. I’ve had a handful of iPhone charging docks over the years, and invariably there is damage done to your iPhone connector or the charging connector because your two-year-old decided to see how far it can bend. On the Belkin PowerHouse, there is a tilting connector that helps to minimize the damage done there. This may have become standard fare for iPhone docks, but it’s been a few years since I’ve owned one. Its iPhone charging interface is also height-adjustable. There is a small wheel on the back of the dock that allows you to adjust the height of the connector that interfaces with your phone—so provided the connector’s casing is not too large for your phone case, you can increase the “reach” of the connector to allow for iPhone cases with thicker bottoms. On the flip side, though, there is at least one place where this product could be improved. For the amount of detail and attention given to the functionality of the iPhone connection, I’m surprised to see the sort of “dangling watch” setup that the Belkin PowerHouse uses. One of my absolute favorite non-major features of the Apple Watch is night-charging it on its side reveals a nightstand-esque display of the time. The “dangling watch” setup doesn’t allow for this feature to be used, and so the charging area for the Apple Watch is very much a uni-tasker. This is certainly not a deal breaker, but it would have been nice to not exclude one of Apple Watch’s features in the deployment of this product. Other than that, it is a very tidy and nice-looking, minimalist stand. It has a single power adapter, so it allows you to free up an outlet in your home, as well as use your existing iPhone and Apple Watch charging cables for spares—we all know how valuable those cables can be. This is definitely something you’ll want to pass on if you don’t own an Apple Watch or don’t think you’ll ever get one…that would be an incredible waste of your money. But, if you are an iPhone user and have an Apple Watch, this is a relatively pricey but well-presented product. If you are an Apple fan, you’re used to paying top dollar for your toys. If you are an Apple Watch owner, you have given up hope entirely of an inexpensive product. So, why not add $100 to those already insane iPhone and Apple Watch price tags and get something that looks good on your nightstand or dresser? It’s also mostly white, which I prefer, but the color may be a deal breaker for some. Color options would also be a nice thing for Belkin to offer. As they say, the time is nigh. Apple’s lightning connector likely isn’t going anywhere, and although we’re potentially a couple weeks away from the next release of iPhone and Watch, the Belkin PowerHouse should serve you well for many years. I would be shocked to see Apple change the charging mechanism on their second generation Watch. If the price tag isn’t an issue, I would recommend the Belkin PowerHouse—but it doesn’t give you something you don’t already have when you buy an iPhone and Apple Watch…it just packages things you already have nicely, while allowing you some spare cables for backup or travel. But let’s be honest…you’ve justified the price tag of everything else, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Apple Watch/iPhone Charger!

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    Let me start by saying I have had 4 other iPhone/Apple Watch charging docks. I have been in search of the perfect charger, and prior to using this Belkin Dock, I have been disappointed every time. I have the bamboo dock everyone has seen, the round flat watch charger, the watch like charging box and an aluminum charging watch/iPhone stand/dock. With all of the others, I had to supply my own Apple Watch magnetic charging cable and lightning cable (if it was also an iPhone charger). That led to an abundance of cables and an extra power cord. What a mess on my nightstand! Along came this Belkin Apple Watch Dock. It INCLUDES both the Apple Watch magnetic charger and iPhone lightning charger built in! So no dangling cables and no need for 2 additional USB ports nearby. Finally, an ideal solution! This compact unit is very sturdy and well-built. The bottom is lined with a type of rubber to prevent movement and keep it secure. It has some weight to it as well. And it is an attractive piece. (see photos). How does it work? I will start with the iPhone dock. The lightning portion of the cable comes out of the bottom of the stand. There is a small wheel behind the unit which you can rotate to move the cable up and down to fit with your case. I happen to have a flap covering the power hole on my case. So I have to flip it open and rotate the wheel up as far as it can go so that the phone will fit with the flap (you only need to set this one time). No problem. The phone actually stands upright when on the charger (very sturdily) and charges just fine. I would think that the rotating cable will allow phones with most cases to fit. I don't know the actual distance it travels up/down. The cable also tilts front to back to allow for the thickness of your case. I do have to use a finger to hold down the unit while removing my phone from the charger. I have had no issues with the iPhone charger at all. The Apple Watch portion works better than expected. I wanted a unit that would allow me to charge the watch in nightstand mode. And with this unit, I CAN! I was able to remove my old, bulky clock/radio from my nightstand. I just tap the watch face or the base of the unit, and the watch shows the time, date, and charging status! My phone stands upright while charging, so I lay the watch across the magnetic charger with 1/2 the band behind the phone and the other hanging to the right. I have the Apple Watch (stainless steel with case) which weighs more than the Apple Sport watch, yet it stays attached to the magnet in nightstand mode without a problem. It is VERY secure. One time it did say "charging with this accessory is not supported by Apple Watch" but I removed the watch and set it on the charger again, and I haven't seen that message again. You can also charge it upright without problem. I am more than pleased with this Belkin dock and it meets my every need for charging/docking my iPhone and Apple Watch. It charges my phone & watch quickly and completely. No messy extra cables, no needed USB ports. Just one simple cord coming out of a very clean looking, attractive, well-built and solid unit. It works better than expected. I wish I had found this sooner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock - a step back

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    Best buy actually has the wrong name of the product. It is not the Valet Charge Dock, it is the Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock . I believe the confusion comes from that this may replace the Valet.Belkin was the first to come out with a dual charging dock for iPhones and Apple Watch. That was the Valet Dock and it was priced high at $150. Fast forward about year and now they have come out with a more affordable version, the Powerhouse Charge Dock. Key features : Built-in Apple Watch magnetic charging module with integrated Lightning connector for the iPhone. Charges the Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously in comparable time to the OEM charger Adjustable height lightning connector to accommodate iPhones with cases. Power is 1A for the Apple Watch and 2.4A for the iPhone Single tethered AC cable that charges both devices and is 4 feet long. MFi certifed per Apple standards. Pros : Relatively small foot print to accommodate the iPhone and Apple Watch. The built in lightning connected adjusts in height and hinged to move forward about 45 degrees. This enables the dock to accommodate a wide range of iPhone cases and make it a bit easier to dock the iPhone. Convenient charging for two devices. Construction is solid and soft backing support where iPhone rests is a nice touch. Cons : While the device is weighted to keep it in place, it is not heavy enough and you have to hold the dock down when removing an iPhone. Large proprietary power cable that is only 4 feet long. This should have been a universal USB type of design and longer cable. The all plastic finish is not nearly as nice as the Belkin Valet Charge Dock. The Valet Dock is all metal and just a nicer looking and built product. The $99 list price is too high considering the next step up Valet Charge Dock is now down to $129 ( if it is still available.) The dock will work with the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Although not designed to work with the Apple Ipod, it did work just fine with the Ipod Touch and Ipod Nano. Ipads will connect to the dock but I strongly advise against it, there is support and weight to properly dock with an Ipad and it may end up damaging the Ipad. It is a perfectly capable product and I would recommend it if you can get it from Bestbuy at lower price. If not, go to the next step up to the prior version Valet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Docking Station

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    Jordan
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    The Belkin dock is a really nice accessory for anybody that owns and Apple watch and IPhone. This dock is equipped with very cool features and is very compact for tight space situation. I will start with the Pros and end with the Cons. Pros: - Unlike some of the more "affordable" docking stations that are available from other manufactures, Belkin's Apple dock has the built in chargers for the Apple watch, and phone, all in one place. You no longer need to have two chargers to charge your devices. The watch charger is also magnetized, so no need to worry about how to hold it in place. - Another real cool feature that this dock has is a retractable apple lightning port that allows it to extend and retract to fit certain phone cases(There is an issue with this that will be explained in the cons section). This comes in handy for folks who have a case on their phone. - The fact that this dock is very compact allows you to have a much cleaner looking work space, for those of you who place your devices on your desk. Everything fits in a small area, so there is no need to have your phone laying in one area and your watch in another. - The dock is heavy enough to prevent you from knocking it over when reaching for either of your devices. This is really important to me because it makes the dock feel of even greater quality. I don't want to knock things over in the middle of the night when I'm reaching over to check the time. Cons: - Not too many cons, but one major issue with the docking station is that, although the lightning charging port is able to extend and retract, it does not come out enough to plug into my phone with an Otterbox Defender case on it. It might work if you remove the rubber liner from it, so this is something to think about if you a beefy case on your phone. - The overall looks of the dock does not win it any awards, but its functions outweigh this little issue. - Another things that I disliked about the dock, and this is the case for pretty much all other docs, is the fact that you are not able to dock the watch on its side to allow the Nightstand mode to go into effect. Too bad, this would have definitely been something new that Belkin could have implemented in the overall design of its dock. It might not be an important feature for all, but I really find it useful. Overall, the Belkin dock is a great accessory to have for anyone that is limited in space. this allows to run only one cord to charge both devices, and puts everything in a small compact space. The retractable lightning port is another great feature for folks with thin cases on their phones. I would highly recommend this Belkin dock to anyone that is in the market for one. You will not regret your purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dock for both iPhone and Apple Watch!

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    CrysisComplex
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    I have an iPhone 6 Plus and an Apple Watch to go along with it. This dock is the perfect solution to cut down on multiple wires around your night stand. First off the packaging is nice and perfectly laid out. Gives details of what's inside and what to expect. It also tells you all the Apple products that works with it. When opening up the box you are shown a quick start guide that is self explanatory and easy to understand in 3 steps. When they say Belkin is "People Inspired" they mean it. I don't think anyone could be confused with the set up. The dock itself is solid and weighted. The thing won't be moving at all if on a desk or a nightstand. It's heavy but that's a good thing to keep it from sliding around all over the place. The design of the charge dock isn't all that pretty to look it and its white which to me says thing will get dirty real fast over time. Personally I would've preferred Belkin went with an aluminum casing for the dock or just black for the price tag. White was not a good choice. Docking the phone is easy. There is a knob that you can turn left or right to raise the lightning connector that lifts up and down for different types of cases. I've used 3 different variation of phone cases on this stand and they all connect just fine. My biggest case is a battery case which this dock can hold. Impressive and forward thinking on Belkin's part because the iPhone 6 Plus is already huge. It also have soft material so the back of your phone wouldn't get scratched up. The watch part of the dock perfectly nest the Apple Watch into the magnetic cradle and charges it up. Everything just works as intended and it looks awesome. Yes it charges up the phone and watch at the same time. If your main reason of buying this dock for the watch then you shouldn't have any issues. What I like the least about this dock aside from the color is the A/C power brick...It's HUGE. Ridiculously huge. If you are plugging this into a surge protector, the brick at the end takes up more space then it should. You would be giving up another slot for other power sources. This may not bother some people and maybe a small thing to to consider when buying but just know it's there. All in all it's a very good Apple Watch dock as well as an iPhone dock. It's very solid and doesn't feel like it would break easy. I been enjoying it on my nightstand. There are something I would change but those are small things. If you have an iPhone and an Apple Watch you should be looking to buy this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Allows Me to Develop A Reliable Charging Routine

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    pauldar
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    The worst fault of owning both my Apple I-Phone 6 and Apple Watch was keeping them both charged up. Because of the way I use my I-Phone it must be charged each day, and preferably, by early AM. My Apple Watch, however, will go as much as two days sometimes before it needs recharging. But, I did not have a good practice of charging my watch as needed. Sometimes I would 'forget'. Additionally, the charger included with the Apple Watch is sort of cumbersome and could be better designed. So, as a result many times my watch was too low on battery for it to function the entire two full days. However, my hit-or-miss charging ways were changed after I received a complimentary Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch and I-Phone for evaluation. By using this convenient docking device for over a week, I was able to develop a nightly habit of charging both my phone and watch together. WooHoo! The Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock sits on my nightstand, and, looks pretty spiffy when both the I-Phone and Apple Watch are cradled. Plus, there is only one cable to plug into an A/C current outlet. Over the last week I have noticed that this Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock charges much faster then the standard chargers, included with the I-Phone and Apple Watch. What I really appreciate is the angle of my I-Phone while it is docked. It is so easy to read the time from my bed as I use the I-Phone as my wake-up alarm. The base is weighted, so the I-Phone is not tippy while it is docked , or, if I choose to use any of the other features of my I-Phone like playing music or listening to the nightly news. The Versacase dial on the back of this device raises or lowers the adjustment of the 'lightning-connector'. This is important for me since I use a protective, thin case on my I-Phone. For my Apple Watch the built-in magnetic charging module 'grabs' it and effortlessly aligns it up for inductive charging. Now, my Apple Watch is ready with a full charge when I wake up each morning. The Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch and I-Phone is the most convenient way to reliably charge both of my two most important devices. YooHoo! I highly recommend the purchase of this Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock for yourself, or, as a great gift to any family member or friend for any occasion. Most importantly this device will also allow you to develop a reliable charging routine too. There are so many 'positives', you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works, but don't try with the lights off

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    dgelliott
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    So I'd first like to say I LOVE the fact that this dock charges both the Apple Watch and iPhone without the need for any cables to be snaked through (unlike 95% of the "dual-charging" docks on the market.) It only has one power cable without a brick, so it frees up a power outlet. I wanted to keep my normal watch cable/USB brick for travel while also having one at home. I have gone through a thousand lightning cables because I use my phone after laying down in bed. The subsequent bending/tension at the jack has destroyed many cables (of numerous brands/constructions.). The idea of having a dock for both my watch and my phone solved both problems, albeit at a premium. The dock great mass to it -- it doesn't slide around when you put the phone/watch on. It charges equally as well as the stock chargers. You can move the lightning jack up and down via a dial on the back which is great if you have a thicker case. The jack's casing is very low-profile, so I imagine it would work with almost any case (but maybe not the ones that have a flap over the port.) The presentation it gives the phone and watch while on charge is unmatched by any other dock. It holds them at attractive angles and looks like you are showing off your devices on a display stand. The watch charger holds about the same as the Apple brand one we have on our other night stand. I've only once woken up to a watch that didn't charge overnight and I'm pretty sure I knocked it loose while placing the phone the night before (more on that later.) The firm grip it has on the phone's lightning port is both a pro and a con. Pro because I don't have to worry about it being knocked off the dock on accident. The con being that you have to hold the dock down in order to pull the phone off (aka not a one handed job,) which can be frustrating if you're laying in bed reaching over to answer a phone call whilst in bed. The MASSIVE downside to this dock is how insanely difficult it is to get the lightning port lined up correctly if it's dark in the room. With a cable, it's pretty straight forward, move it around until you feel the cable depress. Because the lightning jack is so wide it fits incredibly snugly, but it also makes it unnecessarily difficult to push the phone onto the port. The kicker is that the port leans to adjust for the thickness of your case. A nice idea, but a design flaw in my opinion. The combination of these facts make it very difficult to line up the phone and push it down just right 90% of the time. Most of the time the jack just moves with the contour of the rounded iPhone's posterior, ending up with little microbrasions on the front and back of the phone adjacent to the lightning port. Sometimes you think you have it lined up perfectly, only to find out that you're just feeling the space between the case and the phone. This problem could be alleviated by either eliminating the ability for the jack to rock and/or putting a cradle for the sides/bottom of the phone to line up to. If you are staring at the dock with the lights on, it is easy to line up. But for my purposes, I usually turn off the lights in my room before laying in bed/docking my phone, so it is frustratingly difficult to dock the phone when I'm ready to go to sleep. Sure, the rational way around this would be to not use my phone once in bed, but that's a habit that is going to take a very long time to break. Another feature that I wish they had added to this dock (for the price) would have been to have a lightning or headphone jack to plug headphones to so you could listen to music while charging it, because the dock entirely eliminates that ability unless you have bluetooth headphones. In summary, I'm giving this a very generous 4 stars. This is the most attractive dual-charging stand on the market and it is made of quality materials. But I may not recommend it if you're using it bedside and you're the type of person that uses your phone in bed before going to sleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi, dgelliott,

      Thank you for your detailed feedback about our iPhone and Apple Watch dock. We’ll definitely have this relayed to our Development team as this will help us with the future product designs. If want to share more ideas, feel free to submit them through this link: http://www.belkin.com/us/contactus/submitanidea/

      For assistance and inquiries with our products, do not hesitate to reach out to us at BelkinCares@belkin.com so we can get you over to our Support team.


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zero nightstand clutter!

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    TonyMSP
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    If you’re tired of multiple cords and cables falling off your nightstand, this all-in-one charging dock is your solution! I was tired of having my apple watch charging puck fall off my nightstand and I would spend 5 minutes fishing it back up my nightstand. Same goes with my iphone charging cable. I knew I wanted an all-in-one charging dock but most of those docks require you to use your OEM watch charger. This belkin dock is self contained and only requires one power cable plugging into the back of the dock to quickly power both your apple watch and your iphone. This frees up your original apple watch charging puck for travel use! The form factor is well thought out and looks great on my nightstand with or without my devices. The soft rubber backing keeps your phone and watch scratch free. Its also rubber bottomed so it won’t scratch your nightstand or desk. It does have a good weight to it so it wont easily move around when you’re docking your phone. Belkin also have solved the issue with different phone cases adding different thickness to your phone. There is a dial on the back that allows the built in lightening plug to move up or down. The plug also pivots so there is always a setting that you can easily dock your phone with one hand. After setting up the dial on the back, you can easily dock your phone in the dark and while half asleep. The magnetic apple watch charger allows you to charge your apple watch on its side for nightstand mode or in its traditional orientation. I highly recommend this belkin charging dock if youre looking to de-clutter your nightstand and charge both devices fast. Pros: • Looks great on your nightstand • Very thoughtful design to accommodate different phone cases • Heavy weight to keep it from moving around Cons: • A bit spendy but it does charge the apple watch without using your original cable • Not good if you like to surf on your phone and keep it plugged in at the same time. • Magnet could be stronger. I some times bump the nightstand hard enough to disconnect my apple watch. I highly recommend this charging dock. I hope you found this review useful!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy!

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    mikeheel
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    This is a handy charging dock for iPhones that charge via a Lightning connection and Apple Watches. First impressions matter, and Belkin has done a nice job packaging this dock. My only complaint is that the wall charger is huge. That looks odd compared to all the smaller wall chargers we use for other devices. I included a picture so you can see what I mean. There is a dial on the back that took me a few minutes to grasp what it does. It does not, as I first thought (b/c the simple diagrams weren't immediately obvious to me), move the charging port forward and backward or switch power between the watch and the phone. What it does do is raise and lower the height of the phone charging port in order to accommodate your phone case. It is blatantly obvious in retrospect, but I misunderstood it initially. Feel free to laugh, if you must. Regardless, it's a handy, simple, effective charging dock for iPhones and the Apple Watch. I like the fact the phone sits vertically, so you can place it on a desk and easily reference the phone while it charges. As a final note, it charged my devices quickly and without any excess heat. I'd call it a winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The most solid Apple Watch and phone charging dock

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    This has to be one of the most solid Apple Watch and iPhone charging docks around. This is now my new favorite dock for my iPhone and Apple Watch. Why you might ask? Well the first of many reasons is that the Apple Watch charging puck is built in. That means no fooling around using the one from Apple and stringing it through here and there to use a third party dock. Belkin is one of the only companies so far to work with Apple on creating a dock with the puck built into the dock. Not a good enough reason for you? How about the fact that you can use the dock with pretty much any iPhone case because Belkin designed it with a scroll wheel in the back so all you do is simply scroll left or right to raise and lower the lightning port? The gray plastic is made of a very soft material that will keep my devices from getting scratched and the body is made with lots of weight to keep it in place. Some docks slide around the desk when you connect your devices, but not this one. Why more companies don't add weight to make the user experience more enjoyable is beyond me. Aside from the weighted base and the built-in charging puck, this Belkin dock also has a lot of style. I already mentioned the gray covering, but I didn't mention that the body is a bright white color. The combination of the two complimentary colors really make for a sleek looking dock. It's a very clean, modern look that I really like in an accessory. Another unique feature of this dock is the charging cable. It's a fairly standard 12V power adapter except for one thing - the universal plug. The adapter comes equipped with the U.S. wall outlet installed, but the plug can be swapped out for any regional wall outlet adapter. So, if you travel a lot internationally, this would be a great option for you. The only thing is that the additional adapters are not included with the dock. This is a wonderful dock and when I say it's my favorite I'm not just being funny. I've used lots of docks for the iPhone and Apple Watch and none of them can hold a candle to this one. It's truly awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Addition To My Nightstand

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    Josh
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    I received this item in exchange for an unbiased review. Before getting this dock, I used to charge my devices with the Apple supplied cables. My iPhone charger would normally fall to the floor or behind the nightstand, while the Apple Watch charger seemed to stay in place more often. This dock eliminates the issue of having to find cables each night to plug in my iPhone. Both the iPhone and Watch seem to rest safely on this stand, which seems pretty solid. The Lightning connector for the iPhone can be adjusted with a wheel on the backside of the stand. This allows the dock to support iPhone cases of different sizes, which is nice. It has taken a little bit of practice for me to get the hang of smoothly connecting my phone to the dock, but the Watch magnetically snaps into place when placed on the arm. There are two things about this dock I might complain about if pressed. First, while the stand seems heavy enough, the Lightning connector is connected strongly enough that attempting to lift the phone straight up with one hand will also lift the front of the dock. While it can be done with two hands or a slight bit of maneuvering, it takes some getting used to. The other complain is that my Watch seems to rotate to the side when placed on the charging arm. The arm contains a smooth plastic indentation that supports the back of the watch. While the magnetic connection seems strong, the smooth plastic allows the watch to rotate. It can only go so far in either direction, but it would be nice if it remained in the orientation in which it was originally placed. Maybe they had to use that material to get a good enough connection for the charging to work, but maybe a surface with more friction would have been nice. This is purely an aesthetic thing and does not affect performance. All-in-all, this is a nice-looking and functional charging dock. If you are looking for a charging solution for both an iPhone and Apple Watch, this is a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cool and quality product!

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    This is a must have item for anyone with an Apple watch and an iPhone! First of all...let me comment about the quality of this item. When it arrived...at first I thought I was sent the wrong item. The box was way to heavy for a simple little phone dock. But I opened up the box...and it was the right product! This thing has some very nice weight to it (just over a pond to be exact) It is very solid and sturdy and obviously a well made product. I had owned something similar from another companty. It was very lightweight, and you had to use the charging disc that came with the apple watch and the lightning cable that came with the iPhone and thread them through all these places and it was still a big mess with cords everywhere. This one is simple, sleek, and works perfectly. The best part is...only one cable, and you don't need to use your lightning cable or the charging puck for your apple watch so you can bring them to your office or wherever as a spare. As far as the functionality goes...it works exactly as you'd expect it to. Just put your phone on it and your watch on it and it will have them charged in no time! The lightning cable at the bottom is even height adjustable so it will still work even if your phone is in a case. As an added bonus...I also have an iPad Pro..and I am able to set that on the charger and that works as well! I would highly recommend this to anyone with an iPhone and a Apple watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect Solution

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    As an iPhone 6s Plus and Apple watch owner I've had to rely on two methods to charge both devices. I use an Urban Armor Gear case for my phone so it's a bit large. I had concerns that regular docks would not work due to the size of the case or I'd be stuck removing the phone anytime I wanted to cradle it. I ended up just plugging it into a sync/charge cable. The Belkin Powerhouse is a great solution to my problem. It comes with it's own power adapter so you don't use a sync cable. It's got some weight so it won't move around while you are docking your devices and it takes up a little more than a 3" x 3" footprint on my desk. The dock for the phone has an adjustable lightning connector that you dial up or down to accommodate different case configurations. It's got some flexibility to the connector to make it easier to dock and undock, although I need practice getting the alignment perfect on the first attempt to dock but I'm sure it will be easier the more I use it. The watch charger is incorporated into the stand and uses the same power source. It's extremely convenient all in one charging station for both devices. Since it does not use a lightning cable or a USB connection you MUST use WiFi sync between the phone and the computer. I had never used that feature and always sync'd using the USB cable so it took me a few moments to set up the combo to sync via WiFi. Not a huge issue but a slight inconvenience at first. All in all a great device which addresses a need for iPhone and Apple Watch owners.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Charging Solution

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    RayD
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    I've always been a fan of charging docks for phones. It's just a nice and clean place to put your phone at night. On my night stand I had two TwelveSouth Hi-Rise docks and a separate stand for my Apple Watch. As you can imagine, that clutters up your nightstand. Also, each of these solutions required the usage of the charging cables that came with each device. But I chose these because they had these risers that allowed me to dock my iPhone in most cases that I had without issue. So when Belkin came out with the Valet, I was excited. It was nice looking and offered a variable height adjustment on the lighting charger to accommodate most iPhone cases. But the backrest for the watch and the phone looked flimsy to me and I was concerned about its durability. I was excited when the Powerhouse came out because the phone backing was much more significant and appears to much more durable. It also was $30 cheaper and I honestly didn't care that it was plastic versus the aluminum of the Valet. The dock is solid and has a nice heft to it. It seems pretty durable in the month that I've had it. It has a small footprint and doesn't take up a lot of space on my nightstand. The variable adjustment dial on the lightning port is easy to use and accommodates my Spigen Ultra Hybrid S with Kickstand case for my iPhone 7 Plus. The lightning port also pivots back and forth to accommodate different case thicknesses. The watch charging puck is integrated and is magnetic, holding my Apple Watch in place. And the best part is none of these charging ports required the use of any additional cables. Also, I like that there is one charging cable that plugs into the dock. However, the charging block is a decent size, so if you use it with a surge protector, it could block other AC outlets. Now to the part I don't like. Even though the dock is a decent weight, when you try to take your phone off of the dock, you will still have to hold the dock down with your other hand as the lightning port has a pretty good grip on your phone. So when lifting the phone off, it will carry the port with it. Not a complete deal breaker, but when trying to get your phone in the middle of the night, it's not going to easy. Also, the magnet is strong for Apple Watch, but your watch may slip off when you try to take your phone off with just one hand. Outside of the minor challenge of getting your phone of the dock, I am still very happy with it. It's a clean and compact charging solution that allows you to keep your cables with you on the go. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a combined iPhone/Apple Watch charging solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solidly built, functional charging dock.

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    joel125
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    This Belkin charging dock is excellent. It is solidly built and provides quick charging for the iPhone and Apple Watch. The lightning tip that plugs into your i device moves up and down as well as back and forth via adjustment knob on back. This is very helpful because you will be able to adjust the lightning tip depending on the type of case you have. It will protrude up to about 1/2 inch to accommodate different cases. Additionally it will flex back and forth about 45 degrees. I found this helpful because it reduces/eliminates the stress on the lightning port which was a concern I had. Well thought out design here. The watch charger is part of the dock so you need not use your own cord. You now have an extra cable to charge your watch elsewhere! I thought this was very cool as most other Apple Watch chargers make you use your existing cable. Build quality is excellent. The base has a nice weight to it so it tends to stay put. The portion of the dock that comes in contact with the phone is a nice thick sturdy rubber. So no worries about scratches if you roll caseless. There is a supplied charging block that plugs into the wall and into the dock. You can't use a micro USB to charge the devices. I was hoping for micro USB capabilities here but it's not that big of a deal seeing as the dock is meant to stay put anyhow. Overall, it is a great product that I can recommend if you are in the market for a charging dock and you also own an Apple Watch. The only thing I would change is maybe add different color options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great dock for iPhone+Apple Watch with one flaw

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    Of all the reviews I have done this one is by far the easiest. The Belkin charging cradle for the IPhone/Apple Watch does everything you would expect it to. I happen to own the iPhone 6 plus. I have been looking for a charging cradle that would fit that size of device for a long time. It has only been in recent years that Apple relented to the idea that ones phone should be as large as a mini tablet. All of my other iPhones until recent years were smallish in comparison but for the most part all of them could use the same set of docking accessories because the fundamental size did not change much but not so anymore. The one thing I can say is that this dock works well with the largest versions of the iPhone and every version of the Apple watch (although I have only tested Apple Watch version 1.0). When I first purchased the Apple watch I was both pleasantly surprised and annoyed by the magnetic charging cable. i thought - wow, this is cool but in practical terms it was too easily detached from the charging cable by accident (in my case my medium sized dog bumping the cable as she rubbed against the couch would sometimes leave me with an uncharged watch in the morning). If you have an Apple watch you almost immediately realize how important it is to charge that thing every night! In this respect, the Belkin Charging Dock is a lifesaver! It charges my iPhone, and my Apple Watch in one central table top location where my dog can't disrupt it (in most cases). As far as product weaknesses or disadvantages, there is one. This dock is difficult to use with your iPhone if you like me feel the need to use a protective case on your phone. In order to slide my phone onto the lightning connector I had to remove my case almost every time. It should be noted that I use the Otterbox Commuter case. With this particular brand of case it is not as easy to take on and off, and every time you remove it is puts extra wear and tear on the less durable rubber parts of the case so eventually I stopped using the Belkin dock for my phone. *I do not consider this flaw a deal breaker but it should be noted if you are like me and have a large or difficult to remove case on your iPhone you may find this only useful for your Apple Watch - which is still ok with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well made but needs improvement

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    Chadwick
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    I was really excited to get this combo iPhone and Apple Watch dock as it looked like an elegant solution to having to have power cords for both my devices and by freeing up an outlet from my crowded power strip. I received this dock and immediately noticed its heft compared to its relatively small footprint. It feels substantial and well made and definitely has enough weight that it will not tip over with your phone and watch attached. The minimalist design is nice and the dark gray/white color palate blends in fairly well. The magnetic charging arm on the base works very well for the Watch and keeps it at a good viewing angle when the dock is sitting on a desk. The Watch "clicks" right in place and charges as expected. That's about where the good ends for me. Although the description says the dock is "case-friendly" and adjustable to "fit most cases",unless your phone is "naked", attaching it to the Lightning connector takes some patience, neck-craning, and luck as it is quite flexible where it comes out of the base. With an OtterBox, Lifeproof, or any other case that has a flap or door covering the Lightning jack, you simply cannot get the phone onto the dock and have it rest in the appropriate position. Even with the Lightning connector raised to its highest point, the phone leans precariously forward and is only supported by the Lightning cable which doesn't feel secure at all. I did find that I could turn the phone the wrong way (with the back facing me and the screen facing the dock) I could get it to feel more secure, but of course then you are totally unable to see the screen. Unless you're willing to modify your phone's case--which I'm not--or are okay with not being able to see and interact with your phone--which I'm not--then I'd keep looking for a different option One other thing to note, the transformer block on the power cord for the dock is fairly large (in length, width and depth) so clearance there might be an issue for some. Unless plugged into the end outlet of my power strip, it would cover three slots which is unacceptable for me. I was really hoping this little dock would work for me but unfortunately its just so-so. It's a great idea, but the execution misses the mark.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, quality product

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    I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The Belkin Apple Watch Dock was actually a great product for me. I wear an Apple Watch every day, use an iPhone and an iPad all day long. I place all of those items on my nightstand every night to charge them and keep them handy. Until now, I have used three separate charging cables which led me also to use a cable organizer when they are not connected. This Dock replaces my iPhone and Apple Watch cables. It has a quality feel and is nicely weighted so it "stays put" on the night stand. The Dock has an adjustable lightning connector, so I can easily position the Lightning connector for whatever thickness iPhone I happen to own. The Watch is just placed on the magnetic charging disk on the right side. I found it was best to clasp the band rather than letting it drape loosely. Both items look great in the Dock and charge well. I haven't done any timed charges, so I can't comment on the speed of the charge. The power adapter appears to accept universal power and the prongs are removable, suggesting this unit could be used other countries by just purchasing the proper plug type. Opportunities for improvement... The power adapter is just a bit wide for sharing a power strip like the Belkin SugePlus USB which I also use. It blocks other outlets. I also think the magnetic mount for the Watch should be a stronger magnet. The Watch feels a little floppy on there, though it seems to work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is great product with a minor flow

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    Jacobs
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    Disclaimer: I received this product for free as part of the early release and testing program by the manufacturer and BestBuy. This does not make any difference to my review as this review is my honest opinion about the product I reviewed and tested. First of all, I like this product a lot. This is a great two in one package deal great for iPhones/iPad Minis and Apple Watch together. I like the design concept of the product. Height adjustable lighting connector is a bonus. Apple watch stand/charger is quite universal, however, nice bonus since it is a combination of both. Pros: + Charge iPhone/iPad mini and Apple watch at the same time + Fast charging time + Elegant look (so far only white color available) + Height adjustable lighting connector Cons: - Flimsy (unstable) lightning connector - Not good for phones with protective cases. Even with a thin and simple cover it was hard to put the phone on the base for charging without a lot of efforts - Only works better for phones without covers, yet unstable base lighting connector makes it hard to get the phone in docking position. Though with a little bit of short comings, I like this product. I wish I could give it a 5STAR review, but the unstable lightning connector prevents me from that. Overall a great product and I highly recommend this product especially for those who prefer to use their phones without case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice dock

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    Alex
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    This new dock is perfect for someone that owns an iPhone and an Apple Watch. It provides for a nice all in one solution to charging both devices at night. Features: The dock provides a built in charging puck for the watch, so no need to provide your own like on some other stands. The dock only has one power cord for a nice clean install. The lightning port on the dock is adjustable up and down to allow for many different cases on the phone. The lightning port is also spring loaded so you can tilt your phone forwards when unplugging the phone from the dock to make it easier. Fit and finish: Excellent. The dock has a nice rubber feel where your phone and watch sits, so no metal on metal contact. The watch puck is also rubber around the edges so no worries of the watch getting scratched. The whole dock feels very well built, not flimsy at all and has a nice (but not too much) weight to it. My only gripe is that it is a bit tough to line up the phone when putting it on the dock. I'm sure with practice and over time it will be easier for me to get the phone plugged in, but until then there is a little bit of hunting involved to get the port on the phone and the lightning port on the dock lined up.

    I would recommend this to a friend