Update (6/29 8:00am): Black version deal has expired, but silver is still $29.99 via a 3rd party seller (Lopear).
Instead of buying Apple’s new Lightning dock that’s basically just a tiny plastic brick, the smart move would be to go with Twelve South’s HiRise dock that is better looking and less expensive Amazon has both colors of the Twelve South HiRise dock on sale. The black model is priced at $27.99 via a 3rd party seller (Blocata) or $28.27 from Amazon direct. Both deals represent the best prices we’ve ever seen for this model. The silver one is $29.99 via a 3rd party seller (Lopear), which is the best current price. These models carry a list price of $34.99 and rarely budge from that figure. Prime members (free trial) will receive free 2-day shipping on all options, while everyone else will need to spend $35 or more to bag free standard shipping.
The HiRise dock works with various iPhone, iPod and iPad models and is adjustable to accommodate cases. It’s important to note that it only works with the standard Apple Lightning cable. 897 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Twelve South also makes a matching Apple Watch dock for those of you looking for a complete desk setup. If you have to have a gold dock then you’re going to have to step up to Twelve South’s HiRise Deluxe.
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