Quick! The Belkin F8J045BT charge and sync dock with lightning cable connector for iPhone or iPod Touch 5th generation is 61% off at Amazon. Right now, you can get it for just $15.11 instead of its regular retail price of $38.49.
The Belkin charge & sync dock is compatible with all of the following devices:
- iPhone 5
- iPod Touch 5th gen
- iPod Nano 7th gen
It has an aluminum finish and comes with a 4-foot hardwire USB cable, though you would still need to use your own power supply. The great part about this dock is that you don’t need to take off the case off your phone each time as it’s case-compatible, which means that you can just plop your phone in whenever it’s in need of charging. Speaking of which, did you know that the best way to charge your phone by never letting it get to zero and charging it when it reaches 40%.
Here’s a review from BestBuy.com, where this dock is currently $31.99:
Perfect for the IPhone with the lightning connector, especially if, you are using a case. The design allows you to seat the phone securely and allows a phone with case to be set into the dock. To my knowledge, this is the only one of its kind, which allows that.
On Amazon, it actually has as many as 73 reviews and a total of 4/5 stars! So for just $15, this is actually pretty awesome!
If you have an iPhone 6, then I have good news for you. This dock will accommodate your phone as well. The only thing to keep in mind that in general, an iPhone 6 uses a different USB charger from that of the iPhone 5. Whilst the iPhone 5 one is 5W, the iPhone 6 uses a 12W but does it matter with regards to the Belkin? Sort of but probably not. According to Amazon’s “Questions and Answers” section, one of the answers states that there is a potential for overheating. Other answers, however, stated that this dock works perfectly for the iPhone 6. So it looks like this is one of those things where you just need to decide for yourself if you want to give it a try or not. Personally, if I had the iPhone 6, I would definitely go for it!
Amazon only ships orders over $25 for free, so you would need to pay the $3.59 standard shipping rate or add a filler item. Personally, I would definitely opt for the second choice, especially since you would only be missing a bit less than $10.
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