Having an iPhone dock is a great way to keep an eye on your phone as well as have it synced with your computer and have it charged. Unfortunately most docks are actually quite ugly. They use ridiculous designs, are usually way too big and are of poor quality.
OCDock was a new dock that came about on Kickstarter. It was a very well received project and doubled its targeted funding.
The OCDock has been specially designed to match the style of an iMac and fit directly with the all in one machine.
The dock has a gorgeous aluminium finish that matches the iMac finish perfectly. It’s also very small and hides away the charge/sync cable under the iMac stand.
This version I have here is the standard. It’s been designed to fit with the iPhone and can even support a case. Be wary though as the case you use on your iPhone will have to be a thin one.
There is another mini version thats smaller but requires your iPhone to be naked.
Weirdly the one I got has a dodgy lightning connector. If you look at the picture above you can see the connector is at an angle when it’s of course supposed to be straight. I’m guessing this was just a one off but with the asking price of £80 I would be heavily disappointed if I paid for it. It did still work though.
The dock sticks to the base of the iMac stand with an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is very tough though so you definitely won’t have to worry about the dock becoming loose. Also provided are some additional layers if you need them.
Now you may be wondering if you can still tilt your screen when using the dock – you can – but it pains me inside because it looks so uncomfortable. The dock has a spring loaded base so it can take quite a bit of movement. Though I’d advise against doing this.
Other than the dodgy connector the dock is a very awesome companion for your workspace. It matches the style of Apple perfectly and to the average eye, some will be fooled into thinking it’s part of the iMac itself. It is on the pricey side of £80, but if you can afford an iPhone and an iMac, I’m sure you’ll be able to afford the OCDock.