Belkin's Charge + Sync Dock was originally designed for the iPhone 5, but it works with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well. If you're looking for an elegant, stylish desktop dock for your iPhone, it's worth taking a look at.
The Charge + Sync Dock sports a built-in Lightning connector, and is attached to a four-foot-long USB cable you can plug into your Mac or PC (or into a wall outlet if you prefer). The styling is minimalistic and complementary to both the Mac and iPhone's own architecture, so it doesn't look out of place — outside of the prominent Belkin logo on the front.
Belkin makes the Charge + Sync Dock in a variety of color finishes including silver, blue, green, purple, and red. Mine is silver with a powdered finish, and it matches the color of my Retina MacBook Pro pretty closely.
Belkin designed the dock for the iPhone 5, 5C, iPhone 5S, and fifth-generation iPod touch. I've found it works quite well with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well (I've tested both). There's a little bit of pivot room for the Lightning connector which makes it possible to use the dock with a case, but in all likelihood — or at least in my experience — you'll probably have to take your case off before you can set the iPhone in its cradle.
To remove the iPhone, I've found it's easier to do it two-handed than one-handed — one hand to hold the base in place, the other to pop the phone off.
The inside of the dock is lined with soft rubber padding to protect your device, so it shouldn't get scratched or marked up while sitting in the dock. The bottom of the dock is also rubberized, to keep it in place on the desk without sliding around.
The Charge + Sync Dock carries Apple's Made for iPod/iPhone badge, so you can rest assured that it passes muster with Apple's QA for iPhone accessories.
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