Seidio Inno Dock Jr. for iPhone 4 -- accessory review

The Seidio Inno Dock Jr. for iPhone 4 is just the dock you have been waiting for. Or it is if, like me, you have grumbled and cursed multiple times when having to remove my favorite Case-Mate Chrome case in order to change my iPhone. What makes the Seidio Inno Dock Jr. so much better?

Read on after the break to find out!

I have tried the Seidio Inno Dock Jr. with 4 different cases and have yet to find a case that gives it problems. As long as the case has an opening for the 30-pin slot then it should fit comfortably in the cradle without the need to remove the case. The reason it's so compatible is that it's built so that the 30 pin dock plug is raised above the docking platform. It's also hinged so that it can move back and forth and that means there's almost no way the base can obstruct the connector.

The Dock is also quite small and lightweight so it does not take up much space on your desk, shelf, or table. It comes with a USB cable but not an AC adapter so if you want to plug it into a wall outlet instead of a computer you will need to use the adaptor that came from your iPhone 4 (or, if you're already using that elsewhere, get an extra one from the TiPb store).

If you hate having to remove your case each time you charge your iPhone 4, pick up the Seidio Inno Dock Jr. Since I have gotten it I have been using it daily and am so happy with it. It is pretty inexpensive also, so a good gift for a friend. Save your case and sanity, pick one up from the TiPb iPhone 4 accessory store today!

Pros

  • No need to remove your case when charging phone
  • Phone faces out while charging
  • Small and lightweight
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Does not come with an AC Adapter
  • iPhone can wiggle a bit while in cradle

Rating

TiPb iPad 4-star rated

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Georgia

Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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There are 11 comments. Add yours.

Boots says:

I have a 3gs with a snap on case on the front AND back, think it will work?

Kazooless says:

I have one of these. I had it for less than a year and it stopped working. It's a great idea, and will work with any case, but by design it has to be flimsy and I doubt it will last anyone more than a year if they use it once daily.

I didn't say it. says:

Had this dock for a year now. Great for case users(except those with flip out dock covers - Otterbox). Very reliable for a charging dock. You forgot to mention that this is supposed to also let you sync to your computer if connected, but I had trouble syncing. The phone would connect and disconnect constantly. Not reliable as a syncing dock. Still a great accessory.

rliebert says:

I went through two of these on my 3GS and finally gave up as they were pure junk. I've been using SwitchEasy cases ever since and have loved them. The cases come with two dock inserts so that the phone fits right into the dock without having to take the cover off.

andyokc says:

maybe i'm being dense, but i don't understand the draw of using a dock adapter over just using the USB adapter that comes w/ the iPhone. It works w/ cases/bumpers and connects to the computer just fine. Enlighten me?

Angel says:

I'm looking for a damn cradle that'll hold my iPhone 4 with the same Vapor 4 case from Element Case. So far no luck.

SockRolid says:

Interesting idea, but it looks like you need to struggle a bit to get the connector angle right before it will plug in. The pivoting connector idea is great, though. (And you and your bracelet look great too, Georgia!)

Ken says:

The iphone in the video needs a screen protector replacement..

forex hedging strategy says:

I have a 3gs with a snap on case on the front AND back, think it will work?

Climb says:

The LYCO Adapter is a cool universal dock adapter that works with iPhone 3G/3Gs/4 with a case on. Their website has all the details www. synthecept.com or check out the video they created on YouTube at http://youtu.be/W_OA5Cga4pU.

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