Henge Gravitas iPad and iPhone dock review


Tired of undocking your iOS device only to find that it hasn’t undocked and that you’ve got to stop everything and use two hands to pry the device from the dock? I’ve got just the dock for you.

The Gravitas iPad and iPhone dock from Henge ($69) is colossal. Not in terms of it’s footprint on your desk, but it terms of it’s weight. At 2.5 pounds, it’s made of a dense zinc alloy with one goal in mind: making sure your iPad and iPhone stay put. In theory, this makes it easier to remove your iOS device one-handed. I’ll let you know how it works shortly.

That’s not the only thing that makes Gravitas unique, of course. It comes with a few different inserts that make it compatible with most slim iPhone cases. Gravitas works with all current-gen Apple devices using the Lightning adapter and there’s also a 30-pin version for older gadgets.

What upgrades the Gravitas from a humble stand to a powerful dock is that it’s got an included USB port so you can charge your device while you stare at it. Just above the USB port is an audio-line out port so you can listen to audio on high-quality external speakers (although you might as well buy an awesome Bluetooth speaker like the Nude Audio Move L or the Revo Superconnect...

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