Help me find or make a cat-proof dual iPhone/iPad charging dock or stand
November 20, 2012 10:16 PM Subscribe
I am tired of having wires all over my desk. I want to charge both my iPhone and iPad Mini on my bedside table, standing up in a single dock or stand that my cat can't knock over.
Can you recommend such a thing or suggest creative ways to improvise one?
posted by embrangled to Technology (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The primary requirement is that the dock or stand should be stable enough that my cat can't knock it over in the night. Leaving the devices lying flat on the table has led to fun kitty games like "let's knock the iPhone into the floor!" and "let's jump on the iPad to turn off the soothing music the Human plays to help her sleep!" Vertical objects like my lamp also receive kitty lurve and sometimes get tipped over, so this thing needs to be rock solid.
A proper speaker dock would be nice, but I would be happy with, say, a stable wood or metal stand which would hold the devices while they are plugged into their usual chargers. Or plans for making such a thing at home. A complicating factor is that the iPhone is a 4S, which has the old connector, but the iPad Mini has the new lightning dock. I'm happy to use a converter if I can be sure that it will fit correctly in the dock. Can you help me find the perfect solution?