After i received the Giffin Elan Graphite Case i was intially dissappointed as it had a textured finish and feel. However, after using the case, it has turned out to be great value for money. I have purchased other Griffin cases and i have yet to be dissappointed with either. If connecting to a dock it is as simple as sliding the bottom part of the case. I have purchase other case, Otterbox etc., but the Griffin tops them all. The only concern i would have is the thin part of the case at the bottom, i feel this may break if accidentally pulled or pushed on.