I bought this to use my iPad as a night clock / alarm clock but the screen on the iPad is so bright it floodlights the room! However this is a nice unit if you want to charge the iPad and phone at the same time. It's well designed in the sense that the weight of the iPad doesn't topple the dock over. I think it would probably work with idevices with cases too as the 21 pins connectors is movable. My only slight gripe is the price. It's very plascticky and docking pad/phone can be a bit fiddly due to the flexible connectors. No built in speaker which is not a problem for me but again, considering the price they might address this in later models even if they charge more. This dock is fairly niche in it's current form. The design isn't very apple like either as it looks like an ashtray. To summarise. PROS: Handy, neat charging option, nice and stable, low energy consumption CONS: a bit ugly, can be fiddly to doc, tad pricey, charging and good audio can be had for a few £ more.