Already bought an iPad Dock earlier this year but this one sent to me last month seems to be more than just a simple dock. All that connectivity options and the remote control makes it so much more interesting.
The dock has built-in ports for VGA, Y/PB/PR component, HDMI to connect to external monitors, HD TVs or projectors.
There’s a number of card readers as well — T-Flash, M2, MS/MS Duo and SD/MMC. A mini-USB port allows you to connect the dock to a laptop or PC for synching. Three (3) more full-sized USB ports on the side allows you to connect the dock to an external keyboard, digital camera or another iDevice.
What I liked about it is that it comes with a remote control for music playback. The iPad 2 speakers don’t seem to work when stationed on the dock so I had to plug an external speakers via the 3.5mm port on the iPad 2. Not a big hassle but I was hoping there’s another 3.5mm jack on the dock itself.
This iPad/iPhone docking station sells for Php2,980 in this Sulit listing. The official iPad 2 dock costs Php1,490 on the Apple Online Store but that one’s pretty basic and don’t have all the ports and cables included.
Disclosure: HotGadgets provided us with this review unit for free.