With all the wonders of the iPhone, it can still be a battle to keep its battery life from dwindling on you. To address this issue, companies are creating more iOS accessories like the OCDesk ($79.99). Brought to you by BiteMyApple, an online store featuring products of successful Kickstarter campaigns, the OCDesk ('OC' stands for obsessive-compulsive) is a smart and compact dock for your iPhone 5. This is more of a concern if you're trying to keep your phone charged while working.
Its main purpose is to work in conjunction with your iMac without being a nuisance. This is achieved through a design mindful of your desk space as well as your need to be in constant communication at your workstation. First, you attach the base of the OCDesk to your iMac or Thunderbolt display stand with a swatch of reusable, ultra-thin tape.
The USB cable is a notable part of the dock because it is as thin as a sheet of ordinary paper. This cable can then run under the display and charge without you having to move your iMac at all. And in addition, the OCDock can hold your iPhone and whatever case you use thanks to three interchangeable supports fashioned from silicone. There's also a moving plate that is depressed when the iPhone is loaded. Once set up, your iPhone becomes an integral part of your daily routine with minimal extra steps. For example, its position is perfect for taking phone calls, Skype, or FaceTime chats right from your desk.
While the total package seems a bit daunting to work with at first, the set up is a breeze. One thing to note is you must take great care with the USB cable since it's so thin. And there have been reported issues with connection. Another bit of concern is that it may not work with iMacs and Apple Cinema Displays prior to 2009. Its makers are working to resolve those issues. Outside of that, the OCDesk is not a bad way to streamline your daily routine and involve all of your iOS products in making your life more productive and easy. For more information, visit BiteMyApple.com.
Rating: 4 of 5 stars