Should you buy a dedicated dock for your iPhone? It’s a reasonable question. The higher-end options can cost up to 10 percent of what you paid for the phone, and extra Lightning cords aren’t exactly cheap if you buy them from Apple (which you really shouldn’t do — just pick up the Apple Certified versions from AmazonBasics instead.) Compared to dealing with a cord every time, and the bird’s nest that comes with it, the right docks offer a luxurious and dependable experience that’s well worth the upfront cost in the long run. (Especially since Apple’s bet on the lightning connector is really just getting started, and many options will continue to work with newer phones in the future.) Here are our suggestions for the best iPhone docks on the market today.

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Twelve South HiRise Deluxe $60

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Bluelounge Saidoka Lightning Dock Charger $23

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Grovemade Walnut iPhone Dock $79

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Native Union DOCK for iPhone/iPad $50

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Apple Charger & Cradle for iPhone $39

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Mophie Lighting Desktop Charging Station $20

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FUZ Designs EverDock Duo for iPhone & iPad $70

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Satechi Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand for iPhone & iPad $30

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Belkin Valet Charge Dock for iPhone & Apple Watch $130

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