You can give your iPhone or iPad its own handsome perch with Twelve South's US$34.95 HiRise. It's a stylish pedestal of silver brushed metal that works exclusively with the Apple Lightning cable and is small enough to sit anywhere in your home or office. (You'll have to buy one of the $19 cables -- make sure it's from Apple -- as one isn't included.)
The metal pedestal elevates an iOS device for FaceTime chats, hands-free calls, desktop charging, viewing apps and streaming music. It does this without blocking your speakers, mic or headphone ports as some docks do.
The HiRise works with just about any case, such as the OtterBox Defender, the Speck CandyShell, Apple's iPhone cases, and Twelve South's own BookBook. The HiRises' sliding rear support and multiple height clips support all these cases and more. Or you can use it with no case at all.
When it comes to functionality and aesthetics, the HiRise is one of the best docks for Lighting iDevices. It's compatible with the iPhone 5s/5s/5c, iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, the iPad mini, and the iPad Air.