Docking Stations

12 replies [Last post]
Highlands John's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/16/2010

A very high proportion of guests have App le charging leads in their rooms, today it was every single room.

I'm considering putting docking stations in the rooms but dh is concerned that it will encourage people to become a nuisance with their music.

 

Has anyone else done this and did it cause problems?

__________________

If you wanted hotel facilities you should have booked a hotel and paid hotel prices!!!

 

Offline
Joined:
05/30/2008

We had clock radios with iPod docking in most of the rooms and loud music was never a problem either.

Best thing we had in the rooms was power strips with surge protectors.  Our homes are totally restored with plenty of power outlets, too.  Guests commented on how much the power strips were appreciated all the time.  I really like the new ones with the USB port options.

We recently stayed at a really very nice larger inn and finding plugs for our electronic devices was a challenge and very frustrating.  It's really a pain to have to move furniture to get to a power outlet and find that you can't use it because it's already full.  Major fail.

__________________

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov

 

gillumhouse's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

Woohoo! I got something right!! I put power strip surge protectors in each room by the bed - have had more than a few sleep apnea machines, by the window where the A/C unit is, and recently got the multi-plugs with the USB ports for each room and I have a universal charging cable already plugged in for them in each room.

Flower's picture
Offline
Joined:
06/19/2011

We have had docking stations in our suites for over 5 years now. It has never been a problem.Ours has many adapters to fit different Mp3 player  etc.

People have appreciated having it. We also have a electronics charging station for plugging in Laptops Tablets  Smart Phones ETC.

It has USB and normal three prong receptacles. It also has surge protection. Almost every one travels with personal electronics.

__________________

Flower

 

Arks's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2010

 I'll bet those adapters come with hidden little legs and they'll walk away pretty quickly if the inn buys them. Better to let the new iPhone users buy their own and bring it with them. It will keep some from enjoying the docking station, but you're in a no-win situation here.

As far as loud music, follow the same policy as for loud TVs. You have to knock on the door and ask them to keep it down. You could post a sign, but you know the story there.

__________________

All saints can do miracles, but few of them can keep hotel. ~ Mark Twain

 

Flower's picture
Offline
Joined:
06/19/2011

Funny thing what people feel they can take. But our adapters have not grown feet they are all there.

What we lost last year was our cherries off the one tree. Our guest picked every one off while we  were out shopping. Lost a bear. sweater. cutlery , sheets, Yet the adapter have stead ??? Strange

Generic's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/24/2011

For a while it was teaspoons... now it's forks.... sometimes I contemplate putting a hole through the bottom and attaching full sets with a chain, just so that if they walked off, they walked off equally.

__________________

Permission to quote in whole or in part, other than usage on this forum, is entirely forbidden.

 

gillumhouse's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

When I got the plug-ins with USB chargers, each one came with a USB universal charging cord. Two of them got packed in the luggage (I will choose to assume inadvertently) so I went to our friendly Am az on and bought 10 of those cords for less than $20. So far none has gone traveling - I do not know if it is because they all had iPhones (I was sad to discover a different charging cord - CRAP!! And I had just finished be so happy things were finally going universal!).

Madeleine's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/29/2011

We have ended up with so many 'i' chargers we give them away. Or at least loan them out.

__________________

Everyday, for good or ill, we intersect with some else's story and become a part of it.

 

Offline
Joined:
10/07/2008

Agreed with every new model the prev are made redundant and you can't use the same ol' same ol', so it is an endless battle. Technology. But one that most everyone enjoys.

__________________

Gluten free is never free. - Joey Bloggs

 

Offline
Joined:
08/19/2012

And be aware that the latest iPho ne has a DIFFERENT hook up than previous ones so current docking stations (which fit just about everything else) won't work on the newest.  Of course, App le will also sell you an adaptor, and I'm sure new docking stations will be on the market (but won't fit the older phones).

I like Ap ple products, but really....there's no reason they couldn't have made the new iPho nes compatible with the old docking stations.

 

Generic's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/24/2011

You MUST buy that adapter from Apple directly and it's $29. Apparently there is an intelligent chip to block third party cables from being used. 

See http://gizmodo.com/5945889/some-third+party-adapters-might-not-work-with-your-new-iphone

Offline
Joined:
10/07/2008

We have them here, and those who use them appreciate them. No loud music so far.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.