OK. First thing. Read what this thing does before you order it and then criticize it for not doing what you want it to do. This device does not charge your iPhone by lying it on top of this base. You still need your Lightning cable. This device is 15 watts, so charging is faster than with most other options. And this device backs up your phone every time you plug it in. No more iCloud monthly charges. And just how secure is the cloud? And is the information in the cloud "discoverable" (in the legal sense) if it ever came to that? Why tempt fate?
This device is compact, well constructed, easy to set up, and easy to use. I use it daily. It provides great peace of mind. It works with any iPhone that uses a Lightning cable and runs iOS 10 or higher. And if you need to, you can replace the removable SD card and insert one up to 256 GB.
Automatically back up your iPhone’s photos, videos and contacts every time you charge2. With up to 256GB1 of storage, you can save all of your photos and videos right on the iXpand Base at original quality, with no worry about recurring monthly fees. Designed as a home base for your iPhone, it features a soft rubber top to hold your phone and a wrap-around groove to keep your Lightning to USB cable tidy (cable not included). The iXpand Base also includes an app that lets you easily restore your backed up files.