The primary appeal of the original Elevation Dock was the ease of removing your iPhone from it. Apple’s crappy little docks were so lightweight that you’d need to annoyingly hold them down while removing the phone, often requiring two hands. Elevation Lab made a great video on Kickstarter demonstrating how frustrating other docks were, and showing how easily the iPhone lifted out of their heavy base with their custom, low-friction connector. We all saw that video and knew that frustration, and that’s why they were able to far surpass their Kickstarter goal so easily. And with the iPhone 4S, it really did work that well, once we eventually got our Elevation Docks. But with the Lightning adapter, the Elevation Dock works like all of the other docks in that video. Marco summed up my exact experiences with our adapters. While I'm glad it looks good sitting on my desk, the grippiness of the Lightning cable into the iPhone 5's Lightning port is tight. This would be a good thing, normally, just not in this situation. Read his entire piece.
I shot these clips in about 30 minutes time standing in our apartment window facing south towards Huntington. We live just off Eisenhower Avenue, across the street from the USPTO. This was just at the beginning of the storm. If my arm had not gotten tired from holding my iPhone 4, I probably could have gotten a few other really good shots. About an hour and a half after shooting this (while editing this together, in fact) a huge strike happened just a few hundreds yards from here, just outside our window.