Replace: New docks are launching on a regular basis and we have added two of them to this checklist.
Apple took eight months to launch a charging stand for the Apple Watch after launching the system again in April 2015, however that did not cease accent producers from stepping in with their very own dock choices within the meantime.
And you will be glad they did. Apple’s Magnetic Charging Dock is a trendy sufficient choice to have made our checklist, however it solely is available in white, so for those who’ve customized your watch with a strap, why not go the entire hog and select a stand that matches your type too?
We have compiled a number of the finest Apple Watch, Apple Watch 2 and Apple Watch 3 docks under, starting from handcrafted picket designs to docks machined from aircraft-grade aluminum. So learn on to take a look at the best stands obtainable in your bedside desk. Simply keep in mind to deliver your charging cable.
Observe: we have ranked these from least expensive to costliest based on costs at time of writing.
1. Bavier Apple Watch Stand
A stand for every thing Apple
Colours: Bamboo | Materials: Wooden
Holds your iPad and cellphone
No cable routing for cellphone or iPad
Solely is available in one coloration
Should you’ve acquired an Apple Watch likelihood is you’ve additionally acquired an iPhone, and fairly presumably an iPad too, and the Bavier Apple Watch Stand allows you to retailer them (or present them off) all in the identical place. There’s even a gap in your Apple Pencil, and the entire thing is fabricated from bamboo too, giving it a premium look.
The slots, whereas designed for iPhones and iPads, may in all probability home most different manufacturers of cellphone and pill, and if you wish to preserve the Apple Watch Dock separate – maybe as a result of the remainder of the stand takes up an excessive amount of house in your bedside desk – that half is removable.
Observe nonetheless that whereas this acts as a stand for varied electronics, it solely has cable routing for the Apple Watch – so for those who plan to truly cost the rest from the stand your cables might be seen and doubtlessly give it a messy look.
2. Mercase Apple Watch Stand
Colours: Area Gray, Rose Gold | Materials: Aluminum and TPU
Doesn’t work with most instances
Can fall if used with heavy bands
The Mercase Apple Watch Stand is an affordable possibility, however you get rather a lot in your cash. For one factor it’s partially clad in aluminum, giving it a extra premium end than even some pricier docks.
It additionally has a compact design, so it gained’t take up your entire bedside desk, and it could cost each your iPhone and your Apple Watch on the identical time.
There are some reviews of it toppling over when charging a watch with a heavy band, in order that’s one thing to pay attention to, although for those who cost your iPhone on the identical time it ought to assist weigh the stand down. And when you have a lightweight watch strap there’s nothing to fret about.
three. Fuse Hen Bobine Watch
As versatile as it’s reasonably priced
Colours: Silver/White | Materials: Steel
Just one coloration
Lack of cable routing
Most docks are inflexible, rigid issues, however not the distinctive Bobine Watch from Fuse Hen. The cable-like system could be twisted into all method of shapes, which means you will get the right angle in your desk or bedside desk each time (to activate Nightstand mode, for instance).
We managed to wrap this factor round just about something – coiling it round a lamp, an iPhone stand, and even a mattress submit for some in-your-face display interplay. After all, flexibility is vital to its adaptability, however crucially the stand holds place by itself and would not droop beneath the load of even the heaviest metallic wrist straps.
The one disadvantage is the dearth of cable routing past a small plastic clip tucked behind the charging disc holder – ideally you’d be capable of channel it by means of the within of the stand – however to be honest you possibly can wrap the cable across the neck fairly simply as an alternative. The Bobine additionally comes with stabilisation clips for mounting in your automobile.
four. Griffin WatchStand
A Watch and iPhone stand multi function
Colours: Black, White | Materials: Plastic
Area in your iPhone
Your Apple Watch is a beautiful factor to behold, so it is no shock Griffin has designed this totemic stand that can assist you present it off when it is not in your wrist.
On the high of the plastic stand lies an angled cradle in your Watch’s charging connector and a gap for the cable to wind across the removable rubber interior core and slip out the rear of the bottom. The Watch sits securely on high with the band both buckled around the again or open and hanging down the entrance (trace: not the most effective look).
The weighted, non-slip base gives assured footing to the show and has a considerate lip on the entrance to relaxation your iPhone in opposition to lengthways; there is not any energy outlet for it, thoughts, however that is the place Griffin’s WatchStand Powered Charging Station (£41/US$60/AU$84) is available in – it takes care of your iPhone’s energy wants too.
5. TwelveSouth HiRise for Apple Watch
A premium end with out the worth tag
Colours: Black, White | Materials: Brushed aluminum
Solely two coloration decisions
May very well be extra compact
TwelveSouth has taken the identical brushed aluminum of its mainstay HiRise for iPhone system and machined it right into a wide-base stand that provides nice stability for those who wish to work together along with your watch when it is not in your wrist.
The charging disk suits snugly right into a silicone recess within the reclining stand and the cable runs down a rear channel and beneath the bottom’s band-friendly leather-lined platform, which raises for straightforward routing and storage.
Silicone padding on the cut-outs protects from any mishaps when putting and eradicating your watch, making for a stable, but surprisingly light-weight, stand all spherical.
6. Simply Cellular TimeStand
An suave possibility with a weighty really feel
Colours: Black, Silver | Materials: Aluminum
Angle is not perfect for nightstand use
Cable channel is a bit ugly
Should you’re not so taken by the thought of twinning your all-metal Watch with a plastic stand, check out this suave possibility from Simply Cellular. Machined from a single block of aluminum, the cylindrical bar feels good and weighty within the hand however stays form to bedside cupboard surfaces because of its protecting rubber-lined base.
The Apple Watch charger slots in to an angled recess within the high, which has a channel working out from the aspect and right down to the bottom to route the cable neatly. And that sculpted cylindrical gap is not only for seems to be – your Watch’s buckled wristband tucks in right here once you mount it on the stand (in portrait orientation no less than). The worth appears about proper, too.
7. Mophie Watch Dock
A easy but trendy approach to exhibit your Watch
Colours: Metallic silver | Materials: Aluminum
Straightforward to make use of
Just one coloration
This aluminum stand retains issues easy from the second you open the field. The included fast begin information explains learn how to place your Watch’s inductive charger into the round cut-out and feed the cable down a rubber channel contained in the vertical arm, by means of the bottom and out the again.
Fake leather-based padding on the angled cradle gives a secure buffer between the metallic and the again of your watch, whereas a rubber pad on the bottom gives safety in your desk/desk. At 4 ounces, it is pretty mild, however gives a secure mid-size mount for each sizes of watch. Some would possibly discover the worth a bit steep although.
eight. Correct WatchKeeper
A discreet, sturdy different to a traditional stand
Colours: Black, Tan | Materials: Metal and leather-based
Protects your Watch
No good as a show case
Stand-based docks are nice for displaying off your luxurious timepiece, however for those who’re after extra discretion then try this leather-lined protecting metal case from Correct.
Your watch lies flat inside in a delicate EVA foam tray. Leather-based band homeowners might discover this a fiddle at first – and Milanese loops should be indifferent on the clasp – however as soon as your watch is in, it is protected on high by extra foam lining within the case lid. The charging disc lies in a cut-out within the tray, whereas the cable runs discreetly beneath and out of a aspect port for connecting to an influence supply.
The case additionally doubles up as a hidden stash in your cable when it is not in use, making this case a effective journey accent. It is also suitable with each watch sizes.
9. Native Union Dock
Show your Watch your manner
Colours: Slate/Area Grey, Midnight Blue/Gold, Stone/Rose Gold | Materials: Graphite silicone, plastic and aluminum
A number of coloration decisions
Native Union’s minimalist dock is available in two components: a heavy block base fabricated from rubbery-soft matte graphite silicone, and a plastic/aluminum cylinder. The Apple Watch charging disk snaps right into a moulded cradle on the cylinder, which has an elliptical groove inside the place the cable feeds by means of and runs out of the underside from a discreet nicely.
With the charger in place, the cylinder slots magnetically into the reversible base, the place it may be rotated freely. Your Watch snaps onto it securely, buckled or not, whereas the bottom could be reversed and positioned horizontally or vertically, relying on the way you need to view and work together with the watch show. Nightstand mode works effective as nicely.
Apple’s Midnight Blue wristband coloration actually seems to be the half with this design. The dock works with each watch sizes, too. The worth is a bit steep for one thing so simple-looking, however at 450g, the sheer heft of the dock appears like cash nicely spent – until you are packing it for journey, in fact…
10. TwelveSouth Forté
A classy dock that appears the half on any floor
Colours: Silver/Black | Materials: Chrome and leather-based
Fits any floor
Just one coloration possibility
The second TwelveSouth stand to function in our roundup, the Forté goes one higher within the type division and genuinely seems to be nice from any angle, on any floor. The chrome and leather-based mixture helps, however it’s truly the open design of the curved stand that places your watch’s band entrance and centre.
The clasp goes over or by means of the curve, which is the place your charging cable routes by means of (it has a rubber-lined open again). The chrome mount has a metallic ring that pops off, revealing the rubber enclosure in your charging disc.
The 45-degree angle of the mount prompts Nightstand mode in sideways orientation and gives ample assist for interacting with the display. And the leather-based lining of the bottom gives a delicate relaxation for open clasps, for once you simply cannot be bothered to buckle up.
11. Pad & Quill Luxurious Pocket Stand
A country picket possibility that actually stands out
Colours: American Cherry, Unique Sapele, American Walnut | Materials: Hardwood
Alternative of wooden
Will not swimsuit a Sport band
This all-natural hardwood stand has a signature handmade rustic really feel that is typical of most Pad & Quill merchandise, and whereas an Apple Sport band may appear misplaced on it, the sculpted look and easy lacquer end of the grain make a Hermès leather-based band look positively at residence.
The adjustable-angle stand has a neat nook to deal with your Watch’s magnetic charging disc, with a channel for the cable which then loops behind and runs neatly down into an inlet and out the again from beneath the bottom.
The horizontal cut-out for the buckled strap gives a safe match for each sizes of Apple Watch, and when the stand’s not in use it folds away right into a compact, light-weight picket block no thicker than a matchbox.
12. Boostcase BLOC Wi-fi Dock
A wi-fi charger in metallic or wooden
Colours: Silver Aluminum, Area Grey Aluminum, Bamboo Wooden | Materials: Aluminum or wooden
Alternative of supplies
Cable is difficult to get out and in
That is completely different. The BLOC is just not solely probably the most Apple-looking dock we have coated, it is also the one one in our roundup that provides wi-fi charging, because of a 2000mAh battery inside.
It isn’t ‘plug and play’ although and is available in six items: an nearly 10-inch lengthy piece of metallic (wooden additionally obtainable), a battery with micro-USB cable for charging, two rubber inserts for 2 sizes of charging disc, and a guitar-like decide.
As soon as assembled, your Apple charging cable winds by means of a collection of labyrinthine turns contained in the dock and connects to the battery, which snaps in magnetically at one finish and has sufficient juice for (in our assessments) three full prices. Three LEDs alongside the identical finish let you know the way a lot energy is left at a faucet.
It isn’t too heavy, however it’s kind of of a wrangle getting the cable out and in, so that you would possibly need to purchase a further one simply to keep away from the trouble. In any other case, this can be a neat different for minimalist desktops that lives as much as its claims and likewise is available in a wide range of colours.
13. Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock
Colours: White | Materials: Polyurethane
Can cost Watch flat or on its aspect
Solely is available in white
If you would like a trendy charging answer in your Apple Watch who higher to go to than Apple itself? This official dock is each bit as easy and chic as you’d count on from an organization with Apple’s eye for design, and it’s an ideal companion to the Apple Watch.
The design means that you can cost the Watch flat, or on its aspect – the latter of which places it into Nightstand mode, so you should utilize it as an alarm clock.
The one actual draw back to this dock is that – in typical Apple style – it’s costly, however for those who’re invested within the Apple ecosystem that’s one thing you’re in all probability used to.
14. Belkin PowerHouse
An expensive possibility that works with instances
Colours: White, Black | Materials: TBC
Works even when your cellphone is in a case
Nightstand mode gained’t work with it
Giant plug may block different sockets
The Belkin Powerhouse isn’t low-cost, however it’s nicely thought by means of, letting you cost each your Apple Watch and your iPhone, with the latter working even when the cellphone is in a case because of an adjustable Lightning connector that may be moved forwards, backwards, up and down.
The PowerHouse seems to be sturdy too, but it shouldn’t take up an excessive amount of house, and it’s designed to cost each watch and cellphone rapidly.
Disappointingly, the place it holds your Apple Watch in means Nightstand mode gained’t work when utilizing this dock, however for those who can reside with out that – and reside with the worth – it’s an important two-in-one possibility that gained’t power you to take your cellphone out of its case.
These are ordered by worth on the time of writing – nonetheless, some variation might happen over time!