While the Apple Watch is a super smartwatch, it requires nightly charging. All those cables mean clutter, which is why a charging stand can help keep order.
What’s more, if you have an Apple Watch, you definitely have an iPhone. That means you have two devices that you need to charge every night. And that means you need two wall outlets and two different chargers. A big hassle, especially now that the AirPower is done for.
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Read on for our pick of the best Apple Watch charging stands, with many that provide a home for your Apple Watch, too.
Nomad Base Station
Nomad makes some of the best premium-looking, minimalist accessories out there, and with the Base Station it’s created a path that can charge your Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone all at once.
It’ll use a little side pad for the Apple Watch, while your AirPods and iPhone will get to sit on the charging pad, powered by three charging coils. This actually makes the Nomad Base Station the best charging pad for those mourning the lost of AirPower.
Few Apple Watch charging stands look as good as the Anden Valet, which offers four slots to hold your various Apple Watch straps, as well as place for your Apple Watch to charge.
The Valet comes made-to-order from the company’s East London studio, in a choice of Walnut, Cherry and Rippled Maple, hand-finished with natural oils. It also features a precision-drilled slot for your existing Apple Watch charger.
Belkin Valet Charge Dock
The gold standard of dual Apple product chargers, the Belkin Valet features an integrated Lightning cable and integrated Apple Watch wireless charger. That Apple Watch charger is also magnetic, just like the regular Apple Watch charger, so it’ll just snap into place. On top of that, it’s also an elegant looking stand that will look the part on your nightstand – especially as it comes in black, rose gold and silver.
That’s right, Belkin has a slightly cheaper dual dock for you to consider too. This one is a better fit for those of us who love to rock cases. There’s an adjustable dial hidden in the back that will move the Lighting charger forward and backward to make space for said case.
Pad & Quill Timber Catchall
Pad & Quill is known for its high-quality wooden Apple Watch stands, but if you want something that throws in your iPhone the Timber Catchall is a beautiful option. It contains a nice little cutout for your iPhone, and it’s big enough for your iPhone XS. The big drawback here is that you still do need two cables, but at least they’ll be organised.
TwelveSouth HiRise Duet
Sure, stands that charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time are handy, but they also take a good amount of space. If that’s at a premium on your nightstand, TwelveSouth’s HiRise Duet will save you a ton of it. It’ll keep your iPhone up high, while charging your Apple Watch down near the bottom. TwelveSouth also claims that the HiRise Duet will charge your devices 15% faster than a regular old charger.
Griffin’s WatchStand takes a bit of a different tack. It connects to a wall outlet, then has two USB ports underneath. You plug your Apple Watch and Lighting cables down under there, wrap them around and plug them into your iPhone and Apple Watch. It’s a little more work than other stands, but it also comes with a nice soft spot for you to rest your iPhone on.
Mercase Apple Watch and iPhone stand
If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, Mercase’s dual stand is a good option. It’s not as advanced as the others here, and it merely puts your iPhone and Apple Watch in the same general space, but it works. Just to be clear, though: you will need two different cables here, as the Mercase is simply a stand.
Evolus 3 Qi
If you’ve got an iPhone XS, you may have been tempted to use wireless charging. If you’re looking for a stand that’ll also charge your Apple Watch though, that might not be so easy. Well, until the Evolus 3 Qi. You’ll be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone with up to 7.5 watts. There’s also a spot for your Apple Watch and a bigger spot for something like an iPad. Or even a second iPhone if you need.