Apple includes a charging puck with every Apple Watch that it ships these days. The problem is, some watch bands, such as links or loops, can make it difficult to charge. Adding a dock or stand to your setup is a great way to not only display your Apple Watch, but also keep it safely charging throughout the night. Some even charge your iPhone, too! We’ve rounded up our favorite options below, ranging in price from $7 to $100. Hit the jump to find one that’s right for your needs.
There are a number of options in the “budget” category from third-party brands, primarily available through Amazon. If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to dock your Watch, this is the route to go.
Trusted brands like Spigen have a couple of different options here. You might not find the best style or materials in this category but then again, you’re not making a huge financial investment, either.
Aerb Apple Watch + iPhone Stand – $7
This wooden combination Apple Watch and iPhone stand has a bit of a different look. If you can get past the logo on the front there, this is a solid pick. Amazon customers sure seem to love it, with nearly 3,000 leaving a 4.5/5 star rating.
Spigen S350 Apple Watch Stand – from $8
This dock is made from scratch-free TPU material with a minimal look and feel. It’s not going to win any design awards, but Nightstand Mode compatibility and a low price standout here. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 1,700 Amazon customers.
Elago Apple Watch Docks – from $8
Elago is known for making sleek but also fun Apple Watch docks. That includes the vintage-inspired W3 and W4 models made to look like old Macs. If you’re looking for something different from some of the other simplistic docks shown in this roundup, you may want to go this route. Rated 4+/5 stars by up to 500 Amazon reviewers.
You’ll find the bulk of the best Apple Watch docks in this price range. Manufacturers start to introduce more premium features such as integrated charging and premium materials. It’s worth it to spend a few extra dollars here if those characteristics spark your interest.
Nomad Stand for Apple Watch – from $30
Nomad was one of the first on the scene with its sleek Apple Watch stand. And while there are a number of copy-cats out there, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of quality and materials as the original. It ships in a few different colors and has an integrated cord-management system to keep your desk or nightstand looking tidy.
Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch – from $24
Although a bit peculiar in design, Griffin’s Apple Watch Dock is worth a look. It offers support for both iPhone as well as your wearable and comes from one of the most trusted names in the accessory business. As well, there is also support for Nightstand Mode while charging. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 160 Amazon customers.
Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch – $20
I’m a huge fan of Twelve South’s HiRise for Apple Watch. The simplistic design and cord management make it a home run in my book. You just won’t find Nightstand Mode support here. Rated 4.3/5 stars.
Oittm Apple Watch and iPhone Stands – from $28
Oittm sprung onto the scene a year ago with a handful of dock options, varying in both color and design. One thing to note here, you’ll get built-in USB ports on both models, which is perfect for travel or charging more than a few devices. Over 600 Amazon customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.
Twelve South TimePorter for Apple Watch – $50
Although not just a dock alone, the Twelve South TimePorter is a great buy for frequent travelers. It has built-in storage for your cables, extra bands and more all in a compact carrying case. Rated 4.2/5 stars.
Now we’re into the high-end. You’ll find established brands like Belkin and Apple themselves in this category. You can count on top-grade design and finishes, but it will cost you. Another bonus is that many of these options ship with integrated charging solutions, which is great for travel.
Apple’s official Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock – $79
Apple’s own charging dock for its Watch offers a built-in puck, integrated cable and a fold-up design. Some people don’t like the look. But if you want to stay in the family, you might opt for this dock. Rated 4.8/5 stars.
Pad & Quill Timber Nightstand – $80
P&Q makes some great Apple accessories and its Timber Nightstand continues that trend. Handmade in Minneapolis, this hardwood stand is great for adding a little more style to your setup. It ships with a two-year warranty.
Belkin PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone – $100
Perhaps the most full-featured dock in the lineup, Belkin’s Powerhouse offers a built-in home for iPhone and Apple Watch with integrated chargers all in a tidy package. If you don’t mind spending the money, this is an excellent option. Rated 4.4/5 stars.
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