Best Stands to Charge Both iPhone and Apple Watch iMore 2020
If you're reading this, then you most likely use your iPhone and Apple Watch every day, and that means you're constantly charging up your devices. If you have a small workspace or a tiny bedroom, dealing with tangled cords can be a nightmare, and it just creates a huge mess. When it comes to charging your iPhone and Apple Watch, fewer options are as practical or as elegant as a stand. Here are our favorite charging stands that let you charge your Apple Watch and iPhone together.
- One cable simplicity: Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock
- Great for AirPods, too!: Beacoo 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand
- Perfect for media viewing: Mercase Apple Watch Nightstand
- iPad Compatible: ZVEdeng 2-in-1 Stand
- Tall and slim: Twelve South HiRise Duet
- Afforadable and highly rated: Aerb Bamboo Stand
The Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock is one of the most elegant solutions to charging your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. The best part is only needing one cord to power both the lightning connector for your iPhone and the magnetic charger for the Apple Watch. Plus, the Lightning connector can be adjusted in height, meaning even if you have a heavy-duty case, you'll be able to charge your iPhone no problem.
Made from aluminum, the Beacoo 3-in-1 wireless charging stand will look great sitting on your desk or nightstand, and it even has two strips of anti-slip material on the bottom of the base to ensure it doesn't slide all over the place. You do need to supply your own cords for each device you want to charge, but the handy little grooves keep your cables tucked away and neat. The phone charger portion is a Qi wireless charging pad that can even adjust angles!
It functions as a charging station for your Apple Watch — Series 1, 2, 3, or 4 — and also give you a place to rest your iPhone in landscape mode, so if you are watching a YouTube video at your desk or taking in a movie, you iPhone sits in an optimal position. While the Mercase Apple Watch nightstand doesn't have a dedicated place to put your iPhone Lightning cable, you could still easily charge your iPhone by plugging it in; it just might not look as pretty as some other options on the list.
Made from aluminum, the ZVE stand looks great and is pretty durable. It even has a few safeguards to prevent damage to your iPhone in the way of two silicone strips that prevent the back of your phone from making contact with the stand itself. Plus, it even has a lip that allows you to rest your iPhone in portrait or landscape orientation, and when you're not charging any devices, it can also function as an iPad stand.
This tall metal stand places your iPhone on a charging port above your Apple Watch, creating a tower of technology that looks superb and unique. Don't worry about the height causing any instability because the stand weighs about a pound, making it sturdy enough to stay standing tall. You also don't need to supply your own cords, as Twelve South has included all the ports and charging platforms necessary, meaning you'll have only one cable to power both your iPhone and Apple Watch and your workspace and stay neat and tidy.
Made from bamboo wood, the Aerb stand is incredibly affordable and averages a 4.5-star rating on Amazon after over 3,000 reviews from customers. You do have to supply both charging cable for your iPhone and Apple Watch, but the built-in grooves will help keep your cords neat and tidy.
Apple cancelled AirPower
Apple's AirPower charging mat was going to be one of the best solutions available for people who wanted to charge their iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, and it was even going to have the ability to charge AirPods at the same time. Unfortunately, Apple canceled AirPower because AirPower "will not achieve our high standards," meaning people have had to find other solutions to their charging needs.
Why get a stand?
A stand that allows you to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time and in the same place does wonders to combat stress. Not only will it help you keep your cables from lying around everywhere, but it also keeps your devices in the same place, so you don't have to forget where you put your Apple Watch down to charge.
If you have the money, we're a big fan of the Belkin's Powerhouse Charging Dock, it not only charges your Apple Watch, and iPhone, but also has a very small footprint.
If you're more concerned about price, the ZVEdeng 2-in-1 Stand provides the perfect place to store your iPhone and Apple Watch when you want to fill them full of juice. Plus, the stand is large and sturdy enough, even to hold an iPad.
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