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Aluminum charging stand will elevate your Apple Watch [Reviews]

Lust List: Aluminum Apple Watch charging station by Satechi

I’ve got an Apple Watch problem. I need to keep it charged up, but it continually gets lost in the clutter on my dresser.

You might tell me to just clean up the top of my bedroom furniture, but I like that my new solution allows me to elevate my Apple Watch above the mess. The Satechi aluminum charging stand for Apple Watch keeps my wrist computer charged up and ready to go without getting lost in the cruft of my bureau’s disarray.

Satechi has made a stand that conveniently holds the Apple Watch charging cord in place, with a top piece that lets a clasped Apple Watch band loop around it while charging. It’s no more complex than that: I just slide the circular charging base into the top area and feed the cord through the base’s cable-holding areas and out the side to plug into the USB port I typically use to charge my Apple Watch.

The Gold stand I received for testing matches the gold on the back of my girlfriend’s iPad Pro, making it obvious that it would also match a gold-colored Apple Watch, as well. Satechi offers a Silver and a Space Gray stand, as well. The Gold still looks pretty spiffy with my own Sport Apple Watch attached; the brushed-aluminum finish on both watch and stand fit together nicely.

Durable and affordable

The stand is heavy enough at the bottom to keep my Apple Watch in place, but light enough not to score the wooden surface of my dresser or any nightstand I might want to transfer it to eventually. It holds the watch at a comfortable viewing angle, though it does not allow for nightstand mode. That’s fine by me, as I already keep my iPhone by the bed to know what time it is during the night.

The price tag is pretty great here, too, as you get a durable, useful brushed-aluminum charging stand for your Apple Watch for $20. I can see grabbing a couple of these stands to use around the house, or to take along while traveling.

If nothing else, I don’t have to search through the various coins, guitar picks and wallet ephemera on my dresser anymore when looking for my Apple Watch. The Satechi aluminum charging stand does the trick for me, elevating my Apple Watch enough to be seen while keeping its battery charged and ready to go when I am.

Price: $19.99

Buy from: Amazon

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Awesome hold, super useful

First time I’ve used a 3M stick mount and it’s holding really well on the stick side, no sign it’s weakening. On the magnet side the phone never falls out, but it will slide off if you try to put a lightning cable in or pull one out from the phone while it’s mounted. That’s a real nitpick because otherwise it’s an awesome mount.

Great Customer Service

On my original review I mentioned that I ordered a black case but received a white case instead. Well, the Customer Service rep actually read my review and sent me the right color case. To me, this is outstanding customer service. The case is also outstanding in that it fits perfectly and I can hold the remote more securely.

Not Quite What I Ordered

Like several other purchasers, I ordered the black case and received the white version. Outside of the shipping or availability issue, the case is sturdy but soft. It’s just on the edge of being slippery, but it isn’t. It also hasn’t been picking up dust or blanket fuzzies. The remote stays securely in the case and all buttons are functional

Good morning, thank you for your feedback. I have checked your order and see you ordered the Nightglow blue color, therefore will show white, and glow in darkness. If you wish to return and order the black color, please let me know. The item will need to be unused and in the original packaging. Many thanks, Adel.

Exactly what I wanted

Had my Air Tag hidden in my handlebar bag but this simple little holder is a much better solution. Attached on my seat post under the seat facing back, so a bit protected, maybe not an issue but works well there.

It's ok, but not really well designed.

I would have preferred a more sophisticated attachment method than a simple zip tie. And the zip tie is mounted on the opposite side of where it should be. Other than that, it's a simple solution and works as it should.