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Best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 5

Best charging stands for Apple Watch Series 5

Have a brand new Apple Watch on the way? You’ll want some sweet accessories to go with it. A stellar charging stand that keeps your pricey wearable out of the way while you’re not wearing it is a must.

Here are some of the finest money can buy today. Whether you want high-end materials that look good anywhere, or stands that charge all your Apple devices at once, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our best charging stands roundup for the newest Apple Watch lineup.

Only the best Apple Watch charging stands

You’ll find some great products from the likes of Twelve South, Just Mobile, Elago, and Wiplabs on this list. And every single one has been used, reviewed, and recommended by the Cult of Mac team.

What’s more, every stand we’ve selected is compatible with all Apple Watch models. So even if you’re not upgrading to Series 5, you’re not left out.

Get that retro gaming look.
Photo: Elago

Elago inspired charging stands

Elago’s spectacular Apple Watch charging stands are my favorite products on this list. And if you’re a fan of anything Apple (or retro gaming), I know you’ll love them, too.

They come in a number of outstanding designs inspired by the original Macintosh, the iconic iMac G3, early iPods, and the very first Game Boy. And they come in a number of eye-catching colors.

They’re also surprisingly affordable, with prices starting at just $13, so it’s a struggle to resist buying them all.

Price: from $13

Buy from: Watch Store

Charge everything all at once.
Photo: Elago

Elago 3-in-1 charging hub

If you need a stand that charges everything, look no further than the Elago 3-in-1 charging hub. It tops up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously — and looks good while doing it.

The hub is made out of silicone so you never have to worry about knocking it over and breaking it, and it’s available in a number of pretty colors that look great on any nightstand.

Price: $29.50

Buy from: Watch Store

Keep your Apple Watch out of the way while it’s charging.
Photo: Wiplabs

Wiplabs wall charging stand

This unique wall charging stand is brilliant at keeping your Apple Watch out of the way while its charging. Simply plug it into the wall, place your Watch on top, and it’s good to go.

The stand encases your charging cable so you don’t have to worry about tripping over it, and it’s made from PVC with a rubberized finish that’s makes it nice and sturdy.

Price: $19.99

Buy from: Watch Store

HiRise Duet is the first dual charging stand that powers up Apple Watch in Nightstand mode.
The HighRise Duet might be one of the prettiest stands money can buy.
Photo: Twelve South

Twelve South HiRise Duet

Twelve South makes some of the most beautiful accessories you can buy for Apple devices, so if you’re after a truly premium product, the next two stands are well worth a look.

We’ll start with the HiRise Duet. It charges your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously, and minimizes cable clutter on your desk or nightstand. It’s also excellently made out of cool aluminum.

Buy from: Amazon — $85.16


Twelve South Forté

If you don’t need a 2-in-1 charger, check out the Forté instead. Inspired by the best Apple products, it fuses shiny chrome and luxury leather for a positively premium look.

The Forté works with any Apple Watch and any band, and you can use it in both portrait and nightstand mode. It also keeps you charging cable nice and neat so it doesn’t get in the way.

Price: $59.99

Buy from: Watch Store

The HoverDock for Apple Watch is perfect for Nightstand mode.
The HoverDock for Apple Watch makes for a great bedside clock.
Photo: Just Mobile

Just Mobile HoverDock

Its aluminum unibody and low-profile design make the HoverDock simple, sleek, and incredibly sexy. It’s a perfect fit wherever you put it, and it turns your Apple Watch into a stunning bedside clock.

Price: $34.95

Buy from: Watch Store

TimeStand is made from a single cylinder of aluminum.
Photo: Just Mobile

Just Mobile TimeStand

The elegant TimeStand elevates your Apple Watch a little higher and holds it in portrait mode if you prefer. It is machined from a single cylinder of aluminum and looks absolutely gorgeous.

A weighted base and rubber pad keep the TimeStand in its place, while a groove down the TimeStand’s side keeps your charging cable out of the way.

Price: $39.95

Buy from: Watch Store (black), Watch Store (silver)

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