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This wireless iPhone and Apple Watch charger prevents bedtime battles [Review]

Our bedside table is lousy with chargers. My wife and I have separate chargers for our iPhones (Qi charging mats), my Apple Watch (a cool but bulky stand), and a new iPad Pro (a repurposed Android phone charger with USB-C). There is barely room for stacks of books and magazines, a bedside lamp, a Sonos speaker, earplugs, sleep masks, reading glasses, sleepy-time CBD tincture and other bedside junk.

Time to consolidate!

With Apple’s AirPower charging mat still AWOL and possibly dead forever, the Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger is a great three-device charger you can buy now.

Made by respected Dutch company Zens — an expert in wireless charging — the Dual+Watch charging mat fast-charges two iPhones, plus your Apple Watch. And it’s available now from the Cult of Mac Watch Store.

Zens Dual+Watch charger review

Zens Dual+Watch wireless charging mat is good-looking and well-built
Zens’ Dual+Watch wireless charging mat is good-looking and well-built.
Photo: Zens

The fact that Zens’ Dual+Watch wireless charging mat charges two iPhones and an Apple Watch at the same time makes it perfect for my bedside table. My wife and I can both charge our phones overnight without fighting over the old bedside charger. And now we never need to deal with a messy tangle of cables.

With 20 watts total power output, the Dual+Watch charger supports fast charging at 7.5 watts — currently the maximum supported by Apple. It will juice up everything from the iPhone 8 through the latest iPhone XS/Max and iPhone XR models. (It works with all Qi-compatible devices, as a matter of fact.)

Made from a single piece of high-grade aluminum, with a stainless steel arm for the Apple Watch, the Dual+Watch charger looks really good next to my bed. Solidly made, it sits tight on the nightstand. A non-slip rubbery covering prevents your iPhones from buzzing themselves off the mat when texts and alerts come in. Two subtle LEDs tell you when the iPhones are positioned correctly and charging, but won’t disturb your sleep.

The Apple Watch charger is Apple MFi-certified and is compatible with the Series 0 through 4. Unlike a lot of third-party Apple Watch chargers, the charging module is built-in. You don’t have to supply your own cable.

A handsome wireless charger for Apple Watch and two iPhones

The Dual+Watch wireless charging mat is a handsome, well-made charging system. It’s perfect for the bedroom — or the living room, kitchen or office, for that matter.

Zens offers a three-year extended warranty on the mat. The Dual+Watch costs $116 and is available from the Cult of Mac Watch Store (with free shipping to the United States and Europe).

Zens Dual+Watch charger exploded view shows the charger's dual charging coils and other internal components
This exploded view of the Dual+Watch shows the charger’s dual charging coils and other internal components.
Photo: Zens
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Rilee & Lo Apple Watch Band, Black

I love this watch band, it's super comfortable and it fits perfectly.

Very Good Quality Leather Watch Band

The Monowear Classic is a very good quality watch band that gives your Apple Watch a great look for more formal or dress up occasions. My preference is to have a leather band without colored stitching and with a black stainless steel clasp. This band fits that criteria and provides a secure, classic method of attaching to my wrist.

Function101 Button Remote For Apple TV

I wish I could say something about this item but I have not received it. Pity about the money I spent!

Good morning, Thank you for your review. I have checked the process of your order, and the last update from USPS on September 18, states your package is delayed but still on its way, if this doesn’t change by next week please get back in touch by emailing me at adel@cultofmac.com
Many thanks, Adel.

Good second remote

Apple TV will only connect to one Apple remote, I found out after paying $60 for a second one. This remote worked out of the box and I have had no trouble. It allows my wife to have a remote as well.

Good product, but doesn't work as smoothly with every streaming app on Apple TV

It works fine, no problem connecting it to my Apple TV, so there is nothing wrong with the product. I just find myself and my partner still mostly using the apple remote. Maybe just out of habit. it is easier to rewind or fast forward with it on most apps, not on YouTube, but Netflix or appleTV+