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Apple Watch charging stands are a convenient and easy way to charge your watch, but they also provide a simple hands-free way to use it. Some of them also have enough space to hold other Apple devices such as an iPhone or iPad. When shopping for a charging station for your Apple Watch, search for one that has both anti-skid pads on the bottom and padding for your watch so that it will neither fall nor scratch. Is it easy to use, and simple to corral cords with? Does it work effectively as a hands-free stand for your watch? The stand should be durable and compact. Verify that it will also work with your version of the Apple Watch.

Essential accessories

While you’re shopping for the perfect Apple Watch charging stands, don’t forget to pick up these add-ons — you might need them.

Lightning cable - AmazonBasics 3-Foot Lightning Cable (2-pack)

If you’re looking at charging stands that also have space for your iPhone, chances are all you’ll need to supply an iPhone charging cable. Lightning cables are cheap and easy to find, but you can't go wrong with a set from AmazonBasics. Be sure to pick the length and color that make the most sense for your Apple Watch charging stand.
 

Apple Watch charging cable - Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable (1m)

Most Apple Watch charging stands don’t include a charging cable, so you’ll need to bring your own. If you don’t want to use the one that came with your Apple Watch, you’re going to need to buy a spare — and our favorite model is straight from Apple. They’re not cheap, but they’re durable, and they’re ideal for completing your charging stand. 

Cable organizer - OHill Cable Clips (16-Pack)

Even if you get an ultra-elegant Apple Watch charging stand, you’re still going to have at least one cable sticking out of the back, and more if your stand also accommodates an iPhone. We’re firm believers in cable management, and for Apple device cables, your best bet is a set of OHill Cable Clips. You can stick them anywhere out of sight, and they keep your cables tidy and out of the way. 

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