Satechi Apple Watch Stand

Charge Your Apple Watch in Style With The Satechi Watch Stand (Review)

Review of the Satechi Watch Stand
  • Design
  • Quality of Materials
  • Construction
  • Style & Functionality
  • Ease of Use
  • Apple Watch Compatibility
4.2

Summary

If you want to charge your Apple Watch in style and simple function, take a look at the Satechi Watch Stand.  Not only does it make for a better look to the charging process of your Watch, the solid construction and design means you will get years of use out of it.  Plus, you can get the stand in all the standard Apple colors – Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Space Grey.  That means you can match it to your Mac and other accessories.

Whether you are wanting to have a stand for your Apple Watch by your bed or on your desk, the Satechi Watch Stand is one to have on your short list.  Available in all the standard Apple device colors, the all aluminum design of the Satechi stand is uncompromising in functionality, style, and construction.

I recently received the Satechi Watch Stand and much like the Mobile Dock that I reviewed in November 2018, it was a desktop accessory that I immediately enjoyed.  The design and style – and the fact that it matches my Mobile Dock and my MacBook with its gold finish – makes me pleased each time I walk into my office.

Assembly and Setup

Unlike the Mobile Dock, the Satechi Watch Stand comes completely assembled.  All you have to do is thread your standard Apple Watch charging cable through it to set it up.

First, let’s talk dimensions.  The Watch Stand is4″ x 2.75″ x 2.13″ in size and weighs 4.4 ounces. The all aluminum design feels solid in your hand and the added weight gives it a steadiness while it is sat on your desk or nightstand.  The cradle where you rest your Apple Watch has a precision cut hole for the charging cable to fit in, with the cable leading down to your USB connection tucked away in the neck and base of the stand.

Satechi Watch Stand With Apple Watch Charger

Satechi Watch Stand With Apple Watch Charger

Setting up the Watch Stand is easy.  First, guide the USB connector of your Apple Watch charging cable through the small opening at the base of the neck.  It looks too small at first but trust me, the connector will fit through.  This is a nice paying attention to the details from Satechi in my view.

Pull your charging cable through until the Apple Watch charging base is just over the cutout for it in the top of the stand.  Press the charging base into the cutout.  It should be nearly flush with the stand itself and there is a rubber ring that goes around the charging base to prevent it from slipping out.

Next, turn the Watch Stand around.  You will note there is a cable channel at the top of the base and through the neck.  Press your charging cable into that channel.  This keeps the charging base secure in the stand but also “cleans” up the overall look of the stand.  You don’t have any extra cable laying about.

Cable Channel down the neck of the Watch Stand

Cable Channel down the neck of the Watch Stand

Finally, turn the Watch Stand so you can see the bottom of it.  First, note there is a large non-skid pad on the base.  This prevents it from moving around on your desk but also protects your desk against scratches.  Second, there is a cable channel here too.  Press your charging cable into the channel so the stand will be in full contact with your desk when you are done.

Base of the Watch Stand

Base of the Watch Stand

That is it from an install perspective.  Now plug in your USB connector into your hub or other power supply.

Charging Your Apple Watch

There isn’t much mystery on the charging of your Apple Watch on the Satechi Watch Stand.  Because you are using your original charging cable, things should work straight away when you place your Watch on the charging plate.  Given that it is magnetic, your Apple Watch will stay perfectly in place while it is charging.

I do recommend that you close the band of your Apple Watch while it is charging.  I’ve found that this keeps your Apple Watch more secure as it is charging.

Satechi Apple Watch Stand

Satechi Apple Watch Stand and Phone Stand

Conclusion and Recommendation

If you want to charge your Apple Watch in style and simple function, take a look at the Satechi Watch Stand.  Not only does it make for a better look to the charging process of your Watch, the solid construction and design means you will get years of use out of it.  Plus, you can get the stand in all the standard Apple colors – Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Space Grey.  That means you can match it to your Mac and other accessories.

The Watch Stand is compatible with all Apple Watch sizes as well as Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 models.  It is $24.99 on Amazon or you can get it directly from Satechi at their site.

 

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