Apple Watch Charging Dock Review
The Bellini Apple Watch Charging Dock from DTB Enterprizes is elegant in its simplicity. Really nothing more than a metal stand with non-slip silicone pads on its top and bottom, the dock accommodates Apple’s standard watch charging cable (not included), which then magnetically secures and charges your Apple Watch in the usual manner.
The stand itself is aesthetically pleasing, mimicking Apple’s renowned design philosophy. While the dock is best used by placing the watch body without the band, I consider that impractical, so I tested it only with the band attached. While the charging cable did get slightly in the way of the watch band, thanks to the magnetic connection, the watch still remained in place just fine.
I’m forgetful, so having a stable, repeatable location for my portable items to reside, including keys, wallet, and electronics, is critically important. By following this simple rule, I always know where to find my devices. I already had a great bedside charging stand for my Apple iPhone 6 Plus and now am happy to say I have something similar for my watch. Considering both items need to be charged at the end of the night and be ready to go by morning, they make ideal companions for just this type of setup.
While I would have preferred an option to stick the bottom silicone pads to a surface with something like 3M adhesive (meaning semi-permanent, but easily removable; I can of course get my own adhesive should I be so moved), or, barring that, greater heft to the metal, it remains light and transportable as designed, while still providing a reasonably stable platform for any size Apple Watch. At only $9.99 on Amazon, it’s certainly a solid deal as-is.