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Elegant Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch

Apple has officially released the docking station with a magnetic mount for charging Apple Watch, finally replacing the typical featureless plate chargers that “smart watches” were staffed by default. As correctly observed by journalists from The Verge, Apple Corporation likes to make money on realization of branded accessories for their products. The lack of such for Apple Watch for a full six months, led to reasonable confusion, but finally Apple fixed that and now the first samples of Magnetic Charging Dock is already available in the Apple Store.

applewatch-dock-station
source: apple.com

Overview

Structurally, the docking station has a small size, less than the palm of an adult, a hollow cylindrical body that looks like a small UFO’s spaceship. Build quality is excellent and of course the usual attention to small details. Central part is the charger plate called MagSafe, using magnets for secure docking with watches and inductive energy transfer. The energy goes to the Magnetic Charging Dock via the included 2m Lightning to USB cable. Overall design can be described as innovate and elegant. White soft touch rubber skin is pleasant to touch and provides a good grip.

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source: apple.com

Features

An important feature of the docking station – charging plate can be raised at an angle of 90º to the body of the dock and Apple Watch will be wrapped around it like on the image below.

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source: apple.com

In this position, the screen of the gadget can be seen from any corner of the room, so it can be used as a wall clock or bedside alarm clock. When folded, the charger is lined up flush with the top edge of the dock and for charging the battery of your device it is simply enough to put it on top as you can see on the image below.

 

applewatch-charging-dock-station
source: apple.com

 

Conclusion

Despite the great fashion look of the docking station we think that it is a bit overprices, considering the fact that there are a lot third-party offers that can be used for same purpose while cost a lot cheaper. However, if you are looking for high quality and design product Apple Magnetic Docking Station is the best option for you. Let’s not forget the 2 meter Lightning to USB cable that comes together with the device. Its price on the Apple Store is $29. So if you take that into consideration, the real price of the dock station is $50, which is reasonable.

Where to buy

New Magnetic Docking Station is designed for all existing Apple Watch modifications of the current generation, regardless of the size (38 or 42mm). Official dock station with a magnetic mount for charging Apple Watch is available on Apple Store just for $79.00.

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