This dual iPhone and Apple Watch charger is a great AirPower alternative [Watch Store]

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ZENS Dual Watch Aluminum Wireless Charger for iPhone Xr iPhone Xs
The Zens Dual+Watch is all you need for charging.
Photo: Zens

Now that Apple’s AirPower charging mat has been cancelled, this dual iPhone and Apple Watch charger is perhaps the best alternative.

Like the AirPower, the Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger can charge three devices simultaneously, including the new wireless AirPods.

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

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