Stand+Dock brings iPhone, AirPods together for tidy charging [Review]

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A spectacularly simple charging solution.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Clear the clutter on your bedside table with the Zens Stand+Dock. This stunning charger tops up iPhone and AirPods simultaneously and eliminates messy cables that are forever in your way.

A built-in USB port on its base also allows you to charge a third device — like your Apple Watch. And with up to 20W of power output, there’s more than enough to go around.

Here’s why we love the Zens Stand+Dock.

You can stick to charging with cables if you want to. But you’ll have to accept all the frustrations that come with them, like cluttered surfaces and buying regular replacements when they break.

Then there’s having to fish for cables that have fallen down the back of your bedside table on an almost nightly basis. Or hunting them down in other rooms when they’ve been stolen by the kids.

But you don’t have to deal with any of that with the brilliant Stand+Dock. It’s always ready to charge — you just have to stick your iPhone and AirPods on it.

Zens Stand+Dock is simple and sexy

The Stand+Dock has three important parts. There’s a wireless charging stand for your iPhone, a Lightning connector for your AirPods, and a built-in USB port for charging other devices.

The charging stand holds your iPhone upright. This makes it easy to see so that you can check the time and your notifications in an instant — without having to pick your iPhone up.

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Charge up to three devices simultaneously with the help of a built-in USB port.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The Lightning connector for your AirPods is flexible, so if you happen to knock it, it’s not going to break off. There’s also a metal arm that sits behind your buds so they can’t be pushed back too far.

The built-in USB connector can be used to charge anything that connects to a USB port, including Apple Watch, iPad, other smartphones or tablets, and more.

Stand+Dock is high-end

The stand is available in two color options: Black or white. The white model I’ve been reviewing combines coated plastic with high-grade, silver aluminum and chrome, and it goes well with everything.

Like other Zens products, the Stand+Dock boasts impressive build quality. It feels strong and weighty — like it’s going to last — so there’s no need to worry about it breaking if it falls on the floor.

It’s unlikely that will happen anyway. Six rubberized feet on the base of the stand, coupled with its weight, ensure it stays in place and can’t be pushed off your desk or nightstand easily.

A speedy charge

The Lightning connector is MFi-certified, so you can be sure it’s reliable, while the charging pad uses Qi technology. That means it won’t just work with iPhone, but all Qi-compatible smartphones.

You’ll get up to 10W of power from the pad, which ensures the fastest possible charge for iPhone and Android devices. The USB port will output 5V/1A.

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Stand+Dock is as attractive as a charging stand can be.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

One of the things I really like about the Stand+Dock is that it ships with a fast-charging power adapter as standard, so there’s no need to spend more to supply your own.

And as if that wasn’t enough, everything is covered by a three-year Zens warranty.

Get your Zens Stand+Dock today

The Stand+Dock has been a great addition to my nightstand. It looks terrific, and it has made charging my devices overnight super-simple.

I was already using a charging stand for my iPhone, but the two-in-one design of the Stand+Dock negates the need to find a cable when I want to charge my AirPods.

My only complaint is that the Stand+Dock doesn’t have a built-in Apple Watch charging puck, too. But aside from that, I can’t recommend it enough.

You can get your Zens Stand+Dock today from the Cult of Mac Store for just $99.99. Shipping is free to customers around the world.

Zens provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy for more information, and check out more of our in-depth reviews.