Your beloved Apple Watch deserves more than to be slapped on top of its included charging cable every night. Treat yours to an actual charging stand without breaking the bank and give it a better place to rest.
Here are seven stellar options, handpicked by Cult of Mac, for $30 or less.
With Apple Watch now the best-selling wristwatch (not just smartwatch) on the market, it’s no surprise that there are countless third-party accessories to choose from. Need a new band or charging stand? Picking the right one can be pretty overwhelming.
Our roundup of affordable charging stands includes only products that we’ve used and approve of ourselves, so you can be sure you’re spending your hard-earned cash on something good. And prices start at a mere $10.99.
Best Apple Watch charging stands under $30
Macally Apple Watch Stand
Combining cool aluminum with soft, protective rubber, the Macally charging stand is almost as sleek as Apple Watch itself. It’s an affordable, no-nonsense option that looks high-end in silver or black.
The Macally stand keeps your charging cable tucked away, while rubber feet prevent it from sliding off your bedside table. It’s also compatible with all Apple Watch models.
Buy from: Amazon — $10.99
Elago 3-in-1 Charging Hub
If you also own a pair or AirPods, how about Elago’s excellent 3-in-1 charging hub? It tops-up iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously — and looks good while it’s doing it.
The hub is made entirely out of silicone, so it’s virtually unbreakable. You don’t have to worry about it getting knocked over, and you can take it anywhere without fear of it getting crushed in your bag.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $30
The HEDock is made entirely out of high-grade aluminum, and it costs just $15. It looks good no matter where you put it, and it’s crafted to securely hold onto your Watch without falling over.
Its compact, minimalist design means the HEDock will fit anywhere, whether you plan to stick it by your bed or on your desk. And its brushed finish complements other Apple products beautifully.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $15
Wiplabs Wall Charging Stand
This unique wall charging stand is brilliant at keeping your Apple Watch out of the way while its charging. Simply plug it into the wall, place your Watch on top, and it’s good to go.
The stand encases your charging cable so you don’t have to worry about tripping over it, and it’s made from PVC with a rubberized finish that’s makes it nice and sturdy.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — $29.99
Elago Retro Stands
Elago’s spectacular Apple Watch charging stands are my favorite products on this list. And if you’re fan of anything Apple (or retro gaming), I know they’ll love them, too.
The stands come in a number of outstanding designs inspired by the original Macintosh, the iconic iMac G3, early iPods, and the very first Game Boy. And they come in a number of eye-catching colors.
They’re also surprisingly affordable, with prices starting at just $13. The only problem you’ll have is choosing between them because they’re all so wonderful.
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store — from $13
If you’re on a really tight budget, you’ll want to check out the Spigen S350. It’s simple, does its job beautifully, and costs just $10.99.
The S350 holds your Apple Watch in Nightstand mode and is compatible with almost any band. It’s made out of silicone so it’s near-indestructible, and it comes in a number of color options.
It also has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon after an impressive 5,300 reviews.
Buy from: Amazon — $10.99
Belkin Travel Stand
Belkin’s Travel Stand is another brilliant option for those always on the go. Its ultra-portable, fold-away design stores up to 2 meters of cable and keeps everything tidy in your bag.
The Travel Stand comes pre-built so you don’t have to assemble it yourself. Simply stick your cable inside and you’re good to go. It’s compatible with all versions of Apple Watch and almost any band.
Get yours on Amazon today for just $15 — down from $29.99.
Buy from: Amazon — $15