Review: Reconfigurable iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand from Satechi

If you have or think you might get an Apple Watch, or a Fitbit Blaze, or especially if you have one and think you might get the other, you will be very interested in the Smart Charging Stand ($34.99) from Satechi. This thing is like a power dock designed by the Transformers. It provides three external USB ports for charging,and inside the unit is another port. The company provides a short cable and stand specifically for the Fitbit Blaze, an adapter that can hold your own Apple Watch Charging cable and an adapter that can support your phone.

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I like that there are so many configurations and devices supported that it's essentially future-proof. Satechi manages to keep a clean design with all of the cables tucked away nicely. And it's quite reasonably priced and sold in a variety of colors to match Apple's color schemes. You will just want to keep track of the extra parts, though you can probably tuck them away inside the unit.

Pros

  • Multiple configurations and devices supported
  • Cables tuck away nicely
  • Reasonably priced
  • Available in a variety of colors

Cons

  • Need to keep track of extra parts

Final Verdict

If you want a charging station but have or are considering an Apple Watch or a Fitbit Blaze, the Satechi Smart Charging Stand can accommodate them both!

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