The best Apple Watch dock is small, reliable stays in place and works with Nightstand mode. After testing many options, the best Apple Watch charging stand you can buy is the Watchrest from 10Design — and it is only $29.
Watchrest is machined out of solid aluminum in silver or black that match the Apple Watch colors very nicely. We’ve been using a Watchrest with out Apple Watch and now with the Apple Watch series 2 for over a year and love the slight upgrades made to the newest model.
When you set your Apple Watch on the Watchrest it automatically starts charging and enters Nightstand mode to show you the time, date and charging status. The stand is angled back slightly so the watch sits perfectly and you can still see this information.
Slide your charger into the Watchrest using the included inserts and then run the wire through an opening in the bottom to send it back to the edge of your night stand or desk for a super clean look.
The bottom of the small base includes a grippy material that holds the Apple Watch charger in place, but doesn’t leave any residue or permanent change to your nightstand.
This micro suction rubber base is one of the small touches that elevate this product to the top of our list because it means we never accidentally knock the dock off the nightstand at 12:30 AM and have to fish for a cable and a dock.
On the latest model the design gains more curves for a look that matches the Apple Watch edges even better and there is small foam pad that keeps the edge of your Apple Watch from touching aluminum when you set it on the dock.
Another nice feature is that the design allows you to set the Apple Watch on the dock with the band clasped or hanging open.
The Watchrest Apple Watch dock works with all models of the Apple Watch, Apple Watch series 1 and Apple Watch series 2.