• [REVIEW] Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone


    The Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone is the first dock to include an integrated charger for the Apple Watch.The dock uses the same magnetic technology as the Apple Watch charging cable. Magnets align the connectors automatically, and inductive charging begins instantly.

    The dock also features an integrated Lightning connector for iPhone. With both connectors hardwired into the dock, charging your Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously can be done with a single cable.

    Recharging an iPhone and an Apple Watch is a two part issue for owners of both devices, but what if you could kill two birds with one stone?

    Belkin’s latest gadget attempts to do just this, with the Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone, a $190 combination of plastic, metal, and a cable that not only brings both the iPhone Lightning dock charger together with an Apple Watch charger, but arranges them neatly with the iPhone on the left and the Watch on the right.

    First things first, there’s the build, and while it doesn’t offer the same brushed metal finish Apple products are known for.

    There’s also only one cable, so if you’re taking up two spots on the wall adaptor or power strip and wish you could cycle it back to one, voila, because now you can.

    Perhaps the most interesting part of the stand is the dial at the back of the dock which allows you to raise and lower the height of the Lightning dock. With a bit of play here, you’ll find you can provide a bit of wiggle room to iPhones in various cases, meaning you won’t have to take the case off to get your phone in the dock.

    And that’s a good thing, because Belkin’s Charge Dock for the Apple Watch and iPhone does exactly what it says on the box, charging both devices with one cable, and even letting you keep the Apple Watch charger as a spare, since the charger of that watch is built directly into the unit and doesn’t rely on the one you received with the Watch, unlike other Apple Watch charging stands out there.

    I absolutely love this dock as it charges two in one without the need for 2 cables however the problem with Belkin’s Charge Dock for the iPhone and Apple Watch is one that isn’t so much a problem but rather a concern, and it’s price, because with a recommended retail price of $134.19, Belkin’s dock is no cheap purchase.

    But we still have troubles with almost $150 for a charger because if you have the devices necessary for this product, you already have the chargers, too.

    This is just doubling up in a nice package.


    There aren’t many options for charging an Apple Watch out there, and most Apple Watch owners have to turn to the charger that came in the box, and if they want it to look a little snazzy — or snazzier than the basic cable you get — have to turn to a stand that doesn’t do much more than hold your charger in place.

    Belkin’s Charge Dock gets around this and does it with a level of build quality Apple customers have come to expect out of Apple products, which is a touch surprising for Belkin. Sure, we’ve seen some quality gear from Belkin in the past, but not to this extent, and not feeling like the tank that this charger is.

    Made for: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, All current Apple Watch models
    Pricing: $134.19 US Dollars
    Where can I get this? Apple Store
    Made by: Belkin

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [REVIEW] Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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