The $34.99 Satechi Smart Charging Stand lets you charge a total of four devices simultaneously, so it’s perfect for a desk/nightstand or for juicing up your Apple devices in, say, a hotel room.
Available in silver, gold, space grey and rose gold, it also docks, and showcases your Apple Watch, iPhone and other devices. The Smart Charging Stand packs one USB port inside the stand and three USB ports on its base. You can also conveniently store small items such as USB adapters and card readers inside the base, which helps prevent them from getting lost. The stand is also great for neatly tucking away cords within its base.
The Satechi Smart Charging Stand’s can charge up to 5V/2.4A Max per port for a total of six amps. Each port can automatically detects your device, allowing you to charge your Apple Watch, FitBit Blaze, and iPad, iPhone, Bose Radio or any other devices at the same time.
The Smart Charging Stand — which measures 3.5 x 2.99 x 3.6 inches and weighs just 8.16 ounces — comes equipped with three adapters-one for your Apple Watch, one for your FitBit Blaze, and one for your smartphone. Select your adapter, and fasten it to the station lid to charge your chosen device. The lid is designed to work with different wearables or smartphones. It fits three different adapters too. The fourth USB port on the top can serve as a dedicated smartphone charger. Note that you’ll have to furnish your own Lightning, micro USB, or USB-C charging cable.
Another plus for the Smart Charging Stand: it works with the Apple Watch’s Nighstand mode. In Nightstand Mode, the smartwatch displays the date and time, along with the remaining charge. If you set an alarm, it also appears on the watch face. When your Apple Watch is in Nightstand mode and you aren't using it, the display turns off. To see the display again, tap it, press the Digital Crown or the side button, or lightly nudge your Apple Watch.
The Satechi Smart Charging Stand makes it easy to charge up four devices without worrying about all of the A/C adapters. If you have multiple gadgets that need frequent juicing up, give it a look.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★