We’ve already taken a look at charging stations that power the iPhone and the Apple Watch, such as the aptly named Belkin Charge Dock, but it’s only helpful when you’re at home. What about charging both those Apple products when you’re out and about? Mobile accessory manufacturer Zagg thinks it has the answer with its Mobile Charging Station One for the iPhone and Apple Watch.
It’s an evolution of the basic portable battery pack, because in addition to the built-in Lightning cable for charging an iPhone, there’s an Apple Watch charging plate on the top. The 5000mAh cell inside should be powerful enough to charge up the battery inside an iPhone and an Apple Watch, with a little left in reserve. Zagg has made the charger so it’ll happily power both at the same time, so there’s no need to made a decision as to which should be dealt with first.
Zagg has thought about the design, too, and mounted the Apple Watch charging plate so the Nightstand mode introduced with WatchOS 2.0 remains visible. The battery pack looks compact enough to be portable, and useful enough to sit on a desk or by your bed. Moreover, the Apple Watch dock section folds out of the way when not in use. It does look like you’ll need to reuse the Apple Watch charging plate that came with the watch though, but a Lightning cable is already part of the pack.
We’ll take a closer look at the Zagg Mobile Charging Station One at CES, where it’ll be shown for the first time. We know it will cost $80, but no word yet on when it will be available.