The best Apple Watch accessories

Cases, stands, straps, and more: These are the best Apple Watch accessories

You have a wide range of different Apple Watch models and strap combinations to choose from, and they range in price from $350 all the way up to $17,000, but your options don’t end with your purchase. You can safeguard your precious timepiece, snag a stylish charging solution, or buy a new strap for special occasions. The Apple Watch accessories just keep on coming, and we’ve been digging through them.

Below are a few of our favorite accessories, and if you’re looking to outfit your device with the best apps, check out our roundup of the best apps for the Apple Watch.

Best Apple Watch docks for the nightstand

Elago W3 Stand ($10)

Elago W3 Apple Watch stand

We love this clever Apple Watch stand, which is designed to turn your watch into a tiny Macintosh computer from yesteryear. It fits any size of Apple Watch, though you will need to slot your own charging cable into place. The stand is made from a flexible silicone material, so it gently cushions your watch and won’t slide around on your nightstand or desktop. It works with Nightstand mode and it looks great, but it’s also practical because the design ensures your watch stays connected and charging even if it gets bumped in the night. This wee burst of nostalgic joy is just $10 right now, or you can get it in black for $12.

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Proper Apple Watch Stand ($70)

Proper Apple Watch Stand

If you’re a fan of minimalism, then this diminutive, aluminum stand might tick your boxes. It comes in a choice of silver and black or gold and navy, has a slot to accommodate your charging cable, and features microsuction adhesive on the bottom to stop it from sliding around. The gently curving design and the unobtrusive size allow it to blend in easily with any environment, and it works with Nightstand mode.

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Mophie Dock ($21)

Mophie Dock

A minimalist design that hides your charging cable is always welcome, and this Mophie dock delivers it. It’s more stable than it looks, thanks to a solid aluminum frame, and the leather accents look classy and cushion your Apple Watch from damage. You’ll have to slot your own cable in, but it’s fairly easy to set up. It works well with any Apple watch size or strap, and it won’t look out of place on most desks or nightstands.

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Aerb Bamboo Docking Station ($8)

Aerb Bamboo Docking Station

This bamboo docking station is essentially an attractive block of bamboo with some well-placed grooves and hollows. It’s designed to act as a stand for both your Apple Watch and your iPhone. You’ll have to slide in your own cables. There’s a special groove for the Apple Watch cable, but the Lightning cable just comes through a hole in the back. The rounded bamboo finish is practical and blends in easily with most surroundings. This docking station is also great value.

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Twelve South HiRise Stand ($20+)

Twelve South HiRise Stand

Here’s a sturdy bedside stand for displaying and charging up your Apple Watch overnight. It’s designed to work with your magnetic charging cable, which is easy to slot in and out. It will fit any size watch and band combination. It’s a brushed metal stand with a wide base that has non-slip rubber on the bottom. Silicone pads provide an aesthetic highlight and cushion the Apple Watch. There’s also a leather landing pad at the back for the band and buckle to rest on. The cable is kept tidied away in a groove around the back, and it runs under the leather pad. The stand comes in silver or black.

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Pad & Quill Timber Catchall ($100)

Pad & Quill Timber Catchall

There’s a retro-feel to these gorgeous, handmade wooden stands that are designed to hold your Apple watch, phone, and keys or jewelry. Each one is carved from a single piece of American Walnut, Cherry, or African Mahogany. You can run the charging cable, for the Apple Watch and a phone, through the back. There are four non-slip feet on the bottom.

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Native Union Dock ($60)

Native Union Dock

Do you fancy a stylish chunk of minimalism as your Apple Watch dock? This combination of matte graphite silicone and aluminum, from Native Union, might just catch your fancy. It’s a block, with a circular peg that you’re supposed to hang your Apple Watch on. You slot your own charging cable into it. The peg can be removed and reversed. The dock can also work laying on its side if you prefer your Apple Watch to match your orientation when you lie down. The square is 72mm, and it’s 65mm across with the peg. It’s also really heavy at 750g.

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Spigen S350 Apple Watch Stand ($8)

This Watch Stand from Spigen is as simple as they come. If you don’t want anything fancy, then this is the stand you need. There is nothing special here, just snap the Apple Watch charger that comes in the box to the back of the stand and you can position your watch in such a way that you can use Nightstand mode. This is compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and 2, and you’ll be able to use it with both 38mm and 42mm Watch sizes.

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Griffin WatchStand ($30)

Griffin WatchStand

Here’s a really smart idea at a fairly attractive price point. Griffin’s stand actually employs the cable that comes with your Apple Watch and allows you to stick your watch at an easily viewable angle on the nightstand for recharging. You can wrap any excess cable inside the body to hide it from view. The base has padding to prevent it from slipping, and there’s a little lip that allows you to prop your iPhone below the watch.

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Oittm 3 in 1 Bracket Charging Dock ($28)

This charging stand is very versatile because it can be used for an iPhone, Apple Watch, or even a Fitbit. It comes with replaceable charging brackets. It also has 3 USB ports that can be used to charge other USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 devices. This isn’t just a USB hub because the top can be removed revealing a storage area for USB thumb drives, card readers, and your charging cords. It comes in rose gold, gray, space gray, and silver.

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