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Review of 3-in-1 Charging Dock for Airpods, Apple Watch & iPhone

Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

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The Best Apple iPhone & AirPod Nightstand

This 3-in-1 Charging Dock for AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone is a state of the art silicon Apple nightstand that removes the clutter and provides substance to your bedroom or office desk.

The $16.99 cradle is a great get for Apple consumers who want a stylish dock to match their high caliber products. There's also more than meets the eye with a few key features that take it from standard to premium.

If you're not intrigued yet, then let me explain in detail why it's more than just your everyday accessory.

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Product Specifications

Product specifications taken from Amazon product page.

Product Specs.

Color: Black

Material: TPU Silicon

Item weight: 8.3 oz.

Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.7 x 2.4 (inch)

What's included: 1x Silicon Stand

Works With: Apple Watch Series 38 & 42mm; AirPods; iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6/ 6 Plus etc.

Best Features

I was surprised by how useful this dock really was, and I think most Apple lovers would agree.

Still not convinced....then let's find out what special features make it worth buying.

5 Best Features

  • Anti-Slip Premium Material
  • Eliminates Messy Cables
  • One Step Setup
  • Vertical Nightstand
  • Stylish Design

Anti-Slip Premium Material

The TPU silicon material not only feels and looks fantastic, it also serves a multi-use purpose.

The silicon is smooth to the touch, doesn't wear and tear after water washing, and prevents the stand from sliding all over the place. It's incredibly stable and can be placed on any desk or table without worry.

The dock's material is something you'll notice immediately, and it's one of the best highlights of the product.

Eliminates Messy Cables

The 3-in-1 design works like magic as it gets rid of multiple cables in an instant. There are three well placed slits on the base of the dock that you can slip the wires through and clean up the mess.

It's perfect for those who prefer an organized, non-cluttered environment, and it'll dilute the problem of having too many charging cables.

One Step Setup

The only requirements that are needed to set up the dock is an original Apple charging cable and an Apple device.

That's it!

To set up the dock, you have to place the cables through the holes/slits on the top and bottom of the cradle. The entire process should take less than 2 minutes to set up, and that's only if you're setting up all three Apple products.

Vertical Nightstand

The vertical view is excellent for nightstands, and it makes it easy to use FaceTime or Skype. You'll have full access to the controls, and it's a terrific hands-free experience.

More so the dock is the best way to turn your iPhone into an alarm clock or timer without needing to purchase a separate item; it's an all-in-one solution.

Stylish Design

The black color, rounded edges, and smooth texture provide style, durability, and practicality.

I love the sleek look of it, and I think it'll be a good fit for my desk. You can never go wrong with a darker color as it blends perfectly into the background.

I don't know if everyone will like the design, but you can't ignore the craftsmanship.

Biggest Complaints

Most of my complaints are extraneous and don't directly include the product, but they're still worth noting.

3 Biggest Cons

  • Charging Cables Not Included
  • Only Works With Original Cables
  • Non-adjustable

Charging Cables Not Included

I understand that companies would rather cut their costs than include added accessories, but it wouldn't kill them to have an extra lightning cable.

Speaking from experience, customers get upset when they discover they're not getting an all purpose item.

Only Works With Original Cables

The holes in the dock were only made to use with the original Apple charging cables, so you're out of luck if you own thicker third-party wires.

You can try to squeeze through other cables but that might affect the fit, and it will make it more difficult to remove later on.

Non-adjustable

If you're someone who likes to adjust their iPhone when placed on a stand, then you won't be happy either.

There's no way to adjust the placement of the charging port or the position of the iPhone (vertical only), and if you try to move it around, then your device may fall out of the dock or cable.

How It Compares to Other Products

If you prefer a more advanced but not as stylish stand, then I'd recommend the Oittm 5-in-1 Apple Watch/iPhone Stand. It has several USB ports and an adjustable screw that lets your shift the iPhone's vertical stance, however; it doesn't have a designated AirPod holder.

Other third-party gadgets offer the same functionality and mainly differ in the material used and what Apple items can be cradled, however, some have vertical and horizontal iPhone calibration.

Higher-end accessories like the Conido 3-in-1 Stand even offer wireless charging capabilities if you're willing to spend a little.

So yes there's a lot to choose from with a couple cool options, but it will ultimately depend on what you're looking for.

And as always, more doesn't necessarily mean better.

Final Review

I'm a fan of the functionality, practicality, and stylish aesthetic of the charging dock, and it's a cool accessory for Apple iPhone, Watch, and AirPod users.

I would give the 3-in-1 AirPod, Apple Watch & iPhone Charging Dock 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The TPU silicon material is multi-functional, the dock is easy to set up, and it can be used anywhere. My issues primarily revolve around the lack of add-ons, adjustable features, and that you can only use the original Apple wires.

Maybe none of my concerns bother you, but for customers who want to save money, it can get annoying.

Despite the cons, I would recommend this 3-in-1 Apple charging dock because the benefits overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives, and for Apple consumers, the practicality and style of this accessory is worth it.

Your Turn!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on August 11, 2018:

Yes that's what I think it is, but of course not everyone has the means to own a ton of cables. Thank you so much.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on August 11, 2018:

The price is very reasonable, I'm happy to help.

Krzysztof Willman (author) from Parlin, New Jersey on August 11, 2018:

Awesome! It'll make a great, affordable present.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 05, 2018:

It's a bit mean that charging cables are not included. Maybe they assume that you already have them. Another well-balanced and very informative article.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 04, 2018:

This is something that is useful for us and the price is not bad.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 04, 2018:

Buying this as a gift! Thanks for the suggestion and review.