The 5 Best Charging Stations and Docks

February 5, 2018


Charging stations and docks have become de rigueur for our modern, high tech lifestyle. But it can be difficult to find charging stations that are as functional as they are stylish. If you don’t want your bedroom to look like a Best Buy showroom, here are 5 charging stations and docks designed to blend seamlessly with any room decor:


 1. Native Union DOCK + Lightning Marble Edition ($129.99)



Available in black or white marble, the elegant DOCK + Lightning Marble Edition charging dock from Native Union makes a stunning addition to any home. The charging dock features a sleek and stable base for charging and using your iPhone or iPad. The dock also comes with a chic, braided Lightning cable  that’s 4-foot long and MFi certified.


2. Pad & Quill Timber Catchall Stand ($99.95)



Purveyors of artisanal leather goods and tech accessories, Pad & Quill have crafted a beautiful charging station for the iPhone and Apple Watch. Hewn from a single piece of American Walnut wood, the Timber Catchall Stand was inspired by old pocket watch stands. The dock comes with a self-supplied magnetic charging cable that can charge an Apple Watch and any size iPhone. There’s also a handy slot for keys or other jewelry.


3. Grovemade iPhone Dock ($79-$149)



Grovemade’s charging pads and docks feature some of the most attractive design elements of any tech accessory brand. Their standard $79 iPhone dock features high quality materials and sleek lines, but it’s their premium $179 Brass dock that really catches your eye. With its shiny base of solid brass and its durable cap of hand-sanded and oiled walnut, the Grovemade brass dock is one of the heaviest on the market.


4. Distil Union Stanley Stand ($49.99)



The Stanley stand by Distil Union is an S-shaped leather phone stand for people who want a charging dock with a little flexibility. Underneath its leather and merino wool felt exterior is heavy, flexible steel that bends and flexes to your preferred viewing or typing angle. The Stanley stand is compatible with just about any phone and small tablet and includes a cloth-covered 6-foot USB extension cord that works with any USB cable you already use to charge your device.


5. NytStand Charging Docks ($39-$129)



NytStnd takes the clutter and frustration of nightly charging and cleans it up with stylish, all-in-one charging stations that range from single docks to five docks. Our favorite? The his and hers COUPLES X ($129) which features slots for two iPhones, two Apple Watches, and two AirPods and an Apple TV Remote! Available with a dark oak, slate gray and light maple base and a black or white top, the NytStand charging stations can also be upgraded to wireless iPhone charging for an additional $50.