You can now buy an official Apple Watch magnetic charging dock

You can now buy an official Apple Watch magnetic charging dock
Do you have an Apple Watch? If you do, you may be interested in Apple's newest accessory made for it: an official magnetic charging dock.

Available to buy starting today from Apple's online store, the Apple Watch magnetic charging dock is offered only in white (at least for the time being), and should arrive in retail stores stating November 20. Prices are as follows: $79 in the US, $99 CAD in Canada, €89 in Europe, and £65 in the UK. Needless to say, this dock is not exactly cheap - it's more expensive than an iPhone Lightning dock ($49).

The new magnetic charging dock lets users charge their Apple Watch both in a flat position, and on the side. In the latter case, the Watch will automatically go into Nightstand mode, thus it can be used as an alarm clock. The box of the accessory contains the Apple Watch magnetic charging dock itself, as well as a Lightning to USB Cable.

As for the Apple Watch, prices for it still start at $349, so you'll have to pay at least $428 if you want both the Watch, and the magnetic charging dock.


source: Apple

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13 Comments

1. GoogleUser101 unregistered

#OverpricesWatches

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wireless charging on a watch but not on the phone #firstworldproblems

7. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's not really wireless charging. It's Apples induction charging. As a matter of fact the two main wireless charging standards which are Qi and PMA do not work with Apples watch.

9. ZeroCide

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Really apple builds a proprietary tech to lock you into ONLY buying their crap. No WAYYYY apple never does that. /S

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Everything done by Apple is perfect. Samsung you have few months to do the same dock.

6. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

wait didn't apple copied samsung's wireless charger????

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6710; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Cnour is showing the world his ignorance. Apples likes to use the word wireless charging, however their watch uses induction charging. That fact that the two real wireless methods like Qi don't work with Apples watch. BTW Samsung's charging methods allow you to use even furniture from Ikea with the wireless charging built in. Even some Starbucks are testing out real wireless charging and not Apples inductive charging.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol the Gear S2 charger is like 50 jillion times better than Apple's method. In fact, the Gear S2 is brilliant all around.

4. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

$79??? Truly "Made For iSheeps"

5. murtazarzv

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Truely copied from samsung...

10. ZeroCide

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

not really Samsung uses Real wireless charging.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

This is not "wireless charger" - they called properly -- magnetic charging dock... About time someone has the sense to call it what it is and not "wireless" charging.... Thank you Apple...

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol still on this eh? How many times do I have to explain to you that it's a standard that the alliance named, not any of the manufacturers that choose to use the standard. It's like micro usb and type c. Wireless charging is a standard. Samsung or anyone couldn't change the name if they wanted to moron. What you are arguing is ridiculous. It's like saying micro usb is named wrong because it's not exactly micro. Or type C is more type B, skipping the B is not accurate or something stupid like that. It is called what it's called. Lol Well, I guess Apple can make something up and call it a lightning cable, even though I don't remember lightning being that slow. Haha if you want to criticize, target Apple for naming a molasses slow charging cable as lightning..... Ps. Apple named this right by the way. It doesn't use the wireless charging standards and it uses contact pins to charge, which is exact definition of a magnetic charging dock. A wireless charging dock would have to be compatible with all devices that use the technology and you know, not require contact pins to charge.....lol sigh isheep.

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