To mitigate the ire of potential buyers, the company decided to discount prices of dongles like the one mentioned above. But fun fact, the price cut was only temporary and the USB-C to USB-A Adapter that was being sold for a reasonable $9 is back to its original $19 price. And the worst part — this $19 adapter doesn’t even support USB 3.0 transfer speeds, and has terrible reviews on Apple’s own site. In comparison, third-party players like Aukey sell USB 3.0 compatible USB-A to USB-C adapters at $9 for a pack of two. I’ve personally been using these and they work fine.
Apple Watches are charged using a magnetically-latching inductive charger. The magnetic charging cable that comes out of the box can be purchased separately for $29. But say you want a stand that turns your Apple Watch into a bedside clock? That’ll be a whopping $79 for the Magnetic Charging Dock.
No doubt it’s got a simple and versatile design — the magnetic charging portion either sits flush or stands upright surrounded by the donut-shaped cushion. So the Apple Watch will either lie flat like phones do on typical Qi wireless charging pads, or propped up in “nightstand” mode, where it persistently shows the time. Although it works great, spending a third of what an Apple Watch Series 1 costs on it seems like a stretch.
If you really want a nightstand, you could check out Spigen’s Apple Watch charging dock that retails for just $7, mainly because it’s just a stand that uses the existing magnetic charging cable bundled with your Apple Watch. The Wirecutter has some other interesting options that you’ll want to check out too.
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