Review: Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Anthony Caruana
19 November, 2015
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Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

Belkin, www.belkin.com/au

Pros 

Elegant, includes power supply

Cons 

Pricey

$189.95

Reviews

My bedside table is a mess of charging cables so I charge towards any opportunity to declutter that space. The Belkin Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch and iPhone uses a single power cable to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Unlike many of the other Apple Watch docks I’ve seen, the Valet doesn’t rely on using the magnetic charging cable Apple supplies with its high-tech watch. With a single power cable, that comes with several international adapters, the Valet can charge an Apple Watch and iOS device simultaneously.

A small dial at the back of the Valet adjusts the height of the Lightning connector for charging the iPhone. This is quite useful as it means I was able to charge my iPhone easily, even when it was ensconced in a ruggedised case.

My one criticism, with watchOS 2 Apple introduced ‘nightstand mode’. When the Apple Watch is connected to its charging cable and laid on its side, the display becomes a small clock. The Valet holds the Apple Watch vertically and there’s so easy way to place it so you can use nightstand mode.

At almost $190, the Valet is a very expensive bedside accessory. But if you value a clutter-free bedside table it’s an elegant option.

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