HoverDock for Apple Watch review

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Ever since I’ve purchased the Apple Watch, I’ve been wanting a stand for it that helps me charge it easily and display it on my desk, since the cable it comes with can be hard to find in a messy space. The HoverDock by Just Mobile is a low-profile charging stand that has integrated support for Apple Watch’s magnetic charging cable, and also doubles as a bedside alarm clock. Let’s take a look.Note: Images can be clicked on to view a larger size.

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The HoverDock is a very simply designed but well made, Apple Watch dock made of a unibody aluminum block.  The dimensions measure 1.36″ high and 3.7″ in diameter.  It’s very lightweight at 3.7 oz.

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The top is made of a lightweight plastic that is soft to the touch, with a hollow center.

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The HoverDock comes apart so that you can re-assemble it with the Apple charging cable.

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Here’s a shot of what will be the “front” of the HoverDock. All you need to do is feed through the Apple charging cable, and it stays snug in the slot.

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The inside is hollow with room for the cable to twist inside until you get the ideal length of the cable.

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After wrapping the cable a bit, you just snap on the bottom half of the dock. It spins easily so you can make the cord a bit shorter if needed, since the Apple charging cable is already so long. The bottom of the dock also has a nice rubberized feel, so it doesn’t slip off the desk.

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Here is the HoverDock completely assembled.  The magnetic part of the charging cable stands up with enough resistance to stay put.

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As soon as the Apple Watch docks, it goes into nightstand mode, which means the clock show bigger numbers, and the date is displayed underneath.

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You can see that the magnetic charging portion of the cable stays put and is hidden on the back of the watch.

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No matter which Apple Watch model you have, the aluminum base of the Just Mobile HoverDock gives a clean look on nightstand or desk. It’s really useful if you are constantly looking for your cable each night when you need to charge up your Apple Watch.  Having a dock is very convenient, especially if you have alarms set on your Apple Watch to wake up in the morning.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Just Mobile. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

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Product Information

Price:$34.95
Manufacturer:Just Mobile
Retailer:Amazon
Requirements:
  • Apple Watch with charging cable
  • desk or nightstand
Pros:
  • Beautiful aluminum
  • Lightweight
  • Cord management
Cons:
  • A bit pricey
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
1 comment… add one
  • Pam T. March 8, 2016, 9:07 am

    I don’t know if it’s quite worth $35, Elizabeth. The Spigen charging stand seems to do the job for $10 just as well. Is there something I missed in the review that gives this one more features?

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