Studio Neat’s Material Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch
The Dock comes in two versions: iPhone-only ($45) and iPhone + Apple Watch ($70). They’re both milled from beautiful, solid walnut wood, with backing panels made from molded cork — a lovely contrast to the glass and aluminum of the gadgets being docked there. Those cork panels, along with the Lightning plugs on each dock, are minutely adjustable, so the Material can accomodate pretty much any iPhone + case combo.
The iPhone sits on the plug at the end of the Lightning cable (which you’ll have to provide yourself), with the cork backing providing support and stability. The more expensive model comes with a second cork piece that the Apple Watch’s charging puck (which you also provide) snaps into. The Watch gracefully follows the edge of the Dock for easy charging. Even in the dark of an early morning, it’s easy to find and pick up either device.
The Dock stays put on a nightstand or table thanks to two micro-suction pads on the bottom of the dock. It adheres without leaving any residue, and holds fast when pushed down into place.
In our experience, assembly of the iPhone + Watch dock takes just a few minutes with the included screwdriver. The whole setup is adjustable. We’ve tried the Material Dock with an iPhone SE in a case, as well as a 6S Plus with no case; the dock was adjustable for both devices.
The Dock, its materials, and even the packaging are thoroughly considered, as all Studio Neat products are. If you’re looking for a way to charge an Apple Watch and iPhone together, or just don’t want to drop your phone on your nightstand each night, Studio Neat’s Material Dock is worth a look.