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​Apple's new magnetic charging dock for Apple Watch works flat or in nightstand mode

Apple's come up with an alternative solution to the charge cable that comes with the Apple Watch.

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Apple

Apple makes a fair number of its own product accessories, but until now its only charger for the Apple Watch was the magnetic puck-with-cable that comes with the watch itself. The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is Apple's own, more elegant solution for a desk or bedside table, and it's now on sale at the Apple Store.

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Apple

The round base keeps the charger in the center. It can also lift up, letting the Apple Watch charge in nightstand mode -- good for bedside alarm clock-style charging, and for watch bands that won't open flat.

At $79, £65 or AU$129, the Magnetic Charging Dock isn't cheap. Most third-party Apple Watch charging accessories cost less, but many make you BYO Apple Watch charger to coil inside. At least this dock comes with the mechanism built in.

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Apple

We'll be getting one at the office to try out: stay tuned for future impressions.

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