Review: Aspectek wireless charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch
I bought an iPhone Xr about 2 weeks ago and since then I have been upgrading my charging situation to be mostly wireless. Mostly for convenience, but also because it’s fun.
I decided on the [Aspectek charging dock](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GN9B3BV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for my bedside table because it’s similar to what I was using before in design and I thought it looked pretty good.
In the box is just the dock and a USB-A to USB-C cable. No AC adapter. So if you don’t have something like an iPad charger lying around, you might want to either pick one up or choose another dock that includes an AC adapter that’s able to “fast” charge. I will note though that this does work with the AC adapter that comes in your iPhone box, although it will charge slower. If you’re just charging overnight, that might not matter to you.
There is also a USB-A port on the dock which is great, because you can plug your apple watch cable directly into that and you can free up an AC adapter for something else. The Amazon pictures show a tiny apple watch charger being used with this dock, but it does not come with that. You’ll have to use the one you already have. It also claims to *not* work with series 1 or 0 watches, but it totally does. There’s no reason it shouldn’t. I have an OG Series 0 apple watch and it works fine. Don’t know why they said it won’t work.
The overall material of the dock is a matte plastic that looks fine and feels *okay*. There are rubber feet on the bottom that do a good job of keeping it in place when you place your watch or phone down on it. The back of the wireless charging area is a glossy plastic/glass (I can’t tell which. Probably plastic) but the holder that supports the phone has two grippy rubber pads.
Putting the apple watch on to the dock is very easy. It snaps on with the magnetic click exactly like you’d expect. It’s angled so that it properly displays nightstand mode which I like (not all docks do this).
It claims to fast charge, which for iPhones means 7.5w. I don’t know how to verify the charging wattage, but it does seem to be faster than plugged in to the stock iPhone charger, which makes me think that it probably is telling the truth.
All in all, it’s convenient and works. I kind of wish it came with its own apple watch charger, but I didn’t really expect it to and I don’t ever need to charge my watch anywhere else than on this dock, so it’s not a big deal.