The Luxury Pocket Stand gets interesting when you fold it back up. The other piece of the stand also has a circular cutout for the charging puck and a groove for the cord—simply snap the stand shut with the cord inside, and you have a handy cord carrying case. When folded, the Luxury Pocket Stand even has dips on either side to make cord-winding easier. So if you’re traveling, this stand isn’t even an extra thing to pack—it’s a carrying case for your cord (though there’s nowhere to put the charging block). The Luxury Pocket Stand comes in American Cherry Wood ($80), Exotic Sapele ($90), or Premium American Walnut ($110), all of which feature a furniture-quality satin finish.
Best for metal bands: CalypsoCrystal Timeless Mount
CalypsoCrystal’s $150 Timeless Mount features a unique—and rather space-invasive—design. This arched stand looks more like a jewelry display than a charging mount, which makes it perfect for jewelry-like (e.g. metal) watch bands. That said, because it’s an arch, it won’t work very well for single-piece bands like the Apple Link Bracelet or the Monowear Silver Metal band.
Style wise, it looks nice: The Timeless Mount is covered in Italian leather and features a slightly padded surface to cushion your Watch. However, style can’t save the Timeless Mount: Its design is problematic in a number of different ways.
To start, it’s large, at 8.5-inches wide and 4-inches high. My nightstand isn’t tiny, but this stand looked too big. It’s also not that easy to setup. At the center of the stand, there’s a hole for the magnetic charging puck, so Installing the charging cable should be theoretically easy. Unfortunately, I found it very, very difficult. I tried looping the cord through the hole and pushing the puck down from the top, but the hole was so tight that my puck got stuck at an angle. I tried pushing the puck up from the bottom of the stand, but again the hole was so tight that I couldn’t push it all the way up to the surface. Because the puck needs to touch your Watch in order for charging to commence, this didn’t exactly work.
Assuming you can get the charging puck properly installed in the Timeless Mount—and that you have a surface large enough to accommodate this behemoth—this stand offers a unique design that may fit your aesthetic. The Timeless Mount comes in “Balance” (orange), “Calibre” (black), “Resonance” (cream), or “Cuvette” (Bordeaux red).
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