Picture this: On a typical night, my nightstand consists of an iPhone and Apple Watch sloppily plugged into its charger, and somewhere on my wife’s side of the bed is an iPad that’s patiently waiting for its turn to charge. It’s an absolute mess, and I hate it. Not to mention the tug-of-war game of who gets the charger first.
I take comfort in knowing I’m not the only one in this situation. Today, most of us have a bunch of random gadgets that we need to have charged up before waking up the next day.
Thankfully, there are a wealth of products that address this, but I wouldn’t place any of these on my nightstand for the most part. Again, I’m not knocking anyone who has them, but I don’t think my wife would even physically let me.
Then I came across a company called NYTSTND. The company manufactures wireless charging docks that are like mini works of art, handcrafted out of premium leather and polished wood. And what’s even wilder is that they’re made from Amish woodworking communities based in the Midwest.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been using the company’s Quad Tray MagSafe wireless charging station, and I have to say, it’s solved a lot of my charging problems. There are no more cluttered cables on my nightstand, and I no longer have to ask my wife where my charging brick is. Instead, it blends right into my nightstand like it actually belongs there.
The device will set you back $234, and it’s capable of charging four devices at a time. It features a five-coil surface charging area which means you can wirelessly charge an iPhone 12 (or higher), Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously. Additionally, it works with any Qi-compatible device, though the company recommends using MagSafe since it performs better.
Another neat little thing I like about this wireless charging dock is its tray area. You can store your keys, wallet, or whatever you need to unload from your pocket next to your phone. I know this isn’t a big deal, but the more stuff I can keep contained, the less I have to hear about it from my wife. I can be a major slob sometimes, so it’s totally warranted.
Clocking in at $234, this is undoubtedly an expensive charging dock. Sure, there’s a ton of them you can find on Amazon for under $50, but they’re certainly not going to come close to the build quality or look as good as what NYTSTND has to offer. And not to mention, most of them won’t even work with Apple’s new MagSafe standard.
The Quad Tray MagSafe wireless charging station is just one of the company’s many options in charging stations. Of course, the more devices you have to charge, the more the price. Prices range from $129 to $234, and there’s plenty of choices and color options to choose from. Learn more at NYSTND’s website here.
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Outstanding build quality
Works just as advertised
It’s a bit pricey, but given the build quality and materiels, it’s justified.