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Yohann, a Swiss manufacturer of premium stands and docks for Apple devices, has released a beautifully crafted wooden iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand with extra room for jewelry or your AirPods.
Some readers of my blog might remember that I reviewed Yohann before when the company released its first product, an innovative iPad stand. It’s been two years since its release, but I still consider my Yohann one of the best iPad stands on the market. Since then, Yohann has released a slew of new products for the iPad, MacBook, iPhone, and Apple Watch. In this review, I’ll share my experience with Yohann’s wooden iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand.
|Yohann for Apple Watch & iPhone Walnut|
|Yohann for Apple Watch & iPhone Oak|
Wired vs. Wireless Charging
I have fully embraced wireless charging since I started using it with my iPhone X. But there are plenty of users out there who still prefer charging their iOS devices with a cable. And there are good reasons for that:
- Wired charging is much faster, in particular, if you use a fast charger instead of Apple’s 5W adapter.
- You can hold and use your device while it’s charging.
- You don’t have to worry about aligning the device with the charging coils.
If you are one of those users favoring wired charging, the Yohann iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand is for you. If you own an Apple Watch but are otherwise impartial of wired vs. wireless charging, you’ll appreciate the ability to charge both devices at the same time.
Let’s face it, most folks who own an iPhone and an Apple Watch end up with two messy-looking charging cables on their nightstand or desk. My wife and I have been there, and we tried various hacks to declutter those cords. Ultimately, we ended up using two separate charging stands/pads for our phones and Apple Watches.
The wireless charging stands for my iPhone and the dock for my Apple Watch are from two different manufacturers, and thus, their design doesn’t match. Apple was supposed to provide a solution to this first world problem with a combined wireless charging solution. Unfortunately, AirPower is nowhere to be seen and based on the latest rumors; the company may never release it.
In the past, I have tried various wired and wireless charging solutions, that could simultaneously charge both my devices, but none felt like a premium product. That’s the gap Yohann is trying to fill.
Yohann iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand
- Designed in Switzerland, manufactured in Germany and Italy
- Responsibly sourced and crafted
- Charges iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously
- Reduces cable clutter and fumbling
- Provides extra room for jewelry or AirPods
- Also charges AirPods case
The good folks at Yohann understood the dilemma and decided to craft a minimalistic dock that the company carved out of a single block of wood.
Yohann’s charging solution is available in Walnut and Oak, and for this review, I decided to go with the darker wood, which matches the furniture in our home.
Keeps a clean look
To maintain a neat appearance on your desk or nightstand, Yohann neatly routes the necessary charging cables underneath the dock. As a result, you won’t have to worry about fumbling with cables or dropping them when un