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Apple Watch Wireless Charging

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by OfTheCarmen, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. OfTheCarmen

    OfTheCarmen Cow Humper Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    My wife has a new series 3 Apple Watch and an old alarm clock she hates. I'm trying to find something that will serve as a new alarm clock and allow her to more conveniently charge her watch.

    My quick googling says a lot about Apple's wireless charging being somewhat proprietary, but I've found plenty of listings for alarm clocks that claim they can charge things like iPhone 8/X/etc on them.

    I dont know shit about the watch or wireless charging as I dont have any devices that utilize that technology. Can anyone confirm if something that can wirelessly charge various iPhone models would be able to charge an apple watch?

    I saw some other models that have USB ports, so that could be a backup plan if need be.
     
  2. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Conido Wireless Charger Compatible iPhone, 3 in 1 Charging Stand Compatible Apple Watch AirPods Charging Station Stock Holder Compatible iPhone X/8 Plus/8 AirPods/Apple Watch Series 3/2/1 (Black)


    Shut I’m on mobile and that’s not showing up as hyperlink. Will update when I get home.
     
  3. OfTheCarmen

    OfTheCarmen Cow Humper Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Unfortunately that is not also an alarm clock.
     
  4. Seven Costanza

    Seven Costanza Fred Astaire of SoSH SoSH Member

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  5. OfTheCarmen

    OfTheCarmen Cow Humper Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    @Seven Costanza - That's certainly neat, but I'd like to actually find an alarm clock that can wirelessly charge her watch if possible. I found a couple but they're a little more pricey than I was looking for.

    This one is Apple specific and has a little Apple Watch doohickey on the side, but is over $100 and the reviews arent very good.

    ihome alarm clock


    At this point, I'm actually looking for people to confirm or refute whether they've had luck with non Apple-proprietary Qi chargers working with Apple watches, vs only only Apple specific cords/plugs/etc.

    While I wouldnt necessarily get this particular model, I'm curious if something along this vain would work:



    qi charging alarm clock


    EDIT - Amazon links didnt appear to be working so added url's
     
  6. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I have one of these on my nightstand. It cost about $10 on Amazon. I just stick the Apple Watch charger in it and use the alarm feature on the watch.

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  7. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    If the charger is Qi certified it should work with the Apple watch. No need to buy Apple branded.

    Would she be willing to use her phone as the clock? There are a ton of iphone / Apple Watch charger combos out there.

    https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8J200/
     
  8. Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

    Scott Cooper's Grand Slam Member SoSH Member

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    I just bought a Series 4 yesterday so I get desire to find a good wireless charging solution. This isn’t what you asked for, but no gadget has improved my life more than a sunrise alarm clock: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-sunrise-alarm-clock/

    I think I’d give up my iPhone before I gave up my alarm clock.
     
  9. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Sorry man. Missed that part.

    To be honest I’m not sure I’d go with something that does too many things. The more functions something has the more things that can break.
     

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