The charger that comes with the Apple Watch is a circle at the end of a cord. You can place it on a flat surface, such as a nightstand next to your bed, and then place your watch down on it at night to charge. But the cord and circle can move around and can easily fall off of your nightstand. Also, if you are using a Milanese Loop or Link Bracelet watch band — bands that always form a circle — then you cannot just set down the watch on the charger and instead need to put the charger between the back of the watch and the band. Thus, for a while now, I've been keeping an eye on stands designed for the Apple Watch, but most of them seemed to me to have one or more drawbacks. First, some stands are $50 or more, which seemed too expensive. Second, some stands make it too difficult to remove the charging cord, which I do whenever I travel, and I was trying to avoid buying a second charging cord. Third, when Apple releases watchOS 2.0 (perhaps in just a few weeks?), it will feature Nightstand Mode, a mode that only works when the watch is oriented such that the two buttons are on the top, but many Apple Watch stands instead orient the watch with the buttons on the right (as if it is on your arm).
But fortunately, Spigen recently released its Apple Watch Night Stand, model S350. When I first saw it, I thought that it might address all of my issues. I bought it one from Amazon to try it out, and I really like it and I can recommend that you buy it.
First, it is inexpensive, only $10.99 on Amazon (MSRP of $19.99). I actually had a concern that it was too cheap; was this going to be a piece of junk? To the contrary, a product like this doesn't need a lot of materials, and it doesn't feel cheap even if it is inexpensive.
Second, the stand works very well. It has what Spigen calls a Nanotac Pad on the bottom, which means that it sticks firmly to a table top, but it can be easily removed without leaving any residue on the surface. (In the pictures in this post, there is a piece of plastic on the bottom, which included when it ships, so that it doesn't stick to my legal pad, but you remove that plastic in normal use.)
The product has a circle cut out in the middle where you place the charger.
Here is a view from the back, and in the first picture, I have used Photoshop to artificially increase the light so that you can see where the grooves are.
As you can see, the circular part of the charger fits perfectly in the Spigen Night Stand. It is also easy to remove your charger and place it back in again.
Best of all, once you have placed the Spigen Night Stand on the perfect spot on a flat surface (such as the nightstand next to your bed), it is incredibly fast and easy to charge your Apple Watch. Just place the watch on the stand, and you don't have to be very accurate about it — the magnet that is a part of the Apple charger quickly grabs the watch and starts the charging.
It is both easier and faster to charge an Apple Watch using the Spigen Night Stand than using the Apple charger on its own.
Your watch sits on a chin on the Spigen Night Stand
That chin is made for the 42 mm version of the Apple Watch. If you have the 38 mm version, there is a thin silicone pad included in the box. Just stick it on the chin the Night Stand and then the device will be sized for the smaller Apple Watch. I don't own a smaller Apple Watch so I wasn't able to test this myself, but it looks like it would work fine.
I'm not running the beta version of watchOS 2.0, so I cannot yet test Apple's new Nightstand mode, but on Spigen's website there is a picture of the stand with a watch using the upcoming Nightstand mode, and it looks perfect:
As you can tell, I'm very happy with this product. It works well, the price is right, and it has both made it easier to charge my Apple Watch at night and it has reduced the clutter on the nightstand next to my bed. And when watchOS 2.0 comes out, I'll be ready with a stand that is already made for that mode.