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This is one of the best electronic versions I’ve ever received. It’s constructed with the best materials .
I ordered one for myself and one for my son. I have only used mine with my iPhone XS Max, but my son has used his with his iPhone 11, Apple watch series 5, and his air pods Pro. The unit is attractive and sturdy and functions as advertised. it has the heft to stay put, so one doesn't have to worry about knocking it off a nightstand. The packaging is as professional and attractive as Apple's own. that makes it a nice gift. My only criticism is that there should be some way to lock the two pieces together.
Bought this a few months ago really works great highly recommend it
In short, the iComboStand works well, it is precisely what my wife and I were after, and looks good too. There are a couple of small workarounds needed in my case. Still, I would strongly recommend the iComboStand to anyone.
My wife and I had been looking for a charging stand that worked for iPhone Xs, AirPod’s and Apple Watch for a little while. We found several other shards that had been and gone on Kick Starter, or that charged two devices, required additional items such as cables or Apple Watch chargers, none that fit our bill. We found the iComboStand and that it was still available so read up and bought two of them. My wife is thrilled with the look of hers, and how it works, gives all her devices a place to charge overnight.
The stand is simple and refined in look. My wife went for the silver unit with its back charging base, while I went for the all back. The design also makes it simple to remove the ‘base’ and sit it on the ‘back’ so that it is flat, which makes it easy to pack for travel. The materials used are nicely finished, and the stand looks at home on the bedside tables. Also, the packaging is very well put together with all inflation and illustration looking as if it should be in a high-end retail outlet.
I like the fact that the unit came with its own AC power pack and USB-C cable to plug it in, as well as the fact it has a built-in Apple Watch charger magnet. There is no need to BYO ‘stuff’ for this stand and have to route cables through slots. This might not seem much, but it means that my original power packs and cables can live in my work bag for emergencies.
All three iThings fit in their respective locations on the charger get their juice overnight (see a note next paragraph down on this). The addition of the USB port on the side is also excellent, it's handy to plug in another device to charge from it. My iPad Pro will even charge off this but very slow, that due to it being 5v at 1amp, but still handy none the less.
So there are a couple of things that I feel could be refined on an updated model, these are not show stoppers and can all be worked around, so IMHO does not detract from the device.
1. Positioning device - now this has shown on a couple of other reviews that positioning needs to be correct or else devices don’t charge. On a couple of occasions, I have picked up my phone in the morning to find that it has not charged. The simple workaround for this, make sure that when you position your device, you get the acknowledgement that it's charging.
2. Magnet for Apple Watch could be stronger - I have found that when I have my metal link bracket band on my watch, it is too heavy and cause the Apple Watch to fall forward and detach from the magnet so won't charge. I have also found that with the sports loop band, I need to make sure the band is closed to the watch stay in place and charge.
3. Air Pod Pro’s - last not least, I have found that the design does not cope with the Air Pod Pro’s case when you simply sit it on the stand in a horizontal orientation. I’m assuming that the charging coils are not quite in the right location for this. The workaround for this is simple, rotate the case 90 deg, see the photo below, and the case charges.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase, as is my wife. If anyone is looking for an all in one charging solution, Ii would have not hesitation recommending the iComboStand, for the price compared to other chargers. It should be a simple decision for anyone.
Bought this 2 months ago and has worked perfectly. No complaints at all.