The first-ever Apple Watch Charger with a detachable USB-C cable now exists, offering a more travel-friendly option for recharging your Apple Watch. As a bonus, if you buy one before December 26 you’ll get 20% off of the normal $45 price.
Unveiled today by Satechi, a maker of electronic accessories, the new Apple Watch charger features a familiar magnetic puck for wireless charging. However, the puck itself has a male USB-C connector right on the side, so you can attach only the charging base to the power source. That means you can use it with your laptop or tablet, for instance, instead of having a USB-C cable running across your desk.
Again though, using a cable remains an option. Satechi’s new charger has a detachable male-to-female USB-C cable that can extend the wireless charging puck away from your system for times when you’d rather not have it protruding from the side of your laptop or whatever.
Besides being more compact for use during travel, having the charger sticking out the side of a mobile PC seems like it could be useful in some situations if you’re trying to keep an eye on the Apple Watch’s display while the device is docked.
Satechi’s new charger is Mfi-certified and compatible with all Apple Watch sizes and if we’re allowed to have an opinion here, its “space gray” aluminum finish is more aesthetically appealing than Apple’s own magnetic charger.
The Apple Watch charger with a detachable USB-C cable is currently available from Satechi’s website for $45. And again, if you order by December 26 and use the coupon code “GIFTSATECHI” then that price is reduced by 20% to $36 as part of the company’s launch promotion.