If you like to charge your electronic devices and keep them close to you while in bed, the right nightstand charging station makes that easy and streamlined.
We researched dozens of options, weighing their style, compatibility, and the number of devices they can charge at a time. Our best overall pick is the Brightech Madison Table and Lamp Combo because of its all-in-one functionality and space-conscious design.
Here are the best nightstand charging stations.
Brightech Madison Table & Lamp Combo
Two USB ports and one outlet
Limited color options
If you're looking for a well-rounded bedside charging solution, the Brightech Madison Table and Lamp Combo is our top pick. This convenient all-in-one piece has an attached lamp, two USB plugs, and a two-prong standard AC outlet, allowing you to connect and charge multiple devices at once.
The lamp comes with an energy-efficient LED bulb, so you’ll have plenty of light to read from bed. The lamp also works with Google Home and Alexa-compatible smart plugs, so a voice command can turn it on and off. The top and bottom shelves also offer storage for any books or bedside essentials. The table top measures 18 x 18 inches, making it a slimmer bedside table compared to other options. It could also function as a side table in a living room.
Although this table is offered in three colors, we realize that the mid-century modern design and dark wood finish may not be for everyone. Despite this table’s specific design, it’s still our top pick for its all-in-one functionality and compact size.
Price at time of publish: $138
Port Types: 2 USB ports; 1 two-prong standard AC outlet | Number of Ports: 3 | Power Output: 9.5 watts; 120 volts | Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 56 inches
Best Wireless Charging Pad
Compatible with a range of devices
Made of premium pebble-grain Italian leather and matte aluminum alloy, the CATCH:1 is a luxe wireless charging tray option. It's available in five different neutrals, and its weighted, low-profile design won’t fall off your table, unlike other charging pads. There's even a monogramming option if you order directly on the Courant website.
This fast-charging Qi wireless pad is compatible with iPhone 8s and up and AirPods, and a range of Android phones, including Samsung Galaxy S6 and up. Its high-quality design and materials do set it at a higher price point, but its performance and sophisticated appearance make it a worthy splurge.
Price at time of publish: $60
Port Types: Wireless pad | Number of Ports: 1 | Power Output: Not Listed | Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches
Courant Classics Catch Valet Tray & Wireless Charging Station
Luxe leather finish
Only one charging option
A charging tray can be a convenient catch-all for your phone at night and other bedside necessities. The Courant Wireless Charging Accessory Tray is available in a range of leather finishes and includes a Qi-Certified wireless charging pad for your phone. We love the luxe appearance of this charging tray that can easily blend into any bedroom aesthetic. Like other Courant charging products, this tray supports iPhone 8 models and newer, select Samsung phones, and any Qi-compatible device.
Although wireless charging capabilities are convenient, this charging tray limits you to only being able to charge one item at a time and is not compatible with older phone models. This tray is also slightly more expensive than other options, but it’s still our pick for this category because of its high-quality design and durability.
Price at time of publish: $130
Port Types: Wireless pad, USB-A | Number of Ports: 1 | Power Output: Not Listed | Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 0.6 inches
Best for Multiple Devices
Aduro 40W 6-Port USB Desktop Charging Station
6 USB ports
Multiple colors available
No cord organization feature
With this six-port charging station, you can charge all your USB devices—including Apple iOS smartphones and tablets, Android phones, Kindles and Fire tablets, and more—with ease. The Aduro charging station has 40 watts of total power output and will automatically use the most effective charging rate for each specific device.
Although its charging capabilities are helpful for charging all your devices at once, we wish that there was a way to organize cords when not in use. However, its compact design means it can sit on a corner of your nightstand without taking up too much space. It's also available in 12 different colors, so there's sure to be a color to match your personal aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $40
Port Types: USB | Number of Ports: 6 | Power Output: 40 watts | Dimensions: 2.55 x 3.15 x 4.5 inches
West Elm Mid-Century Nightstand - Pebble
Limited color options
If you have a higher budget, the West Elm Mid-Century Nightstand is the definition of function meeting form. There are only two finishes available for this nightstand, so its style and color options may not fit everyone's taste. However, this nightstand's beveled front edges, antique, brass-finished metal hardware, and tapered solid wood legs all make it a stylish way to keep your devices charged.
Made of sustainably sourced wood with an ash veneer, it comes with two USB ports and two power outlets tidily tucked away under a top panel toward the rear. The top panel swings open via a finger cutout. Two drawers also allow you to organize and store all of your bedside essentials without having to crowd the top of the nightstand.
Price at time of publish: $449 for 18" Charging, Individual
Port Types: 2 USB ports; 2 three-prong standard AC outlets | Number of Ports: 4 | Power Output: Not Listed | Dimensions: 17.5 x 15 x 24 inches
Best Alarm Clock
Lenovo Smart Clock (2nd Gen.) Smart Display with Google Assistant and Wireless Charging Dock
Compatible with other smart home systems
Must be connected to Wi-Fi
If you like a dedicated alarm clock in your bedroom, we recommend Lenovo Smart Clock with Charging Dock. This smart alarm clock has a MagSafe and Qi-compatible wireless charging pad for your phone and a USB port (cable not included) to charge an additional device. It also has a built-in microphone and Bluetooth functionality, allowing you to wirelessly stream music or take phone calls from your smartphone. The touchscreen can also show you the weather and display photos from your phone, and a nightlight feature dims the screen on this clock at night so you have just enough light to navigate your room, without disrupting your natural sleep cycle.
This smart clock is compatible with several smart home systems through Google Home/Google Assistant, including Nest, Arlo, Hue, and Wink. You can ask Google to check your to-do list, pull up your smart home security feed, or play your favorite tunes all from the smart clock. Keep in mind that this alarm clock must be connected to Wi-Fi to operate, so connectivity issues or a power outage may result in a failure to play an alarm.
Price at time of publish: $90
Port Types: Wireless; 1 USB port | Number of Ports: 1 | Power Output: Not Listed | Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.81 x 4.47 inches (clock); 8.65 x 3.26 x 0.93 inches (dock)
Dreamholder Desk Lamp
Slots for phone or tablet
Only two color options
Let your bedside lamp do so much more for you with the Dreamholder Desk Lamp, which has three USB ports, two outlets, and three slots to hold your handheld devices. A sturdy wooden base supports all of this lamp’s functions, and a toggle switch on the base turns the light on and off without affecting power to the ports. Design-wise, this lamp is only offered in two colors, so it may not match everyone’s design taste.
If you like the look and functionality, you'll appreciate one of our favorite features of this lamp: the three slots that hold handheld devices. You’ll no longer have to find room on your bedside table to support all of your gadgets and can prop them up in one of the three slots. You can even use the slots to hold your tablet while watching a TV show or movie.
Price at time of publish: $46
Port Types: 3 USB ports; 2 three-prong standard AC outlets | Number of Ports: 5 | Power Output: 5 volts/5 amps on USB; 937 watts on outlets | Dimensions: 9.92 x 4.8 x 17.13 inches
Best for Apple Devices
WAITIEE Wireless Charger 3 in 1
Cord organizing compartment
Vertical wireless charging pad
Compatible with other phone manufacturers
Not compatible for older iPhone models
If you're an Apple devotee and have an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch, the WAITEE Wireless Charger offers three-in-one wireless charging to power all of your Apple devices and organize cords in a hidden compartment. The vertical wireless charging dock for your phone allows you to prop charge your phone while taking video calls, and you can also orient your phone horizontally (not while charging) to watch your favorite shows.
This charging station is compatible with iPhone 11s and higher and any series of Apple Watch or AirPods (Apple Watch charging adapter not included), and certain Samsung and Huawei phones. A blue sensor light indicates when your devices are charging and can be switched off at night so you won't be disturbed while you sleep.
Price at time of publish: $37
Port Types: Wireless pad; Lightning connector | Number of Ports: 2 | Power Output: 15 watts | Dimensions: 3.9 x 5.35 x 5.3 inches
Our best overall choice, the Brightech Madison Table and Lamp Combo, has an all-in-one design with two USB ports and a two-prong standard AC outlet on a stylish Mid-Century Modern table with a lamp. If you're looking for a luxe design that blends into your home, check out the Courant CATCH:1 Wireless Charging Pad.
What to Look For in a Nightstand Charging Station
Ensure that your charging station has USB ports compatible with your device(s) for wired charging. This step is especially important if you use older devices with USB-A ports. Some newer charging stations might exclusively have USB-C ports that won’t work with your device without an adapter. It's also a good idea to understand your devices' wireless charging standards. The Qi wireless standard is compatible with many gadgets, but newer Apple products use MagSafe charging for optimal fast-charging.
Are you a tech enthusiast with a bunch of devices that need daily charging, or are you a minimalist with a lone cellphone? Choose a charging station that is suited to your usage needs. It can be smart to choose a station that leaves room for growth if you are thinking of adding additional devices to your rotation, but try to anticipate your needs so you don’t end up wasting money or space on more charging station than you need.
Nightstand charging stations come in various designs and forms, from trays that allow you to see all of your devices while keeping them in one place to integrated charging stations that keep all the power cords hidden in a night table drawer. Selecting the right style or format is a matter of preference and personal use. If you want to keep your electronic devices out of sight to get a better night’s sleep, consider whether you can turn off charging indicator lights to minimize distractions.
How does wireless charging stations work?
While there is more than one type of wireless charging technology, your smartphone is likely being powered up via electromagnetic induction through copper coils embedded in the phone and the charger if you are using a wireless charger. While you must plug in the charging station to power it, you can place the phone on the charger to make the proper connection and start charging. Apple-compatible MagSafe chargers also allow you to place a phone on the charging bed without worrying about proper placement (or disconnecting, thanks to magnetic contacts) and use your device while charging it.
How do you organize a charging station?
A charging station is a handy central spot for powering up your devices. Keep it neat and organized by using twist ties to keep excess cord lengths tidy. Organize your devices so that the most used are the most accessible and so that all devices are visible—if charging multiple devices, keep your tablet at the back, your phone in the middle, and your smartwatch up front, for example.
How do you turn a nightstand into a charging station?
A bedside table with a built-in charging station is a great all-in-one answer. These multipurpose wonders combine conventional good looks in various styles with USB ports and power outlets for seamless, wire-free bedside charging. If you don’t want to spring for a brand new piece of furniture, you can DIY it. Drill a hole in the back of an existing nightstand and attach a power strip or USB charging hub to the inside of a drawer with velcro. Then feed the power cord through the hole to plug into an outlet.
How do you hide cables at charging stations?
There are many different ways to hide and organize cables at nightstand charging stations. The easiest option is to buy a nightstand charging station that provides wireless charging or a space built-in to conceal your cables. This could be as simple as a hole that you feed your cables through or a drawer built-in to hold all of your cords out of sight. Other options include using foam pipes or tape to conceal cords behind your nightstand or wrapping your cords together to keep them organized.
Why Trust the Spruce?
Emma Phelps is an Updates Writer with The Spruce, specializing in home improvement, decor, and lifestyle. For this roundup, she researched various types of charging stations and docks before consulting consumer reviews and considering the price range of products. She also considered every product's effectiveness, aesthetic, power output, versatility (between device manufacturers) and size before making her final selections. Emma has also written home organization and design content on southernliving.com.