(Pocket-lint) - Apple has announced a new official accessory for its Watch that allows for wireless charging in a new style.

The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is a circular platform that the Watch can be placed on to wirelessly charge, as the name suggests, magnetically.

Thanks to the magnetic charging the Watch won't need to be placed flat on its back to charge. The Watch can also be placed on its side so it goes into nightstand mode displaying the time like a bedside clock. It will still charge even in this position.

When the alarm sounds the side button can be easily pressed to turn it off, or the Digital Crown can be tapped to snooze for those precious extra winks.

The Magnetic Charger works for both 38mm and 42mm Watch models and uses the same ionic inductive charging that the puck charger which comes with the Watch offers. Of course this can also be placed on its side while connected but requires attaching before being placed down whereas this lets you just throw the watch down. Yup, it's for when you're feeling that lazy.

The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is available now for £65 and can be bought directly from Apple.

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Writing by Luke Edwards.