Standzout announces one of the first accessories for the Apple Watch

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The release date hasn’t even been announced for the Apple Watch yet, but Standzout has announced a charging dock for the watches.  The Bandstand Apple Watch Dock will incorporate the watch’s inductive charger, so your watch will charge as sits in the stand.  The Bandstand has a pivoting platform for the watch so you can adjust the angle to best see the watch’s display as it charges.  The Bandstand will be the perfect accessory for your night table, since many expect the Apple Watch will need to be charged nightly.  It will have two USB charging ports in the bottom of the stand to also charge your iPhone or iPad.

The Bandstand will be released when the Apple Watch is released later this year, but there are some prototype models on display at Standzout’s booth at CES 2015 (booth 6728 in the LVCC North Hall).

Go to Standzout‘s Bandstand Apple Watch Dock‘s page to learn more and to add yourself to the waiting list.

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks
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  • Sandee Cohen January 7, 2015, 11:34 am

    I can’t say this enough. The Apple iWatch charging or sleep tracking features are severely compromised.

    From an Apple spokesperson: “There’s a lot of new technology packed into Apple Watch and we think people will love using it throughout the day. We anticipate that people will charge nightly which is why we designed an innovative charging solution that combines our MagSafe technology and inductive charging.”

    Apple spokespeople do not comment often, so this statement, made a few days after the product announcement, seems quite definitive.

    So, how then are people supposed to use the sleep tracking feature?

    You can’t do both.

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 7, 2015, 2:53 pm

      @Sandee maybe the sleep tracker will be a separate doodad that you wear on your wrist or clip on your waist…

  • jhon January 7, 2015, 2:34 pm

    You place a giant inductive charging pad under your bed so you can charge your watch and phone while you sleep.

    Seriously, though — the idea of a “watch” that needs to be recharged nightly is a non-starter for me. I have a pebble and I can go 9 days without needing to charge. I RARELY hit the 20% battery warning before friday and I charge every friday before I go to sleep.

    Lastly, I actually built something like this (not as pretty, but just as functional) for my pebble. Two dowels, a square base, a spare charger cable and a few dabs from a glue gun. Painted it black so it doesn’t look TOO kindergarten.

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