Apple Watch

I really like the Apple Watch. Or at least the idea of the Apple Watch. But for all its amazing-seeming functionality, it just doesn't seem like it would be tough enough for me. I'd want to wear it 24/7 and for the activities that I engage in, it would need to be pretty durable. The folks [...]

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I recently reviewed a unit that I've been using for almost a year to recharge my Apple Watch on the go - the Pod from Nomad. This week, though, I was sent a test unit of a similar device that not only does what the Pod does, but also fixes the few qualms I had [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

One of the most interesting innovations that the Apple Watch brought, in my book, is the method for attaching bands to the main unit. Rather than loop materials through a spring-loaded pin inserted into the ears of the watch body, you simply slide the band into place and it locks there. To remove it, there [...]

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About a year ago, Nomad, those folks who understand wandering Gadgeteers and their need for on-the-go charging, released a product called the Pod for Apple Watch. It's basically a battery that has an internal spool to hold a charging puck (not provided) in a compact, hockey-puck sized case. I was working at Apple at the [...]

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I upgraded my first generation Apple Watch the night after updating all my iOS devices to iOS 10. (For those who have never done it, you have to have the watch charged to at least 50% and it has to be on the charger. Also, your phone has to be on wifi.) While the initial [...]

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Posted in: Articles, iOS, Watches and Clocks

I don't have an Apple Watch. It's not that I don't want one, mind you. It's just that for years I've been wearing watches like G-Shocks that are water-, dirt-, and shock-resistant---really tough watches. And as much as I'd like to have an Apple Watch to pair with my iPhone, I just don't see the [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, News, Watches and Clocks

The GoPower Watch from Kanex is designed especially for the Apple Watch to keep it charged when you're away from home. This portable power pack features a 4,000 mAh battery that will charge the Apple Watch up to six times before needing to be recharged. The Apple MFi Certified GoPower is the first portable battery [...]

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Julie knows how much I love gadgets - and gadgets for my gadgets.  When Belkin offered The Gadgeteer their new Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone for review, Julie asked if I'd be interested in giving it a try.  I loved the idea of needing only one wall outlet to charge both my [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews

Face it, if you're using an Apple Watch, you're going to need to charge it on a regular basis. As in daily. And, like many other devices, most of us want to charge our watches where we want, not "have to" go to a certain location. To facilitate charging on the go, the folks at [...]

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The Apple Watch Sport doesn't come with a charging case or dock, just a charging cable.  You'll either have to charge your Watch as it lays on a table, putting it at risk of not being seen when you drop something else on the table, or you'll have to purchase a third-party charging stand of [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

Ever since I've purchased the Apple Watch, I've been wanting a stand for it that helps me charge it easily and display it on my desk, since the cable it comes with can be hard to find in a messy space. The HoverDock by Just Mobile is a low-profile charging stand that has integrated support for Apple [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Griffin Technology unveiled their new Travel Power Bank for the Apple Watch. This small keychain sized charging dock features an all-in-one 800 mAh battery and charging cable that will be perfect for travellers who want to keep their Apple Watch charged through a [...]

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If you happen to be an Apple Watch owner who hasn't been happy with the included charging dock, consider the new Timeframe charging sleeve from Ten One Design. The Apple watch slides securely into a rubber frame that leaves the display viewable for people who like to use the Nightstand mode to view the clock face. There's [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks

According to the excellent AppleWorld.Today, Apple is adding a new item for in-store and online purchasing on Friday: an Apple-branded charging stand for Apple Watch. The white saucer-shaped unit will feature a flip-up charging puck, so that the user can have the Watch flat or on it's side, in order to use "Nightstand Mode". This [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks

Okay, so you're the proud new owner of an Apple Watch. Maybe you've even acquired a second band - something a little dressier than that sport band you got with the watch itself. When you're traveling, you'll need something to carry both the charger for your watch, as well as the extra band(s) you may [...]

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