Unless you’re Beyonce or some other celebrity, you’ll have to wait until at least tomorrow to get an Apple Watch on your wrist. Your first day with it is going to be glorious: you’ll download apps, find joy in the Mickey watch face, and make your friends jealous. But then nighttime is going to come. You’re going to need to charge it, but there’s no way you’ll want to haphazardly sit your new baby on its loose charging puck — chances are you’ll want it on display. That’s why a stand is going to be an absolute must for any Apple Watch owner.
Accessory makers have revealed everything from basic $20 stands to elaborate charging rigs costing more than $100. This morning ElevationLab unveiled its NightStand – an Apple Watch docking station in bright colors at an aggressive price point…
The NightStand is one of the shorter Apple Watch stands we’ve seen, but it handles charging very similarly: the stock Apple charging puck is fed through its base and is exposed on the user-facing side. As opposed to its anodized aluminum ElevationDock 2 for iPhone, ElevationLab opted to make the NightStand from medical-grade silicone, which obviously helped keep its price down.
According to ElevationLab, the bottom of NightStand features “microscopic air vacuums” that are meant to cling to any smooth surface. This helps keep the dock from accidentally moving during regular use and even when removing your watch. Each dock will ship with a custom 3M adhesive that you can use to mount NightStand “to the side of your bed frame, stealthily behind your headboard, on your wall anywhere.”
Daily charging is Apple Watch’s Achilles heal, we wanted to make it better. With NightSand, you can just toss your watch on, from out of the corner of your eye, without precise alignment. It locks to your bedside table so you’ll never fumble for a cord. Makes undocking a fast and one-handed.
Solid, soft, seamless, medical-grade silicone construction. Minimal, low-profile, and pleasantly compact.
We went though a lot of prototypes to get our final design, and we’re really happy about it. Ships May 29th.
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