Following the unveiling of its BreakSafe USB-C accessory earlier today, Griffin has now taken the wraps off of a new Apple Watch accessory. Dubbed the Travel Power Bank, the accessory is one the of the first battery packs we’ve seen for Apple Watch and it comes in a bitesize package.
The Travel Power Bank is keychain-sized and includes an inductive charging pad for powering your Apple Watch when it is running low on juice. The pack includes 800mAh of extra power, and while that seems a bit small, it’s enough to recharge Apple Watch four times, The Travel Power Bank charges via microUSB and features a single power button for turning the device on and off.
Carrying around an Apple Watch charging dock on your keychain seems a tad cumbersome, but the idea is that it’s small enough to not add too much weight to your keychain yet be useful in emergency situations. You’ll also obviously have to have the pack on somewhat of a level and stable surface for the inductive charging feature of Apple Watch to work consistently. Nevertheless, it’s better than carrying around Apple’s own charger and wall adapter all of the time.
Griffin’s Travel Power Bank will be available in the second quarter of this year for $69.99. It doesn’t appear that the Travel Power Bank is capable of charging anything aside from Apple Watch at this point.
Furthermore, Griffin has also introduced a pair of Apple Watch bands today. The Trainer Watch Band is a sweat-proof silicone band that runs $39.99 and is made for 42mm Apple Watch models. The Trainer Watch Band will be available in black, white, red, and blue in Q3 2016. The Uptown Leather Band is a more professional option and will run $59.99 when released in Q3. It will be available in toffee/gold, black/silver, ecru/rose gold, and seafoam/silver.