Following Apple’s latest product announcement today, we are beginning to see companies release charging and storage solutions for the Apple Watch. Popular accessory maker Griffin Technology has revealed its WatchStand, which provides an angled charging platform for the watch and a base for displaying an iPhone. This is the first combination Watch and iPhone accessory that we’ve seen, although it’s unlikely to be the last.
The WatchStand from Griffin provides a pedestal that encases the MagSafe charger for the Apple Watch. The arm extends to an angled cradle allowing for the device to rest in a horizontal orientation above a nightstand or coffee table at an easily viewed location. The MagSafe connector itself lays in a recessed location at the top, with the cable snaking down through the arm hiding it until the base.
Beneath the arm, you’ll find an angled platform with a lip at the edge to rest an iPhone. The back of the device rests on the arm, keeping it upright for viewing while it rests. Unlike the DODOcase charging stand that we have previously seen, this option from Griffin answers two storage needs for devices that users commonly keep close at night.
Griffin is planning to release the WatchStand this Summer at a price of $29.99. Until then, we are certain that more accessories and charging solutions will be released soon.
Griffin Introduces WatchStand, Elegant Charging & Display Dock for Apple Watch
Nashville, Tenn. – March 9, 2015 – Griffin Technology, creator of award-winning and thoughtfully designed mobile accessories, announces the Griffin WatchStand, the first accessory in their new line of products for Apple Watch. This simple yet elegant charging and display dock provides a safe, secure place to charge Apple Watch when it’s not being worn.
“The introduction of the Apple Watch ushers in what is bound to be the next generation of wearable technology,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “Griffin has long been at the forefront of developing solutions for Apple’s newest devices and we’re continuing that legacy with our WatchStand charging dock for Apple Watch.”
WatchStand displays Apple Watch on a sleek pedestal, and can be placed on any nightstand, tabletop or desktop for convenient daily charging. WatchStand houses the Apple-provided MagSafe charging cable in an angled cradle that keeps it ready to charge at all times. For initial assembly, the user simply feeds the MagSafe cable through the center of the post, and then, to charge each day, lays the Apple Watch against the cradle. The MagSafe connector’s magnet gently snaps itself onto the back of the watch and begins charging.
The versatile WatchStand is compatible with all versions of the Apple Watch and holds it at an easy viewing angle as it charges. Accommodating both semi-flexible and fully flexible bands, WatchStand securely displays and charges Apple Watch vertically or horizontally for the perfect view.
Since Apple Watch and iPhone go hand in hand, WatchStand’s weighted base has a home for a phone as well. The raised lip on the front of the dock holds the phone at the perfect angle for easy viewing. WatchStand also solves cable management problems, with a grooved post for extra cord length to wrap neatly around, keeping tabletops uncluttered, and the charge cable from becoming crimped or tangled.
Griffin’s WatchStand will be available Summer 2015 for $29.99 from store.griffintechnology.com/watchstand. To see Griffin’s new charging dock for Apple Watch in action visit: http://youtu.be/CUg6BGgpS_4
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin’s kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world’s foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin’s entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter @griffintech.