Accessory maker Griffin introduced its new take on an Apple Watch charging dock, named WatchStand.
Unlike plenty of competing Apple Watch stands, Griffin’s new device thinks past the initial challenge of mounting your watch, and also offers a place for your samrtphone to keep on your nightstand.
WatchStand not only brings with an easy way to dock and charge the watch, but also helps protect it from scratches, drops, and other hazards. The stand is made mainly from plastic with a rubber core, it’s certain not to scratch a stainless steel or gold Apple Watch. WatchStand includes a set of five mostly plastic parts: a heavily weighted black glossy plastic base, a matching glossy pipe, a rubber cable-managing core for the pipe, a glossy cap for the core, and an optional semi-circular rubber insert. The product can work with either 1-meter or 2-meter cable lengths, as well as the all-plastic Sport and partially metal regular Magnetic Charging pucks.
The base of the WatchStand measures only 5.5 inches by 3.15 inches, and the stand portion is nearly eight inches tall. WatchStand is tall — about 7” high, which makes it easy to dock or remove a device from its charger. The new stand weighs a bit more than a pound, which makes it feel sturdy, but with its height, you won’t worry you might knock it over suddenly.
WatchStand is one of the most inexpensive solutions on the market and can be purchased for $29.99.