Twelve South now offers two different types of accessories for the Apple Watch, because two is better than one. After successfully launching its HiRise stand and dock for the Apple Watch, Twelve South's latest addition to its Apple Watch accessory lineup includes the Forte - an elegantly designed charging stand with a polished high-end look and feel that may even remind you of Apple's original iPhone. Blending chromed metal with genuine leather, Twelve South's Forte will work with all Apple Watch models and watch bands in either portrait or Nightstand mode orientations – making it one of the more multifaceted charging stands out right now. But does it live up to expectations? Let's find out!Read More
Another day, another Apple Watch accessory. This time it's the Kosta charging coaster from Bluelounge. The Kosta is a minimalist Nightstand dock that looks a lot like something Apple would have designed for the stainless steel Apple Watch if it ever decided to make a docking accessory for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport. And it even comes inside Apple-esque packaging, which is bound to make it to an Apple Store near you. Bluelounge just released it today, but we've already had plenty of time to play around with the Kosta to see if it's really worth your $15. So be sure to catch our full review down below!Read More
So what's the best Apple Watch dock/stand? Many will say it has to be Twelve South's HiRise, but we think differently. This is it. Just Mobile’s TimeStand. Spoiler alert: It’s the best, most elegantly made dock you can get for your Apple Watch these days. But that’s of course open to discussion. Be sure to catch out full review after the break!Read More
Looking for a small and unobtrusive bedside charging dock for your Apple Watch? Then we think you might really like what Elevation Lab has got to offer. This is NightStand, the smallest charging dock you can get your hands on to re-energize your Apple Watch at night. With its horizontal charging angle, the NightStand docks your Apple Watch on its side and takes advantage of the Nightstand mode found in watchOS 2 that automatically turns your Apple Watch into an expensive digital alarm clock whenever it's being charged on its side. And unlike many other Apple Watch docking stands, the NightStand locks to your desk or bedside table using a reusable sticky NanoPad base and can also be mounted on virtually any vertical surface such as the front of your iMac. Catch the full review after the break!Read More
Are you ready to take your Apple Watch game up another notch? Because if you are, this is what you need. This is the Epik for the 42mm Apple Watch - it's the most epic of all Apple Watch cases and and third party bands combined. Or so it looks that way. The company that started the whole iWatch phenomenon with its wrist wearable accessory for the iPod nano is back with another conversion kit made for none other than the Apple Watch. The Epik is the rugged and tough case and strap Apple never made for the Apple Watch. Designed to take a rough beating and still look awesome, Lunatik’s Epik will transform your Apple Watch into a 50mm+ wearable beast. Because why not? While Lunatik is taking its time Kickstarting it’s more premiumly made, solid aluminum variant of the Epik, this arguably more affordable model is the cheaper polycarbonate equivalent of the Epik conversion kit for the 42mm Apple Watch that’s available right now for $70.
The Epik features a padded shock-absorbing interior lining for maximum impact protection, covered microphone and speaker ports for added durability, as well as a specially designed enlarged Digital Crown and side button so that you’ll still be able to use every little feature on your Apple Watch through all that toughness; including of course the heart rate monitoring sensors and magnetic charging. If you were thinking about picking one of these up for your Apple Watch, you might want to check out our full review first.Read More
Haven't you heard? Apple has a new wearable out and it requires your care and protection. Naturally this means a bevy of exciting new accessories, much like how the original iPhone opened up the world's most profitable mobile accessory industry of our time. The Apple Watch is a shiny new gadget, and apparently one that arguably needs to be covered with a case. It's not like you're going to drop your Apple Watch like you easily could an iPhone, but chances are good enough that you will bump it into things and that might end badly for your first Apple-made wearable. So companies are jumping on the case making bandwagon now that the Apple Watch is up for grabs, arguably the most popular smartwatch on the market.
Spigen is one of the very first and notable accessory maker to take a shot at selling cases for the Apple Watch. Spigen is bringing all of its fan-favorites from the smartphone category to the Apple Watch with popular names such as the Tough Armor, Rugged Armor, Slim Armor, Thin Fit and Liquid Crystal. Sadly, the Spigen's Neo Hybrid has yet to make itself available for the Apple Watch. The good news? We've used and tested every single one of these cases for the Apple Watch so you won't have to be a beta tester yourself. Be sure to catch our full review and comparison of Spigen's entire Apple Watch case lineup after the break!Read More
Charging your Apple Watch every night is not as jarring as charging an iPhone or an iPad thanks to that new magnetic connector, which makes everyday charging just a little easier. But if that's not enough and you want to take charging to the next level, you can get a permanent charging solution to help make charging your Apple Watch more confident than ever before. Meet the S330 from Spigen - a charging dock that's also a stand made from a single, seamless piece of Apple-grade aluminum. The S330 is one of the more inexpensive charging docks made for the Apple Watch – yes, even cheaper than the NightStand by Elevation Lab – that doesn't skimp on quality or functionality, and it's even quite good looking too. Spigen's S330 even made it onto our list for the top best Apple Watch docks, and here's our up close and personal detailed review of itRead More