Thursday
Apr162015

The Best Apple Watch Charging Docks: The Definitive Guide

So now that you've pre-ordered your Apple Watch you probably want to get it some accessories that will make charging it on a daily basis a little more convenient. Sadly there isn't an Apple made charging accessory for the Apple Watch. But the good news is that there are already a few really great looking options out there made by good old third parties to get you started. All of which use the magnetic charging adapter that comes with every Apple Watch to effortlessly charge your Apple wearable at an elevated angle allowing for continued and uninterrupted usage even while its charging. Without further ado, here are 5 of the best Apple Watch charging docks to use at your desk or next to your bed...at least for now.

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Friday
Apr102015

Apple Watch Cases Are Here

Apple Watch cases are apparently a thing now. A very huge thing. It's not like you're going to drop your Apple Watch, but 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 accessory maker to take a shot at selling cases for the Apple Watch. And by the looks of it, it’s off to a surprisingly great start.

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Friday
Mar202015

Level Your iPhone 6/6 Plus With This Handcrafted Leather Desk Pad

Have you got $69 burning a hole in your wallet? Well then you can now sleep more easily knowing that you can use the CalypsoPad as a comfortable and perfectly leveled desk and bedside table pad for your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Handcrafted out of premium Italian leather, the CalypsoPad does more than just offering a safe and scratch-free spot for you to place your iPhone on. It features an exact embedded impression of the iPhone's curvy shape including a dimple for the protruding rear-facing camera lens to eliminate that annoying jiggle when using your device laying flat on its back.

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Thursday
Mar192015

Just Mobile Intros AluFrame Leather iPhone 6 Case

Just Mobile's new AluFrame Leather is a handsome looking, inexpensive protective case for the iPhone 6 featuring a machined aluminum frame with integrated button controls, a rugged TPU inner core to protect against shock from drops and a supple Nappa leather back inlay. The AluFrame Leather case is now available and comes in a selection of six different colors of leather with a silver aluminum frame for $40.

Wednesday
Mar182015

Elevate Your MacBook & Cool Your Lap With The BaseLift Stand

The Apple-only accessory maker, Twelve South, has come up with the sleekest and most Apple-esque stick-on stand for MacBooks designed with extreme portability and convenience in mind. While not the first stick-on kickstand accessory for MacBooks, the new BaseLift does feature a higher degree of elevated typing as well as a familiar Smart Cover-like functionality compared to a similar rival – the Bluelounge Kickflip stand. Twelve South's BaseLift is a portable folding stand and lap pad all in one single, svelte flat cover that sticks to the bottom of your MacBook.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Griffin's WatchStand Is The Highest Apple Watch Charging Stand

Griffin's new versatile WatchStand for the Apple Watch is the first charging dock to also feature a dedicated bottom stand to horizontally place your iPhone during the night. And because of that, it's also the largest Apple Watch charging accessory we've seen yet. The WatchStand's tall charging post neatly conceals the magnetic charger and USB cable in its core for a clean look. Like Twelve South's HiRise, the WatchStand will charge any model of the Apple Watch whilst displaying the smartwatch at the perfect elevated viewing angle – both vertically or horizontally. But unlike the more premium designed HiRise, Griffin's WatchStand is made out of plastic. Though it is a cheaper charging accessory at just $30. Griffin's WatchStand will be available for purchase this summer.

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.

Wednesday
Mar112015

Twelve South Unveils HiRise Charging Dock For Apple Watch

Twelve South has unveiled its own docking accessory for the Apple Watch – one of the first of many anticipated to be released for the most talked about smartwatch. The HiRise for the Apple Watch bears a similar design to the company's impressive iPhone dock in that it offers an elevated view of your device whilst it is being charged. The HiRise for the Apple Watch has been designed to work with any model of the Apple Watch and strap combination and features the same elegant and sturdy all-metal design as the original HiRise for iPhone so you can also continue to interact with your Apple Watch when it's being charged.

This really is by far and away the best looking docking solution for the Apple Watch we've seen so far. And if it'll be anything like the company's HiRise for the iPhone and iPad - which we think is safe to say that it will be just as great - the HiRise for the Apple Watch is going to be the first third party accessory I'll be purchasing myself. 

HiRise for Apple Watch is designed, like HiRise for iPhone, with a stable, metal base that lets you interact with the screen on your watch while it’s charging. See alerts, reply to messages or check the time at a glance. This brushed metal stand is elevated and angled just right so you can see your Watch screen while lying in bed or glancing over at a countertop. A non-slip rubber base keeps HiRise in place.

Rubber padding protects the Apple Watch from being damaged when set on the stand. A leather landing pad on the back of the base serves as a safe ground for the Apple Watch's strap and metal clasp to rest on. The HiRise utilizing the magnetic charging puck that comes with the Apple Watch to charge the device and magnetically hold it securely in place as it vertically sits atop of the stand. And like the HiRise for iPhone, Twelve South has devised a clean and aesthetically pleasing integration of the magnetic connector and the cabe concealment. Users will be able to quickly remove the magnetic charger from the back support when needed. It'll be available in May in silver and black for $50