Since the Apple Watch:
1. needs to be charged every night, and
2. needs an iPhone to function
every Apple Watch customer is a potential customer for an elegant solution that charges both their iPhone and Watch on their nightstand.
The ones that I like best so far are:
The Timber Catchall for Apple Watch
I definitely lean towards solutions that use a loose cable rather than a dock for the phone as I’d like this to be useful for a few generations of phone iterations.
I think I could tuck the iPhone under the phone on a stand like this too, but it feels like a less designed solution.
I expect we’ll be seeing a bunch more options in the coming months. If you think I’ve missed something that I’d like, please add a note in the comments.
“@alexkingorg: Apple Watch + iPhone Charging Station: http://t.co/AO1cfDfVp2”
I’m partial to the Timber Catchall
This particular model is also one I like http://t.co/3EJEWE6bJA @alexkingorg
@dlpasco I like that too, but I think I want something that handles both. Agreed on the Timber Catchall being the best of the bunch so far.
@alexkingorg I need a stand for both, too, but, uh, the watch-only model is really cute.
@alexkingorg Here’s another option… http://t.co/3hhQxSUBVK
@chuck415 Sadly, doesn’t work with the Milanese Loop; at least that I can tell.
I suspect I’m in the minority on this, but I really don’t want a watch that I have to charge everyday…even once a week I find hard to swallow. I used to have a Microsoft SPOT watch, and it was okay (minus the fact it kept resetting once a month or so).
I’ve been wearing a Casio G-Shock Waveceptor/Tough Solar almost non-stop for 6 years now. I’ve had to replace the band on it about a year ago, and the battery recently hit a point where it doesn’t hold enough of a charge (it’s solar powered) to get me through the Seattle winter. But it does what I need it to do: tell time accurately to the second (it syncs with WWVB nightly).
It’s one less thing I have to worry about.