Elago’s W3 Apple Watch stand is an attractive piece because it transforms your smartwatch into a vintage Macintosh computer. The W3 stand has been designed to resemble a 1984 Macintosh. When you slip the Apple Watch into the slot of the stand, the black screen set against that beige finish turns it into a tiny and incredibly cute device.
View your Apple Watch display through a cute Macintosh design from the past. The display lines up perfectly to seem as though it is the display of an old Apple monitor. Pieces are printed on demand at Shapeways, then sanded, polished, painted and finished by hand. The stand will fit either size Apple Watch – 38mm or 42mm – with enough room for even the chunkiest of watch bands.
When you set it up, the first thing to do is just slide your wireless watch charger in a slot hidden inside the stand. Then you just drop in your Apple Watch from the top of the stand to charge. The screen of your watch will align perfectly with the screen of the stand’s tiny vintage Mac design. It’s compatible with Nightstand Mode, which was introduced in WatchOS 2.
This Macintosh-styled stand holds the magnetic charger in its place, so the watch screen is centered in Mac’s display while it charges. The button and crown are accessible through the top of the stand. It will also support the Apple Watch’s charging cable so you can prop the watch up and have it charge at the same time.
Scratch-free Silicon Material
The Elago W3 is made from scratch-free silicone to prevent any kind of damage to your Apple Watch and is also not harmful to the human skin and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface. Elago’s Apple Watch stand works with all Apple Watch Series and is compatible with Apple Watch Nightstand Mode (WatchOS 2 or Latest Version).
Easy to Use
Elago’s Apple Watch stand is easy to use. Simply place your Apple Watch on the stand to charge your watch; keep this stand near your bed to allow the use of key functions such as alarm clocks and messages.
The Nightstand Mode-only accessory has a slot for the Apple Watch’s charging puck and a small compartment that you slide the Apple Watch into, turning its 38mm or 42mm display into that of a retro Mac.
The dock was originally announced last November, but it is now that it has gained attention online. Elago’s Apple Watch stand is an affordable, adorable stand that makes your Apple Watch look like a classic Macintosh 128K.
Available at Elago Store
There are a lot of other Apple Watch docks out there in the market, but this is definitely one of a kind. The creator has other classic Apple designs as well. They include an SD card reader in the shape of an Atari 1050, multiple Raspberry PI adaptors, and a DVD drive in a Drive II shell. The stand—which, really, is so cute we can hardly stand it—is available for $14.89 from the Elago Store.
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