A couple of weeks ago, I posted about how the Apple Watch and magnetic charging connectors look on an actual Apple Watch stand. But those are cheap ones and really gives temporary solution and rough impression on what it is and how it should perform. And today is a really exciting day that I finally received a premium stand for my Apple Watch! It is the WatchStand for Apple Watch from Griffin Technology.
Before going to the pictures and literal reviews, here is a short unboxing video to show you what’s inside the package, how to setup and how it looks when you wrap your charging cable and ultimately, put your Apple Watch and the iPhone onto the corresponding locations.
The Griffin WatchStand CHARGING DOCK has the following great features:
- Holds your Apple Watch at an easily viewable angle as it charges
- Cradle captures cable connector and keeps it in place, ready to charge
- Wind excess cable length winded and stores away inside WatchStand’s post to hide the unneeded cord
- Non-slip base and no-scratch padding hold WatchStand in place on desk or tabletop
- Molded base also holds iPhone, angled for easy viewing
- Uses Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable that comes with Apple Watch
- Compatible with all models and sizes of Apple Watch
The WatchStand, which only costs me less than $30, has a superb built quality and materials that it is made of offers a great value for money. It looks elegant and decorative on your desk. Not only can it show off your Apple Watch and iPhone, but also can demonstrate how they can beautifully be placed together without wasting too much of your desk space.
The viewing angle for front facing Apple Watch is great. I put it next to my MacBook and I can easily turn my head a bit to look at my Apple Watch without having my head down on the table like before.
Fear of stand flipping and damaging your expensive Apple Watch? Not necessary. The base itself is very solid and measured at around 330 gram as you can see below.
There is also non-slippery, no-scratch rubber pad at the bottom that adds a good amount of friction against the desk. So you don’t really have to worry able to stability of the WatchStand. It stands as firm as it can.
Flexibility is also a major selling point. Not only that you can rotate the post to 4 different angles, but the stand can also accommodating both semi-flexible and fully flexible bands, WatchStand securely displays and charges your Apple Watch vertically or horizontally for the perfect view. Here is the birdview on the Apple Watch is horizontally placed, for instance, for those who has the Milanese loop will have to place the Watch like this.
Last but not least, for those who are worried about the different thickness of the 2 magnetic charging connectors, the groove of this stand can accommodate both of them. Adjusting is extremely easy. You should have seen me doing a demo for both plastic and metal connector in the unboxing video above.
If you love this WatchStand as much as I do, you can now place an order on Griffin Technology’s website for $29.99 and the Watch Stand will ship in 1-2 weeks. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy free shipment, you can pre-order on Amazon but you have to wait until the stock available on 22 May and estimated delivery date will be on May 27 when you choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout.