Griffin yesterday announced the WatchStand, which the company calls the first entry into its “new line of products for Apple Watch.”
The stand is set to be a nightly solution for more easily charging the Apple Watch. Like other Griffin products, the stand itself doesn’t include its own charging cable, but users will need to snake in their own MagSafe charger through the stand during the initial set-up of the device.
“The introduction of the Apple Watch ushers in what is bound to be the next generation of wearable technology,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “Griffin has long been at the forefront of developing solutions for Apple’s newest devices and we’re continuing that legacy with our WatchStand charging dock for Apple Watch.”
Griffin notes that the stand is compatible with all versions of the Apple Watch and provides an “easy viewing angle” when charging. The pedestal will also accommodate both a vertical and horizontal orientation, allowing personal preference to each user laying their Watch on the stand to charge.
Although there is no in-house storage for an iPhone cable, the WatchStand does provide a small dock underneath the Watch pedestal to store a user’s iPhone, providing a neat and organized solution to charging and displaying both devices.
Unfortunately, the Griffin WatchStand won’t be available on the Apple Watch’s April 24 launch date, but has been given a more general “Summer 2015” release window. The company did note, however, that the stand will retail for $29.99 when it launches.