CES 2015: Bandstand Dock Leads Accessory Makers' Apple Watch Push

The Apple Watch may not be launching for a few more months, but that hasn't stopped accessory makers from showing off their ideas at CES this week. iOS device stand and accessory maker Standzout is one of the early entrants, announcing its upcoming Bandstand docking station and showing off prototypes of the accessory at CES. The new Bandstand dock was designed from the ground up for Apple's upcoming Watch, offering both a watch stand and charging functionality in a single dock.

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The new Bandstand dock features a pivoting platform that will securely hold the Watch and allow users to adjust the angle of the display for optimal viewing. More than just a holder, the Bandstand will support induction charging of the Apple Watch using Apple's upcoming cable while also providing a pair of USB ports for charging additional devices. Though the device is on display at CES, pricing and availability details are not yet available as the company will need to finalize the design to ensure compatibility as more information on Apple Watch becomes available.

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The Bandstand claims to be the "first great Apple Watch accessory", but it certainly won't be the last. With Apple Watch's launch approaching, other vendors are no doubt preparing their offerings and will be making announcements in the coming weeks and months.

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Top Rated Comments

JeffyTheQuik Avatar
101 months ago
Crazy idea...

Have it charge the watch and the iPhone at the same time.

All I need is yet another charging item on my nightstand.

*edit*
I meant to say, "Have a nice place to put my iPhone and charge it" as well.

2nd Edit:
After re-looking at this, I think it does answer my problems...
Charge the watch on top, and the iPhone on the base. There are a couple of USB ports on the charging thing below the base that can be used for a Lightning Cable.

Iphone on the base, :apple: Watch on the arm. It's starting to grow on me. I'll update my original objection with the new revelation.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Liquorpuki Avatar
101 months ago
ugly
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sviato Avatar
101 months ago
Hmm watch accessories... I wonder if people will get cases for their smartwatches :p
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iolinux333 Avatar
101 months ago
This whole smartwatch thing feels so dork.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I am Sampson Avatar
101 months ago
Crazy idea...

Have it charge the watch and the iPhone at the same time.

All I need is yet another charging item on my nightstand.

*edit*
I meant to say, "Have a nice place to put my iPhone and charge it" as well.

THIS.

I don't get why anyone would make a dock which isn't also an iPhone dock. You need an iPhone to use the watch, so surely a combined one is massively wanted?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
101 months ago
Hmm watch accessories... I wonder if people will get cases for their smartwatches :p

Nah, they will just dig through their junk drawer and pull out these: :p;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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