Twelve South's New 'Forté' Apple Watch Stand Launching in Apple Stores

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Twelve South today announced a new Apple Watch stand, called the Forté, that will let users display the wearable device in both portrait and Nightstand modes. The company built the new stand to mirror the aesthetic of the Apple Watch, with a chrome arm that holds the device at a 40 degree angle designed to easily read its screen on a bedside table. The bottom of the stand is also wrapped in leather, which Twelve South ensures will protect each Apple Watch band from scratching.

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Like most other Apple Watch charging docks, the Forté requires users to use the MagSafe charger shipped with the Apple Watch to be able to charge the device. Twelve South also mentioned that users can rest an iPhone underneath the Apple Watch as a dual-action dock, but will of course need to provide their own Lightning charging cable to do so. Overall, the company called the new dock "the first full-featured Apple Watch stand worthy of the Apple Store."

"From the shape and standards, to fit and finish, Forté is the first full-featured stand that you can find in Apple Store. The simplicity of Forté directly reflects the beautiful Apple timepiece, whether it’s placed bedside or on your bathroom vanity. We are thrilled to work with Apple Store to bring this incredible stand exclusively to Apple Store customers this Holiday season.”

The $59.99 Forté Apple Watch dock is available in all Apple Store locations in the United States and Canada starting today, with a plan to roll out its availability in other regions "in the coming weeks." Those interested can also, of course, buy the charging cradle directly from Twelve South's official website.

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65 months ago

The problem with Apple products being so exorbitantly expensive is it's so hard to tell whats a good price for something anymore. Normally I would say $60 is crazy for a charging dock, but now Apple has me thinking "oh, that's not that bad."

Let me tell you, it is way overpriced. I use this Spigen stand: http://www.amazon.com/Spigen®-Charging-Premium-Compatible-Nightstand/dp/B0109I9W24/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1444836599&sr=1-1&keywords=spigen+apple+watch Honestly it probably cost 50 cents to make, but at $10.99 its not bad, supports nightstand mode, is small and totally serves its purpose. The Watch is on my wrist most of the time so I don't need a $60 stand in my bedroom that I rarely see or look at except when I'm about to go to sleep and charge my Watch.
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65 months ago

The problem with Apple products being so exorbitantly expensive is it's so hard to tell whats a good price for something anymore. Normally I would say $60 is crazy for a charging dock, but now Apple has me thinking "oh, that's not that bad."

It is way overpriced and is already rendered obsolete by WatchOS 2 nightstand mode! If I'm not sleeping, the watch is on my wrist. I don't understand the need for all these over designed presentation devices! I use the top of the box my SS watch came in. Looks nice, is lined with felt, has a depression to hold the watch in place, and doesn't interfere with nightstand mode. Done!
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65 months ago
Do people really re-clasp their watch when they take it off?
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65 months ago
The problem with Apple products being so exorbitantly expensive is it's so hard to tell whats a good price for something anymore. Normally I would say $60 is crazy for a charging dock, but now Apple has me thinking "oh, that's not that bad."
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65 months ago
This Forte stand would look good sitting on my piano.
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64 months ago

Let me tell you, it is way overpriced. I use this Spigen stand: http://www.amazon.com/Spigen®-Charging-Premium-Compatible-Nightstand/dp/B0109I9W24/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1444836599&sr=1-1&keywords=spigen+apple+watch Honestly it probably cost 50 cents to make, but at $10.99 its not bad, supports nightstand mode, is small and totally serves its purpose. The Watch is on my wrist most of the time so I don't need a $60 stand in my bedroom that I rarely see or look at except when I'm about to go to sleep and charge my Watch.

Thanks for the Spigen link - I agree 100% with your comments - I got two from Amazon UK for £9.99 each = a bargain :)
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