Twelve South today announced the launch of a new product designed for the Apple Watch, the TimePorter. Described as a travel tote and portable charging stand, the TimePorter is shaped like an eyeglasses case with room inside a hinged compartment for an Apple Watch charging puck, a power adapter, and extra Apple Watch bands.
The Apple Watch charging puck fits into a slot at the top of the TimePorter, with the lid serving as a dock for the Apple Watch. Apple Watches can fit around the TimePorter vertically or rest on top horizontally. When opened up, the TimePorter turns into a multi-angle viewing stand. A cutout for the Apple Watch charger's cord allows it to be routed out of the side of the TimePorter for charging purposes.
This gorgeous capsule is both a case and a stand. TimePorter holds your charging cable, an extra Watch band, your USB charger and more in a neatly designed, silicone-lined case. Pop your charging disc into the integrated opening in TimePorter and drape Apple Watch across the top to charge. With Apple Watch resting on TimePorter, open the case to the preferred angle and TimePorter transforms into a viewing stand, perfect for viewing notifications and the time.
Black or white leather covers the exterior of the TimePorter, while inside, silicone covered cord wraps keep cords neatly coiled -- even the 2m Apple Watch charging cable. Twelve South says there's enough space inside the TimePorter to accommodate multiple USB chargers, extra watch bands, and a portable battery.
Twelve South plans to begin shipping the TimePorter in May for $49.99. Customers can sign up to be notified of its launch by clicking this link.