6 Cool New Apple Watch Accessories
Whether you want to keep your Apple Watch charged on-the-go or are looking for a really unique band, we’ve got the best choices of accessories.
ZENS Apple Watch Power Bank
The ZENS Apple Watch Power Bank is a powerful little cube that stores enough juice to charge your watch up to four times. Like the charger that comes with the Apple Watch, it uses inductive charging so you don’t have to connect your watch in any way; all you have to do is place it on top of the Power Bank and charging begins. And for peace of mind, it’s Apple-approved, a seal that’s coveted by third party accessory manufacturers. ZENS’ tiny charger is charged using micro-USB. Four LEDs on the side let you can see how much charge is left in the Power Bank .
Price: Around $55
Available: March 2016
Stainless Steel Band
Apple’s Link Bracelet band for their Watch is really slick- it took a classic band style and adapted it in traditional Apple style. But it starts at $449 for the silver version and $549 for the space black version. That’s a huge chunk of change. Kades’ 316L Stainless Steel Band uses the same metal alloy as the Apple Watch and includes the same link and butterfly clasp style. Fortunately, 38 mm and 42 mm silver or space black versions are available for a fraction of the price of Apple’s. And, unlike Apple, Kades has it available in rose gold.
Standzout Helix Dock
Hate cable clutter? Standzout’s Helix Dock solves the issue by housing the charger in a wall plug. Plug your Apple Watch charging cord into the Helix Dock and wrap the cord around the interior barrel. Then cover with the Helix Dock's external housing. Do it once, it’ll be ready to charge wherever you are. Now you can eliminate a charging brick and yet another tangled charging cord.
Available: February 2016
Griffin Travel Power Bank
Griffin’s Travel Power Bank is an Apple Watch charger in an incredibly tiny package. After the Power Bank finishes charging with its included micro-USB cable, this portable charger has enough juice to recharge your Apple Watch four times. All you have to do is place the Apple Watch on the circular charging pad and press “Power” to start charging. The keyring is what makes this little charger so special — you can attach it pretty much anywhere, including your keys (just make sure you don’t lose those). The Travel Power Bank is Apple certified.
Available: Spring 2016
Dodocase Dual Charging Dock Organizer for iPhone and Apple Watch
The beautifully crafted Dodocase dock looks like a book, but open it up and you'll find a Baltic Birch wooden tray that houses your Apple Watch charger and your iPhone 6/6s. The cables wrap around the dock so there’s no knotted mess, and the phone sits in a groove within the dock so you can read it while it’s charging. There's even a hidden compartment for extra cables, bands or whatever you want.
Casetify Apple Watch Bands
Casetify creates some of the coolest bands available for the Apple Watch, with patterns that feature donuts, flowers and shapes. Even better, Casetify will let you design your own band. Choose your band size, the case color (matte black or matte silver) and then the layout of the design. Then upload photos straight from Instagram, Facebook, your computer or use their provided stamps (including emojis) to create a personalized Watch band. Their bands are made from polycarbonate and stainless steel, and the company prides itself on making their high quality bands in an environmentally friendly way.
[Images via Casetify, Griffin, Dodocase, ZENS, Kades and Standzout]