AVOID this cheap Apple Watch Stand.

Borjan

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Original poster
Sep 28, 2004
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Hey there.

I ordered this cheap stand off Amazon UK, didn't want anything overly fancy so decided to get it for less than £10...

Apple Watch Stand

Mistake.

Poorly designed, the cable doesn't stay in the groove and neither does the charging disk stay in the circular cut out. Very poor. Returning for a refund and advising others to stay away from this and no doubt other cheap stands that look the same.

I've just ordered a 3D printer, so I'll design and make myself one when it arrives...
 

Borjan

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Original poster
Sep 28, 2004
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I've attached some photos to show you. First is it with everything as securely fit as possible. Next is with the watch on (I don't think it sits flush either), then removed straight afterwards.

Sorry that I didn't get this post up sooner for the above poster!
 

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iBlazed

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Feb 27, 2014
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I've attached some photos to show you. First is it with everything as securely fit as possible. Next is with the watch on (I don't think it sits flush either), then removed straight afterwards.

Sorry that I didn't get this post up sooner for the above poster!
Yeah that's pretty bad. If you wanted a cheap stand why didn't you just go with the Spigen? It looks great and is very good quality.
 

cliegal

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Aug 11, 2010
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Many of the Amazon reviews aren't even for the stand. They're discussing phone cases. Definitely wouldn't get this one. Thank you for letting us know.
 

optoms

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Apr 4, 2015
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I have two exact same stand but in different colours. I have to admit the wire doesnt sit in the groove but a small scotch tape will solve the issue. Anyway for £8, i think it still pretty value for money.
 

skintz

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Oct 21, 2013
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I have this in black. It's fine for being $7 and shipped quick. The charger stays in mine snugly, the cord does not - as displayed. I put some black glossy vinyl over the cord and I'm happy with it. It stands upright and is nice and small.

I'd say if you have low expectations you should be fine, otherwise you'll be unhappy.
 

zea mays

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Feb 10, 2007
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I have one in black. I had to fiddle a bit to get my cord to stick in the grooves, but once I did it has stayed just fine. I'm fine with it for 8.99 shipped and asan interim until I find exactly the stand I want. You can get it cheaper than I did but I wanted one already in the US.
 

jediuia

macrumors regular
Sep 12, 2014
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Hey there.

I ordered this cheap stand off Amazon UK, didn't want anything overly fancy so decided to get it for less than £10...

Apple Watch Stand

Mistake.

Poorly designed, the cable doesn't stay in the groove and neither does the charging disk stay in the circular cut out. Very poor. Returning for a refund and advising others to stay away from this and no doubt other cheap stands that look the same.

I've just ordered a 3D printer, so I'll design and make myself one when it arrives...
It's only $15, throw it in the trash. Or send it back, Amazon is great at returns. Just tell them it sucks, they don't care about the reason.
 

Borjan

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 28, 2004
222
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Yeah that's pretty bad. If you wanted a cheap stand why didn't you just go with the Spigen? It looks great and is very good quality.
This one would have arrived a few days earlier... So it was my impatience that made me get this one!

Many of the Amazon reviews aren't even for the stand. They're discussing phone cases. Definitely wouldn't get this one. Thank you for letting us know.
This is exactly what duped me. I just looked for ones with a high rating and went with that, but didn't check carefully... IF you read the actual review for the stands, they are pretty much all negative with low star ratings.

It's only $15, throw it in the trash. Or send it back, Amazon is great at returns. Just tell them it sucks, they don't care about the reason.
Well, this amount of money won't affect my life at all, but I'm not just going to throw money away for no reason! As stated I have actioned a refund, but I more feel that others should be warned. It's not right to sell such a product in my mind.
 

clint-bell

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Apr 23, 2015
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Looks like the holder for the charger is slightly not designed with the correct dimensions. Knew these stands with the holder for the charger being at the top would all have this problem.

Prefer the ones where it slots in from underneath and is prevented from going any higher.
 

dalcorn1

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Jul 10, 2008
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I decided to make do with the stand. Once on my bedside table it didn't make much difference that the cable didn't fit snugly. I put it on to charge last night and it seems it didn't charge properly! Got the 10% notification at 9am today. Din't know what happened it looked like it was sitting on there fine.
 

Kemah

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May 13, 2015
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I did not know until I read another post today that there are different chargers for the sport and the Watch. I guess the sport is plastic and the watch is SS. Maybe the Edition is gold. Anyways I wonder if the two adapters are a little different in size? Would not account for the cord not fitting though.
 

cmichaelb

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Aug 6, 2008
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I did not know until I read another post today that there are different chargers for the sport and the Watch. I guess the sport is plastic and the watch is SS. Maybe the Edition is gold. Anyways I wonder if the two adapters are a little different in size? Would not account for the cord not fitting though.
Different material- plastic vs stainless- for the charging disc but exact same dimensions.
 

RayDonovan

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Aug 30, 2014
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I bought one of these myself. It arrived yesterday. It's a piece of junk.

The charger doesn't fit properly in the cutout and it literally fell apart when i tried to push it in. (An awesome feeling when you've waited weeks for it to arrive and it falls apart in less than 30 seconds).

Its a piece of crap. DO NOT BUY THIS.
 

AJsAWiz

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Jun 28, 2007
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Charging Cable differences?

I did not know until I read another post today that there are different chargers for the sport and the Watch. I guess the sport is plastic and the watch is SS. Maybe the Edition is gold. Anyways I wonder if the two adapters are a little different in size? Would not account for the cord not fitting though.
Interesting question . . .
I have the Sports model and just picked up an extra charging cable recently.
I haven't opened the box yet but, now, wondering how or if it's different than the cable that came with my watch. There is nothing on the box that would indicate any particular model and the rep at the Apple Store said that it was the same cable that came with my Apple Watch. Cmmmmmm :confused:
 

matthijst

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Jun 8, 2009
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Bought this one as well. Charging disc didn't fit.
Used a dremel to widen the gap and works great now.
 

jmmo20

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Jun 15, 2006
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I agree. I received it on Tuesday and it's going back today.
Worst product ever. I made sure it was amazon prime so I could return easily. I purchased a Spigen one instead and will get it today.
 

popmonkey

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Oct 31, 2012
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I've been contacted by the seller today. They said:

You recently purchased the above item from our Amazon store.

If the unit has a problem with cable and charging head placement, it must be the old version. We already have the updated version
that solved all the mentioned problems.

If you got the old version, please let me know your shipping address. We will send a new version out immediately at FREE as a replacement. Please discard or keep the old one. No need to return.
It was in a usual Amazon "Feedback request" email, so I almost missed it. I'm certainly going to take them up on the office as I'd prefer one that actually fits.
 

ifarlow

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Apr 23, 2015
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Different material- plastic vs stainless- for the charging disc but exact same dimensions.
That's not correct. The sport charger is 1.5mm thicker than the stainless charger and stand manufacturers have had to take this into account when designing their stands so they will accommodate both sizes of charging pucks.
 
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