- Apr 12, 2001
Griffin today announced several accessories for the Apple Watch as part of its CES 2016 offerings, including an assortment of Apple Watch bands and the Travel Power Bank, a new compact Apple Watch charger designed for on-the-go charging while traveling.
The Travel Power Bank is an all-in-one travel solution with a built-in Apple Watch charger. Unlike most Apple Watch charging solutions, it's small enough to be attached to a keychain, and with its built-in 800 mAh battery, it can charge the Apple Watch when away from a power source. According to Griffin, the Travel Power Bank is able to deliver up to 4 full charges to an Apple Watch before needing to be recharged via an included micro-USB cable.
Though portable, the Travel Power Bank isn't cheap. When it becomes available for purchase in the second quarter of 2016, it will retail for $69.99.
Griffin has also announced two new sets of bands designed for the Apple Watch, both of which will be debuting in several months during the third quarter of 2016. The Uptown Leather Band features a design similar to the Hermés Double Tour, with a double-wrap band that winds around the wrist twice.
Available in toffee, black, ecru, or seafoam, each band will come with a metal buckle to match one of the Apple Watch Stainless Steel or Apple Watch Sport colors. Toffee pairs with yellow gold, black and seafoam pair with silver, and ecru pairs with rose gold. Each band uses silver lugs.
The Uptown Leather Band is available exclusively for the smaller 38mm Apple Watch and it adjusts to fit wrists between 5.1 and 7 inches. Griffin plans to sell the Uptown Leather Band for $59.99.
Griffin's Trainer Watch Band, priced at $39.99, is made from a sweat-proof ridged silicone that's ideal for working out. Available in red, blue, black, and white, the Trainer Watch Band is designed to fit the 42mm Apple Watch and wrists sized from 5.9 to 8.6 inches.
The Trainer Watch Band uses silver lugs and it includes a brushed stainless steel buckle to match the Stainless Steel apple Watch. According to Griffin, a notched post at the end of the band secures extra length and offers security during vigorous activity like runs and hikes.
Specific launch dates for the Travel Power Bank and the two sets of watch bands will become available from Griffin later in 2016.
Article Link: CES 2016: Griffin Debuts Travel Power Bank and New Bands for Apple Watch