Elago's New 'W5 Stand' Turns Your Apple Watch Into an Original Nintendo Game Boy

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    Last year, accessory company Elago launched the W3 Charging Stand for Apple Watch, which turned Apple's modern wearable into a classic Macintosh. This week, Elago announced the latest iteration of its classic stand lineup, this one called the Elago W5 Stand, modeled after the original Nintendo Game Boy.

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    The stand works with all Apple Watch models, is compatible with Nightstand Mode, and includes a cutout to place your inductive puck charger (not included) into the stand. The stand is made from scratch-free silicone, which the company says protects the watch while it's in the stand and prevents it from moving around.


    The W5 Stand comes in four colors according to an image on Elago's website: Red, Indigo, Black, and Light Grey. As of writing, only Black and Light Grey are available to purchase on Elago.com and Amazon. The stand is cheaper on Amazon, running for $14.99.

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    Besides the W3 Stand for Apple Watch, Elago has also released the M4 Stand for iPhone, which turned an iPhone 7, 6s, or 6 into a classic Mac.

    Article Link: Elago's New 'W5 Stand' Turns Your Apple Watch Into an Original Nintendo Game Boy
     
  2. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    If I could play original GB Tetris on it... sold!
     
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    Diddy Kong racing was another really fun game.
     
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    Looks really cool. But also looks like it would be near impossible to turn off the alarm when it was going off. Can you access the button or crown at all when the watch is in this thing?
     
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    its needs more ... cool stand case but make it do something... play a game, or something
     
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    I would never buy this, but I’m so happy it exists.
     
  8. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    I would consider paying $3 for this with free shipping
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Cute but I still have my original Gameboy!
     
  10. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    Wait - so this doesn't do a single thing? It's a piece of plastic that looks like a miniature gameboy and nothing else? The buttons don't actually function at all?
     
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    It seems so.

    I was confused by the picture since it looks like they were holding it and mashing buttons.

    False advertising! :p
     
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    I thought it was fully functional as well. Really its just gimmicky
     
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    Brilliant -- if it actually worked. If the buttons were Bluetooth controllers and there was an app that resurrected the old Nintendo games, I'd bet Elago would sell of ton of them. But as just a decorative charging stand, not so much. I agree that it's cute, though.
     
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    Apple won't allow emulators
     
  16. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

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    This looks mostly decent and probably well-made, but... It really has no functionality outside of being a stand for your watch, and I do wonder how well it'd stand up when your watch is on it with the bands on. It seems like it'd just fall backwards with how small it is. It also looks like it'd be a bit awkward to put your watch into and take out every morning. I'm sure people will like it well enough just for the appearance, though.
    Diddy Kong Racing was released only on the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS. But yeah, that was a fantastic game! Definitely one of my favorites on the 64.
     
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    The watch is inserted in a slot. Looking at the images, the button and crown are easily accessible from the same slot.

    It's a $15 decorative AW charger-holder. Not sure what one would be expecting it to do at $15 besides charge the AW and look cute.
     
  18. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like you're ready to try out my own DIY solution:

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    It's priced a bit high in my opinion for a novilty item.
     
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    :eek::D:p AngerDanger, you’re a forum treasure!
     
  21. djgamble macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah like 'turns it into...' but smaller and unable to play any of the games. Well done!
     
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    Awesome like the classic Mac stand. Well done Elago.
     
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    :-(
     
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    I...I guess there’s something out there for everyone...
     
  25. Justanotherfanboy macrumors regular

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    Yeah the “journalist” that wrote this article was being EXTREMELY liberal with the phrase: “turns your Apple Watch into a GameBoy”, lol.
     

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