Elago's W3 Charging Stand Turns Your Apple Watch Into the Original Macintosh

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    Elago's W3 Stand for Apple Watch can turn Apple's modern wearable device into a classic Macintosh, all while charging and protecting the Apple Watch. The Nightstand Mode-only accessory has a slot for the Apple Watch's charging puck and a small compartment that you slide the Apple Watch into, turning its 38mm or 42mm display into that of a retro Mac. The dock was originally announced last November, but is just now gaining attention online.

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    To prevent scratching on the Apple Watch's casing, band, and screen, the entire W3 dock is made of soft silicone, also making it easy to place and remove the Watch. The image used on Elago's website appears to use the Stone Sport Band on the Apple Watch, which is now unavailable on Apple.com. Any band and case combination will work on the dock, however.

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    Those interested can purchase the W3 Stand from Elago's website for $13.49, as well as on Amazon for $11.99. An alternate black version is also available.

    Article Link: Elago's W3 Charging Stand Turns Your Apple Watch Into the Original Macintosh
     
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    Funny to think the Apple Watch is far more powerful than the Macintosh in nearly every possible way.
     
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Dammit, this thing is too cute to resist buying!

    Wish it came with a tiny keyboard, too.
     
  5. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    It would look great next to my front door where I keep my watch and airpods charging.
    But no platinum version? :)
     
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    That's adorable. I wish a mini keyboard and mouse came with it.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Clever. But not for me. But I like the history behind it.
     
  8. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    Freaking adorable. Needs a mini mouse and keyboard to come with it... also, can we get an Apple logo sticker that's small enough to go on it?
     
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    $11 should not be £35 (on its Amazon store).

    How to lose customers and alienate people.
     
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    My vote for best Apple accessory. Almost want to buy an Apple Watch so I can get one.
     
  12. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Cute but why offer black at all? If anything, they should offer more Macs instead, such as current iMac.
     
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    Just wonderful!
    Would also love to see this in an iMac DV variant (blueberry, grape, indigo, ruby or flower power especially).
     
  14. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    would have made a great stocking stuffer.
     
  15. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    Fun, but it's not going to look that great when the watch turns itself off.
     
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    Sorry Im in the minority here, but thats just friggen ugly. Talk about Skeuomorphism
     
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    For $11 dollars on Amazon, I could not resist. Will have it for the weekend to play with. I can't wait for the comment from my wife - "Arg, you are such a geek." And I will smile say, "yes, yes I am."
     
  18. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

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    Most Mac users these days aren't even old enough to have used one.
     
  19. Happy-Mac macrumors member

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    No worries, I think it's fun, but that my opinion and I'm glad you shared yours.

    Plus, kudos for the correct use of skeuomorphism.

    I had to look it up because I had thought it was an example of reverse skeuomorphism, but I was wrong, skeuomorphing can indicate the imitation of design of anything.
     
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    Exactly how would this turn the watch off? Did you personally test this? That was never specified from what I read.
     
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    So adorable. And a great way to dock your watch to use mighty as a clock.
     
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    'The original Mac. Now more portable and 10 times more powerful. Watch bands sold seperately.' That statement would surely blow the minds of anyone back in those days.
     
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