ElevationLab Debuts $30 Apple Watch 'NightStand'

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ElevationLab early this morning revealed a new product aimed at charging and securely fastening the Apple Watch, called the "NightStand." Aimed at securing the Watch with a strong base, NightStand isn't only one of the more reasonably priced Apple Watch stands to come along, but has the unique functionality of being able to mount vertically onto surfaces as well.

Similar to ElevationDock, the company's popular iPhone charging base, the NightStand for Apple Watch aims "to make charging un-annoying and effortless." Thanks to what the company calls the "NanoPad", the dock holds strong to any smooth surface it is placed on, which ElevationLab assures will provide customers with a quicker, one-handed charging experience.
NightStand makes daily charging a breeze. Just set your watch on, from out of the corner of your eye, no careful alignment required. Locks to your bedside table so you never have to hunt for the cord. Undocking is one-handed. Solid, soft, seamless construction. Low-profile, minimal design.

NightStand is molded in solid, medical-grade silicone with a gorgeous matte finish. Its softness protects from scratching (like traditional padded watch stands and winders do), it naturally kills germs, has a pleasant amount of flex, and comes in beautiful colors.
One of NightStand's most interesting features is its ability to be mounted vertically, thanks to an included "ultra-strong, optional to use, custom 3M adhesive back." ElevationLab promises it's as easy to place on a wall with a smooth surface as it is on a horizontal area, assuring a painless removal process as well that may require the adhesive to be slightly heated with a hair dryer in extreme cases.

The NightStand is available in three colors - Bright Red, Matte Black, and Cerulean Blue - and can be pre-ordered from ElevationLab's official website right now for $29. The docks, unfortunately, won't ship for over a month, with an estimated May 29 date currently sitting as the ballpark dispatch date for pre-orders made soon.

Article Link: ElevationLab Debuts $30 Apple Watch 'NightStand'
 

cbird007

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I really like this charger. I'll place an order for it today. I wonder if it'll arrive before my watch. #⌚
 

blueweb

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Why not just 3D print a stand for the apple watch? Meaning if you have access to a printer. It would be cheaper than $30.
 

2457282

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If I order it today, I will get it before the watch arrives that I ordered on the 10th. Oh the irony! And the madness :mad:

Come on Apple, fix the hot mess. Hire Forstall back so you can blame him and fire him again.

But get me my watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

jayhawk11

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
 

stevewayment

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Guess you have to tilt your head to use it while it's charging?
What this really means is that I no longer have to lift my head up to use the watch when I'm in bed. No more sore neck muscles!

Stupid alarm clocks and their horizontal displays...
 

hlfway2anywhere

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
thanks for the warning. i will not be "pre-ordering" this. ever since Coin started using pre-orders synonymously with "backers" I'm done pre-ordering anything that isn't from a reputable company.
 

ofcrpls

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thanks for the warning. i will not be "pre-ordering" this. ever since Coin started using pre-orders synonymously with "backers" I'm done pre-ordering anything that isn't from a reputable company.
Of the 7 things I've backed / preordered on various sites I recent years, 4 of them were related to electronics/technology. 3 of them weren't and those are the ones that delivered on time. They really had everything ready and just needed to scale for production. With the Campaign funded, they delivered on time.

Flag, Coin, Trackr have burnt me enough that I no longer look at campaigns.
 

hlfway2anywhere

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Of the 7 things I've backed / preordered on various sites I recent years, 4 of them were related to electronics/technology. 3 of them weren't and those are the ones that delivered on time. They really had everything ready and just needed to scale for production. With the Campaign funded, they delivered on time.

Flag, Coin, Trackr have burnt me enough that I no longer look at campaigns.
Likewise. I got burned by Coin and iQi which were complete junk, so now i'm done. I'm not backing electronics campaigns anymore.
 

hlfway2anywhere

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What ever happened with that Coin thing by the way, if you don't mind me asking? I remember almost preordering quite some time ago.
they were supposed to ship last summer. instead they announced a beta version which would 'start shipping in the fall' -- except the catch was only the first couple days worth of pre-orders would qualify for the beta. and it didn't start arriving to people until november.

they were going to charge people who take the beta version another $10 for the final version when it started shipping, but then quickly reversed that after the internet lashed out.

they're finally 'ready to start shipping this spring' but several people are already complaining that their ship date is August.

what a clusterfk.
 

mdelvecchio

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Guess you have to tilt your head to use it while it's charging?
or just, you know, grab it. the reviewers said they never hit a point where their watches were stone cold dead.

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Why not just 3D print a stand for the apple watch? Meaning if you have access to a printer. It would be cheaper than $30.
of the millions who have already bought the watch, and the millions and millions more who will, how many would you bet have a $1,000 3D printer laying around?

$30 is less than some iphone cases. ill pay it gladly.
 

chocoyo00

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they were supposed to ship last summer. instead they announced a beta version which would 'start shipping in the fall' -- except the catch was only the first couple days worth of pre-orders would qualify for the beta. and it didn't start arriving to people until november.

they were going to charge people who take the beta version another $10 for the final version when it started shipping, but then quickly reversed that after the internet lashed out.

they're finally 'ready to start shipping this spring' but several people are already complaining that their ship date is August.

what a clusterfk.
Coincidentally my preordered Coin shipped yesterday and arrives tomorrow along with my Watch.
 

darkslide29

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they were supposed to ship last summer. instead they announced a beta version which would 'start shipping in the fall' -- except the catch was only the first couple days worth of pre-orders would qualify for the beta. and it didn't start arriving to people until november.

they were going to charge people who take the beta version another $10 for the final version when it started shipping, but then quickly reversed that after the internet lashed out.

they're finally 'ready to start shipping this spring' but several people are already complaining that their ship date is August.

what a clusterfk.
My goodness. It seemed like they had their act together early on with so much promise, and instead it became a classic kickstarter-like horror story.
 

Sodner

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
Your correct on their KS campaigns. I'm hoping since this is not a KS project it will go more smoothly. I am surprised it's not metal since all their prior products are. Huh, go figure. Put me down for one in black. :D

EDIT: And though their iPhone Dock took longer then expected and Apples switch to the Lightning connector also caused some issues, in the end I loved their Dock and would happily purchase another if they would widen it for the 6+.
 
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mdelvecchio

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sweet. much sleeker than all the bulky table-top holders ive seen so far. this will stick to the side of the bed and almost be invisible.

ordered two.
 

hlfway2anywhere

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Coincidentally my preordered Coin shipped yesterday and arrives tomorrow along with my Watch.
which will be extremely useful until your cards are replaced by your bank with chipped ones. merchant terminals which support the chips will reject your swipes and prompt you for the chip. which the Coin won't have. DOA product. Glad i got a refund.

Your correct on their KS campaigns. I'm hoping since this is not a KS project it will go more smoothly. I am surprised it's not metal since all their prior products are. Huh, go figure. Put me down for one in black. :D
Coin wasn't a KS campaign and they even called them 'pre-orders.'

Then suddenly they started calling us backers. I'm not falling for that again.
 

MarkW19

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
Thanks; just stopped me from ordering! Think I'll just cobble together something similar over the weekend.
 

Carmenia83

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
I'm gonna take the chance. This is exactly the type of thing I've been waiting for. Hopefully they don't fk this up too bad, considering it's basically a piece of rubber with a hole in it. Thanks for the heads up.
 

TFloyd

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Fair warning: ElevationLab is notorious for being horribly behind schedule and refusing to communicate delays in a timely fashion. Look at their last two Kickstarter campaigns – months behind schedule and complete radio silence from the company itself.
Hi All -

I wanted to pop on here to introduce myself and address this. I am a new partner at Elevation Lab. I won't make any excuses for past mistakes and poor communication. I will say that we have learned some valuable lessons over the past 12 months and are striving to become a better company across the board.

Just know that we read these comments and take it to heart that the community has a powerful voice and we better not screw it up again. We want to be around for years to come.

Sincerely

Tom Floyd
Elevation Lab
 
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It kills germs

"...it naturally kills germs…"

Neither their website nor their Zendesk help site mentions how this is done.

I do hope this is not another product laced with Triclosan or similar chemicals. :eek:
 
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