Kanex Launches Apple Certified 'GoPower Watch Stand' With Extra USB Port for iPhone

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    Following an announcement last December, accessory company Kanex today launched its GoPower Watch Stand for the Apple Watch. The Apple MFi-certified accessory includes an integrated charging puck that recharges and displays the Apple Watch, as well as an additional USB port on the back that can simultaneously charge an iPhone, iPad, or any other USB-compatible device.

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    The company also announced that its GoPower Plus power bank now comes in Rose Gold and Matte Black colorways. The power bank supports simultaneous charging to two devices and has an 8,000 mAh battery with an integrated MFi-certified Lightning adapter. The accessory was previously available in Space Grey and Gold.

    Anyone interested can purchase the GoPower Watch Stand for $69.95 and the GoPower Plus for $59.95 on Kanex.com.

    Article Link: Kanex Launches Apple Certified 'GoPower Watch Stand' With Extra USB Port for iPhone
     
  2. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    sometimes i hate labeling so much i think of ways to take things apart and repaint or powder coat them again. Looks nice otherwise
     
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    The fact it can charge an additional device simultaneously is An advantage other stands don't offer at this price point.
     
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    Are you blind? It's round. You can swivel the watch sideways to Nightstand mode.
     
  7. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68030

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    Of I can just have a 2nd USB charger for 99¢.
     
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    The stand itself is charged by a barrel power connector?? Pass. Would've been brilliant to charge it with lightning, or at the very least micro USB or USB-C.
     
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    I see everyone complaining about the price. You do realize this is the first stand to not make you pay a separate apple watch charger. It saves you 29.99 right there!
     
  10. Elladan11 macrumors newbie

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    Go ahead, buy it and try it. I think you'll find that it won't work because the watch band will get in the way. I have yet to see a watch stand designed for Nightstand mode that I want to purchase.
     
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    It is nice that the puck is included, but it isn't the first:

    https://www.elevationlab.com/products/battery-pro-for-iphone-apple-watch

    http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8J201/

    Though this Kanex is a bit cheaper than the above, it's less convenient for my needs (I own the Belkin and it has been quite useful for camping and traveling).
     
  12. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Are you blind? The band would get in the way

    Way to embarrass yourself
     
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    IMG_0002.JPG I think the Belkin Valet Charge Dock is a more elegant solution, albeit at a higher price.
     
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    I paid 24.00 for a device in amazing. It charges my watch in night stand mode, my iPhone and my EarPods/iPad etc. So that's not worth the price point of 70
     
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    I agree $70.00 is steep. Two things come to mind with this product which I would consider. I also like to think "You get what you pay for" Motto.

    1.) It allows for charging two devices at once. Which is convenient.

    2.) Kanex makes a really nice, reputable product. I have owned other items from them, which They last and sell quickly used as well.
     
  18. rturner2 macrumors 6502

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    I can't see how I can use night stand effectively and easily on this stand. night stand is one of the best features on the apple watch.
     
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    I have a near identical one from TwelveSouth that I've been using on my bedside for over a year. Nightstand Mode works perfectly regardless of any of the bands I use on it. I just lightly tap my table and the Watch wakes up and shows the time.
     
  20. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Yes, that logo seems obnoxiously large and centered.
     
  21. tom.humphrey macrumors newbie

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    £70 for something that doesn't do night stand, looks fairly cheap and has ugly branding right on the front of it....No thanks
     
  22. Whimseh macrumors member

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    why is the phone screen down
    WHY IS IT SCREEN DOWN

    I N T E R N A L S C R E A M I N G
     
  23. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Now, now, take your pill and a deep breath.
     
  24. Bistroengine macrumors regular

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    Undo Watch band then rotate. Problem solved.
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    I've looked at the Belkin too. The majority of stands seem to mimic this design. However, the Kanex is the 1st I've seen that doesn't require you to place your phone upright in a dock. I use the app Sleep Cycle frequently which requires you place your phone face down on your nightstand so the Kanex is appealing to me for this reason. Also not to mention the added benefit of having your original charge cable free to use as a 2nd portable charging cable.
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    This stand doesn't 'need charging'. It's not a portable battery unit. How else would you expect to charge 2 devices at once? I don't think a single lightning or USB-C cable could deliver enough juice for 2 devices. Plugging this into a standard AC outlet isn't a deal breaker for me if it's just going to sit on your nightstand.
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    What makes you think this won't work with Nightstand mode?
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    I just noticed the price went up to $79.95 since this article was posted and it still says preorder. I'm hoping it will eventually end up on Amazon for much cheaper.
     
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    I hope you're being sarcastic, making things more difficult should not be the priority of the product
     

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