MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Duet Apple Watch and iPhone Dock From Antsy Labs

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Antsy Labs to give away three of the company's Duet docks for the Apple Watch and iPhone.

The Duet features a dock for any Lightning-enabled iPhone along with an arm that can accommodate any Apple Watch, with both able to be charged at the same time through user-supplied official charging cables. The design of the Duet lets it support iPhones from the SE to the 6s Plus, even when in a case. According to Duet's website, most cases on the market today are supported.


Priced at $89, the Duet started out as a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded last year. The Duet is machined from solid aluminum and is available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Matte Black to match Apple's devices. It's also available in both left and right orientations, so you can choose your preferred layout.


What's neat about the Duet is that while two dock pieces work together, you're also able to use them separately. They're held together via magnets and will snap apart so one can be used on a bedside table while another's located on a desk. Both the weight of the aluminum and a suction material underneath each section keep the docks in place whether they're used together or alone. For more details on the Duet, make sure to check out our review.


The Duet can be purchased from the Antsy Labs website for $89, but for the next week, MacRumors readers can get a 15 percent discount using the code MACRUMORS15. Three of our readers will also get a Duet of their choice for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (April 8) at 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on April 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on April 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen. The prizes will be shipped to the winners for free.

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Another dock made obsolete by Nightstand... no wonder they're giving them away.
Agreed. Why even bother with this review when we know this is DOA if it does not support nightstand. Especially with my Links band.
 
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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Antsy Labs to give away three of the company's Duet docks for the Apple Watch and iPhone.

The Duet features a dock for any Lightning-enabled iPhone along with an arm that can accommodate any Apple Watch, with both able to be charged at the same time through user-supplied official charging cables. The design of the Duet lets it support iPhones from the SE to the 6s Plus, even when in a case. According to Duet's website, most cases on the market today are supported.


Priced at $89, the Duet started out as a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded last year. The Duet is machined from solid aluminum and is available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Matte Black to match Apple's devices. It's also available in both left and right orientations, so you can choose your preferred layout.


What's neat about the Duet is that while two dock pieces work together, you're also able to use them separately. They're held together via magnets and will snap apart so one can be used on a bedside table while another's located on a desk. Both the weight of the aluminum and a suction material underneath each section keep the docks in place whether they're used together or alone. For more details on the Duet, make sure to check out our review.


The Duet can be purchased from the Antsy Labs website for $89, but for the next week, MacRumors readers can get a 15 percent discount using the code MACRUMORS15. Three of our readers will also get a Duet of their choice for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (April 8) at 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on April 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on April 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen. The prizes will be shipped to the winners for free.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Duet Apple Watch and iPhone Dock From Antsy Labs
Their webpage photo caption shows the watch on the left and the right. But, the two pix look identical to me.
http://www.antsylabs.com/collections/all
 

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Wait, so you have to run TWO cables to this thing? Apple needs to start certifying Apple Watch charging connectors so manufacturers can build them in.
It already seems like they did? https://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/22/apple-watch-dock-integrated-charger/

For $89 I'd expect a stand that has one cable. You can now order female Lightning ports MFi so they could put one of those on the back. Just plug in any lightning cable and it charges the iPhone and the AW.

Otherwise I actually really like the design of this one. But I just don't think it warrants an $89 with needing to supply two of our own cables, which is a clunky solution. I do, however, like that you can select the left/right orientation of the docks when ordering. I think it's worth $40-50 at the most, with the Apple Tax. But $90? Nope.
 
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Got excited for a second and thought it would be an Apogee Duet! I still have the old FireWire one.
 
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Wait, so you have to run TWO cables to this thing? Apple needs to start certifying Apple Watch charging connectors so manufacturers can build them in.
The Belkin Valet dual stand I have has the chargers built in. They are expensive when the chargers are built in, though. It's working great for me and I don't miss Nightstand when I can verbally ask Siri what time it is (and get his "Good Morning!" to boot) or use my alarm clock app on my phone if I really wanted the time always showing, which I don't. The Belkin also has an attachment that supports my Milanese steel loop band better than most watch stands that can't handle its weight well.

http://www.belkin.com/us/F8J183-APL/p/P-F8J183-APL/ ;jsessionid=9A3949E1B8B59F0E5F2179BFBBCD9C8B/
 
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The Belkin Valet dual stand I have has the chargers built in. They are expensive when the chargers are built in, though. It's working great for me and I don't miss Nightstand when I can verbally ask Siri what time it is (and get his "Good Morning!" to boot) or use my alarm clock app on my phone if I really wanted the time always showing, which I don't. The Belkin also has an attachment that supports my Milanese steel loop band better than most watch stands that can't handle its weight well.

http://www.belkin.com/us/F8J183-APL/p/P-F8J183-APL/ ;jsessionid=9A3949E1B8B59F0E5F2179BFBBCD9C8B/
I'm thinking of buying one. How long have you had it? I cannot see buying any dock that I have to supply my own cables for.
 

laurim

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I'm thinking of buying one. How long have you had it? I cannot see buying any dock that I have to supply my own cables for.
Probably a month or so. The only minor improvement I would make on it is to make it a tad heavier (it IS heavy enough to evoke a quality item for the price) or have suction cups because it's not quite heavy enough for the friction of the phone connection and the base lifts when I take the phone off. But it's a minor quibble in an otherwise solidly-made and attractive item. I'm happy with the purchase.
 

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Probably a month or so. The only minor improvement I would make on it is to make it a tad heavier (it IS heavy enough to evoke a quality item for the price) or have suction cups because it's not quite heavy enough for the friction of the phone connection and the base lifts when I take the phone off. But it's a minor quibble in an otherwise solidly-made and attractive item. I'm happy with the purchase.
Ese pupo! (Thank you very much in the Yoruba language) I will probably splurge and get one this week. Too bad it seems an Apple Store exclusive.
 

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Antsy Labs to give away three of the company's Duet docks for the Apple Watch and iPhone.

The Duet features a dock for any Lightning-enabled iPhone along with an arm that can accommodate any Apple Watch, with both able to be charged at the same time through user-supplied official charging cables. The design of the Duet lets it support iPhones from the SE to the 6s Plus, even when in a case. According to Duet's website, most cases on the market today are supported.


Priced at $89, the Duet started out as a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded last year. The Duet is machined from solid aluminum and is available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Matte Black to match Apple's devices. It's also available in both left and right orientations, so you can choose your preferred layout.


What's neat about the Duet is that while two dock pieces work together, you're also able to use them separately. They're held together via magnets and will snap apart so one can be used on a bedside table while another's located on a desk. Both the weight of the aluminum and a suction material underneath each section keep the docks in place whether they're used together or alone. For more details on the Duet, make sure to check out our review.


The Duet can be purchased from the Antsy Labs website for $89, but for the next week, MacRumors readers can get a 15 percent discount using the code MACRUMORS15. Three of our readers will also get a Duet of their choice for free. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize.

You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

The contest will run from today (April 8) at 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time on April 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on April 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen. The prizes will be shipped to the winners for free.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Duet Apple Watch and iPhone Dock From Antsy Labs
I tried to do the last step, signing up for the newsletter, but it said numerous attempts from this email address, please try again in 5 minutes. Had only tried one time, so not sure why that came up. =/

Looks beautiful, I have an iphone and an apple watch, this would be perfect. Thank you for the contest! *crossing fingers, toes, eyes... * LOL..
 
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