Milanese folks: how do you charge your watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, May 31, 2015.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    I'm trying to understand the geometry of charging an Apple Watch with a Milanese loop. Do you stick the puck between the strap and the base so that they form a sandwich? Do you take the strap off? How do you do it?!
     
  2. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's a good question, but doesn't the loop hang awkwardly from such stands? It's basically a metal chain.

    Plus I haven't seen many stands I like, and certainly not ones easily available in the UK.
     
  3. SirGravy macrumors newbie

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    I undo one of the band sides from the socket and then keep it draped across my Apple Watch box and have the puck under it. Don't have a picture as I am at work; I do use the sport strap to do the same thing which works easier as it is lighter. If I leave the puck on and both bands on the magnet sorta sticks to everything and every link it can come close to.
     
  4. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    You could close the band before placing the watch on the stand, so that the ends don't hang down (although I'd find that too much of a hassle).

    Otherwise a good option for your model (if you're concerned about metal on metal contact) might be a wooden stand. There's a Navitech on Amazon UK at £39 incl. delivery:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Navitech®-Apple-Charging-Station-Platform/dp/B00UI2UDA2

    I have a DODOcase on order from the US (at a lower pre-order price):

    http://www.dodocase.com/products/apple-watch-charging-stand

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    Or this, if you don't like the idea of a hanging band?

    http://www.elevationlab.com/products/night-stand
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    The loop is flexible. Put the puck under the watch as normal and just set it down. The loop will move to the right shape.
     
  6. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't it turn into a magnetic mess? And aren't you worried about the metal base of the charger scratching the strap?

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    Some good tips: thanks. I see there's a few stands on Amazon UK: I'll have a look around.
     
  7. timize macrumors regular

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    I place my watch in the groove where the watch naturally lays in the box it came in. I then shape the loop into the shape of a band and place the charging puck on the back of the watch.
     
  8. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not a bad solution. I quite like the idea of using the box.
     
  9. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome - good luck with your search! :)

    I think the right stand (which is as personal a choice as the watch) can really enhance the overall ownership experience.
     
  10. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Spiegen stand. There are nicer stands but this one was only $20 and works well.

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    This is what I was doing before I got my stand.
     
  11. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I'm using/Will be using.
     
  12. timize macrumors regular

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    Why spend extra money on a stand when the original box does the job?

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  13. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    If it will give you, personally, greater pleasure in daily use :)

    "Pleasure" also includes how it looks when not in use (eg attractive stand vs empty box).

    Some people also prefer a stand with a smaller footprint than the box.
     
  14. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    This is what I did before I received my Spiegen stand
     
  15. Radeon85 macrumors regular

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    I use the Spigen stand as well, very pleased with it.


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