PROPER WatchKeeper charging dock/stand... Anybody see this?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Steve.P.JobsFan, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    I had ordered the Spigen stand, but a friend of mine dropped this into a group chat we were having.

    http://www.studioproper.com.au/pages/apple-watch-charging-dock

    I cancelled the Spigen stand on Amazon and ordered this. I tried 3 times to use my CC directly on-site, but Barclaycard kept declining the purchase and having their automated fraud system call me about "potential fraudulent activity" since I've never used my card in Aus. :mad:

    Attempted to paid via PayPal, went right on through. I'd recommend using only PayPal to pay for it.

    Anyways, the product.

    It looks cool. What sold me on it over the Spigen is not only does it give me a place to lay it down to charge, it also doubles as a safe carrying case. Perfect for if my Watch isn't charged or I don't feel like wearing it but want to move around.

    Let me know what you all think! I'll likely post a review come May when it arrives. :)
     
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    That is sexy, it'd also be great if the case has a battery to charge as well for on the go charging!
     
  5. ant69 macrumors regular

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    That is beautiful!! Shame it doesn't work for the SS band I ordered.

    Ant
     
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    Wishing Apple had made an official case. You know, something designed by Ive. I think they missed a huge add on opportunity here.

    The edition cases look a little boring to me.
     
  8. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm. I don't know if I'm sold on this one. I don't think I'll need a travel case because I will most likely be wearing the watch when traveling. It also seems like the lid would just get in my way when residing on my nightstand plus it has a bigger footprint.

    It looks like a cool concept though. Can anyone help change my mind?
     
  9. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    I like it, but something like the Nomad Pod is something I'm more interested in because it has a battery pack. I am thinking of making something myself by double siding tape the magnetic charging cable to a battery pack.
     
  10. BeyondtheTech, Apr 14, 2015
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    We talked about this product in another thread, and I was sorely disappointed that it doesn't contain a portable battery. For $60 that just holds the WATCH and the charging cable tucked behind it, I think it's a bit overpriced. Just to confirm, is it $60 AUD or $60 USD? Because $60 AUD is $45 USD.

    Update: It's $60 AUD, which translates currently to $45.69 USD. http://coinmill.com/AUD_USD.html#AUD=60

    Still iffy for me.
     
  11. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    A lot of valid points there ... maybe I'm not pre ordering anymore :p
     
  12. mobidutch macrumors member

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    This.

    I pledged towards the PREMIUM ONE W2 dual today. I'll use the cable and charger that comes with the Watch for travel.
     
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    I fly a lot and this is going to be PERFECT for going through TSA. I usually just throw my normal watch in a backpack pocket, but also throw keys, wallet, phone, and anything else in there.
     
  15. alon.tamir macrumors newbie

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    Founder of Proper - Listening!

    Hello!

    Thanks for sharing and for all the great feedback here, we're really excited about WatchKeeper and can't wait to get it to you all.

    Quick note to let you know that our US/Global website might simplify your ordering process - http://www.studioproper.com/pages/apple-watch-charging-dock

    Regards!
    Alon

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    www.studioproper.com

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    Hello Ant,

    Worth noting that the stainless steel link band does quite easily come apart at the clasp and can be used with WatchKeeper.

    Regards,
    Alon

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    Great points Bryan - Thanks for sharing.

    To provide further context, when designing WatchKeeper we focused on a solution that protects the watch whilst providing an improved charging experience whether at home/office of travelling.

    Further, we feel that the charging experience with Apple Watch differs significantly from the iPhone/iPad.

    For iPhone/iPad you want to be able to see incoming notifications, play media, receive calls, etc whilst charging. With the Watch however, we feel that when it's charging you'll default back to your iPhone and may choose to charge it with WatchKeeper 'closed' to provide complete protection.

    Hope that helps ;)

    Regards!
     
  16. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

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    While that does look kinda nice, I think the Nomad Stand puts them all to shame. I preordered mine for $65 USD shipped.

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    I've ordered two watches I intend to alternate between for work and non-work wear, so I will always have one on the stand charging.
     
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for the feedback and ideas. That makes a lot of sense. I never thought about that, but you're right: when the watch is charging, one will likely default back to the iPhone for incoming notifications since the watch is not on the wrist. (Especially considering the watch's small display.) And with a case like this, you can close the lid and protect the watch from spilled liquids, pets, and any number of other things.

    Thank you for providing that context. It looks like an extremely nice case and I'll definitely give it a closer look.
     
  18. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that the Nomad design is beautiful, which is why I had pre-ordered it. But after seeing the Mophie one has leather trims, I am considering to switch. The Nomad stand lacks any protection for the back side of the watch face when charging on the stand... basically metal with be hitting metal and causing scratches to the back of the watch face and the first couple of links if you also have a link bracelet. The Mophie's leather trim will keep the Apple Watch scratch free.
     
  19. rhyme macrumors regular

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    The Proper is nice. I'm not buying one, but I will put it in my Anazon wish list for next time my sister is looking for gift ideas for me.
     
  20. Steve.P.JobsFan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it support the Milanese loop?
     
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    I travel weekly and have never removed my watch when going through TSA. My steel Rolex (and others) have never been a problem. I'm hoping to not have to remove my Apple Watch either.
     
  23. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Watch bands bend - especially leather - the watch won't be easy to lie flat in this charger/case.
     
  24. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    While it's nice that alon.tamir of Proper provided us with a US link, the price through that web store is $59.99 USD. But the Australian link given by the OP offers the same product at $59.99 AUD, which translates to $46.01 USD.

    And since they both offer international shipping included and payment via PayPal, I'd say it's best to go through the Australian link and save a few bucks.
     
  25. danish1542 macrumors member

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    I noticed this as well. I guess the question is, do the orders from the US site ship from within the US? If thats the case they will arrive much quicker than an item that has to ship from overseas.
     

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