Review: SchuttenWorks 'Wave' is a Compact, Elegant Apple Watch Charging Stand

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Most of the Apple Watch stands and docks that we've reviewed so far have been from major manufacturers, but the Wave Apple Watch Charging Stand from SchuttenWorks is made by a small team in Oregon. Available in several different woods, the Wave is named for its shape, which resembles the crest of a breaking ocean wave.

Visually clean and simple, the Wave uses a clever split design and magnet system to hide away the Apple Watch cable and lock the charger in place. It's more expensive than most Apple Watch stands at $75, but it's also arguably more elegant and certainly an aesthetic that some Apple Watch owners will love.


The Wave comes in two pieces, which snap together with a series of magnets and wooden pegs. Each side has cutouts for the Apple Watch charger and cable, which is routed through the middle of the stand and out the back. Setup is super simple -- just pull the two pieces apart, nestle the charger at the top, snap the cable in place, and put the two pieces back together again.


All of the cutouts in the wood are perfect and the two pieces of the Wave are flush with almost no visible seam. Snapped together, it looks like a single piece of wood that was designed around the charger. At the top, the Apple Watch charger is held in place with micro suction tape, but even without the tape, the fit is tight enough that it the cable would stay firmly in place.


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nutmac

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With a closed-loop band like the Milanese, or with a Sport Band snapped closed, the Apple Watch sits sideways on the stand. This is the position most of us will use once watchOS 2 is released, for the new Nightstand Mode.
I am very confused. How can Apple Watch sit sideways on this particular stand? Are you putting the side side down or something? A little picture would do much good. If so, I can't imagine the stand being very stable, nor look good.
 

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I am very confused. How can Apple Watch sit sideways on this particular stand? Are you putting the side side down or something? A little picture would do much good. If so, I can't imagine the stand being very stable, nor look good.
Fourth picture in the post shows the Apple Watch sideways on the stand.
 
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flyinmac

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Simple design. And attractive too. A little high priced. But I like the idea and simplicity of it.

But, that simplicity of it will likely hinder its sales at $75.

I've made a lot of things in this fashion over the years. I just don't see it fetching this price. I like it... But I'd probably make my own wood craft project before I spent that much on it.
 
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nutmac

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Fourth picture in the post shows the Apple Watch sideways on the stand.
Perhaps the final watchOS 2 will work different, but on my Apple Watch, nightstand mode kicks in only when it is not lying flat, as in #6 picture.



 

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And will render night stand useless.
Pretty much all current stands make night mode useless as an alarm. You can't press the buttons without removing the watch from the stand. The side needs to be on a hard surface like originally shown in the night mode pic
 

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I just see these stands as unnecessary. I just lay the watch flat on top of the charger on my nightstand. I guess they would be useful if you wanted to save space, but you are not really saving that much more that would justify these prices in my opinion. This money could be better spent on future versions of the watch or different bands.
 

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Fourth picture in the post shows the Apple Watch sideways on the stand.
Fourth picture in the post shows ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ rotated horizontally. That's cute, but for nightstand mode, you'll want the buttons to be easy targets. It's pretty clear that this stand is unsuitable for nightstand mode (how are you going to hit snooze?).
 
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