Your Watch came with a dock...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by LxTxNx, May 3, 2015.

  1. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    I keep seeing people looking for a docking station. Spending $30 - $100 + when I'm pretty sure the box it came with one that works just as good or better than any dock out there.

    1. It's made by Apple
    2. It's felt lined
    3 it came with your Watch
    4. If you need to grab & go it doesn't get quicker than this
    5. Detach the "MagSafe" from Watch and place the top/bottom plastic and you're good to toss in your travel bag.

    To each their own but this is a great solution for me.

    Share your pictures on how you currently charge your watch.
     

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  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I backed the Premium One W3 dock for my Watch, iPhone, and iPad but won't deliver until June. I plan on using the bottom of the packaging like the OP until my dock arrives.
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The Sport model didn't come with one of those.
     
  5. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    I've been trying to think of a way to permanently attach the cable to the watch loop kinda like the edition set up. Hell, if I wanted, I could drill a couple holes and resin in the cable
     
  6. gladd06 macrumors member

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    I thought I was the only genius in here... It was quite obvious when I unboxed mine.. been using it since day 1 and cancelled my preordered stand.
     
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  8. LxTxNx, May 4, 2015
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    LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking about drilling a channel the size of the cable iwidth just so the cable allows the box top and bottom to close.
     
  9. elbartino, May 4, 2015
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    I've mounted mine a little bit like the edition. Drilled a hole just big enough enough to put a USB through next to where the watch sits ran the lead through the case and filled the hole with white SURGU (a putty that drys as a hard rubber) available from amazon and places. This holds that cable in place. and then added a some sticky feet to the bottom of the watch box so it sits flat on not on the cable. Took longer to type than to do its a very simple effort but allows me to put the lid onto the watch box when I'm not using it so its protected whilst its charging.
     

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  10. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason I don't like this "dock" and even a couple of the retail stands is that the watch is sideways. If it's on my bedside table, I want it to be upright.
     
  11. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Why? It doesn't show notifications if it's off your wrist. It won't even show you the time unless you tap the screen/crown first.
     
  12. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    Awesome! That's pretty much what I was thinking. I'll try it when I have more time. I'm a bit picky on the look so I was worried it'd look bad if I just drilled with a bit. I could see the case melting or getting torn up
     
  13. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great job! How about some detailed pics?
     
  14. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    Alarms work when it's off your wrist.
     
  15. elbartino macrumors member

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    I used a flat drill bit went through nicely just the same size as the usb. I'll check how many mm in the morning as its in the shed and I've just turned in. The only thing I have left is the smooth out the SURGU a little when it's dried. I'll do that Tomorrow and stick up another photo of the bottom.
     
  16. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm curious about the SURGU. Never used that before but there's so many options here for filler. For something more reliable you could even use bando. It'd be fast and then just paint over it. Hell I could even cut the wire, drill a wire sized hole and then solder it back together on the bottom edge. I'm curious as to how you got the wire to fit nicely on the bottom side so that the box doesn't wobble.
     
  17. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Oh, cool. I didn't know that.

    I'm excited to see more pictures of the case mod/hack!
     
  18. elbartino macrumors member

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    I just put some of those sticky foam pads on the bottom to give it some lift. Just enough for the diameter of the cable.
     
  19. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    I see. Man I wish I could somehow make it like the Edition and have a lightning out on the side rather than bottom
     
  20. elbartino macrumors member

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    It would be very nice. A 3rd party one may well happen. Mine won't be moving around much so sat on the bedside table will be ok. If you know any one with a 3D printer Im sure a solution would be easy. I've put a post on the other forums with more details of it.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1856503&page=18
     
  21. Bmc401, May 5, 2015
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    I haven't finished it yet, but I started to do the same thing as OP..

    However, I felt that there was a gap between the exterior bottom and interior bottom of the case so I drilled where I thought it was and was successful... I then used a screwdriver to pry apart the two pieces.

    There's a big enough gap where you can run the charging cable inside the case and out the back.. I will just need to splice the wires like OP said. I'm looking to see if i can find a small female lightning adapter and whether or not it could be somehow mounted to back of case?

    Trying to attach pics..


    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxQ_jE8x23YERDFXZEZKcjJVTHZOeTlHUjZpT1dZT3ZxdFFB/view?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxQ_jE8x23YEQWFkSUxXVlRkZ3pGRlAzb0xqRG9McktxYzQw&authuser=0
     
  22. akonikui macrumors regular

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    I love that people are starting to dissect the SS box! I managed to slowly pry mine open last night - it's just some heavy duty double-sided tape holding it together. I got a 1 meter charging cord at the Apple Store and this: http://allputer.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2399
    I plan to dismantle the adaptor so it will fit in the space between the inner and outer parts of the box. Then, I'll carefully drill a hole for the lightning port on the back and the charger on the top. In the end, it should like like a plastic version of the edition box.
    Even if this ends up being a waste of money, it will be a fun experiment!
     
  23. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

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    Once I finish finals and go home, I'll dig into building something. It's terrible because at school I have access to a full machine shop with CNC machines and 3D printers but this is literally the worst time for me to start a project
     

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