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Accessory maker Nomad has created a “methodically designed, expertly crafted” stand for your Apple Watch that is just as pretty and functional as Apple’s wrist-worn gizmo. Dubbed the Stand, it suspends your Watch mid-air while providing MagSafe access to its Zirconia backing.

Another accessory called the Pod will be available as well, basically a mobile charging solution for your device with a built-in rechargeable 1,800mAh lithium polymer battery that quadruples your Apple Watch battery life.

Nomad Stand

The San Francisco-based company hails the Stand as a minimalist, “honest charging stand” for the Apple Watch that’s designed to give the device an elevated charging experience.

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Crafted from a solid piece of aluminum, the accessory features a cable routing channel on its backside, a non-slip, high friction rubber footing and a solid chunk of copper for added ballast at over three times the weight of aluminum.

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Measuring 10.5cm wide, nine cm tall and five cm deep, the Pod is compatible with both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition and accepts the 1m and 2m versions of the Apple Watch charging cable.

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The Pod weighs in at 80 grams, or 2.8 ounces. It’s “smaller than a hockey puck” and measures 72mm in diameter and 25mm thick.

The top of its polycarbonate plastic enclosure contains the battery and USB charging unit inside. The top accommodates the Apple’s MagSafe charging puck so you can charge the Apple Watch on the Pod directly, no additional cable required.

To charge the Apple Watch or any other USB device, you’d simply insert the USB end of the Apple Watch charging cable into Pod’s USB port, wrap the cable around the accessory, close the Pod and then place your Apple Watch back on top to charge from any angle.

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The built-in 1,800mAh lithium polymer battery provides up to four full charges of Apple Watch and files as the first Apple Watch accessory to utilize the new USB Type-C cable for in/out power transmission, although it provides a Micro-USB and USB-Type A as backup solutions for all other devices.

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The accessory ships with the precision stamped aluminum casing and has a Dupont Versollan TPE rubber base which firmly affixes it in place while in use.

The $59.95 Nomad Stand starts shipping on April 30 in Silver and Space Grey. The $59.99 NomadPod will be available in Silver, Space Gray and Matte Black Plastic, with shipments set to commence on June 15.

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Nomad, which launched on Kickstarter in 2012, also sells the ChargeCard, a portable USB cable the size and shape of a credit card. They are now shooting to become a smartwatch-first accessories company.

“We believe the smartwatch will soon eclipse the smartphone as the number one mobile device, including telephone and camera,” the company explain on its website.

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The company is also behind the ChargeKey, NomadClip and other ‘Made for iPhone’ certified accessories.

If you can’t wait until June, premium Apple-exclusive accessory maker Twelve South will be bringing its HiRise for Apple Watch charging stand to market in May.

And for those of you with an urge to spend big money on an Apple Watch accessory, look no further than the $249 Reserve Stand with an embedded lithium polymer cells and an inductive charging cradle.

Source: Nomad

  • Joe Brunet

    Beautiful! There will be plenty of these

  • iBanks

    The stand looks really nice, just would like the angle of the stand to be adjustable. The ability to angle it down just a little more would be nice when charging the watch while laying in bed. Assuming the watch face will always be lit while charging.

  • Inseltraeumer

    looks good, but too expensive. but then any of apple’s devices are

  • Sohail Wahab

    That’s the coolest stand ever for Apple Watch

  • Chindavon

    Watch worthy. Those look REAL nice.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    now that is one clean stand!

  • Beck Hoefling

    The nomad stand looks like what the apple watch would be on in an apple store. Very nice design

  • John Wickham

    Holy hell… This stand makes me want Apple Watch more than Apple Watch does

  • L J

    nice! that nomadpad looks like a certain buy

  • Jamessmooth

    Wow this thing is pretty! Unfortunately I’ll be spending twice what the cost of the apple watch just in accessories…

  • Tech-ohol

    Nomadpod won’t work with the link band on the watch.

  • Steve Basile

    Hello? Think twice before ordering anything from @nomadgoods They will tell you it shipped. That’s it. No product, no updates, looks like FRAUD. Ordered a stand on May 2. Supposedly “shipped” on 6/1. Tracking info has not changed since “Item pre-advice received” 14 days ago. BUYER BEWARE! Check their Twitter feed and Facebook page–it’s blowing up with the same comments: No word, no update, no product, no tracking, no replies. Stay away.