New Apple Watch Stand and Back-up Battery from Nomad Announced
Now that the Apple Watch has an official launch date, many companies have been unveiling their ideas for accessories. These are two items Nomad just announced that are coming soon:
Built from a solid piece of military grade extruded aluminum, Stand is an Apple Watch charging stand for your desk or bedside.
On its backside lays a concealed, precision CNC milled routing channel for the charging cable, guiding Apple’s magnetic puck to its resting place on top.
Stand is stabilized with copper ballast and a high friction rubber base. We’ve already started production (with final production steps pending release of Apple Watch charger specs) and will be shipping by May 1st.
Availability: 5000 units from first production unit available
Shipping: May 1st, 2015
Pod is the first of its kind portable power station and cable manager for Apple Watch. Engineered with a high density 1800mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery housed tightly inside, Pod packs enough power for four complete charges of Apple Watch.
Inside is a Type A USB port used for connecting the Apple Watch charging cable, which wraps around the unit until the puck finds its precise alignment atop the Pod’s concentric charging nest. Pod is the first Apple Watch accessory that charges with the new Type C USB cable (it also has Micro USB as a backup). The unit is protected by a stamped military grade aluminum lid.
Weighing only 80 grams (2.8 ounces) and sized smaller than a hockey puck, Pod is a truly portable device designed to fit effortlessly in your pocket, bag or purse.
Availability: 5000 units from first production run
Shipping: June 1st, 2015
Technical: 1800mAh high density LiPo battery, Type-C USB (in/out), Micro USB (in), Type A USB (out, for Apple Watch charging cable)
Size & Weight: 72mm diameter, 25mm thick, 80grams weight