This dock should’ve been co-released with the watchOS 2’s Nightstand mode, that would’ve made more sense but at least Apple finally caught on. Doubling up on functionality as a regular watch and now enabling you to use it as a clock will be much appreciated for those who purchased the smartwatch that starts from SG$ 518 (RM 1,590).
Resembling a hockey puck, just a little flatter and tapered at the edges, techcrunch assumes that the dock is fashioned out of plastic, while the usual circular magnetic unit sits inside. Charging can be done in two orientations, the Nightstand mode, which allows the wearable to sit upright and the flat mode, setting your Apple Watch onto the coaster.
While other after-market options still utilise the charging puck that comes with Apple Watch, the Magnetic Charging Dock has its very own puck built-in. So at least for the price, the dock, only needs a lightning cable plugged into the back to power up.
Apple hasn’t trailed away from their own proprietary cables and ports, but Microsoft has jumped on the same bandwagon, so the blame should be equally shared. Ridding consumers the convenience of universal plugs and ports, it’ll be harder to find a supported cable while at home or work (other than the one you already have).
If you have an Apple Watch, or are thinking of purchasing one, you’ll have to get it in Singapore, the nearest option for Malaysians. Permitted that you’re willing to make the trip, you can purchase it here. While the magnetic dock that goes for SG$ 118 (RM 360), can also be found on the neighbouring country’s online Apple store.
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