This Macintosh-inspired $15 Apple Watch stand could be the cutest one yet

We spotted what could win the award for the cutest Apple Watch stand yet, the Elago W3. Just insert your own charging puck and slip your Watch into the slot to turn it into a miniature replica of the original Macintosh.

 

The stand emulates the general shape of the Macintosh from the side as well as the front, though it is angled back for easier Nightstand viewing.

It’s made from soft silicon, so there should be no risk of scratching the Watch and it ought to stay put well on your bedside table. I think I need one of these.

The Elago W3 stand costs $14.99 from Amazon.

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For The Uncoordinated, There’s The WobL iPhone Alarm Clock Stand.

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We’ve all been there: Some mornings simply aren’t compatible with a task as sophisticated as groping for an iPhone and then pawing at the screen or volume button to activate the snooze.

And for those especially drooly mornings when even smacking a massive rubber button is too much of a challenge, there’s the wobL: a stand-app alarm combo for iPhone that works simply by  — you guessed it — wobbling it.

It’s genius, really. The stand’s rounded base hides a thick metal rod around which it wobbles easily. When the iPhone moves in the stand, it activates wobL’s companion app, which then triggers the snooze. The result? The accompanying video clip it looms as if just groping blindly for the iPhone — and even missing it and smacking the desk instead — will activate the snooze. The only downside is being hours late for work.

wobL is the brainchild of Third Prime Studio, which is based in Portland, Oregon, and is a crowdfund project hosted at Crowd Supply, which is yet another Kickstarter clone. Early bird wobLs are still available for $25. Expected ship date is June 2014.

 

Source: Cult of Mac.

Kickstarter of the Week: eleMount : A Premium Mount/Stand for Your iPhone and iPad.

I have a love/hate relationship with mounting units. I love it when I first get them, (and they hold my iPhone steady on my car dash), and I hate it when the plastic they’re made of eventually wears out or breaks. Enter eleMount, a mount/stand for your iPhone or iPad, (SIGH! yes, Android too…), that is made of CNC machined aluminum. It may cost a little more up front, but it may just be the last mount you’ll ever have to buy.

From the eleMount Kickstarter site:

Meet eleMount. This universal mount raises the bar, allowing gadgets to be placed on a premium pedestal that matches their beautiful design and quality. One of the most user friendly mount ever designed, eleMount  sticks to any flat surface and doesn’t   care if you prefer Apple or Android or like to keep your case on.

eleMount allows you to detach and re-mount easily, without leaving any sticky residue.

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Some uses for the eleMount include:

  • Use eleMount as a car mount to place your smartphone on your windshield or dashboard for easy navigation and hands free calling.
  • Use eleMount to mount you smartphone or tablet on a tripod. Simply unscrew the eleMount to reveal a 1/4” 20 thread that you can screw into your tripod of choice. Use this setting to capture unforgettable time lapse images.
  • Use eleMount as a desk mount for easy FaceTime, message checking, video watching and song selection. It’ll even hold your tablet up while in the kitchen so you can easily check a recipe mid-chop.

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The fine folks at eleMount demonstrated their stand for us via Skype this week, and we were impressed with the simplicity and beautiful design of the device. We can’t wait to get our hands on one.

An “eleMount mini” will also be offered:

eleMount mini is designed for the smartphone and tablet photographer and videographer. This camera mount allows mobile devices to be attached to camera equipment that supports standard 1/4″ 20 threads. eleMount mini’s universal design allows it to be used with virtually any smartphone, small tablet, and even with protective cases. It’s a quality accessory that instantly ups your photography capabilities.

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eleMount’s Kickstarter project will help get production started as well as help fund the machinery, materials and consistency needed for such a product.

This is the type of product you look at and think, “If Apple made a product like this, they would do it exactly like this.”

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If the eleMount sounds like something you’d like to see hit the market, be sure to visit their Kickstarter page and check it out. Multiple levels of pledges remain, and you can reserve an eleMount for yourself for as little as $60. (Or, put another way, 3 of those cheap-ass “As Seen on TV” crap plastic mounts.)

Source: MacTrast.

‘The Dock Minimal’ Stand for iPad, Kindle, and Nexus Tablets.

Hong Kong-based onandoff announced a cool stand for iPad called The Dock Minimal. This device offers a small footprint and can hold your iPad (or other tablet) in 20 different positions. The image below shows the device from the front and back, but if you click through to the company’s website, you’ll find images of the device being used horizontally, too. The device includes a pass-through for your dock cable, too. It works with all iPads, iPad Mini, Kindle, Samsung and Nexus tablets/e-book readers, and it’s priced at $39.95.

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Source: The Mac Observer.