THE ’90s ARE BACK WITH THESE 3 APPLE WATCH STANDS
Remember the days of America Online, the nails-on-a-chalk-board sound of dial-up internet and websites that literally took an hour to load? Thank goodness that era is behind us but there is something nostalgic about living through those trying times, especially when you’re using your Apple Watch with such ease comparatively. elago decided to make the ultimate 90’s throwback for those of us that remember those “good ole days” with these rad Apple Watch stands that’ll make you wanna backup your icloud onto a floppy disk.
1. The 1980’s Monitor Apple Watch W3 Stand
Who’s ready to play some Oregon Trail?? Unfortunately, this stand does not come with video games that will have you die of dysentery, but it does keep your Apple Watch from potentially becoming damaged while it charges overnight. All you have to do is slide your watch’s face into the stand “monitor” area and snake your power cable through the pack portal. If the need to use any key functions arises while the watch is in the W3 stand, you’re still able to operate your watch comfortably as it rests.
The design of the elago W3 stand is inspired by the original Macintosh design that was released to the world on January 24th, 1984. However, this version is way less expensive than the original. The original Macintosh computer cost consumers a whopping $2,500. The elago Apple Watch W3 Stand only costs $12. Take that, Steve Jobs!
The elago W3 is made from scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your Apple Watch and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface. The added bonus is you’ll feel like a giant when using your Apple Watch in one of these things! The elago W3 comes in White and Black.
Unlike the Apple Watch, this monitor stand is giving us flashbacks to waiting 30 minutes just for the computer to power up. Ah, those were the days.
2. The 1990’s Monitor Apple Watch W3 Stand
Computers in the 1980s were anything but a kid’s toy. First of all, they were super expensive and no kid could even afford the mouse, let alone the whole thing, so computers were mainly used by adults for logging data. Then the 1990’s arrived, and computer games, software and chat rooms became more prevalent and computers weren’t only meant for dad’s office anymore. Kids had to have one! And Macintosh knew this and immediately started marketing their computers toward it. So what better way to bring life into something stiff and vanilla than to add some fun colors!
Thanks to elago, that flashback to the ’90s can be applied to your new Apple Watch technology with their awesome 1990’s nod Apple W3 Stand. Simply place your Apple Watch on the stand to charge your watch; keep this stand near your bed to allow the use of key functions such as alarm clocks and messages. Unfortunately, the Stand does not come with Wolfenstein, making this ‘90s flashback complete. The narration would be way too small to read anyway come to think of it.
Now this is pretty cool. If you were one of those people fortunate enough to be gifted a Game Boy back in the ’90s, you were easily one of the coolest kids in school. Suddenly waiting for the bus home was a joy, your friend count tripled and putting off homework just made more sense now. Social Studies can wait, we’re just about to beat Tetris!
In order to show off your Apple Watch with some retro Nintendo flair, simply place your Apple Watch on the stand to charge your watch; keep this stand near your bed to allow the use of key functions such as alarm clocks and messages. The elago W5 Nightstand is made from scratch-free silicone to prevent damage to your Apple Watch and to prevent it from moving around when resting on a surface much like the other elago Apple stand products.
All of these retro Apple Watch charging stand designs makes us think of how truly endless the possibilities really are when bringing back that sweet tech nostolgia. Of course the kids today can safely enjoy the retro-goodness elago is creating without knowing the growing pains early technology had to offer, but that’s okay. It is nice that we can pay homage to those devices that made some of us, who might be a little longer in the tooth, love early technology in the first place.