If you ever feel nostalgic for the classic iPod, you might enjoy the Elago W6, the Apple Watch stand that thinks it's an iPod.
It's not the first time Elago has done such a thing. Back in 2017, it created the W3, based on the original Macintosh …
The premise is simple: a freestanding silicon molding with a cutout for an Apple Watch charging puck and a slot at the top where you place the watch. The front clip then mimics the screen of the device while still watching the time and date on the watch in the night watch.
The company must carefully cut the line between fun and trademark damage, so it does not refer to the actual names of the classic products. For W3, for example, it says:
Vintage design. See your Apple Watch screen through a blast from the past. The display is perfect for appearing as an old Apple display.
And for W6, Elago takes just as well to avoid using the I-word:
Vintage design. See your Apple Watch screen through a blast from the past. Elaga's fourth series of nostalgic apple watch stands – successors to W3, W4 and W5. The display is perfect for appearing as a classic music player.
The soft silicone means that there is no danger of scratching the watch when inserting or removing it, and the very flexible material makes it easy to insert the charging pouch – just feed it from the top, pull the cable through the bottom and secure it looked in the track on the back of the W6 so it sits flush on the nightstand.
You don't get the charger with the product, so you have to use your existing one – or there's no shortage of options on Amazon.
Elago says it is compatible with all generations and sizes of Apple Watch. With my 44mm series 4 it was a perfect fit, the display filled the clip.
To see the time of night, you can still press the clock face through the slit. The only problem with use I found is that my watch has a heavy stainless steel band so it can fall over backwards when you press the face. This was easily solved by putting a finger on top of it while tapping your thumb.
No one needs this product: it's a piece of clean, unmanned fun. But if you loved the classic iPod, then for thirteen money, why not?
The Elago W6 costs $ 12.99 and is available from Amazon in a range of classic white or black and red.
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