Accessories

Elago launches retro Macintosh stand for Apple Watch

Apple Watch W3 stand Macintosh 128k

Apple fans have a new way to dock their Apple Watch thanks to accessory maker Elago. The third stand in their Apple Watch series, the W3 brings the nostalgia factor into the office or bedroom. This silicone stand evokes the original Macintosh, which was introduced in 1984. The display of the Apple Watch lines up to show through as the screen of the vintage computer complete with floppy drive.

Add cameras to Apple Watch with CMRA

Apple Watch FaceTime CMRA

Despite rumors to the contrary, Apple has yet to add a camera to Apple Watch. While some watch owners might see this possibility as a distraction, others are chomping at the bit to FaceTime and snap photos directly from their wrists. CMRA makes this possible in a stylish, self-contained rechargeable band. In fact, CMRA adds two cameras to Apple Watch, a forward-facing camera to snap photos AND a FaceTime camera for live video calling.

Review: TICKR X Fitness Tracker

Wahoo Fitness TICKR X workout tracker.

It should be said right off the bat that Wahoo Fitness' TICKR X is much more than just a heart rate monitor. It is more of a complete workout activity tracker/training assistant that lets you monitor your heart and calorie burn rates, as well as both the motion and intensity of your workouts. We recently picked one up to see if it is a worthwhile investment.

Make Apple Watch waterproof with the Catalyst

Catalyst Apple Watch waterproof

When the Apple Watch was first revealed, speculation was rampant as to whether the wearable would be fully waterproof or not. Of course, Apple's official line is that the watch is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. With an official IPX7 rating submersion beyond one meter for 30 minutes is not recommended. The real-life experience of many users has shown that Apple Watch may exceed this rating, however swimming and diving could be risky.

MAGZET Brings MagSafe Concept to Audio Jack

The MAGZET seeks to solve a common problem with standard 3.5mm audio jacks. While they do a good job of transmitting audio, one pull in the wrong direction and a mobile device or notebook can end up on the floor. This is a worst-case scenario, however many are familiar with degraded plugs that wear over time, delivering static to headphones. The MAGZET prototype is a convenient way to add MagSafe-like functionality to existing audio jacks.

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The device works by inserting the MAGjack into any device with a 3.5mm audio output. This means several MAGjacks can be placed and left in computers, iPhones, or anywhere indefinitely. The trick is to plug a set of headphones into a MAGkap, which converts the plug into a magnetized connection. To connect the headphones, bring the MAGkap close to the MAGjack and built-in magnets will snap the cable into place automatically.

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