Apple watches are all well and good, but when you combine them with a Gameboy Apple Watch stand, they become a whole new entity entirely!
I remember the days when I used to watch the Power Rangers talking into their wrist-mounted Morphers and pretended to be James Bond using a watch as a secret communication device. It all seemed so far-fetched and something that would never happen in my lifetime.
Watches were things that you used to tell the time, not to talk to one another or to send covert messages.
Fast forward a couple of decades, and the Apple Watch Series 8 is now in stores around the globe, a waterproof, mobile communication and application heavy device that Jason and the rest of the Power Rangers would have kicked some serious ass for. With great technological power comes great responsibility, however.
This is no normal watch, and as such, it needs to be taken care of when not in use. You need an Gameboy Apple Watch Stand that is just as impressive as your favourite mobile device, and luckily for you, we’ve found four retro stands that will blast your favourite gadgets into the past.
Apple Watch Stand – Four Retro Classics For The Nostalgic Gadget Owner
We’ve been searching the internet for some of the best Apple Watch accessories over the past few days, which is how we came across this amazing Gameboy Apple Watch Stand range of products from a company called Elago.
Before we go any further you might be thinking, ‘why do I need an Apple Watch Stand’? It’s a fair question, and we’re here to tell you why you should definitely have one of these in your life.
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What Do These Stands Do?
The Gameboy Apple Watch Stand range provides the perfect charging and storage solution for your expensive gadget while not in use.
You can keep your charger set up in the stand and never have to worry about losing it down the back of your drawers or fishing the end out from underneath your bed, and the screen of your watch matches up perfectly with the hole in the stand, giving you a seamless fit that could fool even the smartest of tech wizards.
All of the following Apple Watch Stand products are made from scratch-free silicone, so there’s no chance of getting any annoying dints or scrapes on your watch when you put it in and out of the dock, And, perhaps the most important point of all, they look so freaking cool!
That’s the point I wanted to start off with first, but I thought that you might have needed some actual information before I threw in the big guns.
Right, that’s enough of the hard sell; let’s take a look at these Apple Watch Stand products up close and personal!.
1. The Original Gameboy Apple Watch Stand
If you spend the majority of your day thinking about the Best GameBoy Games on the planet instead of doing proper adult things, then this first Apple Watch Stand will be right up your street.
It’s modelled on the original classic Gameboy and comes in four different colours, (red, jin indigo, black, light grey). Just look at the attention to detail on this thing. The speaker lines are perfect and the recesses for the buttons are exactly the same. They’ve even included the ridges on the back of the console.
As I mentioned above, the Silicone material gives you a slip-free stand that you can place on any surface.
This Gameboy Apple Watch Stand works with any model or size since from the Series 1 through to the newest edition, so don’t worry if you’re still rocking the very first smartwatch on the market.
2. The Classic iPod
The perfect unison of the Apple product that defined our childhood and the newest tech on the block.
This retro Apple Watch Stand might not be crammed full of Beastie Boys classics like your iPod Classic of old, but if you have one of the newer Apple Watches, then you can always hold the stand in your hand while scrolling through your Apple Music library and pretend you’re back in the 90’s.
Once again the attention to detail on this product is second to none; Elago have even added the lock button and headphone jack to the back panel of the stand, and the colours are spot on too.
As with the GameBoy Classic model above, your apple watch charging cable sits in the back of the stand and is ready and waiting for when you slot your watch in. Now that’s what I call effortless charging.
3. The Apple Mac Monitor
Have you ever thought about what might happen if you came face to face with a younger, cooler, and a more technologically advanced member of your family?
That pretty much covers most people’s kids right there.
Copying the shape and style of the old colourful monitors perfectly, our thrid Elago stand is definitely one for the Apple enthusiast who joined the tech game when the iPhone was just a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye.
You might not be able to open up a Pages document or stick in a CD-ROM on this Apple Watch Stand, but it would be a perfect present for an Apple mad tech geek in your life and a great bit of kit to stick next to your other newer devices as an act of homage to one of the most significant tech companies of our time.
As with the other models, the charging cable can be removed by pressing down on both sides of the stand at the same time, so there won’t be any dramas if you’re late for work and want to charge your watch while in the office.
4. The Very First Apple Macintosh Computer
We thought that we’d save the most retro Apple Watch Stand to the very last. If you want a real reminder of your Apple Watch’s roots while taking a huge leap back in time, then this silicone replica of the very first Apple Macintosh computer should do the trick.
Looking for all the world now like something that you would see in an old, disused spy bunker, this very first computer is the bit of kit that started everything off.
This Apple Watch Stand has the biggest nostalgia factor out of all of the products above; it certainly makes for the most interesting of nightstands!
You can even read your messages when somebody texts you while your watch is housed in the dock (that’s a method of sending messages to each other via their portable devices, my ancient Macintosh friend). Let’s just hope that somebody wants to say something more interesting than ‘hello’.
Ok, so these products aren’t going to dramatically change your life in any way, but you’ve got to admit that they’re seriously cool and a great little bit of kit for any retro collector out there.
Apple Watches are expensive, which means you need to take proper care of them, and it’s sometimes easy to forget to charge them up to get them ready for the next day. With a feature piece like this at the side of your bed, you’re sure to remember to charge it up every night and keep it scratch
They’re also a lot of fun too and a nice present for the person who has everything (as long as they have an Apple Watch, that is).
Elago have covered all grounds when it comes to these nerdy accessories, and I think every Retro Dodo reader will have come into contact with at least one of these products over the course of their life so far.
If I’m being honest, I would have to go for the GameBoy classic every time. It’s the first console that I ever got and frankly still one of the best out there even today.
Now if I could only just program my Apple Watch to get me past that 4th level on Super Mario!
Prices for these Elago Apple Watch Stand products start from £10.99 and can be bought from Amazon by clicking the links above each of the pictures. Which one will you go for?
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.