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Two companies major accessory makers have capitalized on Apple's latest hardware announcements to introduce new products: Griffin has revealed the WatchStand for the Apple Watch, while LaCie has premiered a USB-C version of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive, aimed at Apple's 12-inch MacBook.
The WatchStand is a charging dock that elevates the Apple Watch on a pedestal. Rather than include its own charger, though, the product requires users to feed the official Apple charging cable through the pedestal section. Grooves on the inside of the pedestal let users wrap extra cable length into place.
Griffin says that the dock should fit all versions of the Apple Watch, and support vertical and horizontal orientations. A weighted base keeps the WatchStand from tipping over; the base also features a raised lip meant to prop up an iPhone for viewing.
LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive
The Porsche Design Mobile Drive is an external hard drive with a 3 mm aluminum enclosure. On computers that support USB-C or USB 3.0 natively, like the new MacBook, the device supports transfer speeds up to 100 MBps. A bundled adapter cable lets users hook the drive up to USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices. The product is also compatible with OS X's Time Machine backups.
The updated Mobile Drive is shipping sometime in the second quarter in 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities; prices haven't been announced. The Griffin WatchStand will be on sale this summer for $30.