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Awesome stand gives Apple Watch the retro Game Boy look [Review]

Every Apple Watch deserves a good charging stand. The W5 from Elago takes you back in time with a one-of-a-kind design that resembles an iconic handheld gaming console.

Made from high-quality silicone, it’s simple, sturdy and surprisingly affordable. It’s also compatible with every Apple Watch ever made. Here’s why we think the Elago W5 charging stand is a great way to spend $19.

Awesome Apple Watch accessories don’t have to be expensive. Elago has proven that with its unique collection of stands and cases that cost next to nothing. The W5 is a perfect example of this (which helps explain why it is such a big seller in the Cult of Mac Store).

Elago W5 review

The W5 is unlike any Apple Watch stand I ever used before, so I snapped one up as soon as Elago started selling its products through the Cult of Mac Store. Its charming design, inspired by Nintendo’s hugely successful Game Boy, immediately evokes memories of retro gaming. Plus, the attention to detail is outstanding.

Elago W5 charging stand looks just like a real Game Boy
It’s just like a real Game Boy.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

The W5 has Game Boy-style buttons and features in all the right places, including a faux speaker grille on its front and a battery door on its back. First, insert your Apple Watch magnetic charging cable into the Elago stand. Then, your Apple Watch becomes the Game Boy’s screen when you slide it inside the stand for charging. It’s just a shame it can’t run Super Mario Bros. and other classic Nintendo titles.

The W5 is made from premium silicone, so it’s virtually unbreakable. And it protects your Apple Watch while it’s charging. It doesn’t matter how many times you happen to knock it over in the middle of the night; both stand and Watch will be just fine. This also means you can take the W5 with you when you travel and you don’t need to worry about it getting bent out of shape in the bottom of your bag or suitcase.

A steal at just $19

Elago W5 makes a great gift for any Apple Watch owner
W5 makes a great gift for any Apple Watch owner.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

At less than $20, the W5 offers terrific value for your money. It offers everything you need from an Apple Watch stand in a cute, compact package that is ideal for any gamer. You can order yours today in a number of color options (black, red, blue and light gray).

Price: $19

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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Super Selfie Stick :)

This multi-use selfie stick/tripod worked as promised. Once the Bluetooth remote is charged and synced to your phone, it triggered the shutter without fail.

Great case

Great case and love the color

The Best

Infinitely better than plastic/vinyl cases I have always used. Great to touch, good hand, smart look and works flawlessly.

No Items in Envelope !

yes i had received the shipping package that was a bubble envelope , the corner was torn with no items from my order . the items in my order was roughly $ 12.00 .
i would had paid more for a better packaging and delivery option. Keep the money , i'll never do business again with your company and will let others know of my experience.
you guys gotta do better, not just for myself but for others

Good afternoon, I am extremely sorry about this. Please can you email me, adel@cultofmac.com with an attached image of the package so we can get this sorted out for you as soon as possible. Many thanks Adel.

Watch protective band

Very comfortable, fits well and provides good protection for my watch. I highly recommend this watch band if you work or just play hard while wearing your Apple Watch.