Back when the first Microsoft Band came out, some crafty people created 3D-printed charging stands for the wearable to be used at your desk or when in the shower. This time, however, it looks like Microsoft is taking things into their hands as they now have their own charging stand for sale to be used exclusively with the new Microsoft Band 2.
The diminutive stand sells for $19.99 and can be ordered directly from Microsoft who describe the product like this:
Indeed, one of the issues with the 3D-printed fan versions of the Band 1 stands were their lightness. The stand would shift around easily on the table, so although it looked good, it could have been better. This new stand from Microsoft looks to fix that by adding some weight to it.
So far, there is only one review posted, but it does say:
Update: You can find some actual photos and a brief review of this accessory in our forums.
We've ordered up one to do a quick hands-on video review for this coming week, so if you are hesitant to order, we'll take one for the team. Stay tuned for that or just order yours above.
Thanks, Curt W., for the tip!
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