By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 06/11/2015
Apple just introduced a new Nightstand Mode for the Apple Watch as part of watchOS 2. This is a nice way to have a miniature alarm clock at your bedside while it charges using the official Apple magnetic charger. However, it can be a bit cumbersome depending on which watch band you have and how much free space your nightstand has. A number of accessory makers and Kickstarter startups have come up with Apple Watch charging stands but Nightstand Mode may be their undoing. Most of those stands are designed to hold the watch in "portrait" mode, or the normal vertically oriented mode we view our watches with. However, the Nightstand Mode is a landscape, or horizontal interface. This will look awkward on many of those stands.