Hands-on with the TimePorter Travel Case for Apple Watch [Unboxing]

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This gorgeous capsule is both a case and a stand.
Photo: Twelve South

Traveling with Apple Watch is a fairly simple affair: strap on your watch and go. Traveling with all the extra accessories, however, is a serious pain in the butt.

There’s that 6-foot charging cable, for one, which always manages to get tangled up in my bag. Add extra Apple Watch bands and a wall plug, and you’ve got some serious carry, and we haven’t even mentioned dealing with the watch when you aren’t wearing it.

Twelve South has an answer to this conundrum, and it’s called TimePorter. And, Cult of Mac’s Nadine Kahney unboxes this great little case before our very eyes. 

Best Apple Watch chargers, stands and cases for Series 3 [Updated]

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Power up your Apple Watch Series 3 in style with our top picks for best chargers and stands.
Photo: Studio Proper

From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, Cult of Mac Watch Store has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered.

We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market — Nomad, Zens, Twelve South, Just Mobile and more. Plus, a number of new brands including Amber and Proper. Whether you’re on holiday, on the go, at work or at home, we’ve got a charging solution to fit your needs. Check out our great lineup below.

Epik case gives Apple Watch the reinforcement it needs

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Put your Apple Watch inside an Epik case and it'll be protected (and super-sized.)
Put your Apple Watch inside an Epik case and it'll be protected (and super-sized.)
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Best List: Epik Apple Watch case by Lunatik

There are times you want to protect your precious Apple Watch from the extreme abuse you put it through each day — welding, chopping down trees, building your own car, the usual — and there are times you want to make a fashion statement that’s larger than life.

Lunatik’s Epik aluminum Apple Watch case and watchband combo can do both those things for you. The outsize aluminum case bolts around your Apple Watch, and the seriously metal link watch band will make you the envy of every other badass.

You may be tempted to swim with this new waterproof Apple Watch case

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The new waterproof case for the Apple Watch by Catalyst.
The new waterproof case for the Apple Watch by Catalyst.
Photo: Catalyst

While Apple doesn’t recommend submerging the Apple Watch in water, there have been a number of swimmers who say their watches have held up to workouts in the pool.

But since Apple probably won’t honor a warranty for a Watch that stopped after a shower, why risk it? Catalyst, whose waterproof iPhone cases come highly rated by customers and tech journalists, has introduced a line of waterproof cases for the Apple Watch.

A suit of armor for your Apple Watch and a charging station to match [Draft]

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Spigen's protector and charging case make sure your Apple Watch can take a licking and keep on ticking.
Spigen's protector and charging case make sure your Apple Watch can take a licking and keep on ticking.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

You got an Apple Watch, congrats! It’s a beautiful, powerful, pricey bit of tech that’s also just a sharp table corner or door handle away from ruining your day. Make sure your new acquisition stands the test of time with Spigen’s protective Apple Watch protector and matching power stand. Right now the combo is just $21.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Putting a case on your Apple Watch might be overkill

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Do you really need that much protection for your Apple Watch?
Do you really need that much protection for your Apple Watch?
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Let’s be honest — the Apple Watch is already kind of bulky, and most of us aren’t climbing mountains with them on anyway. The craziest I get is maybe leaving it on while I shower at the gym.

For those of you who actually engage in rugged outdoor activity, a case might be warranted. You’ll certainly want to have some drop protection so you don’t get stuck with a shattered watch face.

Seriously, though, a case for your Apple Watch just might be overkill.