Microsoft Band Charging Stand now on sale for $10

Microsoft Band Charging Stand now on sale for $10
If you've been lucky enough to find a Microsoft Band to purchase, you can add a 3D printed charging stand for the device. The stand can be purchased in white, black and metallic-plastic. Pricing is $10, $11 and $15, respectively. With the product in use, the Microsoft Band can be employed as an alarm clock, or just a regular clock.

The Microsoft Band is available in the Microsoft Store for $199 (depending on inventory), and features a screen that is viewed from the underside of the wrist. Driving sales is a multi-platform approach that allows iOS, Android and Windows Phone users to pair with the wearable. The device also offers 24 hour heart rate monitoring and those pairing the Band with a Windows Phone 8.1 handset, can integrate it with Cortana.

Considering that the price of the Microsoft Band is $199 (and has been sold at prices double that on eBay), spending an additional $10 for the stand doesn't see like too much to spend to prevent the cables on your device from bunching up, and looking like a sloppy mess on your desk.


source: Shapeways via gdgtarena.com

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7 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Cool looking stand. If I had one, I would get it. Too bad the band is $200 and I think that is just too much. I am going to wait for black Friday and cyber Monday deals to see if I can get it around $100. Highly unlikely though.

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same price as other smartphone that this thing does. It has a clock etc, and does much more with more sensors. To me a smart watch should be anywhere from 100-200. With the added sensors I don't see 200 as to much. I want to try out that Asus watch though, tough choices.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I don`t think really any of these smart watch devices are worth $200. I paid less for my vita and 3DS. That to me just means that these things are overpriced and are almost guaranteed to go down after a while. Most likely going to get the $100 pebble watch.

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

$200 is a fair price. There's a ton of sensors very cleverly packed into a very small space (not true for a Vita or 3DS, which are relatively bulky), plus battery, screen (that's quite durable) and communication components (for pairing and GPS tracking). It's also a benchmark for the class, and other manufacturers - Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Dell, Samsung, etc. - can take the tech and implement it on their own products at various price points.

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

$200 for a phone accessory, whichever way you look at it. The point I was trying to make was you can get whole devices for less. Heck, the lumia 530, a full smartphone cost $70. I am interested in it, but until it goes down to about $100, I won`t get it

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

True but it has less features technically. The parts used in the 530 are nothing spetacular and have been on the market for some time sold is such bulk supply that 70$ phone cost 10 to make. However the Band or watches. There is no off the shelf, sell them by the buckets worth of batterys, charging ports, hardware etc. But that goes for many things. I can go get a $50 watch from Walmart, does that mean anything when a 521 is 50$?

6. fwbroke

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

kinda unfinished looking.

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