When Apple launched Apple Watch Twelve South released HiRise which is a first charging stand for the digital timepiece and Now Twelve South released forte which is luxurious stand for Apple Watch which is designed to be more versatile while remaining true to Twelve South’s Apple-like design paradigm. Supporting closed and open bands, portrait and landscape charging, and a docked Apple Watch and iPhone, Forte shines with the aura of a stand that could’ve easily been designed by Apple. And by selling it in their online and retail stores, Apple has, in a way, put their stamp of approval on Forte
Forte stand can accommodate Apple Watches with bands of all types, both open like the Sport band and closed like the Link Bracelet in both portrait and landscape, meaning it fully supports watchOS’s Nightstand mode. If you have a closed band or charge Apple Watch in landscape mode, there’s also space for an iPhone to lie on the base. Otherwise, the leather covering makes a nice, protected resting place for a low-hanging band.
Forte stand comes with a price tag of $60 which is costlier than its more subtle predecessor HiRise ($50) and the interested candidates can purchase Forte from Twelve South’s website, Apple’s online store, or select Apple retail stores.