This Apple Watch Case Charges Your iPhone As Well

A new Apple Watch case want to both hold your watch and charge it up simultaneously. 

Built for traveling, Amber is a sleek-looking case with a built-in battery that allows you to charge your Apple Watch even when you don’t necessarily have a power supply readily available.  The case can also change your iPhone, and can be used on your nightstand at night to charge both up for the day, and/or taken with you on the go to the office or on a trip to continue charging throughout the day and night as needed.

More than just a case, Amber also has an accompanying app that adds a bit of additional functionality. Specifically, the app is able to send you a push notification when your Apple Watch is fully charged (so you don’t have to keep checking on it), and the app can help you find the entire case if you happen to misplace it.  The tracking is done through Bluetooth, so it’s more something that will help you figure out where you left the case in your home rather than something that will help you track it down if it’s stolen (Bluetooth has a short range); however, still a fairly useful feature if you tend to be a bit forgetful with your gadgets.

It’s certainly an interesting idea, and one that could come particularly in handy for things like camping trips and hiking adventures where you might not have access to power regularly, but still want the ability to charge and use your Apple Watch. Likewise, the protective case can keep the Watch safe in those instances when you want to hike or do things and need the Apple Watch to stay protected.

Amber is currently raising funding for its first run of cases on Kickstarter. The project is already fully funded with roughly two weeks left in the campaign.  If you decide to back the project, you can pick up one of the cases for $59. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, Amber will eventually be sold for $99.

The plan is to ship the first cases to backers in December of this year.

Below are some of the pertinent specs for the device.  Check those out, and if you’re interested in backing the project and getting one of the Apple Watch cases for yourself, you can find the project’s Kickstarter ​here.

  • Cord management system to store the original 2m long Apple Watch charging cable within Amber
  • Additional 5V/2A USB output to charge iPhone at the same time as the Apple Watch
  • Built-in 3800mAh battery (rechargeable via micro USB) that can charge Apple Watch up to 8 times or iPhone 6 Plus once
  • Beautiful aluminum and plastic case with magnetic closure
  • Available in 4 colors (Space Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold)
  • Works with all models of Apple Watch, straps and bands
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect with companion iOS app

 

App Features

  • Amber remaining battery
  • Charging complete notification
  • Software update
  • Abnormal temperature change alert
  • Charge & discharge cycles
  • Battery health status
  • Locate Amber with Bluetooth