Microsoft Band 2 gets $20 charging stand

Having to take a cord and manually plug it into a device in order to charge it is the very definition of a first world problem. But just because a problem is minor, doesn't mean that you don't want to do something about it. Thankfully companies are getting on board with various cable-less charging systems. And if you have a Microsoft Band 2, you'll be happy to know that your gadget is getting the same treatment.

When you're done with your workout, or just done for the day, the last thing you want to do is fiddle with cables. The new Charging Stand from Microsoft gives you a simple and easy place to put your Band 2 when you're done for it. In addition to simply topping it off, it will function as a clock. Which, if you don't happen to have one in your room, that's a bonus I guess.

The real value isn't in the clock functionality, but in the price. At just $20, the stand is a steal for any Band 2 owner. Of course, to get the price down that low, they did have to cut some corners. So don't expect to find an actual charging cable in the box. You'll need to provide the one that came with your Band.

This will be nice for those that may have waited for the latest update to pick up the Band 2. If you're not in the know, Microsoft finally added music controls and activity reminders, which certainly adds to the usefulness of the gadget.

VIA: HotHardware