Adding battery life to the Apple Watch is probably a great business opportunity, and the Reserve Strap accessory was building a wrist strap with an included battery that would attach to the watch’s charger. Bulky, but if you’ve gotta have a battery, you’ve gotta have a battery.
But it turns out that there’s this little hidden port on the Apple Watch, in the little notch where wrist straps attach, that no one knows quite what it does. The guys at Reserve Strap (and probably lots of other people) have been poking around that port, 9to5Mac reports, and seem to believe that it’s possible to power the watch through it. So rather than building a bulky wrist strap, they’re building something more svelt that will clip onto this mystery port.
Because, apparently, nothing says Good Idea more than building a new product around an undocumented feature on an unproven product from a secretive company.