Apple Watch accessories charge with styleIt may not be here for another month, but there are a few cases and charging stands to accompany the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, Apple stops selling rival fitness bands in stores, and YouTube adds 360-degree videos.
Here come the Apple Watch accessories. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNet update. Don't expect to find a Jawbone Up or Nike Fuelband at Apple's retail stores. Apple used to sell several types of fitness band accessories, but now that these products rival the fitness tracking of the Apple Watch,. It appears Apple has taken them off shelves to bring more focus to the watch arriving next month. And even though the Apple watch won't be available for pre-ordering until April 10th, there are already some accessories you can buy for it. Like the action proof bumper case. This shock absorbing case is taking pre-orders on the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo. With plans to release it in May, the company Pad and Quill, maker of high-end cases for Apple products, is selling the $70 luxury pocket stand, carved out of rich mahogany. So you can charge it with style. And there's also a travel wallet for it, the roll-up kit, for $50. There are some more simple charging stations like this block of wood on top of a magnetic charging disk. To make it worth $80, they gave it a fancy name, the Composure. The smart watch wars will be fought on the grounds of function and fashion. The world's largest watchmaker, Swatch, is also getting into the battle. It announced it'll start making watches with NFC chips for mobile payments. There's also a sporty model called the Swatch Touch in compare with a smart phone. Reuters reports that during the news conference Swatch's Chief Executive said quote, "we don't want to produce a mini mobile phone on your wrist, others can do that". Apple does seem to be influencing change in the watch industry, Apple also wants to change the laptop industry with it's new MacBook. It encourages you to transfer data wirelessly since it has no normal USB ports. There's only one main port for charging, and if you want to connect anything else, you need an adapter. The internet is having a bit of fun with a new video going around, taken from a Spanish language TV show, subtitled in English to make it appear he was an engineer on the MacBook design team. And this guy is just cracking up over how he can't believe the Macbook came into existence. [Video clip of foreigner speaking another language] In reality the guy with the infectious laugh is the famous comedian from Spain known as El Risitas telling a story about a food stand on the beach. In other online video news, YouTube now lets you create and upload 360-degree videos. Essentially letting you use the mouse to drag the point of view around. You can also move your phone or tablet in the app to see other angles while it plays. There are some 360 degree video cameras out there that are compatible with YouTube. We have a few reviews of some models you can check out on CNET like the Kodak Pixpro SP360. That's your tech news update, from our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]