The gamer’s holiday gift guide: Fermata headphone charging stand

Published On November 2, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Accessories

Yesterday, we suggested you may want to look at a new set of headphones for yourself or others this holiday season. If you’ve already got that covered, then here’s something a little more unique to consider. Twelve South has announced Fermata, “… the world’s first headphone charging stand.”

formata headphone stand

The thing about wireless headphones, after all, is that they need to be charged. This means you’re going to need their micro-USB cable (usually) and a place to keep it handy. It’s not a huge hassle to keep that in a drawer, but the Fermata makes sure it’s always right there ready to go, and the stand will help keep your desk organized even when you’re not charging.

From the press release, the Fermata…

… is topped with a baby soft, contoured leather saddle, instead of a hard metal hook. The post is set back to ensure your leather headphone pads hang free and don’t rub against any support structure. The cable built into the post on Fermata has a clever, reversible micro USB connector that lets you connect it into your headphones with ease. When you’re not charging your headphones, the charging cable tucks neatly inside the Fermata post.

The functionality doesn’t stop there. Need to charge your iPhone or iPad? Fermata can do that too, thanks to an additional USB port in the base, allowing you to charge headphones and your phone from one outlet. With the removal of the standard USB from the new MacBook Pro’s you won’t need a dongle to keep all your devices ready to go. The base of the stand also acts as cable management so you can feed out just the amount of cable needed to keep your workspace streamlined and clutter free. Now you can have all of your recharging needs housed in one beautiful stand.

Fermata comes with an AC wall charger (you won’t have to take up a USB port on your Mac to charge the headphones), a two-meter charging cable, and an extra USB port. It’s available now in matte black and silver finish options for $79.99 in the U.S. and Japan, with UK, Europe, Australia and China compatibility to come later this month.

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