To be clear, WE ALL WANT the new Apple Watch, or do we? So who mocked it better? In terms of “mocking” as in “ha, ha,” hands down Colbert’s wins. But back in O’13 we did create our own mock up of the device. While we can’t compete with Colbert’s comedic timing, his writers messaging, and large captive audience, maybe his prop master could have consulted us to make a more elegant looking contraption to poke fun of the Apple Watch.
To give you a bit of a background on “our” device, it was an iPad3 attached to a polycarbonate case with a quarter 20 adapter, that was then attached to a Hoodman wrist mount, which was intended for photo and video cameras. As photographers, we use the iPad it to view images from CaptureOne while shooting tethered to a Macbook Pro. However, while on location it can be a bit difficult to juggle all the various trinkets we use. This solves the issue of having to hunt down the iPad on the set and give us a bit of peace-of-mind knowing where the iPad is at all times… on the wrist.