Apple Watch is out and so is the hoard of accessories. Apple Watch accessories are making the most of it while the Sun shines. You sure have plenty of options but on the scale of ten, you get a few that match the vibrations of Apple’s debutante wearable. So, here we are, giving you all a sneak preview of the best accessories to jazz up Apple Watch, which is quite a bejeweled piece itself. (Read this, because as far as we know, every accessory out there is claiming to descend from heaven and happens to be the perfect partner of Apple Watch.)
If you never plan to take Apple Watch off your wrist, skip this but if you do, Cyclip lets you clip the watch to the handlebars of your scooter or bike. It is an adapter and its luxe looks complement the premium Apple Watch. The metal die-cast parts are sturdy and can withstand the tough conditions. Like any other handlebar adapter, it is simple to release and secure the watch properly.
Availability: In a short while
An equally expensive option for your Apple Watch, the Reverse Strap is a battery strap that rolls in lithium polymer cells and comes with charging cradle that can juice up the Apple Watch to 125% when you are wearing it. It is in a prototype phase as of now.
Availability: Pre-orders are on. You can get full refunds just in case you feel strapped for cash after buying Apple Watch.
Want some fun and cool customized Apple Watch straps? Casetify brings you just that in 38mm and 48mm sizes. You can create design and pick photos from your Instagram account.
Price: $50 each
Availability: Order one right now
Trust me, when it comes to luxury, nothing seems to beat the Apple Watch and its army of accessories. Sample this handmade pocket stand that is made out of single piece of wood. Its furniture-grade oil finish gives it a classy look. It can be folded for easy transportation. Available in two colors, African mahogany and American cherry, it can keep the watch and bands.
Availability: Ships in mid-May
Made of steel and walnut, the Rest’s collection is called the Composure. It can be customized as a phone stand or as a bedside dock for both phone and Apple Watch. It is heavy and passes the no-slip test.
Price: All the three versions are offered at $79
Click is an adapter that lets any 22 mm band fits with the Apple Watch. Its click mechanism makes it easy to install as well as remove. It is available for multiple size configurations and in different materials of aluminum, stainless steel and polymer. The Click is also on Kickstarter to raise some funds.
Price: Not available
Availability: Ships by May 24 onwards
When you aren’t wearing your Apple Watch, this Apple Watch dock will keep it safe and cradled. The stand is compatible with every band style and given its base size, it is capable to charge every device you have. It can be upgraded and interchanged with the new design just in case if something new comes up.
Price: Not available
Availability: Summer 2015
This compact Apple Watch charging dock is made of aluminum and keeps your premium watch secure on the bedside table or your work station. Its urethane coating is scratch-resistant and its brushed aluminum finish look makes it appear even better with Apple Watch. It comes in silver color and has ample cradle space to put in the watch charger as well.
Price: $29 only
Availability: You can order one right now
Want to fit a watch band of your choice with the Apple Watch? Or want to flaunt your Apple Watch around your neck or use it as an ol’ time pocket watch? With the help of this adapter, you can use any third-party bands and make the watch a jewelry piece.
Price: Back the project on Kickstarter
HiRise is a bedside stand that keeps the Apple watch on the same level of your eyes. It lets you glance on it and check notifications. The dock packs in the inductive charge cables so while you sleep, it charges for the next day. The cradle is soft and cushioned for the protection of watch band. It is available in black and silver colors.
Insure your Apple Watch against scratches and bumps with the Bumper. It is an easy to install cut-out case to safeguard your Apple Watch’s digital crown when you are out there exploring and adventuring.
Availability: The Bumper made an appearance on Indiegogo and will be available by May for the early packers. You can also pre-order one right away.
P.S. Since Apple products always remain exclusive, though there could be a downside to these third-party bands. Some of them can look really tacky or some may just not be compatible with the sensors. So, think before you hit the buy button.