Apple Watch charging stand takes a cut out of the competition [Watch Store]

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TimeStand is the striking aluminum Apple Watch charging stand. Precision-machined from a single cylinder of high-grade aluminum, its distinctive circular cut-out gives it a dramatic profile even when empty.
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No one needs a stand on which to place a watch. But, when the timepiece in question is Apple Watch, we tend to embrace accessories that showcase its design style.

We bring you a solid little charging stand that combines beautiful form and function with a compact footprint. The TimeStand Charging Stand by Just Mobile is akin to a tiny sculpture for your desk or nightstand to proudly display (and, charge!) your Apple Watch.

Just Mobile again hits all the marks in fusing function and design with this charging stand. We’re excited to feature the TimeStand in our Watch Store alongside Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock and HoverDock.

Juuk’s aluminum Apple Watch band goes rose gold [Watch Store]

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The Ligero Apple Watch band is built from robust 6061 series aluminum — the same aluminum used in the aircraft, automotive, boating and diving industries.
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Update: We introduced you to Juuk’s vibrant Ligero collection a few months ago. Now five of these beautiful aluminum bands are on sale by more than 30 percent: Choose from Rose Gold, Cadmium (burnt orange), Tyrian (purple), Viridian (purple) and Ruby. These bands are perfect for giving or receiving. 

Juuk’s Rainbow Ligero Apple Watch band is very popular with Cult of Mac readers. The limited-edition aluminum Apple Watch band flew off the virtual shelves of our Watch Store for its striking colors and quality engineering.

The entire Ligero collection also made our top 10 best Apple Watch Series 3 bands. It’s time to introduce the latest must-have finish: Rose Gold.

This band joins a lineup of 10 vibrant colors, five of which are on sale now. Have a look at the Rose Gold, and check out the entire Ligero collection in our Watch Store.

Best List: The iconic Speidel Twist-O-Flex bracelet for Apple Watch [Review]

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Speidel's classic Twist-O-Flex bracelet is now available in Satin Black for Apple Watch.
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Update: We ran this review of Speidel’s Twist-O-Flex, and now are excited to announced a new color option for this special strap: Satin Black.

Best List: Speidel Twist-O-Flex stainless steel Apple Watch band

My grandfather, who fought in World War II, wore a beautiful mechanical watch. It had an eye-catching expansion band — a stainless steel link bracelet that stretched like elastic. He always took it off to play cricket, and I remember it dangled loosely around my skinny kid’s wrist when I tried it on. He loved that watch, and so did I.

Now I’m wearing a similar expansion bracelet on my Apple Watch courtesy of Speidel, the storied watch-band maker from Providence, Rhode Island. Introduced in the late 1950s, Speidel’s Twist-O-Flex Stainless bracelets are some of the most iconic bands in all of watchmaking. Now they’re available in three finishes for the Apple Watch.

10 Apple Watch Series 3 bands our Watch Store customers love

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Apple Watch bands for Series 3 include Nomad's Sport Strap in Black & Slate, Casetify's Nylon Fabric Band in Stripe Black, and Rilee & Lo's Silver Band.
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Whether you got the Apple Watch Series 3 or just want to up the game of an older model, we’ve got you covered with our Watch Store customers’ favorite bands. These are some of the best-selling straps for Apple Watch — bands we personally love and recommend for their quality, craftsmanship, value and style.

All of the newest bands and many more from each brand are available in our Watch Store. Read on to check out 10 customer favorites.

Wrap your Apple Watch in woven stainless steel [Watch Store]

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Casetify's Stainless Steel Mesh Bands rival Apple's Milanese Loop Bands in quality and cost nearly half the price.
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Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. And, Casetify’s version is just as stylish and functional as the behemoth brand’s band.

For penny-counters, you’ll save from $67 to $117 on Casetify’s silver and black stainless steel mesh bands, respectively, and gain an additional color not offered by Apple: rose gold. I’ve been wearing mine all week and am loving the quality and fit of this sleek metal band.

Casetify designs all its products to be super stylish and functional, and its latest collection of Stainless Steel Bands for Apple Watch is no exception. Check out these new bands in our Watch Store, and read on to learn more.

Wrap your Apple Watch in woven stainless steel [Watch Store]

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Casetify's Stainless Steel Mesh Bands rival Apple's Milanese Loop Bands in quality and cost nearly half the price.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. And, Casetify’s version is just as stylish and functional as the behemoth brand’s band.

For penny-counters, you’ll save from $67 to $117 on Casetify’s silver and black stainless steel mesh bands, respectively, and gain an additional color not offered by Apple: rose gold. I’ve been wearing mine all week and am loving the quality and fit of this sleek metal band.

Casetify designs all its products to be super stylish and functional, and its latest collection of Stainless Steel Bands for Apple Watch is no exception. Check out these new bands in our Watch Store, and read on to learn more.

Stylize Apple Watch with stainless steel stacking bracelets [Watch Store]

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Rilee & Lo's gender-neutral Apple Watch bands fit like a glove. Add a few stacking bracelets to complete the look.
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Fusing tech and fashion is the cornerstone of Rilee & Lo, designers of stylish stainless steel accessories for Apple Watch. We recently reviewed their beautiful Apple Watch bands, which proved to be a hit with readers.

Taking Rilee & Lo’s fashion ethos a step further, and at customer request, we’ve added something a little different to Cult of Mac’s Watch Store — stacking bracelets!

On trend this fall, stacking bracelets are everywhere — it’s not uncommon to see women with two, three and four bracelets adorning their wrists in different styles, textures and colors. Made from the same stainless steel as its gender-neutral Apple Watch bands, Rilee & Lo’s stacking bracelets are a comfortable, easy way to punctuate any outfit. Check them out in the Watch Store.

Best Apple Watch chargers and stands for Series 3

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Power up your Apple Watch Series 3 in style with our top picks for best chargers and stands.
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From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and power stations, Cult of Mac has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered.

We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market — Nomad, Zens, Kanex, Just Mobile and more. Plus, a number of our picks will power up your iPhone at the same time as Series 3. Whether you’re on holiday, on the go, at work or at home, we’ve got a charging solution to fit your needs. Check out our lineup below.

Casetify’s nylon Apple Watch bands hit all the marks

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These fabric-like, breathable nylon Apple Watch nylon bands from Casetify are scratch-resistant and sweat-proof.
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Nylon bands for Apple Watch are in high demand for their comfort and versatility. Add in great engineering and style, and you’ve got the ideal strap to fit your everyday needs.

Enter Casetify, a company that believes in being radically unique, creating beautifully designed, made-to-order products that are hand-inspected from beginning to end.

The company recently launched its line of Nylon Fabric Bands for Apple Watch, and we’re now featuring them all in our Watch Store. A great value at $40!

Wood is the new leather for Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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Wood Mark's Teton Apple Watch band in Zebrawood
Wood Mark's Teton Apple Watch band in Zebrawood
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We can’t think of a more fitting band to wear for fall than one reflective of the great outdoors.

Nature is truly present in the Teton Apple Watch band in Zebrawood by Wood Mark Watches. The wood for this special band comes from a species of tree found and sourced in Central Africa. Known for its richly veined, zebra-like stripes and pale golden yellow wood, zebrawood is a beautifully exotic material.

Read on to learn a bit more about these unique bands for Apple Watch, and the many surprising benefits of wearing wood. Wood Mark’s entire lineup of wood bands is now available in Cult of Mac’s Watch Store.