Rev up your Apple Watch with a Tire Tread Sport band [Review]

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Carterjett Tire Tread Sport band review: A silicone band for big wrists.
Tire tracks all across your band mean all kinds of fun.
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Best List: Tire Tread Sport band by Carterjett

Apple’s Sport band is the basic bro of Apple Watch straps. If you want something a little more rugged — and a lot less forgettable — strap on a Tire Tread Sport band from Carterjett. These sturdy silicone bands come in brilliant colors, with extra-large sizes and surprisingly small price tags.

They’re a perfect option for revving up your Apple Watch collection.

Best Apple Watch chargers, stands and cases for Series 3 [Updated]

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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 cases, Cult of Mac Watch Store 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, Twelve South, Just Mobile and more. Plus, a number of new brands including Amber and Proper. 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 great lineup below.

Clever case makes carrying Apple Watch and its essentials easy [Watch Store]

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Gather all your Apple Watch stuff with this clever case from Twelve South.
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Traveling with Apple Watch is a fairly simple affair: strap on your watch and go.

Traveling with all the extra accessories, however, is a serious pain in the butt. There’s that 6-foot charging cable, for one, which always manages to get tangled up in my bag. Add extra Apple Watch bands and a wall plug, and you’ve got some serious carry, and we haven’t even mentioned dealing with the watch when you aren’t wearing it.

Twelve South has an answer to this conundrum, and it’s called TimePorter. Now available for purchase from our Watch Store.

April Sale: Grab two Casetify Apple Watch bands, get 20% off [Watch Store]

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Take your pick of any two Casetify Apple Watch bands and get 20% off! Includes Stainless Steel, Woven Nylon and Saffiano Leather bands.
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Spring has finally sprung here on the West Coast, and with that I say out with the old and in with the new — Apple Watch bands, that is.

Now’s the perfect opportunity to up your Apple Watch style game and swap out that old strap for something fresh. Enter Casetify’s collection of fun and super stylish Apple Watch bands in Stainless Steel Mesh, Woven Nylon and the artist-inspired line of Saffiano Leather bands.

Browse the full lineup of Casetify bands in our Watch Store, and remember to use code CULTOF20 at checkout for 20 percent off when you purchase two Casestify Apple Watch bands. And, as always, enjoy free shipping with your Casetify purchase! Sale ends April 31st.

Elevate your Apple Watch with handmade cuff straps at $30 off [Watch Store]

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The Cuff Strap in Horween English Tan Leather by Jack Foster is a rugged high-style take on an Apple Watch strap.
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Feeling a bit rugged? Go ahead and swap out the standard strap that comes with your new Series 3 for something a little more unique.

The Cuff Strap by Jack Foster fits the bill, and the rich leather juxtaposed with the sleek Apple Watch looks really good. Better yet, these beautiful cuffs are handmade and very high-quality, yet cost just a fraction of what you’d spend for Hermès’ similar double-buckle leather strap.

Jack Foster’s beautiful collection of leather cuffs and bands for Apple Watch are now on sale in our Watch Store.

Twelve South first to put Apple Watch on your arm [Watch Store]

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Made of neoprene and silicone for comfort and durability, ActionSleeve from Twelve South puts Apple Watch on your arm.
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Note: Twelve South does not ship outside of the United States. 

The Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. An Apple Watch armband would be perfect.

Now you can wear your Apple Watch on your arm with ActionSleeve from Twelve South. It’s the world’s first armband for Apple Watch, and it is now available in our Watch Store.

Carterjett’s Apple Watch bands will fit even the most massive wrists [Watch Store]

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Carterjett’s Tire Tread Sport Apple Watch Band is the perfect choice for sport and outdoor enthusiasts. And, they come in XXL!
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Cult of Mac Watch Store is proud to feature a growing and evolving collection of the best Apple Watch bands and accessories on the market. And, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our curated collection of Apple Watch bands: Las Vegas-based Carterjett.

Founded in 2015 by Tracey and Thaddeus Corea, Carterjett is a literal mom and pop shop. Artists and entrepreneurs at heart, the couple sought to fill a void they found while searching for Apple Watch bands to fit their active, outdoorsy lifestyles.

The result of this creative collaboration is Carterjett’s collection of well-made, great looking Apple Watch bands well-suited for sweat and outdoor activity yet stylish enough to take you into the evening. Best yet, these Apple Watch bands are easy on the wallet.

Rugged silicone Apple Watch band will beat the elements in style

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The Nomad Rugged Strap puts a stylish twist on the Apple Watch sports band.
The Nomad Rugged Strap puts a stylish twist on sporty.
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Best List: Nomad Rugged Strap for Apple Watch

Nomad, maker of minimalist, practical accessories for Apple Watch and iPhone, now offers a strap that is not only designed for active wearers, but is really good-looking as well. And, at 40 bucks, it’s a super-sporty and stylish alternative to the higher-priced Nike Sport Bands by Apple.

With the intention of creating a silicone strap designed to “withstand the stresses of all forms of sport and exercise,” Nomad has succeeded — the Rugged Strap is a strong, lightweight, sweat- and water-resistant band that is also-super comfortable on the wrist. The best part is that it will take you from a hard workout to a night out, and will look great in both situations.

Read on to learn more about this band, which is perfect for year-round sports junkies. And check it out in our Watch Store.

Luck o’ the Irish: Save 20 percent on green Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today only, take 20 percent any green Apple Watch band in Cult of Mac's Watch Store.
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As St. Patrick’s Day imbibing commences, Cult of Mac offers up all things green for your Apple Watch band-buying pleasure.

We’ve scoured the Watch Store to feature eight special bands in green from these great companies: Casetify, Clessant, E3 Supply Co. and Ullu. Today only, save 20 percent on these Irish-inspired Apple Watch bands by using code IRISH2018 at Watch Store checkout!

Stylish, portable Pod Pro keeps Apple Watch ready to go [Watch Store]

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The Pod Pro charges Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously. Nomad Rugged Strap with Black hardware shown above.
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Charging the Apple Watch while traveling can be a little tricky. Generally, I lug along a super-long charging cable and a wall plug to get the job done when on holiday.

Nomad — makers of great Apple Watch straps and accessories — offers a stylish and super-portable charging solution called the Pod Pro. The Pod Pro wraps that lengthy charging cable neatly inside a stylish, round enclosure that also holds a massive 6000 mAh of power — enough to keep Apple Watch juiced up all weekend long.

Read on to learn more about this amazing, portable charging puck, and check out the Pod Pro in our Watch Store!