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Magnet keeps slick silicone Apple Watch band in place


The comfy, secure band fits most occasions with its sleek look.
The comfy, secure band fits most occasions with its sleek look.
Photo: SwitchEasy

Apple Watch bands come in many materials, with each loved by legions of fans. Classic leather. Steel links. Canvas. Nylon. Ceramic. And, of course, silicone.

A great example of a comfortable, stylish, durable and convenient silicone band — now in the Cult of Mac Store — is the SwitchEasy Skin Silicone Magnetic Apple Watch Band. The magnetic closure keeps it secure on your wrist, while getting it on or off is a snap.

Apple Watch goes glam with gorgeous Goldenerre bands and bracelets


A bracelet unlike any other.
Photo: Goldenerre

Let’s face it, the band you got with your Apple Watch is hardly going to turn heads. But turning your smartwatch into a fabulous fashion piece can be easy and affordable. Made from premium stainless steel, Goldenerre’s gorgeous bracelets quickly take any Apple Watch from drab to fab

And they can be accompanied by matching bangles that are just as pretty. Get yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

Yellow iPhones, faster iMacs and more! [The CultCast]


A yellow iPhone 14 and a yellow iMac, along with the logo of Cult of Mac's Apple-oriented podcast,
Apple just decided to paint the town yellow.
Image: Cult of Mac

This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: Did the world really need a yellow iPhone 14? Especially one that looks about as bold as a buttered banana? At least we’ve got new iMacs coming to ease our disappointment.

Also on The CultCast:

  • Those new iMacs are just the beginning of a coming wave of even-more-powerful Apple computers.
  • Who in their right mind would pay $600 for an Apple Watch band?
  • At least the yellow iPhone wallpaper is free (and so is Microsoft Outlook for Mac).

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video live stream, embedded below.

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Take your Apple Watch bands everywhere with this affordable canvas case


Canvas Strap Roll for Apple Watch bands
Get yours for just $18.
Photo: BluShark

If you’re the kind of Apple Watch owner who loves swapping your bands on a regular basis, you’ll want to carry more than one while traveling. Keep them organized and protected with the handy Canvas Strap Roll from BluShark.

It has enough space for at least three bands, and it ensures they all stay separated so they can’t damage each other. It also features a secure snap button closure to prevent the case from spilling its contents on the go.

Get yours today for just $18 from the Cult of Mac Store.

New multicolored Hermès Apple Watch band is $599 of unicorn vomit


The new Hermes Casaque line of Apple Watch bands is inspired by
The new Hermes Casaque line of Apple Watch bands is inspired by "bold jerseys worn by horse jockeys."
Photo: Apple

Apple introduced a veritable rainbow of new hues for Apple Watch bands Tuesday — including the new Hermès Casaque multicolor bands inspired by “bold jerseys worn by horse jockeys,” Apple said.

The top Casaque band, a double-strapped leather number with four colors in it, costs $599. And that’s with no watch included. But at least you get a borderline-hideous Apple Watch band.

Fortunately, new spring colors are also available for several styles of reasonably priced bands like the Solo Loop and Sport Band.

Your new wardrobe hero: Stunning braided-metal Apple Watch band


This is one elegant Apple Watch band.
This is one elegant Apple Watch band.
Photo: Goldenerre

“Meet your new wardrobe hero!” Goldenerre enthused about its drop-dead gorgeous Herringbone Braided Apple Watch band. It comes in gold, rose gold or silver stainless steel. It’s another Goldenerre piece that makes a statement. It could be yours for less than $150.

And you can find your new wardrobe hero in the Cult of Mac Store. Whether you’re going to dinner around the corner or at The White House, this thing fits in.

Ends tonight: Score 20% off Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, organizers and more


The Function 101 BentoStack organizer is a bento box for your Apple accessories.
The Function 101 BentoStack organizer is a bento box for your Apple accessories.
Photo: Function 101

“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet,” goes an old Valentine’s Day saying. And what’s sweeter than saving a few bucks? (Not that your sweetheart has to know about that part when you give them a gift).

The Cult of Mac Store’s Valentine’s Day Sweet Savings sale goes through 11:59 p.m. PST on February 14. You can get 20% off an array of Apple accessories, including organizers, cable blocks and more from Function 101 and stylish stretch-link stainless steel Apple Watch bands and stacking bracelets from Rilee & Lo.

And you can score even bigger savings on iPhone cases and more from other brands.

Find an irresistible mix of Apple Watch bands and cases for 15% off


Elkson's rugged bumper case will make your Apple Watch much harder to break.
Elkson's rugged bumper case will make your Apple Watch much harder to break.
Photo: Elkson

The Cult of Mac Store has another sale going — through Saturday you can take 15% off a variety of cool accessories from Mifa and Elkson. This one’s especially good for Apple Watch fans.

Mifa is known for its assortment of high-quality Apple Watch bands. Elkson does great bands too, but also rugged cases for Apple Watch, AirPods Pro and AirTags.

Enter to win a charming Apple Watch Band from Goldenerre [Cult of Mac giveaway]


Make a statement with this timeless piece for your Apple Watch
Make a statement with this timeless Apple Watch band.
Photo: Goldenerre

One lucky winner will get their hands on Goldenerre’s bestselling Apple Watch band in this week’s Cult of Mac giveaway. The gorgeous Goldenerre Herringbone band screams elegance, and it’s available in three stunning colors (gold, silver and rose gold).

Retailing at $148, the band fits all series of Apple Watch. It’s perfect for any Apple Watch owner wanting to add some glam to their wrist.

Apple releases new watch band, wallpaper and more for Black History Month


Apple Watch with Unity watch face and band alongside iPhone with Unity wallpaper
Apple’s 2023 Unity watch band, watch face and wallpaper have a really cool geometric pattern using Pan-African colors.
Photo: Apple

Apple has released a special new Apple Watch band, watch face and iPhone wallpaper celebrating Black History Month. Apple has done this every February in 2021 and 2022.

The Black Unity Sport Loop is available today in the online store and in “select Apple Store locations beginning January 24” Apple said in its press release. It will cost $49, the same price as other Sport Loop bands. The watch face and iPhone background will be released in a software update next week.