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Leather rally Apple Watch bands make a racy statement

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If you're wearing that strap, you probably drive a fast car.
If you're wearing that strap, you probably drive a fast car.
Photo: BluShark

Evoking nostalgia for 1960s and 1970s motorsports with their distinctive perforations, leather rally watch bands pair beautifully with rugged chronograph watches and smartwatches alike.

BluShark’s trio of leather rally Apple Watch bands, for example, make quite the racy statement.

Your car may not be all that fast, but if you want to feel like Steve McQueen getting behind the wheel, check out BluShark’s leather rally Apple Watch band collection in the Cult of Mac Store.

Show your pride year-round with rainbow Apple Watch bands and more

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Rainbow nylon Apple Watch bands are great for Pride and for workouts.
Rainbow nylon Apple Watch bands are great for Pride and for workouts. Shown: BluShark AlphaPremier.
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LGBTQI Pride Month may be drawing to a close on Thursday, but you can wear your pride on your sleeve or elsewhere all year long if you want — thanks to rainbow-themed Apple accessories in the Cult of Mac Store’s Pride collection.

In addition to several colorful watch bands discussed below, you can find a rainbow lanyard with a shock-proof iPhone case and a rainbow polka-dot MacBook Pro case.

Soft, colorful band is like a seatbelt for your Apple Watch [Review] ★★★★

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BluShark AlphaPremier Apple Watch Band review★★★★
The BluShark AlphaPremier Apple Watch Band is comfortable to wear and looks great.
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The BluShark AlphaPremier Apple Watch Band skips over the usual materials – leather or metal – and goes for seatbelt webbing. I used it for weeks with my Watch and found a lot of reasons to like it.

Read to to see why a surprising choice of materials makes for a comfortable, durable band.

Try BluShark’s smooth and supple nylon Apple Watch bands

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This is the BluShark AlphaPremier nylon Apple Watch band in
This is the BluShark AlphaPremier nylon Apple Watch band in "Bond" (that's as in James Bond, a classic black and gray stripe combo).
Photo: BluShark

Just like your watch face says something about your personality, so does your watch strap. The color, texture and pattern all mean something to you and those who catch a glance of your wrist. That’s where BluShark’s top nylon watch straps, the AlphaPremier collection, comes in.

And they’re not just for classic analog watches. BluShark has a whole lineup of smooth, comfortable AlphaPremier Apple Watch bands in stock in the Cult of Mac Store.

These tasteful nylon Apple Watch bands look like knit fabric

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This BluShark Knit Weave Apple Watch Band is in the color
This BluShark Knit Weave Apple Watch Band is in the color "space," which is a dark blue.
Photo: BluShark

In the world of watch bands, nylon is sometimes overlooked in favor of steel, leather or silicone, but it’s an exceptionally good material for the job. That’s true of analog timepieces as well as smart watches like Apple Watch.

Done right, nylon is soft, comfortable and durable. It’s breathable and it dries quickly, too. It often doesn’t even look like nylon, either.

And if you can find a nylon band that looks and feels a lot like a knit weave fabric, all the better. But look no further, because the popular brand BluShark sells a selection of them in the Cult of Mac Store at a good price.

This weekend only: Take 20% off all BluShark bands for Apple Watch

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BluShark's Apple Watch bands come in a great variety of materials and colors.
BluShark's Apple Watch bands come in a great variety of materials and colors.
Photo: BluShark

If you’re thinking about freshening up your Apple Watch band — or giving one as a gift to a family member or friend — you’re in luck. This weekend only, April 16 – 17, BluShark is offering all of its bands at 20% off in the Cult of Mac Store.

With a choice of 41 different straps in a variety of materials and colors, you’re bound to find something great. And there’s a handsome Canvas Strap Roll to carry your watches, straps and tools, as well.

Colorful Cordura bands for Apple Watch are tough but comfortable

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BluShark Cordura bands for Apple Watch
They're also nicely priced.
Photo: BluShark

If you need an Apple Watch band that’s tough enough for anything you might throw at it, BluShark’s Cordura bands are a terrific choice. They’re immensely durable, and surprisingly comfortable thanks to a soft leather backing.

Made from the same fabric used to make tactical backpacks and other gear, Cordura bands are available in a variety of color options — and nicely priced at just $32. You can bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

Bargain silicone band makes Apple Watch ultra-comfortable, ready for anything

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BluShark silicone band for Apple Watch
Get yours today for just $10!
Photo: BluShark

If you like to wear your Apple Watch to the gym as well as the office, you need a band that’s ready for anything. And you won’t find better than the brilliant (and insanely affordable) silicone band from BluShark.

Available in a bunch of great color options — as well as smooth and textured finishes — the BluShark band is wonderfully comfortable no matter what. It’s also surprisingly tough and easy to clean. Bag yours today for just $10.

Take your Apple Watch bands everywhere with this affordable canvas case

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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 under $20 from the Cult of Mac Store.

Vintage leather band gives Apple Watch a beautifully rustic look

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BluShark vintage leather for Apple Watch
Get yours today to bag free shipping!
Photo: BluShark

If you would like your Apple Watch to look a little less like a piece of highly polished tech, check out BluShark’s new vintage leather band.

Made from ethically sourced ostrich and crocodile leathers, it gives your smartwatch a wonderfully rustic look — and it’s super-comfortable. It’s also surprisingly affordable at under $35, and if you order yours from the Cult of Mac Store today (March 8), you can also enjoy free shipping inside the U.S.