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10 awesome accessories for your new Apple Watch

Now that you’ve got your shiny new Apple Watch, you’ll want some great accessories to go with it. A sturdy charging stand, essential protection, and a selection of great bands are all must-haves.

We’ve rounded up 10 awesome accessories for any new Apple Watch owner to help get your collection started. They’re some of our favorite items available right now, and they’re all nicely priced.

Awesome accessories for your new Apple Watch

We’ve picked out some of the best and most popular Apple Watch accessories from wonderful brands like Laut, Monowear, Mifa, and Juuk. Whether you’re into leather bands, metal bracelets, or insanely cool charging stands, we’ve got you covered. And prices start at just $11.99!

Active 2.0 band for Apple Watch
Comfortable, durable, good-looking.
Photo: Laut

Laut Active 2.0 sports band

Apple Watch can be the perfect workout partner, but only if it’s comfortable to wear during even the most strenuous activities. That’s why Laut designed the ultra-comfortable Active 2.0 sports band.

Made from a bespoke rubber compound developed specifically for active lifestyles, the Active 2.0 is lightweight, incredibly durable, and feels great no matter what you get up to. It’s also sweat-resistant.

Price: $29.99

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Monowear Deployant Leather band for Apple Watch
A great leather band that does away with fiddly buckles.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Monowear Deployant Reserve band

Thanks to a wonderfully simple quick-release clasp, Monowear’s new Deployant Reserve band for Apple Watch is ideal for anyone who despises traditional buckles. It’s made from genuine leather that’s wonderfully soft, and like all Monowear products, it’s also nicely priced.

Check out our full review to find out more.

Price: $62

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Juuk leather bands for Apple Watch
Leather is always a winner.
Photo: Juuk

Juuk leather bands

Juuk’s new collection of leather Apple Watch bands are some of the nicest we’ve ever used. They’re all made from high-quality leather combined with stainless steel clasps and adapters that look terrific.

The Korza is a classic, understated option that makes Apple Watch feel even more expensive. The Viteza sports a more casual design that’s perforated to make it more breathable — ideal for those on the go.

Price: $79

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Elago Duo Pro stand
Charges Apple Watch and iPhone (or AirPods).
Photo: Elago

Elago Duo Pro charging stand

Don’t spend hundreds on Apple Watch and then leave it to get all scratched up on your bedside table while it’s charging. Keep it tidy and protected with Elago’s Duo Pro stand.

Its 2-in-1 design, available in four pretty color options, securely holds both your Apple Watch and iPhone (or AirPods) while they’re charging and keeps cables organized so they don’t get in the way.

Price: $18.50

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Laut stand for Apple Watch
Clean and simple.
Photo: Laut

Laut AW Stand

Laut’s simple AW Stand is a single piece of strong aluminum that gives your Apple Watch a place to rest while it’s charging. It looks great on any desk or bedside table, and it’s compatible with all Watch models.

The top of the stand is angled at 45 degrees to make your Apple Watch easy to read in Nightstand mode, and it has a rubber sleeve that ensures the back and sides of your Watch don’t get scratched.

Price: $29.99

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Mifa Modern Classic band for Apple Watch
A high-quality band at an affordable price.
Photo: Mifa

Mifa Modern Classic Leather band

Mifa’s fetching, beautifully made Modern Classic Leather band uses top grain cowhide combined with aluminum buckles and adapters. It’s soft and supple so you can wear it all day long, yet brilliantly robust.

The Modern Classic is ideal for anyone who wants a subtle strap that’s ideal for both casual and professional wear. And it’s nowhere near as expensive as it looks.

Price: $32.99

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Canvas doesn’t have to be dull.
Photo: Adel Neal/Cult of Mac

Monowear Urban Canvas band

Monowear’s gorgeous Urban Canvas bands for Apple Watch are a terrific match for the newest model, with blue and red options that go great with Series 6’s brand-new finishes.

The band combines an ultra-rugged canvas layer with a smooth leather backing that makes it incredibly comfortable all day long. Check out our full review to find out more.

Price: $38

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Elkson Bumper for Apple Watch
Keep Apple Watch protected at all times.
Photo: Elkson

Elkson Quattro Bumper case

It seems a shame to hide Apple Watch’s gorgeous design. But it’s also a bad idea to leave it exposed. You don’t want your shiny new smartwatch to get covered in scuffs and scratches.

Protect it with the Elkson Quattro Bumper case. It ensures your Apple Watch won’t suffer when you brush up against a wall or walk into a door. It covers all of its edges and has a lip to protect its screen.

The Quattro Bumper is made from military-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), so you know it’s up to the task, and it’s available in black or white.

Price: $11.99

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

The W4 stand looks just like an iMac G3.
Photo: Elago

Elago retro charging stands

Elago’s spectacular Apple Watch charging stands are some of our favorite products on this list. And if you’re a fan of anything Apple (or retro gaming), we know you’ll love them, too.

They come in a number of outstanding designs inspired by the original Macintosh, the iconic iMac G3, early iPods, and the very first Game Boy. And they come in a number of eye-catching colors.

They’re also surprisingly affordable, with prices starting at just $13, so it’s a struggle to resist buying them all.

Price: from $16

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Switch it up with bold crimson.
One of the best metal bands money can buy.
Photo: Juuk

Juuk Vitero bands

Add a touch of class to your Apple Watch with a stunning Vitero band from Juuk. Made from high-grade aluminum, they’re incredibly robust but lightweight, and available in a range of striking styles.

The Vitero band is inspired by iconic race cars, with Y-shaped links that are specially engineered to fold comfortably around your wrist, and a distinctive colored stripe that runs right through the middle.

And because they’re made by Juuk, which also makes bands for several premium Swiss brands, you know your hard-earned cash is being well-spent.

Price: $149

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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Unfortunately, the leather is beginning crack and the color is coming off with the cracking.
I have only had this watch band a short time, so I feel this should not be happening.

Good morning, Thank you for your feedback, and I apologize that you are not satisfied with your item, but it sounds like the item you received, maybe defective. If you are able to send me an image of the item we can get this issue resolved for you. My email is
Many thanks, Adel.

Awesome hold, super useful

First time I’ve used a 3M stick mount and it’s holding really well on the stick side, no sign it’s weakening. On the magnet side the phone never falls out, but it will slide off if you try to put a lightning cable in or pull one out from the phone while it’s mounted. That’s a real nitpick because otherwise it’s an awesome mount.

Great Customer Service

On my original review I mentioned that I ordered a black case but received a white case instead. Well, the Customer Service rep actually read my review and sent me the right color case. To me, this is outstanding customer service. The case is also outstanding in that it fits perfectly and I can hold the remote more securely.

Not Quite What I Ordered

Like several other purchasers, I ordered the black case and received the white version. Outside of the shipping or availability issue, the case is sturdy but soft. It’s just on the edge of being slippery, but it isn’t. It also hasn’t been picking up dust or blanket fuzzies. The remote stays securely in the case and all buttons are functional

Good morning, thank you for your feedback. I have checked your order and see you ordered the Nightglow blue color, therefore will show white, and glow in darkness. If you wish to return and order the black color, please let me know. The item will need to be unused and in the original packaging. Many thanks, Adel.

Exactly what I wanted

Had my Air Tag hidden in my handlebar bag but this simple little holder is a much better solution. Attached on my seat post under the seat facing back, so a bit protected, maybe not an issue but works well there.