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12 amazing Apple Watch accessories at insanely low prices

Preparing for your Apple Watch Series 7 upgrade? Treating yourself to a new collection of amazing bands and accessories doesn’t have to break the bank.

We’ve rounded up some of the best Apple Watch accessories that are currently priced at $40 or less to help you out. Check out all 15 right here!

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Awesome Apple Watch accessories under $40

All the products we’ve picked out are available from the Cult of Mac Store. That means they’ve been tested and approved by our team, so you can be sure your cash is being well-spent.

Whether you’re shopping for swanky stainless steel bracelets, lightweight NATO straps, or attractive charging stands, we’ve got you covered. And half of these products will cost you under $25.

Elago Clear band Apple Watch
Built like a tank.
Photo: Elago

Elago Clear band — $12.99

Remember when transparent watch bands were some of the coolest things you could slap on your wrist? Elago does, which is why it is bringing them back with its new Clear band for Apple Watch.

Made from a sturdy TPU that’s almost indestructible, the Clear band is ideal in any situation. It’s not just incredibly strong, but also insanely easy to clean, and ideal for those with active lifestyles who frequently get dirty.

Price: $12.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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

Laut AW Stand — $29.99

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.

Anti-sleep feet prevent the AW Stand from sliding around, while its three color options — gunmetal, gold, and silver — allow you to match its look with your Apple Watch case.

Price: $29.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

LK screen protector for Apple Watch Series 7
Keep your Apple Watch’s screen super-clean.
Photo: LK

LK screen protector 6-pack — from $11.99

Keep your Apple Watch’s gorgeous new display in pristine condition with an LK screen protector. They’re made from thermoplastic elastomers for a “self-healing” effect that automatically eliminates minor scuffs. They’re easy to install without bubbles, and they offer incredible clarity.

Buy from: Amazon (41mm)/Amazon (45mm)

Spigen Rugged Armor for Apple Watch
All-around protection when you need it most.
Photo: Spigen

Spigen Rugged Armor bumper case — $13.99

Looking for some more rugged protection that will keep your Apple Watch safe in harsh environments? Check out the highly rated Spigen Rugged Armor bumper that wraps your Apple Watch in a robust shell.

Made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the Rugged Armor absorbs shock without making your smartwatch difficult to use. And its raised edge helps prevent your screen from rubbing up against walls and other surfaces. It’s also available in a number of great color options.

Buy from: Amazon (41mm)/Amazon (45mm)

Stunning stainless steel that won’t break the bank.
Photo: Rilee & Lo

Rilee & Lo stainless steel stretch-link band — $40

Available in a range of gorgeous color options and made from premium stainless steel, Rilee & Lo’s stretch-link bands help make your Apple Watch look better than ever.

They’re inspired by high-end jewelry and designed to deliver a premium look, and they’re considerably easier to get on and off than traditional stainless steel bracelets.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an alternative stainless steel option that looks this good at that price.

Price: $40
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

The best band for running.
Photo: EdgeGear

EdgeGear Shift band for runners — $39.99

Apple Watch can be an athlete’s best friend, but traditional bands aren’t suited to some sports. The EdgeGear Shift fixes that problem for runners by putting your Watch on your hand instead.

This makes it much easier to see important stats during your run, and takes the hassle out of having to turn your wrist. The Shift is incredibly comfortable and super-secure.

It’s also fully-adjustable, works on both hands, and compatible with all generations of Apple Watch in all sizes.

Price: $39.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Show your pride and joie de vivre with Nyloon's rainbow band.
Comfortable and colorful.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Nyloon nylon bands — $39.95

Nylon bands are incredibly lightweight and wonderfully comfortable, and Nyloon makes some of the nicest money can buy in a wide range of colors and styles.

Each one is made of ballistic-grade nylon and fits most wrist sizes. They’re thicker and more durable than ordinary polyester bands, and feature stainless steel adapters that are built to last.

They also fit all generations of 38/40mm and 42/44mm Apple Watch.

Price: $39.95
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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

Laut Active 2.0 sports band — $29.99

The Active 2.0 is tailored for sports and solves many of the problems you’ll encounter with other Apple Watch bands while you’re working out. It even fixes some of the problems with Apple’s own Sports band.

Unique materials make it wonderfully soft and flexible so that it’s a delight to wear all day long. It wraps nicely around any wrist without digging into your skin or causing you to itch.

A machined metal button enclosure means the Active 2.0 is less likely to pinch your skin or catch your hair, as Apple’s own Sport band tends to do, while stainless steel adapters are included for added durability.

Finally, the Active 2.0 is patterned to make it much more attractive — and more interesting — than traditional silicone sports bands. And it’s available in four great color options.

Price: $29.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Portable battery for Apple Watch
Top up your Apple Watch on the go.
Photo: Milebel

Portable wireless charger for Apple Watch — $19.99

Do you ever forget to charge your Apple Watch before you leave the house? You don’t have to worry about a dead battery when you have a portable wireless charger on your keychain.

This 1,400mAh option is enough to charge Apple Watch three times over, and small enough to take with you everywhere. It’s compatible with all Apple Watch models, and has a charging puck built-in, so you don’t need to carry any cables. Simply put Apple Watch on its surface and it starts charging!

Buy from: Amazon

Blocks charging stand kit
What kind of charging stand will you create?
Photo: SwitchEasy

Blocks build your own stand kit — $19.99

The brilliant Blocks kit lets you build your own Apple Watch stand exactly how you want it. It comes with over 90 different blocks to choose from — all of which are compatible with other building blocks from leading manufacturers, such as Lego.

The included Apple Watch cradle accommodates most bands and bumpers, and you can build your stand around your favorite iPhone cases and accessories, in your favorite colors.

Price: $19.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Elago Premium Apple Watch band
Goes great with Apple Watch’s new color options!
Photo: Elago

Elago Premium band — $18.99

Made from high-end Fluor rubber, the Premium band is lightweight and flexible yet surprisingly strong. It uses stainless steel buckles and adapters for added durability, and wraps easily around the wrist.

Its breathable design prevents the Premium band from getting too wet or irritating your skin while you sweat. And because it’s completely water-resistant, washing the band when it gets dirty is a breeze.

The Premium band is available in black, blue, and red, and goes great with Apple Watch’s new color options. But it’s also compatible with older 38/40mm and 42/44mm Apple Watch models.

Price: $18.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Mifa makes leather incredibly affordable.
Photo: Mifa

Mifa classic leather band — $25

Mifa’s classic band makes premium leather affordable for everyone. It uses genuine leather that’s 3mm thick for great durability, and combines it with strong stainless steel clasps and adapters.

Perforated dots along the strap allow it to be more breathable, which means it’s perfect for all-day wear. And at just $25, everyone should have one in their collection.

Mifa’s band is compatible with both 38/40mm and 42/44mm Apple Watch models, and it comes in black, brown, or gray.

Price: $25
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Get that retro gaming look.
Photo: Elago

Elago charging stands — $13-$19

Elago’s spectacular Apple Watch charging stands are my favorite products on this list. And if you’re a fan of anything Apple, I 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 $13
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Laut Steel Loop for Apple Watch
Just like Apple’s, but less than half the price.
Photo: Laut

Laut Steel Loop band — $39.99

A great metal bracelet is a surefire way to make your Apple Watch stand out and appear even more expensive. The Steel Loop from Laut looks a lot like Apple’s own Milanese Loop — and is made from exactly the same materials.

The Steel Loop uses a woven stainless steel mesh that’s both durable and incredibly comfortable on your wrist. Its flexibility makes it more comfortable than other metal bracelets, while its slim and lightweight profile feels high-end without weighing you down. It’s also breathable, which helps add comfort.

Get yours in a number of great color options for under $40.

Price: $39.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

Charge everything all at once.
Photo: Elago

Elago 3-in-1 charging hub — $24.99

If you need a stand that charges everything, look no further than the Elago 3-in-1 charging hub. It tops up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously — and looks good while doing it.

The hub is made out of silicone so you never have to worry about knocking it over and breaking it, and it’s available in a number of pretty colors that look great on any nightstand.

Check out our full review for more.

Price: $24.99
Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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