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Hands on with Ottm’s wonderful wooden Apple Watch band [Video]

In the world of watch straps, we think Ottm, a manufacturer of wooden Apple Watch bands, offers one of the best unboxing experiences.

The box itself is plain and simple, but the package is thoughtfully designed, containing extra links and a pin removal tool that makes it very easy to adjust your new band.

The bands are awesome, too. Made from zebrawood and/or sandalwood, each hand-finished strap is eye-catching, comfortable and unique.

We made a video to show you what to expect. Check it out above.

Ottm’s bands are a classic link bracelet design inspired by luxury Swiss watches.

The bands are made from two eye-catching hardwoods: zebrawood from west Africa, which has a striped zebra-like grain; and sandalwood from Asia, with a distinctive and long-lasting fragrance. Each band has a unique grain pattern, and is hand-finished and treated with tung oil.

Founder Mark Adams of Santa Cruz, Calif., initially launched the bands with a successful $30,000 Indiegogo campaign.

He spent months in China living next to the factory, overseeing the production process and inspecting all the bands. He visited the Dalingshan wood market and the metal injection molding plant where the brushed stainless steel buckles are made.

The result is distinctive and handsome bands that look and smell good and are surprisingly affordable.

Prices are $39.99 for the zebrawood band; $39.99 for sandalwood/zebrawood; and $49.99 for sandalwood.

Ottm’s bands are available on the Cult of Mac Watch Store in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

Note: Ottm does not ship internationally! To ensure domestic delivery before the holiday, please shop before December 15.

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Great band

My hubby loves the feel and color of the bands

Not impressed

No real easy way to attach cables to it. Also, can't easily use Qi charging for iPhone... The bamboo wood part of it is nice though, even if not very useful. I bought this as an experiment to see how it would work out. Having to actually plug the iPhone cable in to the phone is not what I would call convenient. This will probably end up as a paper weight.

Delightful!

The Charging Station is just what I was looking for to charge my iPhone and Apple Watch at night. It is attractive AND very functional for my purposes.

Great charger

Love the charger. It works great and stays on my phone securely but not too difficult to remove.