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Best List: Cavallino Leather Apple Watch Band by Meridio

Add some furry texture to your wrist with a stand-out strap from Meridio, makers of fine, Italian leather straps for Apple Watch.

We love Meridio bands for their craftsmanship and elegance, and the Cavallino Collection is no exception. See what makes these beautiful bands unique, and take 30 percent off the regular price in our Watch Store.

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The Cavallino Leather Apple Watch Band in Dalmation adds beautiful, soft texture to your watch band.
Photo: Meridio

Not your average Apple Watch band

Cavallino leather is often referred to as haircalf, calf hair, or hair-on leather. It’s calf’s leather with the hair remaining on the hide.

Cavallino is harder to work with than regular leather, and is therefore more expensive. The hair is treated with bleach and dyed in different colors and patterns to create one-of-a-kind Apple Watch bands. This treatment also gives the hair its luxurious sheen.

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Choose from six adapter colors and four leather patterns. Bengal Tiger is shown above.
Photo: Meridio

Handmade in Italy

Meridio is a small assemblage of artisans who hand-make leather bands for Apple Watch in an ancient tannery in Tuscany. (The region’s capital, Florence, is particularly famous for its leather production.)

The company seeks to combine the practicality and innovation of the Apple Watch with the inherent quality of Italian leather manufacturing.

Meridio chooses only the highest-quality hides, which are then handmade into beautiful Apple Watch bands.

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The Cavallino Leather Band in Stripey.

The Cavallino Leather Band comes in four variations: Stripey, Whitey Spotty, 101 Dalmatians, and Bengal Tiger.

Choose from six adapter and hardware finishes to complement your Apple Watch: gold, rose gold, black, space gray, stainless steel and silver.

Available only for 38 mm Apple Watch.

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The band in Whitey Spotty with black hardware.
Photo: Meridio

Each of Meridio’s straps is produced in compliance with international laws regarding animal protection and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Price: $76 (regularly $109)

Buy from: Watch Store

Check out the Cult of Mac Watch Store for a huge variety of curated straps, chargers and accessories for Apple Watch.

Meridio provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See Cult of Mac’s reviews policy; and check out more stuff we recommend in our Best List reviews.

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Rilee & Lo Apple Watch Band, Black

I love this watch band, it's super comfortable and it fits perfectly.

Very Good Quality Leather Watch Band

The Monowear Classic is a very good quality watch band that gives your Apple Watch a great look for more formal or dress up occasions. My preference is to have a leather band without colored stitching and with a black stainless steel clasp. This band fits that criteria and provides a secure, classic method of attaching to my wrist.

Function101 Button Remote For Apple TV

I wish I could say something about this item but I have not received it. Pity about the money I spent!

Good morning, Thank you for your review. I have checked the process of your order, and the last update from USPS on September 18, states your package is delayed but still on its way, if this doesn’t change by next week please get back in touch by emailing me at adel@cultofmac.com
Many thanks, Adel.

Good second remote

Apple TV will only connect to one Apple remote, I found out after paying $60 for a second one. This remote worked out of the box and I have had no trouble. It allows my wife to have a remote as well.

Good product, but doesn't work as smoothly with every streaming app on Apple TV

It works fine, no problem connecting it to my Apple TV, so there is nothing wrong with the product. I just find myself and my partner still mostly using the apple remote. Maybe just out of habit. it is easier to rewind or fast forward with it on most apps, not on YouTube, but Netflix or appleTV+