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This Apple Watch bumper case solves a very specific problem [Review]

For the longest time, I had a particular problem with my Apple Watch. When I rode my bicycle, the watch’s Digital Crown would rub against my wrist, playing havoc with the sound coming through my AirPods. Suddenly it would get very loud, or very low. It drove me crazy.

I tried everything I could think of, including wearing my watch backward so the Digital Crown was reversed, or on the inside of my wrist. Nothing worked, so I disabled Now Playing on my Watch, which I missed because it’s great for controlling music when doing something like riding a bike.

Then I came across Elkson’s Quattro Series Bumper Case for Apple Watch. This inexpensive cover surrounds the Digital Crown and prevents it from spinning when I ride my bike. Problem solved.

Elkson Apple Watch Bumper Case review

Elkson's Apple Watch Case fits well and provides a raised edge to protect your Apple Watch's screen
Elkson’s Apple Watch Case fits well and provides a raised edge to protect your watch’s screen.
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Inexpensive protection

Costing just $10.99, Elkson’s bumper case protects your Apple Watch from bumps and scrapes, without adding any bulk. Made from soft thermoplastic polyurethane, the bumper case measures just 1 mm thick and weighs just 4 grams. It’s very unobtrusive; I barely notice it’s there, until I whack my watch against something!

The case is super-easy to install and remove, and does a great job protecting your Apple watch. It has a firm, rubbery feel, with sharp, precise cutouts for the watch’s straps, Digital Crown, microphones and speakers.

The case has a raised edge that protects the screen, and the protection even extends to the back of the watch. The raised edge also allows the case to work with most Apple Watch screen protectors. I don’t use a protector, but the raised edge has saved my Apple Watch screen from a couple of scrapes.

It’s very durable and scratch-resistant. I’ve been wearing one for weeks, and there’s nary a mark on it.

Colors and pricing

The Quattro Series Bumper Case comes in two different colors: black and white. It is compatible with most chargers and watch bands and doesn’t need to be removed to charge up.

The Quattro Series Bumper Case is available in the Cult of Mac Store for $10.99. You won’t find something as well-made as this for much less.

Buy from: Cult of Mac Store

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What truly separates this simple and elegant design is that it provides added personal safety for bike riders while hiding their Apple tracking device from sight. Simple installation and great quality! Verified operational use and without a doubt a double winner! The case does not detract from the original Apple specifications! Highly recommend it!

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Ordered this band to match my blue Series 6. The color is spot on, and the clasp is excellent. It looks really nice on my wrist!

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