The Apple Watch has sold millions of units, and Fortune reports that 97 percent of customers who own the Apple Watch are satisfied with their purchase. As any Apple fan knows, it can take weeks or months after a new product launch for the third-party accessories market to catch up. Now that the Apple Watch has been out for a while, we’ve compiled a list of the best new Apple Watch accessories. Our list includes items like replacement Apple Watch straps, as well as more general Apple Watch accessories. Read on to see our top picks.
1. Aerb Apple Watch Stand
This is a great Apple Watch charging stand for your desk at work, or to place on your nightstand at home. It is compatible with both the 38mm and 42mm sizes for the Apple Watch. This bamboo stand also gives you a place to display your iPhone 6. The stand is a nice way to prevent your Apple devices from getting scratched or damaged, while also making the display easy to read while the devices are getting charged.
Price: $13.99 (72 percent off MSRP)
2. LUVVITT Stainless Steel Apple Watch Adapter
Frustrated by the sizing of the Apple Watch? Tired of over-paying for straps that will only fit your Apple Watch? This cool Apple Watch adapter makes it possible to use your regular watch bands with your Apple Watch. If you have a great watch band that’s already broken in, this adapter will let you use your favorite bands with your new Apple Watch.
Price: $14.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
3. Madsen Outlet Apple Watch Stand
Available in silver and space gray, this stand works with all Apple Watch models. The big selling point here is the sheer heft of this stand. The company bills it as being thicker, heavier, and more stable than most Apple Watch stands. At 10.6 ounces, they say that the stand is less likely to topple over if you accidentally brush against it. The fact that this stand is backed by a lifetime warranty is also a nice reason to invest in this slightly pricey stand.
4. E LV Leather Apple Watch Strap
If you opted for the Apple Watch Sport, you might find that the band is a bit uncomfortable during certain activities. Or perhaps, you just want a band that looks a little more appropriate with formal or business attire. This replacement Apple Watch band is made from genuine leather, and some people may find that it feels more breathable than a watch band made from fluoroelastomer or similar “rubber” materials. It is available in brown, black, white, red, and dark blue.
Price: $21.99 (56 percent off MSRP)
5. Hot Spot Tempered Glass Screen Protector For Apple Watch
Glass screen protectors are generally considered to be better than film screen protectors. While they do cost more, they are also much stronger. This tempered glass screen protector boasts bubble-free installation, with a 9H hardness rating that will give you better peace of mind the next time you accidentally scrape your watch against something.
Price: $9.49 (81 percent off MSRP)
6. Twelve South HiRise for Apple Watch
We’re big fans of Twelve South’s beautiful Apple accessories. We previously featured cool Twelve South items in our guides to the best MacBook Pro cases, MacBook Air accessories, and cool iPhone 6 cases. If you already have a Twelve South stand for your Mac, the HiRise Apple Watch stand will fit right in. The HiRise stand is a great way to display your Apple Watch when it’s not on your wrist, or support it while it charges overnight.
7. Case-Mate Smartwatch Replacement Band For Apple Watch
Looking for a way to match your iPhone 6 case to your Apple Watch? This cool Apple Watch strap from Case-Mate bears a striking resemblance to one of Case-Mate’s popular iPhone 6 cases. If you love a bit of sparkle and bling, this may be the Apple Watch band for you.
8. The Apple Watch Book
Buying an Apple Watch for a relative who isn’t the most tech-savvy person? This book may be the best accessory for them. Nobody likes feeling dumb, so this may be a nice alternative to those other tech guides with “idiots” or “dummies” in the title.
Price: $21.77 (27 percent off MSRP)
If your nightstand is already overflowing with piles of books, reports from work, or glasses of water, you might not have room for your Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad. This clever bedside caddy lets to organize and store all your Apple devices, from largest to smallest. It’s available in a number of different colors, so you should be able to find an option that matches your bedroom decor.
Price: $39.99 (11 percent off MSRP)
10. Apple Watch Rugged Spartan Case/Band
One of the biggest complaints about the Apple Watch is the build quality. While it is true that the Apple Watch is beautifully designed, it could certainly stand to be more rugged. This case/replacement band from Poetic provides rugged protection, making this ideal for Apple Watch owners who want to protect their smartwatch while hitting the gym or going on outdoor adventures.
Price: $24.95 (17 percent off MSRP)