Review: Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch

Review: Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch

For many Apple Watch owners, the original band that they receive is good enough for daily use, but for others it's fun to swap out bands on a regular basis. Today we're looking at an Apple Watch band from one of the big names in the Apple accessories business - Belkin. The Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch (US$39.99 or $25.79 through Amazon affiliate link) comes in sizes for both the 38mm and 42mm Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches, and we'll take a close look at it right now.

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Tim Cook: Apple will ‘do more’ in the pro area

Tim Cook: Apple will ‘do more’ in the pro area

During a Q&A session at today's shareholder meeting held at Apple's Cupertino, California campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook told investors that the company is still very much focused on its professional and creative pro customers and will "do more" in the pro area. 

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Twelve South announces ActionSleeve for Apple Watch

Twelve South announces ActionSleeve for Apple Watch

More CES 2017 fun, this time from Twelve South. The Charleston, SC-based design house has just announced the $29.99 ActionSleeve, billed as the "first armband for Apple Watch." 

Available in three sizes -- 38mm, 42mm, and 42mm slim (for slender arms) -- ActionSleeve holds your band-less Apple Watch securely to your bicep with Velcro™ closures. The accessory provides a way to keep your Watch away from damage when lifting weights, and Twelve South notes that the tight fit can actually improve tracking of heart rate for many users.

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CMRA camera band for Apple Watch looks pretty cool and useful

CMRA camera band for Apple Watch looks pretty cool and useful

Unless you've been on a self-imposed internet hiatus for the past month, you've probably seen an ad for CMRA, which is billed as "The Camera For Apple Watch." I was curious about the device so I took the liberty of checking out press materials for the Apple Watch band that will include two small cameras.

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AWT News Update: November 2, 2016

AWT News Update: November 2, 2016

Whoops. Due to a scheduling mixup yesterday, we missed an episode of the AWT News Update. We're back today with four stories from the world of tech and Apple:

  • Eddy Cue of Apple will be keynote speaker at the 2017 Code Media conference; anyone who would like to send me can send me an email...
  • Apple Pay in Russia is now supported by nine more financial institutions
  • Fitbit's fortunes dive as Apple Watch and other smart devices have an impact
  • A strange bug is afflicting Apple TV second- and third- generation devices
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Apple Watch Series 2 is a major step forward (though there’s still one feature I want)

Apple Watch Series 2 is a major step forward (though there’s still one feature I want)

I've now spent a weekend with an Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm black aluminum with a black Sports band). It takes some great steps forward, but isn’t yet the perfect watch for this runner. But it’s a software feature I’m looking for, not a hardware problem. 

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iFixIt tears down the Apple Watch Series 2

iFixIt tears down the Apple Watch Series 2

The gang at iFixIt, who tears apart tech products so you don’t have to, has completed its teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2. They say that, or the most part, the Series 2 is a typical second revision Apple device: it looks almost exactly the same on the outside, but it’s super refined and a bit easier to work with on the inside. 

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Pad & Quill's newest cases are perfect for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Pad & Quill's newest cases are perfect for your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Pad & Quill has been an Apple World Today favorite case and bag vendor for years, and whenever a new Apple product appears we always get excited to see what's they're going to announce. Today, Pad & Quill announced that three of their cases -- the Luxury Pocket Book ($99.95 for iPhone 7, $109.95 for iPhone 7 Plus), Woodline ($49.95), and Bella Fino ($69.95 for iPhone 7, $79.95 for iPhone 7 Plus) are available for pre-order. Use the special order code 710 and you'll get $10 off of any of Pad & Quill's products for iPhone 7iPhone 7 Plus or Apple Watch Series 2

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AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

We're heading into the weekend with iPhone 7s and Apple Watches (Series 2) pre-ordered, so what else is happening? Give us 4 minutes and we'll give you some news:

  • Regardless of what brainless pundits are saying about the "lack of an audio port", the iPhone 7 appears to be an instant success
  • First the FAA recommends not taking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airplanes. Today, the US CPSC issued an even stronger warning to the public at large -- "turn them off"
  • Tim Cook allegedly emails a concerned Mac fan to reassure him that upgrades are coming
  • Would you believe that an iPhone 7 Plus is actually faster than a 12-inch MacBook? It's true!
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The best way to pre-order your iPhone 7 and/or Apple Watch Series 2

The best way to pre-order your iPhone 7 and/or Apple Watch Series 2

By now, you've probably made the decision on whether or not you're going to upgrade your iPhone and/or Apple Watch. As an Apple blogger who always needs to get the latest and greatest, I've found that there's a quick and sure-fire way to be one of the first to get the new Apple products. Read on for tips on how to make your buying experience as painless and fun as possible.

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AWT News Update: Special iPhone 7/Apple Watch Series 2 Edition for September 7, 2016

AWT News Update: Special iPhone 7/Apple Watch Series 2 Edition for September 7, 2016

Did you miss out on today's Apple event, and don't have time to watch the entire video? Apple World Today's Steve Sande provides you with the key items from the keynote in just 23 minutes of unscripted fun! Listen in on this special edition of the AWT News Update for a quick overview of almost everything that Apple announced at the event.

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