Bands Stories June 27, 2016

expiredJust $9 Prime shipped for a new Apple Watch band? Sounds good to me.

Update 6/28 2:00pm): BSCstore (99% feedback rating) via Amazon has big discounts on the MoKo Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band in Silver: 38mm $9.99 and 42mm $6.99 Prime shipped.

We’ve covered it before, Apple’s pricing model on its Watch bands is pretty ludicrous. It’s hard to swallow paying a minimum of $50 when other third-party options can be just as good. This morning, we found a few deals on silicone alternatives that are going to be much easier on your wallet.

The BSCstore (99% positive feedback from 58,000+) via Amazon has the MoKo Apple Watch Sport Band in Black or White for $8.99 Prime shipped. Each color comes with two different-sized lengths to find just the right fit. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 3,300 Amazon users.

Bands Stories May 27, 2016

expiredBest Buy’s Memorial Day sale takes up to $200 off select Apple Watch models + bands, prices start at $349

Best Buy has launched a 4-day sale in celebration of Memorial Day with some deep discounts on Apple products. Free shipping is available or you can opt for in-store pickup if you’re hoping to enjoy your new purchase over the long weekend.

The standout deal of this sale is savings up to $200 on Apple Watch Stainless Steel with Sport Bands. Prices start at $349 (Reg. $549) for 38mm model with a choice of a few Sports Bands. You can grab the larger 42mm for $399 (Reg. $599). Today’s discounts are a match of our previous mention and the best available. For further comparison, that’s only $50 more than Apple charges for the Sport model direct.

Another notable piece of today’s sale is that Apple’s official Classic Buckle Leather Watch Band is on discount in two styles. The 38mm in black is available for $449 (Reg. $649) and 42mm is down to $499 (Reg. $699).

This is the first substantial discount that we’ve seen on official Apple Watch bands. That said, these prices still feel astronomical, especially in comparison to the wide selection of third-party options for sale on Amazon. If you’re looking to save a little cash, give this highly-rated leather band option a try at $21 Prime shipped. Prefer Milanese Loop? This band is on sale for just $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $15+). You might think these knock-offs aren’t as high of quality, but I’ve found them to be worth the time.

Be sure to check out the rest of this weekend’s deals in our full Best Buy roundup.

Bands Stories March 21, 2016

expiredThird-party Apple Watch Milanese Loops in black for $17 (Reg. $37) or silver for $16 (Reg. $37)

Apple earlier today took the wraps off of its Space Black Milanese Loop for Apple Watch, and while it’s priced at $199, you can get the look for much cheaper, as well as the traditional silver color. Aerb via Amazon offers its black Milanese Loop Band for Apple Watch for $16.99 Prime shipped in either 38mm or 42mm sizes. Furthermore, the silver Aerb Milanese Loop is available for $15.99 Prime shipped in either 38mm or 42mm.

That’s $20 off the normal price of the black band and $21 off the normal price of the silver band. Not to mention that both are significantly cheaper than Apple’s official offerings.

Aerb’s third-party watch bands have strong reviews on Amazon. The products have amassed an average rating of 4.3/5 stars from 71 reviewers.

ICYMI: Dock and charge your iPhone + Apple Watch in one place for $8 Prime shipped.

Bands Stories January 25, 2016

expiredApple Watch Space Gray Bands – 42 or 38mm: Stainless Steel $21

Update (1/27 11:15am): Aerb via Amazon offers its Black Milanese Loop Band for Apple Watch in 42mm or 38mm sizes for $16.99 Prime shipped when item specific promo codes are applied (see below). ICYMI: Apple is rumored to be releasing a similar band in the near future.

Oittm via Amazon is offering a pair of deals on its Stainless Steel Apple Watch bands. First up, you can grab the Space Gray model in 42mm or 38mm sizes for $35.99. Applying coupon code CZQR3KU7 drops the final price to $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. Today’s deal is a savings of just over 40% and the best price we can find. For comparison, Apple charges $449 or more for a similar stainless steel option. This band can be adjusted on its own and includes a lifetime warranty. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 234 Amazon customers.

Those with aluminum or stainless steel casings will want to check out the traditional silver model in 42mm or 38mm for $18.99 (Reg. $30) after promo code J2QHJV5P is applied during checkout. Rated 4/5 stars by 706 Amazon reviewers.

Bands Stories November 8, 2011

The Amazon MP3 Store offers downloads of The Bands and Ensembles of the US Armed Forces Veterans Day Honor MP3 Album for free. That’s the lowest total price we could find for this 12-track, DRM-free album, released today. (iTunes charges $9.99.) Amazon MP3 Downloader is required. expand full story

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