Kickstarter: Personalize Your Apple Watch Band with iPops

 Personalize Your Apple Watch Band with iPops

Apple has released a plethora of Apple Watch bands to let users give their Apple Watch a personal touch, but a low-cost option dubbed iPops goes even further. You insert an iPop into one of the holes in your Apple Watch band and have your own Pandora-style bracelet that tells a story. iPops are like emojis that you wear.

iPops is offering assorted charms for as little as $4 on its Kickstarter page, with options like family members' birthstones, the American flag, a motorcycle, the Eiffel Tower, sports equipment, pets, a pink ribbon, an arrow, a cross, and more. There are also letters and numbers as well.  In fact, there are over 160 options on MyiPops.com.

The iPops should fit on a FitBit band as well, or even traditional watch bands, but clearly the target market is the Apple Watch owner, particularly those with the Sport Apple Watch Band. It's a clever "no-tech" way to make a high tech product even more personal. And they were included in Oscar goodie bags, so if you wear them, you're in good company.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.