The Watch Bands Apple Should Have Made

Leading up to Apple’s Spring Event, the rumor mill was positive Apple would debut new watch bands in different colors and materials. And it did, but I don’t think Nylon was what we had in mind. I expect Apple to be innovative; I want to be wowed. But that is Apple's own doing after years of marketing slogans like, “Think Different” and “The only thing that’s changed is everything.” So when I received an email about Ottm’s Hardwood Apple Watch Bands, my first thought was, “Why didn’t Apple think of this?” 

Ottm watch bands are made of 100 percent natural hardwood from around the world, which means each band is unique. The bands are hand-sanded, treated with tung oil, and will be available in Maple, Zebrawood, and Sandalwood. Today, Ottm is launching its funding project via Indiegogo. You can get one for a steal if you’re an early bird backer. The early birds can claim their watch band for as little as $25. However, the bands will remain affordable when coming to market with the retail price of the Maple band at $69 and the Zebrawood at $99. For an added bonus, each band purchased plants a new tree in an American forest.

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The bands will be available for both sizes of Apple Watch. Don’t have an Apple Watch? Ottm will work with Android Wear and Pebble trackers too. Upon successful funding, they’re expected to ship in June or July of 2016.

To support the campaign and claim your discounted Ottm watch band, check out the campaign here. You can also watch the video below to learn more.

 

 

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.