The best Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport watch bands and straps

We can all agree that the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport are two stellar smartwatches. But just like regular watches, they are not merely utilitarian devices, but fashion accessories as well. Or they could be, at least, depending on how you wear them. A good-looking watch always catches the eye, but if you add an outstanding strap or band, you can really make it stand out as a fashion accessory. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great bands available for both the Gear S3, which takes 22mm bands, and the Gear Sport, which is compatible with 20mm straps.

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Apple releases a ton of new Watch bands to match your spring mood

Apple Watch has long become the world’s most worn wearable, and the most popular watch, sending the Swiss timepiece industry into doldrums in the process. Apple is intent to keep the flame alive, though, any way it can, and just outed a full set of jazzy new bands in the “vibrant colors of spring.” While the nor’easter begs to differ with those elitists from the West Coast whether spring has come or not, the bands are on sale together with a litany of new models, from the lowly Sport straps, to exclusive Hermès ones.

In addition, Apple announced new band and casing combos …

Galaxy S9 to support the S8's LTE bands, have the same 'tuned by AKG' headphones

We just dove in the FCC’s Galaxy S9 filings, and, among wireless testing equipment lists and frequency distributions, a few tidbits of info flesh out the S9 a bit more for us end users. First off, the FCC lists that the phone, codenamed SMG960U (for US carriers), will support no less than 24 LTE bands.

While that’s just a band short from the current record holders – Apple’s iPhone crop, whose Japanese models support 25 – it’s still the same number of bands listed for the S8 as well. This generous number of LTE frequencies that the S9 will support means that the unlocked …

Apple introduces new colors for its iPhone X silicone cases and Apple Watch sport bands

Apple added some new color options for some of the iPhone X and Apple Watch accessories available from the company’s online store. Those sporting the tenth anniversary iPhone model can now pick up a silicone case for the handset in two new vivid color options, Spicy Orange and Flash. The cases protect the iPhone X from minor drops, especially the back of the handset which is also made of glass. Lined with micro-fiber, this line of cases is designed by Apple itself and is offered in 12 different colors. These cases are priced at $39 each, and the new colors will ship by December 12th at the earliest.

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New iPhone 8 concept images by Hajek envision Jet Black and Rose Gold side bands

Rendering future phones as image concepts is an ungrateful job, as rumor alterations are pouring in every day, so you have to always adjust and rework. When it comes to depicting all things future Apple, however, there is barely a more prominent graphics artist than one Martin Hajek. His designs are usually top-notch not only in terms of 3D-rendering mastery, but also in conveying the main rumors and leaks about an upcoming phone in the most plausible manner.

Especially adept at visualizing iPhones (artists and their love for all things Apple and Mac, you know), …

Nike's new Apple Watch bands are made to go along their new running shoes


In case you felt a shortage of Apple Watch bands, there’s no need to worry now. Nike just announced four brand-new straps that will go on sale June 1.

Costing $50 each (not too unreasonable of a tag considering general Apple Watch band pricing), they are made to go along with the brand’s new Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” shoe collection. Apparently, their iridescent colors have been “inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk.” And if you ever lost sleep over being unable to match your wrist strap to your sneakers, now you can gleefully do so. According to Nike, you will …

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 may finally get compatibility with regular 22m wrist bands and straps

The ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a good-looking smartwatch with an aching pain point. You can’t put a strap you actually love on it, unless it’s made by ASUS. That’s because the company uses a system of its own to secure wrist straps to the smartwatch, which greatly limits the choice of available bands for it.

Well, if ASUS isn’t coming to its senses anytime soon, others will. SteelConect, a company specializing in wrist adapters for smartwatches, is creating one for the ZenWatch 3. Called the AZ3, it fits right onto the smartwatch’s lugs and lets you attach any ol’ 22mm …

Best Apple Watch bands that aren't made by Apple (2017)

If you are shopping Apple Watch bands, you are spoiled for choice! We pinned down ten of the finest specimens you can buy in the $20 to $100 price category. Anything higher than that and we must suggest consulting your financial adviser before putting down cash. It’s a freaking wristband, it’s supposed to keep your watch strapped and soak up sweat! How much does it have to cost?! But then again, you choose what goes on your wrist and where the money goes so hey, no judging.

Most of these bands are set up for the 42mm Apple Watch, though, so owners of 38mm models may have to look extra hard, …

One more thing: Apple colors six new iPhone 7 cases to match your fresh Watch bands

Just as expected, Apple resorted to a simple press release today to announce a bunch of upgrades and add-ons to its existing product lines. The iPad franchise got a brand new 9.7-incher with Apple’s lowest starting price of $329 ever, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus got a special red edition treatment, the iPad mini and iPhone SE got upgraded storage for the same prices, the Apple Watch received new straps, but there is one more thing.

What if you got one of the new Apple Watch bands, but the official iPhone 7 and 7 Plus case you are rocking doesn’t match its exact …

Galaxy S8 will support more LTE bands than the S7, almost hitting the iPhone 7 record

We already informed you that the Galaxy S8+ has passed the FCC grind in its unlocked form, and now three versions of the international G955F model are getting their certification chops there, too. While Samsung is careful this time around not to disclose any photos or other info via an FCC filing, and the phone just “incorporates a camera, Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, MP3 /MP4 player, Wireless Charging, MST, OTG and DP,” there is also one very interesting tidbit listed – the number of LTE bands that are supported. 

It turns out that the S8+ will come with support for …