Casetify debuts design-your-own Apple Watch bands

At Casetify, they believe in being unique. That’s why they’ve launched their design-your-own Apple Watch band service. That’s right, upload you own images and make your own, unique Apple Watch band.

Casetify also has a pre-baked Apple Watch Band Launch Collection consisting of four bands:
• Black Marble
• Candy Feathers
• Forever Love
• Pass This On

Casetify custom Apple Watch bands
Casetify custom Apple Watch bands

Casetify expects orders to begin shipping in April 2015 for $49.99 per band.

More info via Casetify here.

MacDailyNews Take: It begins.


    1. Well not everyone can afford a much less expensive case from Apple for their iPhone either, and there are plenty of inexpensive third party cases out there. This was quite expected of third parties, I’m not even surprised they are being advertised before the release. This is going to be a huge product, and anyone getting there first with accessories will be profitable until they become mass produced by every third party out there dime a dozen.

      1. Well, Apple’s bands go to $500, for the SS band. So do t exaggerate the prices in the other direction either.

        I can see people buying a $349 Apple Watch, but wanting another band, and not being able to pay more than $50.

        Not everyone is going to like, or want Apple’s bands. Not everyone likes the look of silicone rubber, or the feel.

        You need to be fair here.

    1. I’ve heard this thought before actually, you’re not alone. Also, a friend and I talked today about the future ability for the watch to charge from movements in the accelerometer or body heat as well. All good ideas that could someday result in cordless watches that never need charged.

    2. Thank you demondeathkill and FutureMedia. I had a read about the reservestrap and looks like it wasn’t a far fetched idea after all.

      It certainly would make a great accessory, functional to boot.

      Thanks again for your pertinent feedback.

    3. When we first heard, and have seen photos, of pins for a diagnostic connector hiding in one of the band slots on the watch, it seemed as though Apple might be thinking about that, or external sensors, perhaps. But as of now, it seems Apple removed those connectors on production watches. It’s too bad.

      Way back, in the first Bondi iMacs, there was a connector for diagnostics. Companies were making boards to fit in, and offer extra features. Apple removed it.

  1. Apple Watch has a data connection that is in the band attachment area that will reject any watch band that is not Apple made with its secret chip installed. It is similar to the Lightning cables for the newer iDevices.

    1. That data connection may (or many not) be there in the shipping models, but I doubt Apple will use it to “reject” non-Apple bands. That does not help Apple. It would be like restricting customers to only using iPhone accessories made by Apple. Or not allowing third-party developers to create apps for iOS and OS X.

      “Ecosystem” is important. Third-party watch bands and other Apple Watch accessories are important. It means the platform is vibrant.

      Also, a technically-implemented restriction for a non-technical product (like a watch band) is asking for trouble. What if the “port” or connection point on the band “wears out,” because the user is often changing bands. Or it shorts out because moisture seeped in. Or that “secret chip” becomes faulty after the Apple Watch was dropped. The watch stops working? Outrageous.

  2. The big question here is whether Apple has licensed the mechanism used on the watch and bands for attachment. If not, then all of these companies are out of license.

    The problem with that is quality related. A watch is expensive. I wouldn’t buy a third party band without knowing that it met Apple’s specs. If it’s not licensed, like some cheap Apple connector cables, it may cause problems. It’s even possible the watch may come off the band.

    I would wait until I knew, for certain, that a third party band was of high quality. The connector is a small precision part, if it’s not done right, it could damage the connector in the watch itself. That would be an out of warranty repair.

    Buyer beware!

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