Adappt (Apple Watch Band Adapter)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by davidnyjets, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. davidnyjets macrumors 6502

    davidnyjets

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    Never backed anything before on Indiegogo/Kickstarter/etc. but this looked too cool to pass up.

    Grabbed the Adappt Aluminum Early Bird before it sold out.
     
  2. kovey, Mar 20, 2015
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  3. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Probably no point in jumping on a Kickstarter for this. The big guys like Belkin, Griffin, and all the iPhone case manufacturers will likely start selling accessories before the Kickstarters start shipping.
     
  4. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    Neither of those companies you mentioned have ever sold a watch accessory. This isn't a case. Did you even see what the product is?
     
  5. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

    I am Sampson

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    Ugh... I saw this a while ago but didn't realise they would do one to match the space grey sport. Now that I have looked again I see they do and have missed the $10 discount that was available before. Sigh.

    Ah well, I've done it now anyway, still £20 is a lot, might have been been more sensible to waiting and get a nice £30 band made for the Apple watch rather than now a super chela £10 one - still, it lets you be able to choose ANY strap.
     
  6. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    I will totally wait and see how these things work out. I think that 3rd party band/adapter sector will be enormous in a few months. The only way I'd go for this now was if I already had a large collection of watch straps that I loved.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Trouble is is that they're not anywhere close to their funding goal. Odds of it becoming a shipping product (from them, anyway) appears to be low.
     
  8. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Looks too far from goal for me to bet on.

    Plus - my last crowd-funded pre-order was over 1 year late, so I'm a bit overcautious these days. I'll wait to see things like this hit the market first.
     
  9. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    My new policy with crowdfunding is that I wait until it becomes a real shipping product and then I just buy it. Both the KickStarters mentioned above claim an estimated ship date of June. That seems pretty unrealistic for anyone but a large company with established manufacturing capabilities.
     
  10. FlatCable macrumors member

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    Oh, and let's not forget the Chinese at $1 that will rust your Apple Watch... :)
     

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