Best knockoff silicone, leather & Milanese loop bands

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502

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    Just wanting to get a few bands and curious as to which ones others have liked.

    Thanks!
     
  2. doboy, Jul 24, 2016
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    what is the reason, the original one is 25 times more expensive?
    I read that the knockoffs for example break quickly and you risk losing your apple watch.
     
  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the price is cheaper than paying tax for the Apple branded loop. Even the OEM can break and if you are worried you can always buy an AppleCare with the savings.
     
  5. hufflepuffpastry macrumors newbie

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    I love this knockoff Milanese, it has iridescent coloring like an oil slick.

    Some have been concerned the magnet might come out of the end, but this magnet will not pass through, it's too thick and the magnet is very strong.
     

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    $5.99 with Prime for the 42mm silver too. I ordered it last night, no brainier. basically paying just shipping. I also got a MoKo leather loop band for $9.99 and got $1 off the total order for buying two MoKo bands. $14.98 for two bands with Prime, can't beat it.
     
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    Does this band also scratch the underside of the Apple Watch like the OEM band is claimed to do?
     
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    I don't see how a Milanese Loop can scratch the underside of the watch.
     
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    My guess is that people are taking the watch off and setting it somewhere such that the band is underneath the watch bottom
     
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    that would be a given on any metal band. not worried about the scratches under my watch though. mine is on the charger so that blocks it from resting on the SS band.
     
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    I ordered several Moko bands from Amazon. Had a problem with one, and they sent me another within 2 days via PRIME.

    They were out of stock of the black Milanese, so I ordered from JETech, not as good as the stainless steel from Moko. So I returned it and ordered from top4cus, no go -- returned. Finally Moko had the black Milanese in stock and I ordered it. Much better than the other two.

    Moko's leather loop bands are pretty similar to the Apple bands. The silicone bands are slightly thinner, but there is no discernible difference once you're wearing it.

    I did order a band from Clockwork Synergy, and the leather is very good. Their customer service even let me exchange it for a band with different color adapters even though I bought it from Amazon at half the price they sell it on their own site.
     
  13. pkahleeb, Oct 4, 2016
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    What was bad about the top4cus Milanese band? I ordered a JETECH Milanese and I noticed it was snagging on clothing and fabric. It also is loose on a Stainless Steel Series 2 Watch where it was not in an Aluminum Series 1.

    For Moko, I really love their silver with black ceramic band so I would definitely give their Milanese a shot. What makes it the best in your opinion?
    (edit: it may not matter. Doesn't look like they stock this item on Amazon any longer)
     
  14. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    The black Milanese comes and goes on Amazon, that's why I didn't order the Moko band first.

    Top4cus band was a little less flexible. It also seemed to hold bends in the band that were difficult to smooth out. If I laid the band down with part of it folded over, when I would straighten it, the fold was still visible.
     
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    Good reviews. I cannot stand these third party sport knockoff bands that only come in the S/M size. I have to put it on on the last or next to last hole and I prefer to have more band to tuck under.

    Do any of these knockoffs offer the larger band, like Apple does? Does anyone use the same material as Apple does? I don't like how Silicone attracts some much lint and dust.

    Regarding the Milanese loop, with no MOKO available and the Spigen isn't available, what is there to buy that is good? I have the JETech and it is just ok. There have been some snags on fabric and the fit isn't exactly tight on a Stainless Steel Silver Series 2 42mm.
     
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    None of the bands I have seen on Amazon have the same finish to the material as Apple does. That said, I'd rather pay $49 for 4 or 5 good enough bands since the band is not the product. I view it like an iPhone case...
     
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    Moko Milanese from Amazon. really great fit and feel. strong magnet.

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    It's a shame they aren't selling this on Amazon any more :(
     
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    yeah i'm not sure what happened? did they run out of stock and waiting for more to come in?
     
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    I bought the SS and black. Both are nice. The silicone sport bands have been a mixed bag from them. I ordered a white 42mm sport band from LNKOO on Amazon, and the quality is a step up from MOKO. As I've posted before, the color of the band seems to be as important - if not more - than the brand. It seems like some of these sellers source their products from different manufacturers.
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    Comes back into stock very often
     
  22. doboy macrumors 68000

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    All of their silicone bands are no longer available too. I wonder if they got sued or decided not to sell through Amazon. I'm glad I got 3 Milanese from them :)
     
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    I emailed them and still haven't heard back. I am afraid that it is just not being sold by them anymore. It isn't showing as out of stock but only available from other sellers.
     
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    It looks like they don't have any Apple Watch band on Amazon all of a sudden...

    Edit: I see they still have other bands beside silicone and Milanese, but something is going on...
     
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    Not sure if this is the same Moko, but this page only lists a couple of bands for Apple Watch.
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    Just an update about the Milanese bands from Moko. I just got a response from their Customer Service that I sent out many days ago:

    "Sorry those bands will be no longer sold again.

    Best Regards,
    Carrie"

    I sent the question to cs@mokocases.com. I got the address from their responses in comments on Amazon. Their response came from bscamazonstore@gmail.com. I would imagine that they may be stopping most bands at this time.

    Very bummed out as I really wanted a 42mm Silver Milanese from them. Anyone suggest a different brand? My JETech one is just okay.
     

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