Mycell Apple Watch Bands on Amazon

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by spiritedcharm, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

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    Hilarious. Exact replicas of Apple's straps at 50% of the price. My guess is these photos are NOT the Mycell product but are copies of Apple's photos at the moment. It will remain to be seen whether the Mycell straps bear any resemblance to these when they finally ship.

    Good price though !
     
  2. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I don't know what to think, other than I'd prefer to go with Apple and avoid dodgy components that might give me an allergic reaction. Even Apple's products could end up giving me a rash but I'd feel more confident dealing woth Apple than an Amazon vendor.
     
  3. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I smell a scam. Why are they using Apple's watch images.
     
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Watch bands and Skins for the face will be coming out very soon. When the Pebble came out the skins began to be available within a couple of weeks.

    Let the buyer beware, but some will actually quite good.
     
  5. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I'm willing to bet the quality of these won't touch Apple's.
     
  6. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Geesh, it's just a stupid band.

    And with the potential profits, they must be crawling all over themselves to get these out next week.

    So you're going to see the most desperate of those first I would think.

    But the glut will force the price down to pennies.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    I wonder how long before the battery overheats and starts burning people's wrists.
     
  8. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Luke is yelling "Mycelllllllllllllll"
     
  10. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    I ordered the brown leather one. It arrives 4/20-4/22. I'll post pictures when I get it.
     
  11. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    copies of the actual watch are available right now...what made you think copies of the straps weren't going to appear all over the place??
     
  12. Apollonian macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, this kind of thing happens with all apple accessories like chargers and cables, I'm not surprised they jumped on copying the bands as well. For anyone who buys them I'd be interested in seeing some pics when they come in.
     
  13. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    How come there are no pictures of these bands? I'd like to see exactly what they look like. I know what Apple's look like.
     
  14. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    I personally think it's a scam and nobody will get anything for their money. The fact that there isn't a single picture of any of the actual bands when it's supposed to ship in a few weeks, the fact that they are shipping in a few weeks with such a huge selection when no other Apple Watch compatible band at all is able to ship that quickly, the fact that they stole Apple's own pictures, it just screams "SCAM!" to me.

    And it says "Full access to all ports and buttons" - what does that mean? Why would a watch band impede access to ports or buttons? What ports?
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I got one from the FitBit Flex band. They didn't recall that one, instead kind of being "meh" in the media. This was a nice nickel-sized spot that took months to disappear after I stopped wearing it. I was highly disappointed that FitBit didn't make any alternate bands with materials for people who had those rashes develop. Hypoallergenic or something.

    At least with Apple letting third parties sell bands, I will have a much better chance of not running into that issue. When I get the money for a watch, I'm going to totally quiz the reps on that issue. I'm guessing a $50 band will have fewer issues than the FitBit ones which are about $10.
     
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Yikes! Sorry that happened to you. Contact dermatitis is a nasty thing. Unlike people with strong metal allergies, I CAN handle nickel, but not worn against my skin for any length of time. Most people can't. Unfortunately it's used in a lot of alloys and in higher percentages in cheaper alloys favored by manufacturers of cheap jewelry and low end products.

    I don't know much about allergic reactions to aluminum but I'm going to be cautious because already in the news there was a case of a boy getting an allergic reaction as a result of daily handling of the IPad. I did a little bit of reading today on metal allergies and read that there may be a growing incidence of allergy to aluminum in younger people due to their exposure to vaccines that had aluminum as an adjuvant.

    I have no experience of wearing aluminum jewelry and my phone and IPads are always encased in leather coverings. I don't know what the composite material on the back of the Sport model consists of. Or if there are any potentially highly allergenic materials in the metal parts of the sports band. But I would trust Apple to make it right if there were. I would not trust an unfamiliar vendor with cheap sources in countries with less than stellar costumer product safety records.
     
  17. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't think I've ever worn any metal watches. I think the ones I had were various types of plastic. My dad has one of those "grown-up" watches that has a band similar to the link bracelet band, and I don't think he's had any trouble with that. The FitBit was fine for a few months, but then it was all of a sudden there and I couldn't get rid of it for a long time.

    I would definitely trust Apple to refund, recall or whatever if I bought one and had the same issue. But I'm also guessing after the FitBit recall, Apple would've done some sort of testing to make sure it doesn't go through that.

    Since it will probably take me working some overtime to make the money to buy one of those watches -- and I won't be able to do overtime until next month -- it looks like I can let a million or so people guinea pig it for me. Maybe by the time I'm ready the non-issue issues -- the yellow screens, bendgate -- will be over.
     

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