Apple Watch models are expected to arrive this Friday, with the first pre-orders entering the shipping stage of the transaction process. With the Apple Watch coming soon to wrist near you, it is time to do some Watch accessory shopping before the big day arrives. In today’s guide, we will look at some of the best Watch cases, bags and screen protectors available for purchase or pre-order. If you have any other suggestions, please share them in the comments.
WaterField Time Travel Case ($49–59)
Water field is known for its high-quality cases designed for the iPhone, iPad or Mac, so it’s not surprising to see the company offer a new premium case for the Watch, too. The new Time Travel case is a plush bag that’ll store and charge your Watch when you are not wearing it. It also has pockets to store extra bands and other accessories such as earbuds. The case is available now for pre-order with a ship date shortly after the Apple Watch ships.
Pad & Quill Luxury Travel Kit ($119)
Pad & Quill is brining its line of hand-crafted cases to the Watch with its new Luxury Travel Kit, and a Roll Up Kit. Hand crafted with full grain American leather, the Luxury Travel Kit allows you to carry your Watch along with additional Watch straps and the hardwood Luxury Pocket Stand, which is included in the package. Ships in mid-May.
Pad & Quill Luxury Travel Pouch ($119)
The Luxury Travel Pouch is similar to the Travel Kit, but features a pouch design. The leather pouch also allows you to carry your Watch along with additional Watch straps and the hardwood Luxury Pocket Stand, which is included in the package. Ships in mid-May.
Pad & Quill Roll Up Kit ($49)
Crafted from the same full grain American leather as the Travel much and Kit, the Roll-up Kit is for the light traveler who only needs to carry their Watch, an extra band, and the Watch’s magnetic charger. Ships in mid-May.
ActionProof The Bumper Case ($35)
ActionProof is selling a premium bumper case to protect your Watch from life’s extreme activities. The rubber mold fits the Watch casing with openings for the microphone and speaker. It is compatible with the 42mm Watch and works with any Watch band. The ActionProof costs $35 and is available in black, white or orange. Pre-order now to get the case when it arrives in July.
X-Doria Defense Edge Case ($29)
If a bumper case is too much for your taste, then you should consider the Defense Edge Bumper Case from X-Doria. Available for both the 38mm and 42mm Watch, the Defense Edge offers edge protection without dominating the look of your watch. The $29.99 Defense Edge is available for pre-order no and is expected to ship in late May.
Spigen Ultra-Thin Crystal Case ($14.99)
Spigen is selling via Amazon a clear hard case that’ll provide protection for your Watch without hiding its aluminum, stainless steel, or gold casing. Cases ordered today will ship in mid-May.
Spigen Exact Fit Case ($14.99)
Available is a variety of colors, the Exact Fit is similar to the Crystal case, offering protections with its premium polycarbonate material. The case will be available in mid-May.
Spigen Tough Armor Case ($18.99)
Spigen’s Tough Armor case features a hard polycarbonate shell with Soft TPU to protect the Watch from bumps and scratches.
Luvvitt Clarity Case ($14.99)
The Luvvitt Clarity case ships in a bundle that includes the soft, crystal clear TPU case and two screen protectors — a tempered glass screen protector and a regular screen protector. The bundle will ship at the end of May if you order today. The case is available in 38mm and 42mm sizes.
Luvvitt Steel Case ($14.99)
Louver also is selling a stainless steel cover that’ll protect the front face and the casing on your phone. Similar to the Clarity case, the Steel version also is available in a bundle that includes the case and two screen protectors — a tempered glass screen protector and a regular screen protector. The bundle will ship at the end of May if you order today. The case is available in 38mm and 42mm sizes
Mega Tiny Corp Screen Protector ($6.99)
Mega Tiny Corp gets great reviews for its iPhone 6 screen protectors, so we expect the same quality construction in its Watch versions. The clear tempered glass screen protector provides edge-to-edge coverage and is both smudge resistant and shatter proof. Available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.
ArmorSuit Screen Protector ($6.95), with Body Skin ($9.95)
ArmorSuit’s screen protectors provide clear and smooth protection for your Watch face. The screen protectors are available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes. They also are packaged in a $10 bundle (38mm, 42mm) that includes both a screen protector and body skin.
The Watch accessory market is changing every day. If there is a case, bag or protector not on this list, please share them in the comments below.