With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
A new study by Flurry revealed that iOS and Android Gaming are making a huge impact in the gaming industry and even affecting Nintendo and Sony’s revenue. The chart above shows the U.S. revenue that was generated for portable games from 2009 to 2011 and the market share of iOS/Android, Sony, and Nintendo. Flurry notes that Nintendo is facing its first fiscal year loss and Nintendo might need to start making some huge changes to stay in the market. This all leads to my question, “When are you bringing Mario to iOS?”
Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, have announced that they have surpassed 500 million total downloads of Angry Birds.Angry Birds fans have played over a total of 200,000 years with 300 million minutes of daily playtime, along with 400 billion birds launched and 44 billion stars collected.
Electronics retailer Best Buy has rolled out its new video game trade-in program nationwide, offering a $20 gift card with select titles to help offset the fact that GameStop gives more credit on average.
Best Buy’s new trade-in program goes wide this week, launching in nearly 600 locations around the country, with more in the coming months. Customers in participating stores will be able to take their games to the customer service counter or, in select locations, a dedicated trade-in counter, swapping their used titles for store credit. Game consoles and game accessories are also tradable. It’s a large improvement over the kiosk-based program they tested earlier this year.
Customers can also trade-in games online at the video game trade-in web page, where credit values will mirror those in-store, a fact that paints a pretty sad picture.
For instance, Red Dead Redemption, a fairly popular title, trades-in at $19 at Best Buy. GameStop gives customers $24 for the same title, plus added value for members of its premium program. Super Mario Galaxy 2 trades for $17 at Best Buy, and $25 at GameStop