Leather Apple Watch Band

This leather apple watch band will completely transform the look and feel of your Apple watch. My recent purchase of the gold aluminum 5-series Apple Watch is the 3rd iWatch I’ve owned. Since I did not want a pink band I gave that one to my wife and decided I wanted something different. After owning an iWatch for the last 4 years, I grew tired of the numerous iWatch bands that I’ve owned. Whether they are metal, plastic, or cloth the iWatch still looks like – well, an Apple watch. This leather Apple watch band by OUHENG completely changes that. It is a bit bigger, sturdier, and provides a more rugged look to the iWatch that resembles something you’d see at a Cabela’s or Sportman’s Warehouse. Wear your iWatch hiking while using the MapMyHike app will make you feel as though both you and your watch truly belong in the great outdoors.

Compelling Reasons to Buy

Leather iWatch Band

There once was a time about 4-5 years ago when it was cool, fresh, and smart to be seen with an iWatch. You stood out from the crowd as having the latest technology on your wrist. Those days are gone and there is nothing exciting or new about it anymore. The OUHENG leather iWatch band truly stands-out from the rest of the apple watch accessories on the market. At first glance, your friends will think you are wearing an outdoor sportsmen’s watch, not the familiar Apple techno gadget. The new, 5-Series watches have a great new face for getting all of your outdoor apps on the screen: Compass, pedometer, Temperature Altitude, Weather, Date, Time, Calendar, etc., or however else you want it to look. All of your apps will look outdoorsy and rugged in leather.

Other Compelling Features

If you’ve ever warn leather watch bands, you know that the leather can make your wrist sweat and itch. The OUHENG leather watch band has genuine leather on the outside, but comfortable vinyl on the inside. It fits and feels great on your wrist even when you’re hiking in the hot outdoors.

Snug Fit

There are enough holes on the leather strap to make the OUHENG leather iWatch band fit snugly or loosely on your wrist depending on how you like it. My single, biggest complain of this and perhaps any of the different iWatch band styles is that they are more difficult to put on your wrist. It is not too much of a problem once you get used to it, but still, there is something to be said about the simplicity of the original iWatch band.

Product Conclusions

At $15.00, this band is a little pricey compared to the myriad of other choices you have on Amazon. Still, it is no more than what you would pay for a good analog watch and it has style, durability, and excellent fit. If you want a leather iWatch band, I don’t think you can go wrong with this choice.

Apple Pencil Cap Replacement

I did not even own my Apple Pencil a full day before I found myself already looking for an Apple Pencil cap replacement. For such an innovative company, Apple still does some things that don’t make sense. The included Apple Pen cap which is magnetically attached, comes dislodged very easily. My cat knocked my Apple Pencil off the kitchen table while I was upstairs getting ready for work. When I came back down to the table for breakfast, the Apple Pencil was on the floor, but the cap was no where to be found. I searched and searched for it, and only found it hours after I had already researched new cap replacements on Amazon and found the Tranesca Aluminum Apple cap replacement in 3 colors for $8.95. Furthermore, it comes with an adapter which even secures the little lightening adapter to your charger’s adapter cable. Genius! Two products in one. Why couldn’t Apple have done this?

This product is well made. These pencil caps were very nicely packaged with a professional Thank You card. Obviously, Tranesca is a company who cares and wants to satisfy their customers. The caps are well made and fit very snugly onto the Lightening Port of the Apple Pencil. The big bonus with this product is that Tranesca even includes an adapter for the lightening adapter; another small piece that is likely to get lost which Apple overlooked when they sold us their $100 Apple Pencils. While they are rather nice in appearance, my one small disappointment is that the aluminum up closes really looks as though it is spray-painted plastic. It does not have that ultra-glossy finish of a metal product. I’m being overly picky here. This Apple Pencil replacement cap which comes in a set of 3-different colors and serves two purposes in one will make you glad you lost your original Apple Pencil cap.

Best Bluetooth Earbuds under 50

Tranya Bluetooth 5.0 Deep Bass True Wireless Headphones Review

Design and Functionality

Upon opening up the little box I was impressed with the nice packaging, attractive appearance, feel, and quality of the charging case. The charging case can be charged with or without earbuds attached via a USB port and adapter. The Earbuds are then charged by simply dropping them into the magnetic slots. The left and right each have their own shape to snugly and magnetically fit inside. Like all electronically charged devices, I could not find any instructions on how long it takes to charge these wireless earbuds or case. The directions do explain that the case is fully charged when the 3 lights at the bottom are all lit in solid green. When the earbuds are flashing read it means they still need a charge. Battery life of the earbuds is rated at 6-8 hours, but I have yet to go close to that many hours at once to test the accuracy of that claim. Pairing the earbuds was a breeze. By pressing on the earbuds the first time, they are powered on. Then, you go into your Bluetooth settings of your mobile device and choose T2-R. You are paired. That simple! Inside the box are a variety of different earbud plugs you can slip on and off to more comfortable fit the size and shape of your ear. However, there is more here than meets the eye or ‘ear’ as I shall explain in the Sound Quality section below. The earbuds have, in my opinion, very logical ways of controlling them: One press of either earbud will pause your music. Two presses on the left lowers the volume, two presses on the right raises it. Holding the power of either earbud for two seconds will skip to the next track. Triple-pressing either earbud will turn on the voice assistant for use with Siri or other device enabled voice control systems. One thing to know: If you want to use the bluetooth wireless earbuds on another device, you will have to disable the bluetooth connection on the one you were previously using. This is something to keep in mind if you’re having trouble pairing.

Comfort and Wear

Best Bluetooth Earbuds under $50

Some of the reviews on Amazon have complained that the earbuds hurt inside their ear. I find them softer and less harsh on the insides of my ears than the original Apple earpods. Also, I think they fit more snugly inside the ear with a simple twist and there is no worries about a cumbersome cord getting pulled by your elbow or arm. In short, they fit more securely than the wired earpods. I can work-out on the Elliptical without worrying about them falling out. That’s good enough for me. The real test, though, is would they pass my sound requirement of being as good or better sound quality than the original apple buds?

Sound Quality

Best Bluetooth Earbuds under 50

I have always thought Apple’s Earpods were pretty good compared to other cheap earbuds. When I first powered on the Tranya wireless ear headphones I immediately noticed they weren’t as loud as my Apple Earpods. This is an okay thing. I would never listen to then turned up all the way, anyway. My first and (now) lasting impression of these bluetooth wireless earbuds is that they most certainly do have better bass than the Apple. In fact, the sounds; treble, mid-range are fuller, cleaner, tighter and better all-around. When I went back to the Apple iPhone earbuds I immediately noticed they are not as clear and concise. In fact, they sound a bit muffled and boxy. While trying on the inferior Apple iPhone buds, I tried on a smaller, diameter earbud fitting for the Tranya before I placed them back on. At this point I knew one thing for sure: The best bluetooth earbuds under 50 bucks are not made by Apple. I immediately grabbed for a smaller pair of fittings for the Tranya as pictured above and put them back on. Here’s the big discovery: What happened to the bass? Lots of treble; good, sharp, crisp highs, but thinner mid ranges and a woeful lack of bass. Aha! The fittings are more than just for ear comfort. I went back to the original, bigger fittings and life was good once again. These are great sounding earbuds. Very good bass, though hip-hoppers might want more. Drums, highs, mids all sound superior to what I was used to. I highly recommend the Tranya Bluetooth 5.0 Deep Bass True Wireless Earbuds. While I have not tried them all, I believe these are as good as any if not the best, bluetooth earbuds under 50 bucks.