Making the Bands
By Cameron Banga & Jon Becker
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Our protagonists, Cameron Banga and Jon Becker, are Apple Watch enthusiasts. After a year of watch ownership, both agree that there is a gap in the market for a very specific type of watch band. In this podcast, Cameron and Jon will discuss their experiences as they source different watch bands from a variety of manufacturers, in an attempt to create a product they can sell on the internet.
||CleanEpisode 15: This Entire Episode Was Edited on an iPad||In this episode, Cameron decided to pay $20 for the full In App Purchase inside of Ferrite for iPad, so that he could edit the entire episode on iPad. The results are a mixed bag. And we apologize for Cameron falling off the podcast for a thirty secon||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Let's Talk About Our First Month of Sales||After a short hiatus, Jon and Cameron return to talk about how sales have gone during the first month of ToneBands availability.||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Our First Week of Sales||ToneBands have been for sale officially, for 7 days and 16 hours. Jon and Cameron offer their hot takes on the first week of availability.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: ToneBands are Available for Sale||There's no summary, no build up, no beating around the bush. ToneBands are available today at ToneBands.com. During this episode, Jon and Cameron discuss this historic event.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: A Slight Delay, but Still On Course||We've taken a few weeks off while we waited for the band and worked out logistics. But we're close! Website and official sales discussed in this fantastic episode!||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: A Test of the Emergency Broadcast System||In an abbreviated emergency episode of the podcast (due mostly to Cameron's inability to stay healthy), the guys discuss a couple potential issues that have arisen during the purchase of the first order of ToneBands. Will the order still be possible? Wi||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Down on the Farm||Very important news. Our order has been placed. Soon, we will have bands which will be available for sale on our website! Listen as Jon and Cameron discuss the process of ordering bands, setting up a website, and what comes next. And for those of you wh||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Cameron Deleted the Better Version of This Episode||After a long holiday hiatus, Jon and Cameron are back, for arguably the most important episode of Making the Bands. In this episode, Cameron and Jon drop information on the first run of ToneBands. If you want to know which colors are available, and what||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: I Looked to See What Was Not Good||Presidential libraries, shipping fiascos, and our final thoughts before we finalize an order of bands.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: So We Got Some Feedback||We have sample band giveaway winners this week! Didn't win? We're seeing a lot of interest in bands and want to make sure that everyone who wants one can get one. So listen in at the 12:30 mark, and we have some information on getting onto a first-prior||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: A Social Media Extravaganza!||So far, Cameron and Jon have used this podcast to discuss the process of ordering and testing sample Apple Watch bands that they have ordered thus far. In this episode, they've tossed the silicone and metal pin talk out the window, and are talking exc||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Susan Lake Red||As Jon and Cameron trudge towards another order of sample bands, things get off track. Topics include, but aren't limited to: new MacBook Pros, translating Chinese color descriptions from low-resolution .jpeg images, further impressions on the bands al||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: A Little Bit Larger and More Bulbous||Jon and Cameron have both gotten the chance to give both sets of band samples a test drive. The guys talk overall impressions on both sample batches, what they want to order next, and answer some listener email!||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Make Your Wearing Fashioner||Cameron and Jon get their first sample watch bands. So it's time for some impressions.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The O-Town of Third Party Apple Watch Band Makers||Cameron and Jon have decided they want to make their own third-party Apple Watch band. They've ordered their first run of samples, which will arrived in the next 24-36 hours.||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to following along.
Like listening to two of your super smart and funny friends talk about tech pop culture and the supply side of manufacturing. Good for a giggle.
I'm a co-host, so I'm biased, BUT
Yes, I help create this show. So I am biased.
However, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Probably 8-12 hours of Apple related podcasts per week. That's a lot.
I made this show because I wanted to listen to it. There are many shows about Apple. But I can't think of any that tackle a unique topic like this. So I think it's worth a listen, and hope you enjoy it.
The un-talked about part of tech
Really interesting hearing a discussion about the process of manufacturing from literally step 1. Fascinating process, and the hosts are great!