Transform your Apple Watch 8 into an Apple Watch Ultra with this sneaky $13 snap-on cover

Easily the perfect Halloween costume for your Apple Watch 7 or 8, the PZOZ Converter Case gives your $399 smartwatch a facelift, allowing it to cosplay a $799 Apple Watch Ultra.

If you’re like me, you think the Apple Watch Ultra looks cool, but there’s no way on God’s bountiful earth that you’re spending 800 bucks on a watch. Luckily, this sneaky little lifehack has you sorted. Designed to snap right onto your existing Apple Watch, this cover case fools people into thinking you own a Watch Ultra. It looks remarkably close to the real deal, although the body is made from polycarbonate instead of titanium, your watch strap remains unchanged, and that Action Button on the side is clearly just a dummy button. Looks incredibly real though!

Designer: PZOZ

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On a scale of one to impressive-lifehack, the PZOZ Conversion Case rands remarkably high. Remember when Apple debuted the Dynamic Island and almost immediately, people began writing apps that turned hole-punch cameras on Android phones into dynamic islands?? The PZOZ Conversion Case is almost exactly like that. It’s incredibly sneaky, but you’ve got to admit it’s a remarkable idea. The Conversion Case easily snaps onto the Watch 7 or Watch 8, not only giving it a very expensive facelift, but also protecting it from accidental knocks, scratches, and scuffs.

Installing the case is simple enough for you to do it with the Apple Watch still on your wrist. Just peel the blue protective film off the case’s transparent front panel, and pop it onto the watch with a satisfying snap. The kit also comes with the Watch Ultra crown cap, which just sticks right onto your existing crown with adhesive. A pretty big trade-off with this is that you can’t use the EKG feature anymore, which requires you to rest your thumb or index finger on the watch’s original crown.

Once installed, you could choose to swap out the straps too, to complete the look, but for the most part, your conversion is absolutely complete. The cover case features a flat display panel just like on the Ultra, which still lets you use the Watch’s touchscreen (you may find it difficult to reach the edges of the display), and most of the other details line up perfectly, including the home button and even the microphone hole right between the button and crown. The speakers do get obscured a slight bit, so watch out for that.

The PZOZ Conversion Case works with the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8 (just the 45mm variant). It sits on just the top of your watch, keeping all the sensors below working just as usual. The home button and crown work as expected too (barring the EKG feature), and that Action button on the side doesn’t do much aside from being a fidget toy for your fingers.  Now if only someone created the Wayfinder watch face to complete this epic transformation!

Here’s a look at the Converter Case in action.


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