Pebble + Bepple

In photography by webmeister Bud

When my Pebble Time arrived, I knew, based on all I’d read about its easily-scratched bezel, that I’d want some kind of protection for it.

Being klutzy, paranoid, and a wild gesticulator, I didn’t follow the majority of folks in ordering an adhesive bezel skin. Oh no . . . I went all Terminator on my smartwatch and ordered a millimetre-thick plastic cover to give both the bezel and screen serious protection.

They call it Bepple (get it?), and it arrived today! In . . . a well-designed, but hilariously gigantic envelope.

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/60 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800

Here’s what I received: a red and black Bepple cover and screen protector kit. I’m eschewing the latter for now in hopes that the height of the bezel cover suffices.

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 23 mm · 1/60 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800

Here are the covers, ready to jump to the defense of my Pebble Time which, you can see, was in need of their services some months ago when I bumped it against a door, giving it character a scratch on the top of its head. My Smile64 face doesn’t seem to mind, though. =)

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 28 mm · 1/60 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800

The cover snaps over the watch’s band post-holdy-thingies (shush; I don’t know watch lingo) easily and snug-like. It’s a very satisfying CLICK!

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 26 mm · 1/60 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800

Here are the covers on my watch.

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0005-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/90 s · f/4.5 · ISO 800

You may notice that you can no longer see the buttons on the sides of the watch, which I think is brilliant. I’ve somehow managed to accidentally depress buttons during my Time with it, and I believe this extra lip will prevent such accidental smooshes.

20151027 - I Bepple'd my Pebble-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/1500 s · f/1.8 · ISO 400

For the moment, I’m sticking with the black, as the red is a smidge on the light side for me (as well as being a little bumpy at the top and bottom, but I might try to file that down). I should’ve gone with lime green for some real impact. =)

I’ll switch it up in a bit and see if I can get used to it. For now, I’m down with the subtle and, for the most part, really happy with my Bepple. I give it 4.25 out of 5 toes!

Thanks for reading. We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled weekly photo-ness on Wednesday.