WITH THE HIGH COST OF GADGETS NOWADAYS, WHAT’S A LITTLE MORE FOR COOL GADGET ACCESSORIES?
Your friends are jealous of all the gadgets you own. If there’s a hot gizmo on the market, you are the first one to jump on the bandwagon. To be truly geek chic, however, gadgets aren’t enough – you will also need the latest gadget accessories.
With so many gadget accessories on the market, it may be difficult to distinguish the worthy accessories from the hype. Here’s a look at a few gadget accessories that can add even more flavor to your geek chic ways.
As laptop computers get smaller and thinner, so do laptop bags. This year’s netbook craze has led to several manufacturers creating bags and cases just for these minicomputers. Netbooks are small, lightweight and inexpensive, a cheaper, and less powerful, alternative to the traditional notebook computer. Netbook sales are expected to grow even more in the next year.
A neoprene sleeve won’t do much to protect your computer, so look for an actual padded bag instead with plenty of organizational pockets to hold your other gadgets.
SkoobaDesign.com has created a netbook messenger bag that has a padded sleeve for your notebook, along with about 20 other pockets and compartments. There’s a place for everything, from your digital camera to your water bottle. Available in four colors, the Skooba Design netbook messenger bag is priced at about $50.
At MobileEdge.com, you can find a variety of bags that are perfect for netbooks and smaller laptops, with designs for men and women. Whether you are looking for something simple and conservative or an item that is more colorful and fashionable, you can find it at Mobile Edge. They carry netbook messenger bags, briefcases, backpacks, and sleeves priced between $20 and $100.
Cell phone wallets
Cell phone cases and covers are so 2008. Heading into 2010, cell phone wallets are the hot trend for the truly geek chic. Not only are cell phone wallets stylish, but also they are better able than cases or covers to protect your cell phone from damage or theft. With many individuals paying a small fortune for their cell phones, apps and ringtones, protecting that investment is paramount.
BuxtonWallet.com features a wallet built specifically with your cell phone in mind. Although it’s roomy enough to carry your cell phone and other personal belongings, it isn’t overly bulky and won’t overwhelm your attire. Its numerous compartments allow you to stay organized, and its inexpensive price (under $10) is friendly to your budget. The Buxton cell phone wallet is available in black, brown, and red.
Are you one of the millions of people with an iPhone? If so, check out the cell phone wallet available at eHolster.com. This belt-worn wallet gives you a cell phone holster on your hip that looks cool and is easily accessible. The e-Holster cell phone wallet can also hold your ID, credit cards, and cash – plus it even features a zippered pocket for coins.
For the fashionistas, you may want something a bit flashier. Celi Inc. is the answer. Celi’s cell phone wallets are equal parts fashion accessory and gadget accessory. Although their products are a bit more expensive, at around $100, their high quality makes the expenditure worth it. Each piece is handmade using Turkish leather in your choice of color, texture, and shape.
If you are a true gadget head, you already have a Kindle. This ingenious little mobile device from Amazon allows you to read e-books on the go. Although it hit the market less than two years ago, the Kindle has become increasingly popular. As a result, we’ve seen a wave of Kindle accessories that are definitely worth a look.
Kill the drab look by pimping out your Kindle with an exciting “skin” from DecalGirl.com. A skin is a digitally printed design on vinyl and sealed with glossy enamel. With over 300 skins to choose from, you’re sure to find one that tickles your fancy. Most are priced under $20 and are a breeze to place onto your Kindle.
At KindleChaos.com, you can find a wide variety of Kindle accessories. Their most geek chic accessory is their collection of Kindle shells. The two-piece shell, available in black, pink and clear, adds functionality, protection and style to your Kindle. Features include a rugged outer shell, a screen protector, added grip spots and a kickstand, which allows the Kindle to stand on its own for hands-free usage.
The latest gadget accessories can turn you from geek chic wannabe to geek chic hero. You don’t need to spend a bundle, but you do need to stay on top of the latest trends to stylishly accessorize your gadgets.