Ever feel like a bag lady when you go on a weekend trip? Usually there's one bag for your clothes and another lugging around your laptop. Thankfully we've found some overnight totes and carryalls with built-in laptop pouches to solve that unnecessary problem. Shop on, and pack 'em up for those Fridays when you just want to get away.
Technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your wedding registry, but the gifting possibilities go beyond traditional fine china, fancy flatware, and bedding. If you depend on geeky gadgets on a day-to-day basis, feel free to add a few to your list. This isn't to say that you should go nuts at Best Buy scanning each and every dream gift, but it's important to include items that you genuinely want and need.
A good place to start: learn the proper registry protocol. Etiquette experts at Emily Post offer smart wedding registry rules to help you navigate the formalities. Anna Post confirms that it's perfectly OK to create a more unconventional registry with camping or tech items, but you should also provide guests with a more traditional list, too. Hoping to include some technology, but not sure where to start? Here are a few basic items to consider:
- DSLR camera, like the Nikon D800
- Flatscreen TV
- Record player, like this affordable Wood Turntable
- iPod speakers
- Blu-Ray player
- Gaming system
- Stereo system with surround sound
- The Nest Thermostat
- High-tech washer/dryer
Current and former brides-to-be: Did you include any technology on your registry? If so, which items? Share your suggestions in the comments below!
Give guys a reason to wear their geek on their sleeve when they walk down the aisle. For the groom or groomsmen or just everyday dapper dudes, we've rounded up cuff links that are not only geeky, but stylish, too. Shop on, and let your well-dressed geek rock his fun personalities loud and proud.
Even your computer monitor could use some love every now and then, and that's where awesome toppers come in. These fun (and, in some cases, functional) computer accessories will keep you company while you work and watch over you day in and day out. Ahead, five friends that will have you smiling whenever you look up.
If you and your future spouse are die-hard Trekkies, then why not express your obsession with a custom Star Trek wedding cake topper? Click through a few of our favorites, and if one catches your eye, then think like Captain Picard and "make it so!" With Star Trek Into Darkness hitting theaters on May 17, you're sure to find plenty of inspiration for every aspect of your nuptials.
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
What do yoga bears and pink chewing gum have to do with your phone? Plenty, if you're talking phone stands to hold them up. Functional and fun, these picks will let you watch your favorite videos and browse the Internet the easy way. Some are downright adorable, others just plain silly — either way, take your pick from this awesome batch.
These days, thanks to the wonders of tech, "3D glasses" means something totally different: edgy sunglasses made on 3D printing machines. Now hitting the mainstream market, these unique designs can be worn day in and day out. And the thing is, they're actually really stylish. Some you can shop right this moment — others you have to call to inquire about. Nonetheless, you'll want to check out these beauties stat. Let the three-dimensional inspiration flow!
If you haven't given in to the Great Gatsby craze yet, these tech finds might win you over. Feast your eyes on gilded art deco cases and stunning headphones and just try not to picture yourself decked out in Gatsby glory. Shop on, and you'll be plenty prepared for all the movie watching festivities.
Who says cameras have to be all black and boring? Ditch the everyone-has-the-same-camera-as-me feeling, and upgrade yours with a cheery strap that will definitely stand out. Here, we bring you springtime straps with a little something special that'll showcase some personality and style while you snap those amazing pics on your trusty DSLR.
If your bridesmaids are anything like you, then chances are they're geeky, stylish, and practical — so why not get them gifts like that too? Surely, your closest gals deserve something special they can use again and again (really, who doesn't want robot stationery or gold-accented headphones?) Click through to see our favorites, but you might want to buy all of these picks for yourself. Don't say we didn't warn you.