We spent a day at Pixar this week and got to check out the first 30 minutes of Brave, Disney's coming-of-age flick that stars the animation house's first female lead — Merida DunBroch. We'll be telling you more about the preview soon, but until then, celebrate the movie by dressing your gadgets in traditional Scottish tartan!
Everything '90s is coming back in style, so it's only appropriate that backpacks get a reboot as well. But the backpacks you grew up with are long gone. These days, backpacks are getting a runway makeover, with styles popping up in Spring shows all over the globe. And since you're a working woman, you can ditch the heavy textbooks and tote your laptop, tablet, and other tech gear with these fashionably appropriate backpacks for Spring.
Maybe it's our affinity for the Doctor, who has been known to sport a Harris tweed jacket from time to time, but tweed is one of our favorite fabrics. It's such a smart staple to have in your closet . . . or in your bag. In honor of Tweed Day (it exists), cover your tech in tweed, keeping your gadgets warm from the chilly nights of Spring.
It's out with the old and in with the new (and newly cleaned) tech gear this Spring, so while you're tossing out your stuffy Winter wear, why not cast your ratty laptop sleeves aside as well? Check out a few fresh handmade laptop sleeves that will protect your machine and look great with your bright seasonal wardrobe. Accessorize to impress, that's what I always say.
Spring makes for the perfect time to freshen up your home and your gadgets, but don't forget about your gadget wardrobe! Need some inspiration? We've rounded up 141 iPhone, iPad, and laptop cases for your window shopping pleasure.
What is better than a stylish bag that fits your 13-inch laptop? One that is also animal- and eco-friendly. Matt & Nat's lineup of tech bags are cruelty-free with linings that are made of 100 percent recycled bottles, so you know you're doing good by mother earth while still looking fierce in the concrete jungle. The Ritual bag ($225) is especially handy for tech geeks since it stores your slim 13-inch laptops inside its cushioned walls and comes with an easy-access smartphone pocket in the back, with two pockets inside for other tech necessities. The dual-zipper detail looks ultrachic, and bonus — you can remove the straps (and your machine) to totally rock this bag as an oversize clutch, too. At this price, the Ritual is an investment, but one you can feel good about.
You know an Incase bag when you see one — their rounded sides and flat bottoms allow for maximum packing abilities, while its padded walls provide protection to laptops of any size. And just in time for Spring, Incase has rolled out some new materials to accessorize with your wardrobe, including new heathered and weather-resistant nylon to keep those Spring showers from watering down your machine. There are plenty of color options and combinations to choose from with Incase's Campus Packs, Slings, and Compact Backpacks, which range in price from $80 to $100.
Of course, if you already have a laptop bag you couldn't imagine giving up, Incase has also given an overhaul to its heather and nylon laptop cases and sleeves, which you can pick up for $50.
I recently went on an overseas vacation, and I wanted to bring my laptop since I knew we'd be in hotels with free WiFi but didn't want to carry all that extra bulk while we schlepped from city to city. So I picked up a small laptop before I left, and throughout the trip I was pleasantly surprised by how lightweight and convenient it was. Even so, as soon as I had my sub-13-inch laptop in my hands I had to do a few things to make sure I was getting the most out of it. Learn my tips for optimizing your travelling laptop when you read more.
Eco geeks and Captain Planet will love these stylish cork tech cases from Michel Roger. Ranging in price from $69 to $89 and made of upholstery-grade cork and neoprene, your 15-inch laptop, iPad, or Kindle will be wrapped in earth-friendly and water-resistant layers of love. FYI — they're on sale right now, so grab yours while you can!