The Tour de France is now under way, and this year is extra special as it marks the tour's 100th anniversary. To get in the spirit of the legendary competition, pick up a fun phone case that will make you want to get on a bike stat (or at least watch the race). Have a look at our top picks — you'll be texting in French-approved style.
We're headed to the beach with this month's must haves, geeks! Prep for the start of Summer fun with solar-powered speakers, a beach-appropriate iPhone case, splash-proof tablet gear, and even an amphibious robotic vehicle for your drinks — which is so necessary when relaxing is in order. Read on for the tech goods to pack before hitting the sand.
Alright kiddo, Father's Day is June 16, and if you don't have the perfect present for Dad yet, time is tickin'. If he's always tinkering with a new tech toy, consider a gadget gift full of high-tech geeky features he'll enjoy. In the gallery, we've got futuristic goggles, an adventure suit for iPhones, the highest-definition TV on the market, and much, much more.
If there's one thing photographers can't get enough of, it's photo accessories to make them better shooters. Whether it's a new set of lenses or a camera bag that will get them excited about taking pictures, no small gift will go unused. For the photographer in your life who is fresh off the school boat, gift her with one of these photog essentials and consider your "thank you" all the awesome shots she'll soon be posting.
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.
Flash drives don't have the flyest reputation around (although some really cute ones do exist). But that's probably because you aren't used to seeing ones as unique as this set. When it comes to weddings, we like to think of these as a way to say "thanks" to your guests or wedding party members because you can preupload them with photos of the big day and send them out as a sentimental gift. They're fun, they're functional — what else could you ask for? Go ahead, take a look.
Say sayonara to the days of confusing your phone charger with someone else's. In a sea of white adapters and cords, we spotted a genius way to make yours stand out: awesome iPhone charger decals. Thanks to flashes of color, fun faces, or personalized options, we have a whole new way to keep track of this tech essential. Ahead, check out some of our favorites.
Happy, sad, or confused? There's an emoticon for that. There's also probably a pillow or bookend to channel those feelings. If you're still not convinced, check out these awesome finds we've rounded up that are not only highly expressive (a disapproving face on a gym bag) but totally fun, too. Go ahead and emote.
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!
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.