You could choose a case that surrounds your camera in layers of protection, and although that's probably the best for travel and serious photographers, some of us just want to take our cameras with us while out on the weekends, with friends, or to have on hand for spontaneous photo ops. In this scenario, the slimmer and sleeker the case, the better. Check out these five cases that not only keep your gear from getting scratched up, but show off its shape as well.
Both are lined in soft material and zip closed to protect your device. The Stay Focused case clips to your bag (or anywhere else) with a silver carabiner and comes in two bold colors: Ocean Background and Red Eye Reduction.
I love browsing the Yanko Design Store for cool and forward thinking products. I recently found these awesome icon laptop and camera cases, along with a few envelope style laptop messenger bags from designer 25togo.
Designed to look like your computer's file icons, you can take the inner workings of your computer outside and keep your tech covered in the process. Prices range from $22 for the camera case to $30 and up for laptop sleeves and bags, which seems totally reasonable amid a sea of overpriced designer goods that have hit the market lately.
Although no materials are listed, it looks like the sleeves are made of neoprene, and the messenger bags of a heavy-duty canvas. Check out a few more pics when you read more
Given my love for vintage geekery, I'm definitely a fan of these cute cases. I can't decide which one I want first!
Umm, well that was until I was perusing on the Neiman Marcus website and stumbled upon these colorful leather camera cases. Currently on sale for $80 from $100 (I know that's a lot but keep reading), their interior is fully lined and even comes with pockets for your cords, SD cards, batteries and more — I'm sure you could squeeze some cash and a small cell phone in there too.
Not bright enough for Summer? There's always the patent leather camera cases, which are currently on sale for $60.
I've already expressed to you how much I really like camera cases which conform to the camera's lens, so when I came across these leather cases — made specifically for Leica cameras — I was wishing I had a Leica (and not just because Scarlett Johansson rocked one in Vicky Christina Barcelona — OK, maybe!). Shipped straight to you from a guy named Luigi in Italy, these cases are definitely the real deal. There are 12 different colors to choose from and each case only costs around $45. . . but keep in mind shipping as well!
The last bag I saw by Hard Graft made me want to sell all my furniture to be able to afford it.
Now they're back with a new fleece line called the HIGH Collection, and it has me feeling what its name suggests.
The gorgeous set is comprised of cases for laptops, cameras, iPhones, iPods, even a Kindle case (and I know my way around chic Kindle cases).
The felt and leather accents run from about $60 for the cheapest case (for the iPod/iPhone) to $120 for the laptop sleeve.
My Canon camera has been playing tricks on me lately, and I'm starting to realize why — the poor thing is being banged up and thrown around in my bottomless bag! I will admit, it's kept in an old makeup bag, but that little zip up number doesn't provide any protection whatsoever. I finally decided it's time to find a camera case that's actually designed for a camera — lightbulb moment everybody! And in doing so, I came across some cases that not only offer 100 percent protection, but chicness too!
Forget for a moment how completely impractical it is to pay $3,620 for a camera case. Just check out the camera case Givenchy made. Clear crystals, black leather: yes, you'd feel like a fashionista badass pulling your camera out of that.
Back down to earth, though, I just gotta say, wowee. Three grand for something you paid under three hundred for?
I'm not here to judge if you're going to snap this up, but let me just say, if you're going to buy this, please also consider adopting me.
Fatboy, usually the purveyor of chic beanbag chairs, is bringing their casual modernity to gadget sleeves.
The Fatboy Undercover line includes soft, suede cases for laptops, cameras, and MP3 players constructed simply. I can imagine that that fabric makes for a nice, easy slide into another bag.
Though they can hold any brand, the sleeves say they're perfectly sized for the MacBook Air or 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pro, depending on the style.
They're a little on the pricey side, with the cheapest thing (the iPod holder) at $19, and the most expensive (the largest laptop sleeve) at $99. Still, I'm a fan of the bright, happy colors and ultraplain profiles.