As a health nut, it's not surprising that she totes one of these around, but a BlackBerry? I would have taken her for more of an iPhone girl. Either way, Gwyneth's retro phone attachment of choice is a YUBZ ($50), which promises a 96-percent reduction in cell phone radiation exposure.
Yesterday on my Facebook page, someone mentioned that they were looking for a case for their Droid. I set out right away to find something awesome when I stumbled across these adorable Android robot cases on (where else?) Etsy. Version 1.0 ($18) fits your Android T-Mobile G1, whereas Version 2.0 ($22) is hand crafted to fit your Motorola Droid, and even comes with an accessory pocket. Speaking of pockets, I want to stuff that little robot in mine and take him home!
Sure, I'm addicted to my cell phone, but it's not like an unhealthy thing (OK, maybe it's slightly unhealthy). But there's a line. The sort of integration you have to get to with your cell for me to say that it's too much is worth noting — so check out the following products, because you might be a cell phone addict if you buy them.
Whatever you might think about Cell Phone Straps and charms, they are definitely useful for getting a hold of your cell phone. In fact, since a surprising number of people drop their cell phones in the toilet, maybe we'd all do well to have a system for hanging on to our phones.
I'm not into cutesy charms and leashes, but these Mobigrips ($10 each) might be just what I need. So discrete they disappear into your hand, all you do is unpeel the sticker on the circle of the grip, and stick it to your phone. Then each time you hold your phone, you simply thread a finger through the attached elastic, so if you get bumped or fall, you're still hanging onto your phone.
And it looks like it might be fun to fake people out with an "OH NO I dropped my phone!" bit.
Cell phone - check, iPod - check, keys - check. . . the New York pocket man tote by Parcel can hold it all and then some! With seven outer zipped pockets that spell New York, you can stow away all your gadgets and trinkets in the pockets, and use the main bag for your laptop, books and wallet!
When I first spotted this bag on Fred Flare, I had no idea that it said New York. But after close examination, the letters became visible and then I realized each letter was its own pocket! Wanting to scoop one up? Each bag is priced at $35.
Wondering what's going to be hot and not-so-hot in the upcoming year? Here are some of my gadget predictions for 2008!
OLED Televisions: Surprisingly OLED TV's weren't overly popular in 2007, even though they created quite the buzz with their super-slim design, energy saving technology, and exceptional screen quality. I can't help but think they are going to make a huge comeback in '08. Be sure to stay tuned for Samsung's latest prototype, a 31-inch OLED TV.
More Sleek and Stylish Storage Devices: For those of us who carry our portable storage devices on us 24/7, keep your eyes peeled for some fun new USB flash drives in '08. Check out these new flash drives from PQI called the Traveling Disk i201 which come in strawberry, pink, banana yellow, and blueberry blue colors. Storage capacity ranges from 1GB to 4GB.
Portable Media Players: Now that downloading movies off the net has become so quick and easy, more and more people will be investing in portable media players. Philips new flash based personal media player is fresh on the scene and is going to be a hot buy. With 2, 4 or 8GB capacities, a 3.5" LCD display, built-in speakers, and a five hour video life, you can't help but wish you got one for Christmas!
Fashionable and Functional Gadget Accessories: Gel cell phone cases became a growing trend towards the end of '07, so I'm sure we'll see more colors and designs in '08. With the debut of Kodak's chic new camera cases which were also a hit, you're guaranteed to see alot more custom-designed carrying cases for electronics throughout the year.
eReaders: With the release of Amazon's Wireless Reading Device, the Kindle last November, I couldn't help but get absorbed into the eReader frenzy. These handy devices are simple to use, lightweight and can hold over 200 book titles. . .It's time to say good-bye to our paperbacks and hello to the world of electronic-paper in 2008!
If you're one of the small percentage of geeksugar readers who carries your cell phone in your hand, then maybe these ps209 cell phone straps might come in handy—and save you the headache of smashing your phone! With colors like translucent glittery pink, silver, red and lime green plus gymnastics charms to match, you can use these wrist straps as your permanent fashionable/functional cell phone accessory. They only cost $8 each. What do you think? Stylish or too lame for your liking?
American designer Dooney & Bourke has teamed up with Verizon to bring you this stylish cell phone wristlet, which I saw on Gizmodiva. Made from D & B's signature multi-colored white fabric, the wristlets have a magnetic flap closure to keep your phone secure, a sky blue lining, and a removable leather wrist strap. Verizon seems to be using these carrying cases to promote the LG Chocolate handset, but they can be used with any mobile. Currently available for $50 from most Verizon Wireless stores across the US. Do you love them? Or are they too expensive for your taste?