When you throw down a bunch of money to buy a new gadget, chances are you aren't thinking of ways you can bundle it up with more of your hard-earned cash. But with designers constantly coming out with cute tech accessories, you may find yourself increasing your budget in the name of fashion. Here are a few good reasons you may want to double down on the price of your new tech toy.
If the plush Fonies weren't something you'd want to hang from your cell phone, check out these sequined gold and silver charms. These charms are definitely one of those fashion over function accessories and most likely the ideal strap for people who want to add some sparkle to their otherwise plain phone. Displayed on 7Gadgets, these shimmery cloths cost $7.35 each with three styles to choose from. Not something I'd particularly want attached to my phone, but let me know what you think!
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?
I can't say I regularly tote around miniSD cards, but if this fun holder could carry a USB stick, I'd be all for it. These card eating straps which I saw on OhGizmo! can be attached to cell phones and cameras so you know exactly where your memory card is at all times. Maybe not as bling as the Louis Vuitton charm but much more practical and user-friendly than the cell phone cuffs! Priced at $10.
These bio-tech mobile plant cell phone straps definitely have a bit more 'life' to them than these other wacky cell phone straps! Available in blue and pink, these real life plant phone charms don't require any food or water - you just leave them alone and let them survive off the food in the bottle. Kinda cute, I'm just hoping that they wouldn't break or leak inside my purse. Do you like? Leave your comments below!
To purchase for $9, go to Strapya World
Get yo strap-on with the multi-functional CPC strap. I'm trying to guesstimate how many celebs sported this accessory down the red carpet at the Oscars. Just when you thought this $20 elastic band couldn't get anymore glamorous - it includes a jewelry strap loop so you can personalize the case by attaching cell phone trinkets, beads or charms. Yikes!
Japan is definitely an accessory crazed nation, so when I saw these unique cell-phone straps from Strapya I didn't even bat an eyelash. From school girl uniforms, a yoga guru, a Hello Kitty charm and even a gremlin with matching colored phone, these straps add personal style to generic cell phones.
Do you think these straps will soon be a thing of the past? Or will their popularity continue to grow in Japan but not in North America? Leave your thoughts and comments below!