The bright graphics of Trina Turk clothing have found a new home in M-Edge line's of tech hardware cases. The zigzag, trellis, and botanical prints that make up the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" ($60), iPhone 5 ($40), iPad 2 to 4 ($60), and laptop (price TBD) cases stopped us in our tracks at CES. Take a look at the patterns that just may have you dreaming of California even on a Winter day.
If your lil one is lucky enough to be receiving an iPad Mini this holiday (or just plans on sharing mom or dad's), it's essential that you childproof your investment before they get their little hands all over it. The $329-$529 that the new iPad will set you back can be a lofty purchase for a child, so taking a few kid-friendly precautions will ensure that it will entertain them for years to come. Check out these eight smart ways to protect your family's new iPad Mini from drops, bumps, spills, and whatever other mishaps your little ones may have in store for it.
Prepare your inner product designer. DODOCase unveiled today the Build-a-DODOCase Customizer, an interactive tool to create an iPad 2/3 case that is all you — or, since it's holiday gift-giving season, a case that reflects a special someone. With 31 fabric options including solid colors, patterns, and leathers, along with 15 elastic closures to pick from, this takes personalized tech gear to a new and colorful level.
To begin the design process, choose from a solid case ($80) with one all-over fabric cover or a two tone case ($90), which includes a main fabric with a contrasting spine. Add interior fabric, opt to include a camera hole or not (an additional $5), pick an elastic color, write directions for an optional engraving ($13), and boom, it's time to update your business card to include "accessories creative director."
Indecisive? When faced with what felt like endless custom tech beauty, I was too (check out the GeekSugar-designed case in the gallery!), but the company made a Pinterest board of 35 cases created by design tastemakers for quick inspiration. Read on for a closer look at the new cases and a behind-the-scene Vimeo video on the making of custom DODOCases.
The Spring 2013 Kate Spade collection hit NYC Fashion Week, and, as usual, we have our eye on the line's gadget accessories. It was love at first sight when this comic book/pop art-inspired iPad case made a runway appearance alongside the girlie glam clothes.
Based on the rest of the collection's retro vibe — see: old-time radio purses — there will be plenty of popping cases to outfit our technology in for Spring.
Use your name as inspiration to create a gadget case unlike any other, with an eternally chic monogram. With a variety of colors, patterns, fonts, and, of course, personal initials, you're guaranteed a completely unique case. Click through to view 10 cases that highlight the timeless monogrammed look.
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Can't find an iPad cover that fits your style? Customize your own in the theme of an end-of-Summer picnic! The blog Always a Project came up with a fun and fast-enough-for-a-weekend way to make an iPad case from basic oilcloth. Who said the fabric is just for dressing up picnic tables? Put your sewing skills to work by mixing and matching a few prints for an original, eye-catching case.
Follow the step-by-step instructions on Always a Project to make an adorable case on a quiet afternoon.
Part of gearing up for the Fall semester is doing just that — snagging the season's coolest (and most functional) tech gear to get you from point A to point B seamlessly. Since we've already handpicked the best book bags and geek-chic specs, it was only a matter of time until we crossed this next one off our back-to-school shopping list. Unlike the earliest days of tech-gear wares, we no longer have to tote around bulky laptop cases that scream "scuba neoprene" or stick to the mundane white and gray Apple earphones. Instead, you can accessorize your school uniform with some of the sleekest, prettiest sleeves, cases, messenger bags, and headphones around. From a luxe ostrich-textured Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop bag to a bold striped Clare Vivier for Splendid iPad case and a quirkier Lanvin print for the artsier ilk, we've got your tech-support style solutions here.
You've seen the covers crowding airport bookstore shelves and fellow commuters absorbed within its pages: 50 Shades of Grey. Whether you love it, loathe it, or wear a firm shade of neutral regarding the fan fiction-turned-New York Times best-seller that's swept the country, we're not here to judge. It's just that all this talk of a guy named Christian Grey had us noticing that gray, the color, makes for the perfect gadget accessory hue. Since you need to protect whatever it is you're reading this series (or whatever literary tastes you prefer) on, we've tracked down 50 laptop, ereader, and iPad cases in perfect shades of gray for all your tech-based reading needs.
If you're looking for a new way to deck out your devices, why not channel your school days with a retro case inspired by the classic composition book? Whether you're into sleek and simple designs or original DIY options, we found cases that are perfect for students and former doodlers alike. Check out these six creative picks for a fun, playful case with an old-school personality.
If you're going to be stuck to your iPad — we don't blame you; we are too — then you might as well do it in style. While you browse all your favorite fashion and shopping apps, show off your cool persona in one of these stylish iPad cases and covers. From this chic Clare Vivier for Splendid colorblocked sleeve to luxe metallic details from Dolce & Gabbana, there's one to please every personality. See and shop them all now.