New York Fashion Week may be over, but we're still busy drooling over the Fall '13 finds. What are we focused on? The number of bags on the runway that could easily double as tech clutches to store tablets, headphones, and laptops in the chicest of surroundings. Check out the items we'd like to outfit our tech in come September.
We plunged into all things Apple at Macworld/iWorld in San Francisco last week. The expo featured a talk from a certain celebrity starring in a certain Steve Jobs biopic, panels that offered useful tricks from people who know tech's best, and tons of gadget add-ons for your Mac gear on the showroom floor.
Relive the Apple mania with this look back at the hot new accessories, tech tips from the pros, and our favorite behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram.
Jison Case's luxury leather offerings will cost a pretty penny — but these iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini cases are so stylish, they may be worth the splurge.
The genuine leather tech protection stood out on the Macworld/iWorld showroom floor, but we were surprised to discover that the cases didn't just have great form — they were completely functional, too! One wallet had a built-in, removable iPhone case secured with magnets.
We snapped pictures of our favorites from the Jison Case collection of leather gadget goodies. Take a look, and let us know: are these luxury cases worth the splurge?
The celestial sphere inspires us to wonder what lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Thanks to Elizabeth Giorgi at Being Geek Chic, you can bring some stellar astronomy to your iPad or ereader with this simple constellation tablet case do-it-yourself.
Turn on the device's screen when in the case, and watch that constellation glow! All it takes is two pieces of felt, a pair of scissors or fabric cutter, yarn needle, yarn, two hole-punch sizes, and a hand punch. Watch Elizabeth's awesome video tutorial and get more in-depth instructions after the break.
The integrated iPad speaker Thunderstorm ($200 to pre-order), which Belkin introduced earlier this week, delivers sound so rich, it rumbles. Belkin constructed an entire soundproof room on the show floor to prove just how capable the Thunderstorm is at creating a cinematic audio experience for gaming, movies, and music.
An iPad is fully enclosed in the speaker dock system, which also triples as a cover and an extended battery (10 hours). Thunderstorm, which goes on sale later this month, has a 30-pin connector compatible with the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad, and a Lightening connector version is due for Summer 2013.
We got to hear — and feel — the Thunderstorm's booming sound at the Belkin booth, and while we didn't know what to make of the heavy integrated dock at first, the audio quality is undeniably fantastic and immersive. If you're a film junkie who watches a lot of movies on an iPad, then you'll definitely want to consider the Thunderstorm.
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.