One iPhone, so many case solutions. We've waxed rhapsodic about our love for Tech Candy's two-in-one cases before, but their new Spring additions are giving us a sweet tooth. Check out the new iPhone cases and even one iPod Touch case in the gallery. You can also take the gadget love one step further and match your screen's wallpaper to the hard-shell case pattern.
We talk a lot about wooden and bamboo gadget accessories, but I have to know — are you still into them? We are, and this Horchow Bamboo Earbuds and Case ($45 together) isn't just good looking, but it also comes with an easy-to-handle price tag, too. And since it's made from all-natural and sustainable materials, you won't have to worry so much about how much harm your gadget addiction is causing the planet, since this case is totally green.
Fitting all iPhone and iPod models, you can rock out to your favorite tunes while enjoying the fact that you helped to do your part (however small) for nature this Summer.
Attention gym rats: chugging it out on the treadmill every day may be good for your weekly mileage goals, but taking your workout outdoors will bust you out of plateaus and clear your mind of the Winter blues. If like me, you need some tunes to help you through a sweat session, grab your iPod and one of these cases to keep you going in the great outdoors.
iPod Nano wrist straps aren't anything new, but Speck is getting in the game with their own version that can also double as a handy cord organizer. Called TimetoRock, this watch band allows you to jam along with your tunes, check the time, and gives you easy access to your sleep/wake, volume controls, and headphone jack, and it comes with two adjustable arm bands (small and large) that keep your earbud cords close to your arm so you don't constantly catch them on obstacles. Door handles would be a big offender.
Speck's TimetoRock is available now in a variety of colors for $25.
Add some vintage geek to your new devices with one of the smartly designed clever canvas cases by Thomas Paul. The Obsolete But Neat Laptop Case ($60) fits laptops up to 13 inches and zips closed to protect it. The Obsolete But Neat Tablet Case ($40) is an envelope-style pouch for your iPad or other tablet device. At 11.5 x 8 inches, the tablet case seals with velcro.
Finally, the Synth You've Been Gone MP3 Player Case ($27) is decked out with an image of an old school synthesizer and sized to fit your iPod.
Warning — this gallery may send you into a feeding frenzy! These gadgets were made to look like your favorite snacks and delicious meals but thankfully won't cost you your favorite skinny jeans, since they're all gadgets, gadget cases, or yummy-looking accessories (no calories included). Think you can get a handle on your willpower long enough to take a gander? Find out in this slideshow!
I finally got my hands on the UrbanTool Urban Performer Unit that I've had my eye on yesterday at Macworld, and although it didn't disappoint —coming with a secure place to store my phone, an adapter so I can play my tunes as I'm on the move, a compartment for a wallet, lush leather, Swarovski crystals — it did come with sticker shock: $500! This clutch is great, but way out of my price range. After getting an in-person look, I'm still in love — it even has iPod controls on the outside so I don't have to open the clutch to switch tunes! — however, it's just not meant to be. What do you think about it?
Although Macworld is still a few weeks away, I'm getting excited to see some of the new, stylish (and sometimes weird) products at the expo. One that piqued my interest was UrbanTool. Hailing from Austria, UrbanTool brings us a huge selection of iPod and iPhone savvy bags and cases that not only have some serious street style, but are functional as well. Each holster and belt comes stocked with an iPod control panel so you can switch up your tunes without whipping out your player. The belt cases and holsters have room for your cell phones and wallets, while the bags can hold more of your junk while keeping it safe with their cross-body designs. The best part? They're affordable with prices starting at around $40.
I'll get a chance to check out UrbanTool's new Jean design at Macworld, which is sure to bring some attention to your wardrobe. But my overall favorite so far? The Urban Performer Unit, a black leather electronic clutch that's studded with Swarovski crystals. Hot!
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Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. clothing line is pretty successful, and earlier this year we got a look at one of her label's laptop sleeves. Now, these fashionable accessories, including small gadget cases, laptop sleeves, and laptop totes, are available at the Apple Store.
The chic designer accessories range in price from $50 to $400 and feature the edgy and fresh designs the label is known for. Plus, if you have the dough to throw down for a case or sleeve, you get the gift of free shipping from Apple.
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I spotted (and loved) Thomas Paul's typewriter laptop case over the Summer, but just recently found even more retro-inspired cases. The Simpler Times Old-Fashioned Cases ($25 each) are made for a cell phone, digital camera, and MP3 player and feature super-retro versions of the modern-day gadgets they're meant to hold.
Given my love for vintage geekery, I'm definitely a fan of these cute cases. I can't decide which one I want first!