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.
Artists and Draw Something fanatics alike will enjoy the Sensu Brush ($40), a two-in-one paintbrush and stylus ready to revolutionize your tablet "paintings." Designers carefully selected the best synthetic hair to give the Sensu the look and feel of a normal paintbrush. Create digital artwork rich with textured brushstrokes, watercoloresque style, and detailed shading.
It's compatible with most touch screen devices, so it's not limited to just Apple devices and also works with a handful of drawing apps. The Sensu Brush will be available for purchase in May, and we're officially coveting it for its mess-free painting capabilities.
If you've been bitten by the technology bug, like most of us here at Fab, then check out our top stylish tech accessories roundup. Think colorful abstract print laptop bags from Diane von Furstenberg, cool Andy Warhol iPhone cases, and even a decadent leopard print iPad cover from Dolce & Gabbana. There's something for every personality — just click the slideshow to see our handpicked bunch.
I stumbled on this mirror cell phone charm at one of my favorite Japanese discount stores a few weeks ago and still can't get over how cute and funny it is. It reminds me of the Nintendo DM cell charm (yes, you read right "DM charm") a friend of mine picked up for me in Korea last year.
I love that it's kitschy and geeky, but slightly Victorian and whimsical. Would you use this "who's the fairest of them all" cell phone charm?
Considering these rhinestone encrusted cell phone charms were found on the Japanese StrapYa site, which I can't translate for the life of me, I'm going to take a wild guess and assume that they are affordable accessories for blinging out your phone in style. The plush fonies weren't sophisticated enough for my liking, so these are a step in the right direction. Scroll down to check out a bunch of other unique designs. via 7Gadgets
Meet the Fonies: Bart, Englebert, Manuel, Otto and Pedro. These plush and squishy cell phone charms are guaranteed to add some unique flair to your phone. Use them for sheer cuteness or put these critters to use and give your screen a good wipe—getting rid of all those nasty finger prints! Fonies are priced at $8 each. Scroll down for larger images!
The "Oyjai" cell phone charm has been a hit with Strapya readers for a while, but I didn't truly understand the wonder of it until l I saw it in the flesh. Like the Nintendo DM Cell Charm this novelty charm comes straight to geeksugar from Japan via reader chuger. My translation expert tells me that "Oyjai" means "old man," which helps explain the charms online ad: "Have you ever experienced 'Friday night' in shinbashi, Japan? You might see tons of oyaji drunken and making a scene everywhere." And I ask: Is there anything funnier than a drunken man clutching his bottle? As long as it's all fun and games, I think that answer is decidedly no.
If you're a hardcore Nintendo follower you have probably already feasted your eyes on the DS Cell Phone Charm, but for the rest of you here's a geeky - albeit girly - treat. When our resident tech spy wasn't snapping photos of LG ads in Korea and Japan, he managed to pick me up this adorable "Nintendo DM Lite" cell phone charm. Instead of the double LED screens it sports a "Dobble Mirror" so you can check and make sure your lip gloss is popping before making a call. A replica of the Nintendo DS Lite, this Nintendo DM Lite even features the token A, B, X, Y and D-Pads, but sadly does not include the new camera and Face Training game add on or Nintendo Wi-Fi connection. Sigh. A girl can only ask for so much. Is it chic enough to accompany your cell?
There are some cell phone charms that can be perceived as semi-useful flair. Take for instance the Hello Kitty privacy sticker, which protects your screen from nosy co-workers and friends, or the Nevermissacall charm that lights up when your phone rings inside your purse. Of course, there are others, like the cell phone cuff, which serves little purpose other than decoration and their ability to catalyst conversations. No one can argue this Pepsi cell phone charm is practical or offers a specific function (no, you can't drink it!), so I'm not sure why anyone would attach it to his or her phone. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm a Diet Coke kinda gal, but I don't get it. Is it chic in any way, or does it just say, "I'm a programmer and sit in a dark room with Cheetos and Pepsi all day?"
Source: Tokyo Mango
I know I have made fun of David Beckham, Courteney Cox and Joel Madden for using dorky belt clips to hold their BlackBerries, but there are some acceptable ways to carry your cell phone on your person without looking like the geeky copy guy. While I'd prefer them to be slimmer, I can't find anything terribly offensive about these leather cell necklaces from Strapya World. They come in a variety of colors and would free up your hands and pockets of your cell, while keeping it near. Of course, once you get that call you expected you can always slip it into your purse.