As moms who sometimes want options beyond floral designs or mod prints on our baby gear, we loved the awesome anime-inspired diaper bag collaboration between Ju-Ju-Be and Tokidoki. So when we found out that they’re launching a new collection of tech bags — including animé laptop sleeves — we kind of geeked out. This new Be Techy collection features Tokidoki’s cool animé patterns and Ju-Ju-Be’s great attention to design and detail. You’ll find laptop and tablet sleeves in two fun patterns on Ju-Ju-Be’s website, or head over to the Tokidoki for the Godzilla-inspired Kaiju City pattern (very top). Related: 7 fun laptop cases for...Read More
Category: Laptop + Tablet Cases
Part of getting my kids ready for back to school is creating a quiet, organized homework space for them. This year, I’ve decided to give myself a little home workspace makeover, too. First up, these cool laptop stands from Grovemade, a cool small business that makes gorgeous handcrafted tech products. Considering my home office is me sitting on my laptop at the kitchen table all day long, I think getting myself a laptop stand is a perfectly fine investment. Smart, actually, because not only does it keep your laptop up and off the table, which can lead to overheating, it’s actually...Read More
I admit that I was never really a backback as a handbag kind of person, even after having kids which tends to convert a lot of people. But then I moved into this cute little town where I could walk everywhere and needed a backpack. Lucky me, I was introduced to Bartaile at the exact same time, and I instantly fell in love. Well, they’ve since made some upgrades since they sent me their first model to try out, and are ready to launch their cool laptop backpack to the world. So, I’m thrilled that they’ve given Cool Mom...Read More
If you’re using Star Wars day as an excuse to snag a little something fun, be sure to check out all the awesome Star Wars themed fan art on Society 6. Because my girls are begging for more Rey merch — and frankly, a lot of their boy classmates too — here are just a few of the laptop cases I’ve been checking out. Hey, they wouldn’t be such a bad Mother’s Day gift or Father’s Day gift either. How badass would you be pulling out your illustrated Rey laptop sleeve right at the start of a business meeting? You wouldn’t...Read More
Since we’ve always loved supporting indie makers and small brands, the entire Small Business Saturday effort, and cool tech…well, how awesome that it all comes together today! If you’re supporting the #ShopSmall effort, here are some of our favorite smaller tech brands that we love for their gorgeous items and accessories, great customer service, wonderful craftsmanship and attention to manufacturing detail, and honestly, just cool people behind the companies. The best part: While some of them do have some awesome deals going today, you can shop them all through the holidays and even support them all year round like we do. Plus,...Read More
Whether you’ve got a kid heading off to college with a shiny new laptop, or the old family hand-me-down, a fun new laptop cases for college can be a perfect, affordable gift. Here are a few from Society 6 that I’m loving. None of which include any quotes about college debt, oddly. My Adventure Book by Studio Marshall Arts It’s the Future by Chris Piascik Stay Curious by Cat Coquilette I Read Banned Books by Bookwork Boutique Childhood Memories by Sandra Arduini Create Something by WORDS BRAND Need More Weekends by Wesley Bird Find these laptop cases and more...Read More
With terms like workcation trending lately, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that modern parents mix work and play and family pretty seamlessly. Or, try to. In fact, Liz and Kristen were just talking on a recent episode of their Spawned podcast about how their smartphones allow them take their kids to the park more (seriously, listen to it) instead of being tethered to a computer during the day. As we adapt to more mobile, tech-integrated lives, more of our readers write us asking for great-looking cases and accessories to protect their devices and now we’ve got one more for you. We see a whole lot of bags, and honestly, most of...Read More
I got an iPad Mini for my birthday. I want a protective but stylish case with a stand so I can be hands free when I watch a movie. I want something that is going to protect all the edges of the device and not just the corners. -Jennifer Oooh, what an awesome birthday gift, Jennifer! We totally get that you want to keep your new precious gadget protected but also looking fabulous too, so here are a few recommendations that we hope will work for you. We’ve always been big fans of Speck because they do such a great...Read More
Watching our kids maneuver their way through all this new tech is a joy. It’s just so cool to see how much they’re doing and learning on these glowing gadgets. But the other side of that is trying to stay on top of what they’re watching, monitoring and managing their time on the devices. This is where KiDCASE comes into play. KiDCASE is an iPad smart case with built-in parental controls. I know. Rad, right? It’s just launched a Kickstarter campaign that we think a lot of parents will be into. Related: 8 smart tips for managing kids’ screen time First and foremost,...Read More
If you spend your work life on your computer or know someone who does, this clever Closed Weekends laptop case is the perfect gift especially since Father’s Day is only about a month away. (Yeah, we can’t believe it either). Or hey, maybe putting it on your own laptop is a great gift for the dad in your life? This padded canvas 15-inch laptop case will keep that precious computer safe and protected on its days off, or if you’re like me, more like in transit while you work. And while actually putting away my own laptop for an entire weekend might...Read More
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