Category: Cell Phone Accessories

Getting hands-on by going hands-free

Moms have the uncanny ability to multitask like nobody’s business. Unlike certain people of the opposite sex (my husband who shall remain nameless), I can be on hold with the doctor’s office, respond to an email with one hand, and per my daughter’s request, draw an alligator with a monkey on its back with the other. As proud as I am of my abilities, there are times when multitasking to the extreme simply isn’t safe – namely in the car. I’ve realized that there must be a safer way. There is. I recently discovered the Jawbone ERA¬†Bluetooth-enabled earpiece and...

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iPhone cases to love

iPhone cases are now nearly as plentiful as iPhone apps, so it’s not surprising that we’ve discovered some super new, super cool, super artful ones. What is surprising however is that they were all designed by children. And all those children are cancer patients. This week on Cool Mom Picks, we shared an amazing program called the Children’s Art Project of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, and along with the stationery, apparel and accessories made from the kids’ art, they happen to have an entire line of iPhone cases. I love this Love iPhone...

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Cool new cases for your cool new iPad and iPhone

If the holidays were super-good to you and you’re a proud new owner of an iPad or iPhone, chances are that you’re probably looking for a sleek new case to protect your sacred new tech toy. Well look no further–we’ve found a few gorgeous ones, and the brand just may surprise you. If the name Case-Mate conjures up images of practical but boring tech accessories, then you haven’t seen their recent makeover. Case-Mate hired industrial designer Erik Arlen (famous for his innovative shoe designs at Nike) to give edgy coolness to their mobile tech cases. And with prices starting...

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The stylish stylus

Having always been a gadget girl, I remember experiencing sheer joy in getting my first business-oriented electronic device – a Palm Pilot. The black and white pixilated screen, the cradle you’d rest it in every night to sync, and who could forget the stylus pen. It had its own little home on the Palm Pilot that you’d slide it out of whenever you were ready to tap, tap, tap away. As everybody began jumping on the touchscreen bandwagon, stylus pens lost their mojo for a while, but they seem to be making a comeback. Of course all of the...

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Looxcie Ma, no hands!

Having recently armed myself with a video camera packed with the features a mom on the go needs (image stabilization, face capture, full HD, foot rubs on demand) I was ready for every spontaneous moment my kids could dish out. School play? Ready. Winning goal? Ready. But then I realized there will be times where my hands are otherwise occupied, and using a video stand won’t be an option. I mean, I am a mom of three boys. The new Looxcie wearable video camera is seeking to fill that hands-free gap. Basically Looxcie is a small headset worn over...

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Hands free – Music to a busy mom’s ears

I’ve definitely raised an eyebrow when I’ve seen what looks like someone talking to themselves at a restaurant, only to notice some giant bluetooth headset stuck in their ear. But with “hands-free” being the only legal option in many states for car cellphone usage, and as a mom of four who needs her hands for all sorts of things other than holding a mobile phone, I agreed to give the hands free headset from Jabra a try. The Jabra Stone bluetooth headset is far different than anything I’ve ever seen or tried, with extremely sleek over the ear styling,...

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iPhone covers like Grandma made.

I tend to think of the Apple store when I’m in need of a new iPhone case. But duh. I should be thinking about Etsy. Because when you search for iPhone cases, you find something as fabulous as this. We first discovered these fabulous handmade iPhone/Droid covers (or really, cozies) on Cool Mom Picks this past summer, and they’ve really stuck in my mind. They’re made to order from an artist in Ohio and oh, the fabulousness! The bright wool felt and bold floral design will make it easy to spot in that overloaded diaper bag, and let’s face...

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Is your camera ready for this jelly?

If you’re anything like me, then the camera you generally reach for is the one that fits right in your back pocket – your phone. And while my camera phone definitely gets an “A” for convenience, it doesn’t score as high when it comes to creativity. Let’s face it – they’re there mostly for function – not to win you first prize at your local photography contest. But with the cool new filters I’ve discovered, you can turn your plain old camera phone photographs into super cool works of art.   Just pop these cool jelly camera filters from Photojojo onto...

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Jonathan Adler goes wired. Or really, unwired.

We’ve long since ditched the land line and become a mobile-only household. Overall, I love the savings and consolidation; if not the fact that the stupid 3G network doesn’t reach my kitchen for some reasons. The main challenge for me, as with most busy moms, is remembering to plug everything in at night. Jonathan Adler, of all people, is making it easier with a fabulous cell phone charging station that looks more Barney’s than Best Buy.  I’m so glad the designer of all things beautiful and covetable has taken his plot for world design domination and moved it to...

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iPhone cases for the terminally hip, courtesy of Threadless

Previously seen on Cool Mom Picks I could count the many ways in which I am completely obsessed with  Threadless, the original crowdsourcing art-to-product site, but who has that kind of time? But with this, their latest, my life may just be complete–Threadless has teamed up with Griffin to make cool iPhone cases. Catch me; I’m swooning.  Now sadly, the iPhone cases won’t fit a geriatric first-generation iPhone, but for you 3G and 4G folks, have at it. It will also fit an iPod touch 2G, making it a fab tween gift too. When we first featured the cases,...

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