Category: Cell Phone Accessories

Eco-friendly iPhone cases take care of the earth and your smartphone too.

Like so many moms these days, I try live in an environmentally friendly way the best I can. I recycle, I keep reusable bags in my car. And although using my smart phone is hardly an eco-friendly activity, I’m happy to see so many eco-friendly accessories and cases entering the market. Here are just a few I’ve handpicked for the iPhone the next time you’re case shopping. Team Green! –Jeana True Bamboo For the ultimate eco-friendly statement, you can wrap your phone in this gorgeous True Bamboo case (above). Made entirely from sustainable bamboo, it’s available for both the ATT...

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Retro-cool phone headsets. So 1977!

Remember the days when you could talk on the phone and actually hold the cradle between your ear and shoulder so you could have your hands free? Well, it seems, everything old is new again. The POP Phone is a fun smart phone accessory for avoiding that dreaded neck/shoulder iPhone strain, and takes you back to a more retro phone experience. It’s simply a handset that you can attach to most mobile devices, PCs and tablets for more comfortable chatting. It’s plug and play–just use right out of the box. In addition to looking very hip when pulling out...

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iPhone covers go all natural

Just because I’m carrying around a mass-marketed cellphone doesn’t mean I necessarily have to cover it in a factory made plastic case. Actually, that’s more of a reason to search for cool, eco-friendly covers, like the gorgeous iWooly (ha, get it?). I just love the philosophy behind the eco-minded iWooly iPhone covers by The Good Flock that are handmade by artisans from sustainable materials right here in the USA. These beautiful, rustic covers (so Sundance!) are crafted from wool and vegetable dyed leather, and are actually biodegradable. So, when you’re done with your cover, you could bury it in...

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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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