Category: Cell Phone Accessories

Ditto: A wearable tech device to keep smartphone alerts on the QT and your phone off the dinner table

Whenever my husband and I manage to squeeze in a date night dinner, I have to be very conscious of my iPhone usage. He does not appreciate the lemme just check this one thing real quick business, not in the slightest. I get it, though. Having my face washed in that blue light as I glance down at my Instagram feed instead of looking at him under the glow of candles can be annoying and rude.  So, when I heard about the Ditto — a teeny, tiny wearable tech device that discreetly buzzes to notify you of smartphone alerts, kind of like...

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#ShopSmall with some of our favorite stylish, small tech accessory companies.

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,...

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A portable charger for iPhone that’s as practical as it is pretty

I feel like I’ve become the queen of portable chargers around here, which is a good thing since I never leave home without one. Okay, often more than one. I am sad to say that I just can’t recommend  my formerly beloved Mophie charging case any longer, since as practical as it is, every one I’ve had seems to conk out after maybe six months. But I’ve had excellent luck with quite a few portable chargers, and now that they’re becoming so light and slim, there are great options out there even for those of you who don’t want...

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The new limited-edition CSA images smart phone cases by Speck: Cool art that keeps your phone safe too

It’s really no surprise that Speck smart phone cases are so popular with smart phone users, including us. They’re thoughtfully designed to keep your phone safe. But their new limited-edition CSA images cases just added a whole new feature to the mix: Style. This collection for iPhone 6/6S (with the Samsung S6 models coming soon) are some of the coolest we’ve seen from them, whether you’re a longtime Charles S. Anderson fan or have no idea what that even is. You’ll find a handful of cool, iconic images from the company printed using Speck’s Inked technology on cases that will keep your phone...

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A side table that charges your phone. The future is here and we like it.

When Liz sent me a link to Furniqi, I sort of freaked out a little because a table that charges your phone is one of the smartest tech innovations I’ve seen in a long time (and trust me, I see a lot). And yes, while the name is a little tough to say — Qi is pronounced Chee — I’m impressed with this idea and the execution.   It’s not powered by magic, but rather electromagnetic induction so power reaches your phone through electromagnetic fields rather than a cable. That also means that if you want to use the Furniqi to actually charge...

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Bandolet: A fashionable phone clutch alternative that requires no clutching at all.

Our editor Liz has been telling me for a while now how much she loves her Bandolier phone case; she even named it her cool pick of the week on the Spawned podcast. It’s the perfect accessory for taking an iPhone or Galazy phone along to parties or on dates, or slinging it over one shoulder like a stylish crossbody when you want to be hands-free and still have your phone nearby. As a mom in the suburbs, I wasn’t as sure I’d really use one as much as she does in NYC, since I’m in the car a lot and I tend to just throw my phone in my...

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The Dana Tanamachi iPhone 6 and 6S cases for Belkin: You won’t even miss your phone’s pretty metallic back. Mostly.

I made the jump to the much bigger iPhone 6S a couple of weeks ago and let’s just say that after holding it and then subsequently dropping it no less than 3 times in the first few minutes, I realized I was never going to be able to leave the house without a case on it. Thankfully, there is the Target tech section (have you been lately?), in which I found these fabulous Dana Tanamachi iPhone cases exclusively for Belkin that I hadn’t seen before. And wow, I think it’s pretty much the perfect case.   I’m a huge fan of...

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Emoji smart phone cases. Because they’re already all over your phone anyway.

Oh c’mon, I know that emoji are already all over your phone. Is there anyone that can still resist the siren call? I think not! That’s why I going all-in with one of these emoji smart phone cases. The question is, which one should I get?   I like Kate Spade’s interpretation of emoji, which not surprisingly makes them seem a little more upscale. The Lovestruck emoji iPhone 6 case [Edited: currently out of stock] is my favorite of her collection, but she’s got a few others to choose from. Or, I could buy a couple and change them depending on my...

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Minecraft cases protect your gadgets with all the strength of obsidian blocks. Well, maybe.

With a bunch of Minecraft fans in my house, and a couple of them with gadgets of their own, I’m pretty sure these new Minecraft cases from Think Geek would be a huge hit. You won’t find these Minecraft cases anywhere other than Think Geek (oooh, exclusive!), with the pig, wolf, or creeper ready to protect an iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6, iPad Mini, or Samsung S5 from the elements, as in real life elements; along with the fun designs, they actually feature a handy raised lip (not a pig lip) so your gadget’s glass is less likely to crack when...

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The over-the-shoulder iPhone 6 holder

I can’t tell you how often I find myself tossing my phone in my gigantic bag then searching for a it a few seconds or minutes later. Or sticking it in my pocket. Then pulling it out. Repeat 4501 times every day. That’s why I’m pretty sure this Tory Burch iPhone 6 case is calling my name. This Brogue case pretty similar to the Bandolier iPhone case that Liz raved about but with a few cool style details, like the chain on the strap, which dresses it up a little for me. Plus, fancy designer name, which admittedly makes it...

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