We’ve featured plenty of tech organizers here on Cool Mom Tech, and as much as I dig them, I have to say that they skew a little on the masculine side. Which hey, nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I just want something that’s high on practicality and style. That’s why this Commute Clutch at Mark & Graham caught my eye. Related: 3 cool tech organizers to help you tackle your cords, cables, and chargers, oh my While it might not fit as much as, say, the This is Ground Tech Dopp Kit (which is awesome, by the way),...Read More
Your smart phone is gross, and other reasons to spring clean your tech. Even if spring isn’t here yet.
We’re hardly germaphobes but if you knew the bacteria growing on your phones, tablets, and earbuds, well, let’s just say you might take a few minutes to clean them off every week (and not just once a year), especially if your kids are touching them. But hey, no judgment here. This is clearly a better late than never sort of situation, and we’ve got super simple tips to help you spring clean your tech. Whether you just want to know how to safely disinfect your gadgets or you want to organize your cords and cables in just 15 minutes a...Read More
Just because January is over doesn’t mean we can’t still clean, organize, declutter and start fresh. Most of us will start (and finish) with the obvious physical objects surrounding us and taking up space. While our editor Christina shared how the KonMari Method works for families, I decided to try it specifically with tech. Here, 10 tech categories in your life that might benefit from the KonMari Method of deciding what to discard, and what to keep and organize. Let’s hope this brings you much joy. -Maria Related: The KonMari app helps you declutter, digitally. 1. Mobile Devices Gather all your phones, iPods, tablets, Blackberries, Sidekicks, Palm...Read More
I reached into my bag the other day and pulled out a gigantic knot comprised of my computer charging, my earbuds, and my lightning cable. If this sounds even vaguely familiar, here are 3 tech organizers, in 3 different price ranges, that are smart solutions to a pervasive problem we tech lovers have. Related: A smart cord organizer for those of us familiar with the term cord spaghetti Cocoon GRID-IT We featured the Cocoon GRID-IT six years ago (yes, six!) because we thought it was such a simple, clever way to keep tech organized. And surprise, we still like it....Read More
For me, the new year is about starting fresh, or at least, as close as possible, which is why I spend as much time as I can between Christmas and New Year’s crossing off as much as I can off my to do lists. If you’re like me, you’ve got a few (or many) tech tasks you’ve been putting off, not necessarily because they take a lot of time, but during the busy year, it’s easy to find other things that require your attention that are more important. With the new year upon us, here are 10 simple tech tasks...Read More
With three kids, one dog, and enough stuff to fill a suburban house, I quickly became a convert to the KonMari method of organization, or “tidying” as founder Marie Kondo puts it. Her simple and direct way of weeding through all the stuff we have accumulated over the years has revolutionized the way I, and many others, keep our homes in order. And now that the long awaited KonMari app has arrived, I had to see if it is as amazing as her first book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing was for me. Related: The...Read More
For our final installment of our 2015 Tech Gift Guide, we’ve got lots and lots of cool tech gifts for men and women under $25. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, we’re not talking about stocking stuffers, folks. These are awesome gifts that would be most appreciated at any price range, by anyone with a smartphone or tablet, not just self-proclaimed geeks. We’re so thrilled to share this guide with you on behalf of our sponsor, Tile Bluetooth tracker, a holiday gift that just so happens to be under $25 too. But if you’ve ever lost your keys, your handbag,...Read More
We are so happy to present our 2015 holiday tech gift guide, where we get to share with you the coolest, most fun, most gifty of the giftiest tech gifts for everyone you love on your list, starting with some of our favorites: The coolest tech gifts for travelers. Whether you’re shopping for someone who’s got frequent flyer black diamond status or just a parent spending way too much time carpooling the kids, hopefully we’ve got a perfect tech gift here just for them. And we’re extra happy that this year, our gift guide sponsor is an awesome company we’ve...Read More
We’ve been fans of the cord taco ever since we first discovered it awhile back, but they’ve cleverly whipped them up in gorgeous metallic leather (hello!) and packaged them in Mother’s Day bundles for the tech-loving mom. And we’re all over them. The original cord taco and cordito (hungry yet?) are genius little handmade leather gadgets that really do help keep you more organized by keeping all those cords and chargers neatly wrapped up in your tote or laptop bag. But instead of the black and brown leather that they were previously available in, you can snatch them up in...Read More
When the small tech accessory company This is Ground first launched the Cordito and the Cord Taco — clever little cord taming leather accessories named for Tex-anything-but-Mex fast food favorites, well we knew we liked these guys right away. Since then, their collection has grown impressively, and they’ve just launched the newest tech accessory I’m adding to my covet list: The Mod Tablet 2 leather iPad case. Mod, as in modular. Not as in groovy 60’s design. Or uh, Minecraft customization as my kids would assume. Handmade in LA from their trademark buttery-soft but sturdy leather, this is a more affordable version of their Mod Laptop organizer,...Read More
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