For the iPad: Seth Aaron iPad cases for Maroo
Liz: I have had more people ask where I got my iPad case this year, than nearly any non-tech accessory I own. That’s saying something. Project Runway winner Seth Aaron’s line of cases for Maroo are a little punk, a little high-fashion, and still smartly crafted to offer serious protection. I love it.
for the iPhone: Magda Seyeg “knit” iPhone cases
Kristen: From a distance it
looks like a handknit case, but then when you get up close you realize
that it’s even better: cool images of Magda Seyeg’s original knit
creations. Plus, I just like being able to say the word “yarnbomb.”
for the Droid: Vintage character cases
Kristen: With all the cool iPhone cases out there, it’s easy for Droid users to get a little jealous. But I was pretty impressed with the vintage character cases at PDP.com, which might just be the coolest way to sport your love for Mickey. Bonus: They’ve got Muppet cases too!
For any tablet: Ceccec clutch
Kristen: I might just love this gorgeous, fashionable clutch more than my iPad 2 that’s inside. Enough said.
For a laptop: Knomo Sella Laptop Backpack
Liz: Knomo took a page from Chanel with their quilted nylon laptop backpack, only without the designer pricetag. And you thought laptop backpacks were just for IT guys.
For a NOOK: Jonathan Adler NOOK cases
Kristen: I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a Jonathan Adler NOOK case for my new NOOK tablet, and boy, it doesn’t disappoint. Sure, my case is well protected, but I love looking at the bright, bold design every day almost as much as I like playing with my new baby.
For a Kindle: M-edge Classic Book Kindle Cases
Kristen: I just love the irony of reading a digital book wrapped in a classic book jacket. Though if those authors actually knew what I had behind their covers they might roll over in their graves. Heh.
For a camera: The Epiphanie Lyric Bag
Epiphanie is fast becoming a camera-toting mama essential, and this year saw the introduction of some beautiful new styles including the Lyric Bag. On the outside it looks like a fashionable leather bag. But inside, it lets you tote a professional camera, lenses, and your tablet all in well-protected style.
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