Fashionista Gifts for the Style-Obsessed Techie
Do you have someone in your family or circle of friends that always needs to have the latest tech gear, and always needs to look fabulous while sporting it? Look no further than this list for your holiday shopping needs. These gadgets will makes lovers of fashion and tech swoon over their sleek and stylish appearances.
The futuristic LED watch that has been a hit with men and is finally available for women too, just in time for the holidays. It’s a slimmer, sleeker version of the men’s MK 2 Circuit watch, complete with the same three sets of LEDs that light up to indicate time, date and day of the week. The Storm Tracker LED watch will be available for $170 when it launches sometime before the holidays.
Speck Fitted Artsprojekt iPhone Cases
Spice up your favorite Apple fan’s life with one of these aesthetically pleasing iPhone 4 cases. An iPhone case is considered a necessity by most who invest in one anyway, but there’s usually not a good way to get one and have it look pleasing to the eye, or even, dare I say, cool. These fitted cases don’t give the iPhone the bulky look that comes from a lot of other cases, and the designs are masterful. If this sounds like a good gift, you’d better act fast, though. These cases are frequently out of stock, so get in line quick to get one before the holidays, for $39.95.
Chloe Dao Laptop Bags
With today’s on-the-go business world, laptop bags are virtually a must. With anything that becomes a must comes the inevitable attempts at the fusion of form and function. Fortunately, Chloe Dao has had great success at at these attempts, designing some lovely patterned laptop bags, backpacks and suitcases. You can buy them off the website above.
Back in June, we covered the Novero Victoria Collection, containing Bluetooth devices that were designed to be fine jewelry first, and Bluetooth devices second. Well, the La Premiere collection is now out, for those shopping for people with expensive tastes. Really expensive tastes. Everything in this collection will run upwards of $100,000, so you know Novero isn’t holding anything back when it comes to quality and beauty. If you’re able to front the cash to grab one of these, it should prove to be a rock-solid hit as a present for the holidays. And if you’re not? They also have some more “affordable” fashion handsets that cost under $1000.
This sleek, highly functional external hard drive makes lives easier and more colorful in one fell swoop. Available in several different colors, the Go-Flex Ultra-Portable Drive is compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0 and comes with software that allows for many things, most notably including continuous backup of your computer’s data and powerful encryption software. Storage ranges from 320 GB to 1.5 TB, and prices run from $89.99 to $229.99.
These designs for cases and sleeves for all sorts of Apple products (13” MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone 4) by Eley Kishimoto are simple and elegant ways to express yourself and protect your tech. At this point, it’s pretty much a guarantee that an Apple fanatic is somewhere within your circle of family and friends, so take a look at this collection for good gift ideas. The designs are limited editions, though, so if you want, get on their product website linked above as soon as possible. The cases and sleeves run from about $49.99 to $59.99.
Since Apple and fashion statements usually go together like bread and butter anyway, it’s not hard to imagine the ultra sleek, ultra light 11-inch MacBook Air as the perfect gift for the tech fashionista in your family. The cheapest, $999 version comes with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of ram, an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card, and 64GB of flash storage. More expensive options and upgrades, like extra hard drive space and faster processors, are available, making the ceiling price about $1,399. It’s hard to imagine someone being unhappy with one of these versatile, mobile units, so if you can manage it, this 11-inch MacBook Air is sure to bring smiles during the holiday season. You might also want to check out our MacBook Air 11-inch Review to find out more about why we love this laptop.
The flip phone is alive and well with the BlackBerry Style 9670, from Sprint. The phone resembles a compact mirror when used, perfect for those that love to give off the air of beauty wherever they go, while having a machine that is, needless to say, quite a bit more useful than a compact mirror. Even better, it’s one of the first phones to run the BlackBerry 6 OS, which features the new WebKit browser, BlackBerry Messenger, Universal Search and an improved user interface. Best of all, it’s one of the most affordable and up-to-date smartphones on the market, available for only $99 with a new contract.