So many accessories nowadays have a common theme, cheap quality, with a lot of same-same design cues. It is often said there is little originality left in the world. Our mobile accessories are much the same way. One plastic bumper case looks like any other. Our cables are a tangled mess, and everything looks the same.
It should come as no surprise to you that there is a market out there for unique designs of accessories to our everyday gadgets. With such designer accents though, quite often there is a higher price tag attached to these items.
As luck would have it, there is a web-site that puts many of these items on sale for limited periods of time, with new sales starting every morning in the US. TouchofModern is one of those sites. It handles more than just technology gadgets, but the gadgets themselves are interesting. To browse the catalog, one only need provide an email address.
Modern style to accessories
Modern style to accessories
If you are on the move a lot and like to be able to plug in your head set to your tablet, or your phone to your laptop, one challenge you work with regularly is managing your cables and plugs. Many of us throw them into a nylon bag or maybe a small hard case. The Cordito is a nifty leather wrap that is like a burrito for your cables. It will hold three cables and two plugs. It wraps up nicely and secures with two integrated straps. Designed and made in Los Angeles, the Cordito is on sales for $24.
People on the move a lot are likely to be involved in sales or marketing to some capacity, and that also means they probably need to give a presentation of two while they visit clients. Supported by the iPin App, and computer host program, the iPin can serve as a pointer, or as a remote mouse cursor control. It does not use its own battery, and it is small enough that you could just leave it in. It is compatible with the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 or Note 3. It is currently on sale for$37-$47.
Available for the iPhone 5 and 5s, these wood panel cases add a touch of elegance to protecting your smartphone. The case itself is a slim profile polycarbonate design with a wooden panel along the back. There are a number of options available, walnut, ebony, rosewood, wenge and maple and others. All are on sale for $25.
Some of us do not want to carry around any cables at all while we are on the move. The ChargeCard, which is available with microUSBs, Lightning and 30-pin Apple type plugs to charge your device while plugged into a standard USB port. The ChargeCard is thin enough to fit in your wallet. On sale for $23.
The iPort is a nifty charge case and stand for iPads and iPad Mini. The case integrates with Apple’s Smart Cover too. The case will also charge your iPad wirelessly while it is set in the stand. The stand will position your tablet at various angles. On sale for $74-$89.
We have shared the TaskOne before
. The multi-tool case for the iPhone normally sells for $100, but is on sale for $59. The TaskOne has everything you need, solid construction, and 22 different tools, from a knife to screwdriver.