Contrary to what some might say, a blogger can never have too many accessories. And I'm not talking about jewelry.
Tech gadgets and accessories have filled my Instagram & Pinterest feed so, suffice to say, I think the accessory obsession is mutual. But what makes an accessory stand out from the crowd? Is there something that makes one gadget better than the other? You should see my desk drawer, it's filled to the brim with tech gadgets that I bought but that failed to live up to my expectations. And I often think that if someone had just given me one big reason as to why I should have/haven't bought something, I would have been better. With the holidays fast approaching (about 10 weeks!) it is time to get you the consumer educated on which gadgets are worth your money and will last longer than expected. Let's use your money wisely, shall we?
I recommend: InCase EarBuds
It Factor: Finding earbuds that don't hurt my ears and look cute is a lot harder than I imagined. The InCase Earbuds are not only fit my ears perfectly; they deliver quality sound.
I recommend: Boostcase
It factor: Not all battery iPhone cases are created equal! I've used another company and after a few weeks of use, the case died. Just like that. So this fashion week, I tried another brand, Boostcase, and was surprised to see that the case actually stayed alive. Durable and extremely useful, this is the case you need if you are traveling for long periods of time or can't plug in.
I recommend: Speck's iPad 2 Candy Shell Wrap Case
It factor: I know I should like the soft, girlie iPad cases that are made out cushions or something but can I be honest? Nothing scares me more than when I'm traveling and I have to take my iPad in one of those soft cases. What if it falls on the security belt? What if someone knocks it off my tray table? So many worries, it's not worth it. Instead, I go with the Candy Shell case that has a hard outer layer that protects against scratches and a rubber lining that prevents it from breaking.
The Accessory: Wifi Hotspot Stick
I recommend: T-Mobile's Rocket 4G
Price: $49.95 (no contract)
It factor: You'd think that in today's day and age you could get wifi from anywhere. But, with all the traveling I've done, I can tell you this isn't the case. Which brings me to my beloved T-Mobile Rocket 4g. No contract, no slow internet speed. Just wifi with a laptop stick that requires minimal effort. All you do is plug it into your USB hard drive, download the T-Mobile program, and voila! You have the internets.