You love fashion. You love technology. Unfortunately, the two don’t always go hand-in-hand (we are looking at you, Google Glass). However, there are items that will keep you at the forefront of technology while also elevating your fashion game. We have picked a few fashionable gadgets for you to consider.
A Phone with Flair
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015, the HTC One M9 continues to garner rave reviews not only for its functionality, but also for its amazing off-the-shelf designs and limited edition phones.
The limited edition phones take mobile phones to another level. The “Inked” phone, which was launched by British supermodel Jourdan Dunn, is inspired by the artwork of celebrity tattooist Cally-Jo — a celebrity twofer. For people who need something a little shinier, the 24K Gold-plated M9, which ships in a cherry wood box, delivers. Trust us, either one you choose will get you noticed.
Stylish Digital Storage & Pen Combo
Swarovski is synonymous with style and its Crystalline Stardust USB Pen does not disappoint. The ballpoint pen doubles as a 16 GB USB and is encrusted with 1,300 Swarovski crystals. You’ll shine in any situation with this pen.
The Mini-Clutch Speaker by Stellé Audio is an unassuming technological powerhousemasquerading as a stylish clutch. The sleek, shiny and functional design almost overpowers the real reason you’ll want to carry this gadget: best-in-class performance sound that flows from six-watt stereo digital amplifiers, a Bluetooth wireless range of up to 50 feet and a USB port that allows you to recharge other electronic devices. Additionally, the makers of this super fashionable clutch have provided you with three gorgeous and sparkly designs to choose from: Dazzling Diamond, Metallic Purple and Metallic Blue Love. Each clutch comes with a removable chainlink strap so you can wear it as a shoulder bag or cross-body purse. Space to carry your daily essentials, and a built-in mirror round out this feature-rich accessory.
This gadget, which owes much of its existence to a successful Kickstarter campaign, allows sun-savvy fashionistas to keep their skin in tip-top shape. Marketed as “a beauty coach that will help you fight a major source of skin-aging,” the bracelets have UVA and UVB sensors that measure sun exposure; an app sends real-time UV index data info to your phone and alerts you when it is time to grab sunglasses and a hat. It also tells you how much SPF to use.
Available in gold, platinum and gunmetal, and affixed to a leather band, protecting your skin never looked so good.
The Notification Ring
Ringly allows (encourages) you to put your cell phone away for more than two seconds by delivering customized color-coded and vibration notifications to your ring. Set up is rather straightforward: download the app, connect the ring via Bluetooth and then customize the ring’s settings. Voila, you are now ready to stow your phone. Each ring is adorned with precious or semi-precious gemstones: Black Onyx, Emerald, Rainbow Moonstone and Quartz. These are set in an 18K matte gold or a rhodium-toned plating.