When outfitting tech with cute accessories, I find that I have to decorate in moderation so as not to make my phone, laptop or iPad look like a five-year old's playroom. Here are some recent gifts I've received and how I have (and in some cases haven't yet) put them to use for my tech.
Earphone Jack Accessory: When I first unwrapped my earphone jack accessory, I only knew what it was because I saw a little bow on top of my friend's iPhone a couple of weeks ago and she explained that it's a little accessory you stick in the earphone jack of either a mobile phone or tablet. I ended up putting mine on my iPad and surprisingly I liked the playful look of having a character sit on top of my iPad. Mine also happens to light up when you tap it. It's purely for fun and not for function.
Mobile Holder: These have been around for a while, but it seems the ones I've seen most often are of this little tofu character. I love the little plastic stand that came with my my incase cover — it's especially perfect for when I want to watch video content on my phone. However, it's not a stand that you can quickly set your phone down on, and that's when the tofu comes in handy.
Zipper Pull: Although these can be used for almost anything, I've attached mine to my laptop sleeve, and I like how it adds a bit of color to the classic black sleeve and also helps me find the zippers when I need them.
Character Cases: Although I do have use for mobile cases, I already have one that's much less flamboyant and just haven't found the need to dress my phone up as a teddy bear.
Keyboard Stickers: I like the rainbow look of keyboard stickers, but my keys are all still in tact and I haven't had to decorate them with these stickers to distinguish the keys.
(Images: Julienne Lin)