Stylish and Functional Tech For Fashionistas

2012 Apartment Therapy Tech Gift Guide

I often write about incorporating the latest trends in fashion with my technology. Whether it is colorblock, polka dots, or metallics I like dressing my gear with the season's latest colors as often as I change my nail polish. If you have fashionista friends that share your love of accessorizing their devices, here are some gift ideas for the holidays ranging from classically stylish to up to the moment trendy...

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The Lima Leather Camera Strap $59: Although this leather camera strap looks like it caters more to stylish gentleman versus the ladies, I think it can work for either gender. Similar to how boyfriend jeans are cool, the Lima strap is simple and subtle enough for either males or females to use. The tan is the softest color option. The top grain leather adds a little bit of luxury to the camera and its quality would please many style conscious photographers.

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Polly Case $60: Disguised as a cute chain link purse, the Polly is actually a case for your iPad. It folds into a stand when you need to use it. Clasp it back into a purse when you're finished, and you can go out without looking like you're carrying around a tablet with you. It comes in a variety of colors, my favorites are the Ocean and Melon.

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Bedford iPad Envelope $77.99: I love envelope style clutches. This Bedford case looks just like an envelope clutch but made specifically for the iPad. The Cognac style is made with bonded leather while the more colorful lime and pink styles are made from synthetic material. The envelope is a thin design, hence its name. It fits easily in your bag or your desk at work or home. The member's price for the Envelope is $59.99.

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Beats By Dre Solo Headphones $199.95: I like Beats By Dre Solo Headphones because they're the lighter version of their Studio headphones. I like my music accessories slimmer if I can choose. Just like the Studio headphones, the Solo headphones come in a variety of colors to provide more options for people's taste in color. I'm in love with the pink and dark blue.

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Fisheye Baby 110 Gold Edition $69: Fun cameras always make such great gifts. If you know someone who loves nifty little cameras, the Fisheye Baby 110 in gold is very cool and adorable. The camera fits in your pocket, but has a 170-degree lens and flash bulb to take beautiful print photos.

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Polaroid Z2300 $160: I love Photojojo products and recently discovered their Polaroid Z2300 camera. They combined the sleek design of a point and shoot with a Polaroid camera. The camera instantly produces sticky-backed prints when you're shooting. You can also save everything digitally on the camera's SD card so you get both print and digital photos. You can also crop and add filters to your photos. It's a combination smartphone, point and shoot polaroid camera - pretty awesome.

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Leather Mousepad $30: This is one of the best looking mousepads I've ever seen. They are handmade from fresh leather and come in a variety of chic colors. I love how they look like they got dipped in neon red or black. This mousepad will instantly add some style to your desktop.

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J. Crew Colorblock iPhone Case $25: As I mentioned earlier, colorblocking is one of my favorite fashion trends. It just so happens that they've created iPhone snap cases in two of my favorite color combinations: turquoise with mint and navy with violet.

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Marina Dot Earbuds $39.99: Along with colorblock, I also love the classic polka dot design that seems to always come back in fashion no matter what. Elecom has a line of simple earphones that come in 3 different sizes to make sure you can use the one that fits most comfortably. The polka dot design comes in black, blue or pink.

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Build-a-DODO iPad Case $79.95: It might be risky to create a customized gift for someone if you aren't familiar with their taste. But if it's your best friend, family member or significant other, creating a customized gift can make it a bit more special. Build-a-DODO is a company that lets customers create their own iPad case inside and out. You pick all the colors and design of the interior and exterior, including the band that holds it together like a cool notebook.

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