Do You Have a Tech Protection Obsession?

Do You Have a Tech Protection Obsession?

Anthony Nguyen
Aug 6, 2010

Of course, if you're a true tech lover, we'd expect some kind of sensibility towards protecting your laptop, camera, or coffee maker from rogue sharp objects and freak accidents by investing in some kind of cover or sleeve. But when is too much protection simply too much?

Above is a great example of too much. We understand Apple's Magic Trackpad is pretty. We know how that glass can easily get smudged in your rucksack. But to invest even further and get a cover for it? Perhaps it's time to question your level of tech protection obsession.

For me, I believe tech protection should always serve at least two functions in addition to protecting your goods. Even if it's for sheer aesthetics, I think that's still more than getting a sleeve simply just to have a layer of protection. I dig simplicity and all, but not at the price of creating more junk in our environment without maximizing materials.

A great example of this would be a laptop bag purchase. Since I'm also an avid photographer, I also wanted something that could carry my extra lenses and provide protection for my camera. A few weeks of research and I eventually found something that did all of the above and then some.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the gear featured above, you can grab them here: Trackpad Slip ($25), Genuine Leather Half Case Olympus Pen E-PL1 EPL1 ($65), and the Kata Ergo-Tech Series Sensitivity V Personal Gear Backpack for Digital Camera and 12 Inch Laptop Computer ($99).

Where do you draw the line between sensible and obsession? Let us know below!

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