It’ll be here before you know it. Our annual 12 days of Dappered gift guide covers one item/idea each week-day for the next dozen days. All will be reasonably affordable, and at the same time they should (hopefully) appeal to someone who might drop on by this corner of the internet. So if you’re looking for ideas on what to give a decently dressed (yet budget conscious) fellow, or, if you’ve got friends/family struggling for ideas on what to get someone (you) who’s hard to buy for, check back in as this year’s 12 Days churns on. You’ll also find the growing archive here.
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, laptops that can turn into a tablet… one day we’re dialing into AOL with a 56K modem, the next we’ve got more technology at our fingertips than Wesley Crusher. But just because we’re hardly away from our screens, doesn’t mean we’re doomed to walking around with these things encased in Robocop’s luggage. Proof is below. Feel free to add to these idea starters, by adding your own favorite tech case (w/some timeless or vintage appeal) in the comments.
The Laptop Sleeve: Old Calgary Macbook Alpha or Proxima – $65.00
That… is one sexy laptop case. For those of us who use (gasp) PCs instead of Macs, it might be worth comparing measurements, or, sending them an email to see if your non-Mac will fit in one of these. German felt + Italian leather. Pocket on the exterior is for extras like a smartphone/notebook/pens/etc… Made in the USA.
The Tablet Case: P.B. Kindle – $39.00 | J. Crew iPad – $29.75 w/ WINTERSALE
The Pottery Barn (yes, Pottery Barn) case comes with free monogramming. Not bad. And the J. Crew iPad cover is simple, on sale, and the extra 30% off code WINTERSALE certainly applies.
The iPhone Case: Allen Edmonds – $45 | Focused Space Waxed Canvas – $30
The Allen Edmonds iphone case originally had some problems with the construction (see the reviews) but it appears they’ve fixed those issues. Lots of color combos to choose from, and the slip on the back is a great place to keep a few business cards. Made in the USA. For the waxed canvas case, you’re looking at either a light or dark canvas exterior on that one.
The… Mousepad? Saddleback Leather – $45.00
Yes, a $45 mousepad. But it looks (& smells) amazing, and comes with the standard Saddleback 100 year warranty. Probably not gonna be using mice in a hundred years, as by then we’ll have devices that’ll just read our thoughts, but, well, y’know. Great for now when the times are quaint and the technology isn’t quite so implanted in our brains.
The All in One: Barnwood Leather Original Outdoor Office – $135 – $150
Many thanks to reader mr_gibson1 for passing along this indiegogo project (so, like Kickstarter, there are risks). Perfect for those who like to use technology as well as the good ol’ pen/pencil and notebook. $135 gets you the Original in Pull Up leather, and $150 gets you the outstanding looking Horween leather option. Based out of Delaware. Also seen at the top of the post. Know that this is a “flexible funding” campaign, so even if they don’t hit their ultimate goal, they still collect the funds.
Your turn guys… where can someone find a great looking, yet still functional case for their smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Leave it all in the comments section below.