It's back-to-school time here on GeekSugar, and although we won't be hitting the books ourselves, we've definitely been bitten by the shopping bug. Toting a laptop to class this semester (or just want a new bag for your machine this Fall)? Then consider picking up one of these chic-but-inexpensive bags to tote along. I'm particularly partial to the lush materials of the Kirra Laptop Bag ($30) and the Chevron Computer Briefcase ($26) that come with some wallet-friendly price tags. Of course, if you already have a bag and just need a stylish case, The Limited is offering up a Laptop Sleeve ($19) that is easy on the eyes and won't cost a fortune (even though it looks like it does). Keep your color palette neutral with the white Krria Front Laptop Bag ($33), the BDG Wool Laptop Sleeve ($28), and the brown Little Stud Laptop Bag ($50), all of which can work their way into your Fall and Winter wardrobes without a hitch. Want more details on all the products you see above? Click on the pics, and shop away! Who knew savings could be so stylish?
I may be a geek, but I'm also a girl who loves to shop. And with so many cool gadgets and accessories made especially for us geek gals, spending the day online shopping isn't hard to do. Here's a peek at what I'm crushing on right now. There's always room for another ereader case ($25) and laptop tote ($98), and I can't get enough of this bright blue throwback watch ($32). Top everything off with a funky science geek shirt ($25), some nerdy glasses ($103), and a pair of Skullcandy earbuds ($30), and I'm all set. Find out more about the items on my wish list and where to buy them by clicking on the images above. Happy shopping!
Vintage geekery is something of an obsession here — as much as we tech-lovers love to have the latest gadget, we also pay respect to the originals. Many times I have been close to breaking down and buying a beautiful, brightly colored typewriter, even though I would only use my laptop for word processing.
I mourn the loss of Polaroids with as much intensity as I scrutinize the latest megapixel-packed digital camera. And I surf Amazon for new games for my PS3, only to peruse eBay for an old Atari, so I can scoop up my favorite old games.
Clearly a thirst for nostalgia and the cutting edge can live simultaneously, so tell me — what's your favorite vintage tech?
I can't believe I'm already talking about heading back to school. It feels like just yesterday I was waxing poetic about beach gadgets, and here I am talking about which ones to toss in your new Fall bag. Your very stylish bag I'd expect, much like the Hayden-Hartnett Ibiza ($200) number that I just can't get enough of. But what will you toss in this roomy tote that will help you score As on your many future term papers? How 'bout catching up on your latest homework assignment on a new Kindle DX ($300) (and wrapping it in a sleek case of its own) instead of lugging around a textbook, then setting some test reminders on the calendar of your new iPhone 3GS ($200)? I've already told you which apps to stock it with for school, so you should be good to go.
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It doesn't take much to make your home workstation a little more body friendly. So before you head back to school this Fall, add a few ergonomic touches to your home office. I have professed my love for the Ikea Dave Laptop stand many times before, so if you must work in front of the tube (like yours truly), put it on a stand and not on your lap! Add a desk lamp to save your eyes, and either an amazing chair or a fitness ball (or both!) to save your back and shoulders. Also, make sure you have a pretty keyboard wrist rest to prevent typing fatigue.
Have any ergonomic supplies you can't live without? Share with us your own geeky, body-friendly office tips below!
I'm counting the minutes until the grill gets fired up for my family's annual Fourth of July barbecue! Grilling is one of my favorite pastimes, especially since I'm an apartment dweller, but as I discovered earlier this year, that doesn't have to stop me from enjoying a nicely grilled meal. If you're having a celebration this weekend and don't have a patio to park a barbecue, no worries — the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor grill is here to save you. I know I've mentioned this item before, but it's totally worthy of another spot here. Plus, when used with the Digital Barbeque Thermometer, you'll have perfectly cooked steaks every time.
However, if you will be outdoors this weekend, try to connect with nature and go solar. Not only do Ikea and Amazon have plenty of stylish solar powered hanging and yard lights to keep you partying into the night, but if you invest in a Solio, you can power tunes from your iPod or MP3 player all day long via your eco-friendly DIY Cardboard Speakers.
Now that you're Mr. and Mrs., you'll want to invest in a few things for your new lives together. And where better to start than in the electronics department? I've talked at length about the benefits of having a small and compact camera around to capture great memories, and the Flip UltraHD, as well as the new (and oh-so-stylish) Olympus EP-1 fit the bill quite nicely.
Of course, the pair of LCD screens are a nice touch (a waterproof number for your bathroom, and a 42-inch model for your living room), and although the George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Grill is pretty low tech, I think it's fit for any geek-chic apartment or house out there. May you enjoy your steaks well-done for many years to come!