At first glance, you might not imagine technology and fashion going hand in hand, but the two are closely related. It’s not enough for a gadget to be high performing; it should also be sleek and a reflection of your style. From fab tablet and phone covers to items that pull double duty, you can’t go wrong with these stylish tech must-haves. And everything is less than $200.
Modify Gold Glitter Face with Crimson Strap ($55, modifywatches.com)
Custom watches tend to have a hefty price attached, but not these—with more than 3,000 possible combos and mix-and-match straps and faces, which range from solid hues and patterns to sparkly metallics. Watches tend to be an overlooked accessory, but you can’t beat one-of-a-kind style.
Kate Spade New York Port Stripe Wristlet for iPhone ($70, couture.zappos.com)
Ditch the large purse, because this is all you need for a night out. Not only is your phone secure, it also includes slots for cash and cards. The removable wrist strap means no longer having to hold on to your purse while on the dance floor.
Ugg Australia Marled Cardy Wired Earmuffs ($80, bloomingdales.com)
You probably associate Ugg with super warm and comfy boots, and that same sentiment applies to their earmuffs. The wool and shearling sheepskin make for comfortable wear. And thanks to the removable headphone wire, you’re never too far from your music.
Calvin Klein Leather Snake Print Tech Gloves ($58, macys.com)
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to take your gloves off just to use your phone’s touch screen. But these babies have built-in touch tech on the thumb and index finger, so you can type or text away. And unlike some touch-tech gloves, these are full of style and bulk free.
Hampton’s Women’s Tote Bag ($70, ogio.com)
For the woman who has a ton of gadgets, stay neat and chic with a handy tote. Numerous interior and exterior pockets are designed for your phone, laptop, tablet, chargers and more. Great for travel or commuting to work, it comes in five colors to satisfy any palette.
Scottevest SeV Molly Jacket ($175, scottevest.com)
There’s more than meets the eye with this piece of outerwear. The utility style jacket houses 17 specially designed pockets to store a tablet, phone, earbuds, ID and more, all while eliminating the bulky look. There’s even a lipstick pocket! And the material is water and stain resistant.
Koss FitClips ($30, koss.com)
It’s probably happened all too often that your earbuds repeatedly slip out of your ears. That dilemma’s solved with this over-the-ear design, and sizes that range from small, medium and large. The sweat resistant feature makes it perfect for an intense workout.
Yazbukey iPhone Case ($32, farfetch.com)
Old meets new with this retro case. The rotary style case not only has a cutesy touch of nostalgia, but it will keep your expensive phone safe and sound. Be prepared to have everyone ask you, “where did you get that?”
Levi’s Railroad Stripe Tablet Case ($58, levi.com)
If you’re toting your tablet, there’s no better way to do so than in a sturdy, structured case. And this Levi’s option doesn’t scrimp on the style either, with stripes and leather trim. When it’s not holding your tablet, it easily doubles as an envelope clutch.
StickNFind (2-pack $50, sticknfind.com)
It may look like a button, but the StickNFind is your new surefire way to keep track of your possessions. Attach it to a remote, purse, wallet or anything you can think of, and if the item goes missing, you can easily locate it using an app.
Hand Candy, the Samba Headphones ($40, handcandy.net)
Popular earbuds have the bland, ubiquitous white wire, but these from Hand Candy actually look like a necklace. Crafted with wood beads and resin stones, they make a major statement, and the magnetic clasp keeps the earbuds secure.
Jonathan Adler Stepped Diamonds Charger ($28, jonathanadler.com)
We’ve all been in a position where our battery is in the red zone and we’re furiously searching for a place to recharge. That panic goes out the window with a portable charger like this. It’s compact, features a colorful design, and provides up to a 70 percent charge.
Miamica Take Charge Organizer ($20, miamica.com)
Every gadget you own has its individual charger, and they all tend to get tangled, especially while traveling. This faux leather case features adjustable compartments to keep each cord tangle-free and easily accessible.
Urban Outfitters Metallic Skull Tablet Stand ($98, urbanoutfitters.com)
Go hands free and prop your tablet up with a luxe looking stand. Place it on your kitchen counter while watching a cooking show or use it for easy browsing at your desk. Also, the stand makes for an edgy decoration, even when it’s not in use.
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without blowing their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily style inspiration.