There’s no doubt that trending technology lies in wearable devices and stylish accessories – a diverse and forward-thinking breed of consumer electronics that encompass everything from communication devices like Google Glass, activity trackers like the Nike Fuelband, and slick, must-have product enhancers like the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for the iPad® Air. This trend has raised an eyebrow for the fashionistas from emerging designers to established fashion houses. Here are some stylish tech trends to keep your eye on:
Ultracool, Ultrathin, Ultratech
A stylishly encased tablet can say a lot more than this season’s “it” bag – it implies an aesthetic sensibility and productive lifestyle. For those who don’t want to sacrifice style for versatility, the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air embodies the fashion-tech union through streamlined design that reflects your personal style. As the name suggests, these sleek folios encase and protect your tablet like a second skin with a beautiful fabric finish in carbon black steel grey or mars red orange. Equipped with an amazingly thin structure, it’s just over a half-an-inch thick and weighs less than a pound, making it the perfect fit for your thin and light iPad Air. Crafted from state-of-the-art, water-repellant and scratchproof materials, it maintains a pristine appearance, regardless of wear and tear.
Hardwired For Fashion
Wearable tech also encompasses more complex devices like the Pebble Steel, the second generation of smart watches from the Kickstarter-funded company Pebble Technology. The Pebble Steel, which debuted to rave reviews at the 2014 CES, represents the vision that many fashion-tech collaborations aspire to achieve: a striking visual element combined with exceptional versatility and performance. Smaller and sleeker than its predecessor, the Pebble Steel offers the choice of metal or leather straps, as well as twice the memory and improved speed and performance. The Pebble Steel also allows users to open eight different apps from a selection of thousands in its app store.
Elegant and Functional
Other wearable tech that handles complicated tasks includes Netatmo’s June bracelet, which synchronizes with an iOS app to inform the wearer of their sun exposure. From there, it measures the sun’s UV index to advise on whether they should also apply more sunscreen or simply put on a hat and sunglasses. The attractive design by Louis Vuitton and Camille Toupet also allows the June to be worn as a brooch by detaching the device from its strap.
Slim, Slick and Colorful
Just as our phones and tablets have evolved to suit our more discerning tastes and technological needs, so have our computer peripherals. Logitech’s Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 pleases both the eye and the hand with its super-thin structure, brushed metallic body and smooth touch surface that’s slim enough to fit into a computer sleeve or even the pocket of the skinniest jeans. Windows 8 navigation and Bluetooth technology make the mouse easy to use and effortlessly versatile, allowing you to switch between your Ultrabook and desktop with just the flip of a switch. While black is often the preferred uniform for the fashion conscious crowd, sometimes it’s good to break out of the mold with some bold accessories. The Logitech M325 Wireless Mouse features a wide variety of colors and graphic designs to turn your desk into a style statement. Feast on the Eye Candy Collection and enjoy the same tech-friendly features of all Logitech products, with micro-precise scrolling in a comfortable, contoured shape.
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