There have been lots and lots of technology failures. It’s part of the business. If you never try, then you’ll never know (or pivot). Here is FAVES + CO.’s ode to HTC’s Facebook phone that is no more, or at least will be soon.
Star Wars and LEGO fans rejoice! LEGO designer Mark Stafford recently shared this photo of a custom-built Volkswagon Star Wars LEGO mashup. Stafford says it was created by his co-worker, LEGO Design Lead Craig Callum. The photo was used in the LEGO-enthusiast outlet Brick Journal last year, but was shared on May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day.
May the force be with you.
As part of my official Cox Communications’ CES Social Correspondent duties I had the opportunity to jump on stage at Panasonic’s Live@CES stage. Hosted by the uber smart and talented Cali Lewis (@calilewis) and joined by panel guest Amber Osborne (@missdestructo), we talked CES, women in tech and our favorite innovations. My favorite part about CES was learning more about the future of television from Cox and Cisco and just how personal it’s becoming. Here’s a clip from the interview where I share my thoughts on the personalization, synchronization and socialization of TV:
You can watch the interview in its entirety, here:
What’s the point waiting in a long line for the new iPhone 5 if you can’t show it off? These cases from InspireMyCase will make a statement about your mobile phone choice.
Choose from these pre-mades:
- “Yes i’m a new iPhone5. Jealous?”
- “Yes you can have a play with me”
- “Yes I’m taller, skinnier & lighter than yours”
Or, you can make your own. If you design something even catchier, let me know and I’ll update the post.
These iPhone 5 pre-made cases retail for $34.95 are available for pre-order at www.inspiremycase.com.
Keep up your geek chic cred with these six trends hand selected by yours truly. Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments, below:
Arm bling and super tech watches
Shocking Goat lets you put together any combination of watch bands and faces. In fact, they’re so affordable ($45-65) you can buy several to mix and match with all of your vintage T-shirts; all bands and faces are interchangeable. The watches are waterproof, with all stainless steel parts and the bands are silicone/rubber. I ordered this one for my husband (it was his Father’s Day gift). Use the coupon code mywatch to get $15 off.
If that’s not enough tech for you, there’s always the Kickstarter sensation, Pebble. It’s much more than a watch, it’s an an e-paper smartwatch that syncs with iPhones and Androids. Don’t have your phone readily available? Pebble provides vibrating notifications for things like:
- Incoming Caller ID
- Email (Gmail or any IMAP email account)
- Calendar Alerts
- Facebook Messages
- Weather Alerts
- Silent vibrating alarm and timer
Like the Shocking Goat, it’s also waterproof and is designed to fit most 22mm watch bands. Priced at $150, it’s value is in the technology and customizable face. The Pebble is available in three colors: white, black and red.
GEEK CHIC TIP: Pair your watch with a pair of complimentary plastic, oversized frames and a T-shirt from your fave startup.
Fashion dust covers for your audio jack
That open hole in your smartphone or tablet could be collecting dust if not in use. This trend is pretty simple and somewhat functional. To plug yours up in style, check out the growing trend of headphone jack covers. Here’s one of my faves:
If you enter the handmade world of Etsy there are more covers than I could hope to review. Here’s a link to the best, ready and waiting for you.
That said, I’m pretty boring and actually use a cover that doubles as a stylus.
GEEK CHIC TIP: Work a larger or real life version of your fave plug into your wardrobe or as a patch or sticker on a piece of tech equipment.
The statement piece
As one of my fashion icons Coco Chanel said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” I interpret that as meaning don’t OVERDO IT. Whether it’s a stunning pair of geek goggles or a lime green bow tie, pick something that people will remember and associate with you.
Here are three of my fave ideas: