Stepping Out In Style with Your Gadgets

In a recent article titled Mobile Design, Colours and Security, Mr. Mo pointed out how colourful mobiles may pose serious security threats in certain scenarios. Yes; we do need to be conscious of the environments in which we flash our darling devices. But then, what is a mobile device without the aesthetics, the attention grabbing, and the rank of dudes and babes that it places you in this incredible fashion conscious society we are in today? Mobile device makers are speedily joining in the fashion trend that is blowing our generation away by designing and producing devices that blend into our fashion craze.

pink phone case

Mobile devices/accessories and fashion are fast becoming a complete blend. These products are highly fashion driven and however we may see things, they compliment who you are and your taste in fashion.

It Is All In The Colours

Guys tend to go for the masculine colours, designs and frames. And true to form, ladies have their preferences. For example, when a chic steps out with a white iPhone and another with the usual black and slate option, who attracts attention first and gets all the Uuhs, Awws and Aahs? That is how crazy it has become. And trust me, it is not just ladies. I have a male friend who opted to pick the blue coloured Samsung S III instead of the black option. When I asked about it, his response was: “It’s more fashionable!!!”

Another friend upgraded from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S and chose the white option. I dared to ask him about it too. Here is what he said to me: “I have always used black phones. I needed a change, and you know what? Everywhere I step in, I am noticed because I have with me a white phone.”

Phone Cases And Pouches

Coming home to a ‘freak’ like me, I used to have three different phone covers in three different colours… (oh Chika don’t start, you still do). Okay. I confess. I still have them – pink, black and white phone covers for my iPhone4. Shameful much; huh? But that is the deal with fashion and mobile devices. Catch me with a pink phone cover, then check out my outfit for the day. There must be a touch of pink or a complete colour blocking going on somewhere on my body.

The idea is that if you can’t get the variety of colours in phones, use colourful phone covers to complement your dressing for the day. That’s the way to go. *wink wink*

And did I mention my screen cover? Take a look:

diamond studded screen cover

Shall we talk about tablet casings, especially those for iPads? You need to check out the websites of the Who is Who in fashion, ranging from LV, Balenciaga, Burberry Channel, Cole Mckenzie, Gucci, Hermie, Hugo Boss, and Jimmy Shoo, to mention a few. Everyone knows that mobile fashion is big business. Who steps out with fashionable iPad covers and don’t get the stares of his or her life?

Earphones Too

A colleague recently saw my Lady Gaga The Beats earphones and went bonkers just because they are in red colour and matched my outfit for the day (though that wasn’t premeditated). You may also need to check out earphones branded to Skullcandy, Ludacris, 50cents, Phillips and Sony. These are all highly desirable fashion items.

special-edition-monster-beats-red

Next time you have an outing, be sure to step out decked in style. Match your phone with your outfit make a statement among your peers. Image is everything!

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12 comments for “Stepping Out In Style with Your Gadgets

  1. November 7, 2012 at 00:09

    I like me a colourful phone. But I loathe phone casing. I’ve got a transparent nylon-like casing for my white iPhone. I use it just so I can tweet when I’m in th “Moluwe*. That’s all. Other than that, I want to flaunt the beauty of my phone. ;-)

  2. eye_bee_kay
    November 7, 2012 at 05:50

    I oncr watched a documentary in which dirt_ rich dudes and babes, sometimes spend more – customizing their cars – tthan the cars cost originally.

    Just in the name of standing out, and differentiation!

    It is a fashion_crazy world all right and savvy manufacturers are making a bundle pandering ro the fashionistas.

    Blackberry Porsche? (** collapses in shock. *)

  3. martinkem
    November 7, 2012 at 07:41

    me cant use a phone casing people gotta admire my phone.. it’s white and beautiful but for the headphones i cant deal with those big headphones though the quality is good but i cant

  4. Harry Echemco
    November 7, 2012 at 08:59

    I’m more concerned with worth my phone can do for me than its colour and would rather show off with its power and abilities than bother showing off with its colour.

    I generally prefer black, navy blue, gray or brown. Any colour that is not very loud. Very bright colours simply strike me as feminine. I wouldn’t mind white or milk colours though, as I consider those somewhat neutral colours.

  5. Noni
    November 7, 2012 at 09:08

    There’s a black SGS3??? I’ve only seen Pebble Blue, White and Red.

    I remember once my sis and I going into a phone store in the UK, an “African” guy (I say this because we don’t know exactly where he was from) said to us “you should buy a white phone, ladies love white phones” not realising neither of us were into white phones. Since then my sister has gotten a white iPhone 4S with a black case, but she has “blinged up” her phone with a series of butterfly stick-ons. In addition, she’s gotten a colourful case for her Samsung Galaxy Tab.

    I would rather have different phones than cases and accessories – it’s black all the way. I don’t feel the need to share the beauty of my phone for others to admire. Skullcandy and Beats headphones only draw my attention because of their popularity, the likelihood of me buying is zip. Having said that, I’ve promised myself to take pictures and make a collection of some of the more interesting accessories I’ve come across. There are some good ones out there.

  6. Mikha'el
    November 7, 2012 at 09:41

    You just need to check out my Silver Ferrari GS3 Case. It’s different and beautiful. I watch where i flaunt it though..

  7. November 7, 2012 at 11:19

    Lovely article. While I am not into pouches and carry cases (I love for my mobiles to show off their biceps, six packs and all), I do want my gadgets to show some style.

    Currently loving the HTC One X. It is quite the looker. I am also hoping I can get to swap the black case of my PureView for white. White is cool like that for me. Not sure I will be caught dead with red. But…come to think of it, I recently carried a pink Sony Ericsson.

    Oh well….

  8. eye_bee_kay
    November 7, 2012 at 13:27

    perhaps, like horoscopes , http://www.care2.com/greenliving/favorite-color-personality.html needs to be taken with some grains of Epsom Salt?

    Perhaps not.

    I have never ever seen a mobile device as a fashion accessory. but rather as a tool to get things done.

    Like Harry, I hate loud colours in everything I use.

  9. November 8, 2012 at 01:18

    I’m like Harry Echenco. I don’t care about fashion when getting gadgets. Black is always my first choice for my gadgets, and my shoes. When I ordered my N9, I was a bit ddisappointed when I opened the pack and saw that it was blue/cyan.

    My current tablet is white, but I use a black case for it to reduce the attention I get. I’m happier showing people the multitasking features, dual screen view operations, accessing my laptop that’s far away via Splashtop etc.

  10. keweno
    November 8, 2012 at 07:06

    I really don’t like anything that brings attention to me afterall I didn’t buy the gadget for anyone to admire so I keep it simple.

  11. belushi
    November 8, 2012 at 22:10

    Loud colour phones ain’t for me. Was sad while hunting for my note2 recently. All they had everywhere was the white. From island to ikeja. Thank God for a Samsung insider that helped eventually with getting the grey colour.

  12. November 11, 2012 at 20:04

    White coloured devices breeds stress. I once went in search of a case for my white Samsung Galaxy player, the store keeper requested to see it and I reluctantly placed it in his hands. When he returned it, it had stains and smudges. Oh dear! I almost popped a vein…..and his skull *evil grin*…..that was when the device was less than a wk old.

    Like Harry, I too detest loud colours; all them butterfly thingies and pinks studs gals burden their device with holds no appeal to me. would invest in a pouch and shikena. Beats headphone et al also do not appeal to my senses. A comfortable small earphone would do just fine.

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