Holiday Guide: 6 Practical Tech Accessories

Thinking of purchasing yet another tech device for your loved one for Hanukkah or Christmas? Nice choice! But in addition to shopping for the latest laptop, tablet or smartphone model, consider also getting him or her an add-on present. After all, what good is a new MacBook Pro for the office if you don’t have a sleek messenger bag or handbag to go with it?

To help rescue you from braving wintry weather and department store shopping one last time, take a look below at these exceptional options from Lodis Accessories and Crumpler to create that merry and bright holiday!

 

 

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For the grown man in your life, don’t subject him to office ridicule by getting him a padded backpack. Leave those styles to the college kids scurrying around campus universities. In its place gift him a roomy messenger that can store all of his daily essentials. The styles above feature a front flap with a magnetic snap or buckle closure, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

 

 

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For some feminine flair, your leading gal will love the look of these briefcases! The five-star rated Audrey Brera offers a super chic and clean design that's made of supple leather and detailed contrast stitching. An exterior zip-around pocket adds additional storage to its already roomy main pocket.

Not to be outdone is The Dry, a heavy duty, highly durable design that retains a contemporary edge. This bag features seven spacious storage zones, including a “mini office” organizer with card slots, phone pocket, pen loops and slip pockets, to keep organized.

 

 

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Despite tech accessories typically referred to as phone cases or laptop carryalls, wallets and clutches also fall within this category. Keep your credit and debit cards protected with the stylish, compact design of the Party Plaid and Audrey Lana. When a night out on the town beckons, these polished pieces will make your most fashionable wardrobe shine. 

 

 

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Great Gifts for the On-the-Go Dad!

To round out this week’s Father’s Day theme, we enlisted the help of our accessories and fashion buyers to give us the lowdown on what’s topping Dad’s must have list! These great Father’s Day gift ideas are very much like dear ol’ Dad – dependable, timeless and cool.

Below are some excellent gifts for the dad who is always in search of the next adventure when he’s not busy working, the dad who likes to live life to the fullest. Whether it’s going on a tropical vacation with the family, taking a golf excursion with his buddies, or just a fun date night discovering new favorite spots in the city, he’s certainly far from a couch potato!

From a durable messenger bag to carry his work essentials to a pair of Maui Jim polarized sunglasses to improve his time on the green, these functional yet stylish gifts are perfect for the always on-the-go dad in your life!

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1. Calvin Klein Stripe Voille Roll-Up Woven Shirt

2. Crumpler The Spring Peeper 21” Carry-On

3. KNOMO London Knomad Mini Portable Organizer

4. Lodis Accessories Trevor Ben Messenger Bag

5. Maui Jim Backswing Sunglasses

6. Cole Haan Vartan Sport Ox

7. Neff Pretender Watch

8. Goorin Brothers Burbank Hat

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Crumpler Vis-à-Vis Collection

Designed for savvy travelers who like to make memorable journeys a part of their life, The Crumpler Vis-à-Vis  Collection blends smart function with a sleek, modern aesthetic.

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Featuring smart-grab handles, smooth-glide wheels and a unique clothes compression system, the Vis-à-Vis Collection can handle any globe trekking adventure, near and far!

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New Brand Spotlight: Crumpler

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It all started back in 1992 when Stuart ‘Stu’ Crumpler sat in his grandma’s garage in Ballarat, Australia trying to sew through a truck tarp so he could make a bag that was strong enough to haul a case of beer home on his bike. With the help of a parachute maker in 1993, Stud’s creative desire to make a great bag evolved from its humble beginnings to something much greater.

With a $20 flea market sewing machine and a pattern drawn on a piece of wood in pen affectionately called “Mr. Pattern,” Crumpler bags was born. Soon after, bike couriers came across his bags and began using them for their deliveries as well as offering feedback on what did and didn’t work for them. With the feedback from the couriers and Crumpler’s growing popularity, soon the bags were made from stronger and water-resistant materials with occasional mismatched colors, making it hard to ignore. It was this update that helped Crumpler grow in popularity and soon have a following.

These days the Crumpler line has significantly expanded beyond cycling (with a case of beer) to include professional camera bags, laptop computer bags, netbook and iPad® sleeves, backpacks, messengers, and even luggage. Despite the evolution in style and use that Crumpler bags have undergone, the simple principles behind ‘Mr. Pattern’ have remained the same—simplicity, a willingness to experiment, a big dose of humor, and a determination to make the best bag they can scissor from a single piece of fabric.

Urban, colorful, durable, and all you. Express who you are with Crumpler.