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Text Andy Walker
Protect your gadgets with these swanky and useful covers. Who says technophiles don’t have fashion sense?
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The iSkin Q. West Collection is a series of 16 gadget carriers, all perfect for the fashionista technophile. The Summit and 3 Degree versions for the MacBook or iPad 2 look like quilted ski jackets in bright, attention-getting colors, with heavy-gauge retro zippers. For digital cameras, choose the Lil Keeper: a cushioned Italian nylon pouch with a space-age look. Although designed with Apple products in mind, the collection fits a range of similar-sized models.Prices: Lil Keeper: US$49 MacBook Sleeves: US$120-US$150 iPad Sleeves: US$80-US$95 www.iskin.com/qwest/
Keep dropping your smartphone? Protect it with a cushion of air! Inspired by crumple-zone technology developed for cars, the Otterbox Reflex Case protects the device with a thin layer of air. The slim cases come in all black, black and hot pink, green and black, and aqua and black. Available for the iPhone 4, iPod Touch and Blackberry Curve.Price: US$44.95 www.otterbox.com
This sleek, aluminum-composite folio case for the iPad and iPad 2 is a contortionist. GorillaMobile Ori starts as a handsome and durable protective case with a microfiber screen cover, but inspired by the Japanese folding art of origami, it bends into multiple positions to orient the iPad for optimum viewing. Among other nifty tricks, it can be adjusted to a low-angle typing mode or a movie-viewing mode.Price: US$69.95
The 79th Academy Awards, held February 25, honored Latin filmmakers and artists with a record 19...