TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shares her favorite technology accessories to help you prepare for work and school, including a gadget that can help you turn on the curling iron, coffee pot, and more from bed using your iPhone.
Just when you think you've seen it all, technology takes another stride forward. TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares the latest and greatest tech-cessories.
Left the straightener on? Control your home from the office with Belkin's WeMo device.
Automate your appliances
Forget "The Clapper;" there's a new way to turn off your lights from bed. Belkin's cutting edge WeMo device allows you to control any plugged in appliance via a smartphone app. This means you can turn off a curling iron while away from home, turn on the coffee pot before you wake up and much, much more. There are even WeMos with motion detectors and connections to social media, so you can be alerted when doors are opened or lights turned on ($49.99; belkin.com).
Confabulous Cases allow you to switch up your smartphone's look without breaking the bank.
Build an iPhone wardrobe
You change your clothes and accessories daily; why not change your iPhone's look as well? Confablous Cases are a clever concept that allow you to switch styles in and out as often as you'd like without breaking the bank. Each case comes with a slot for a printed insert; there are countless fun designs, and they start at just $1.95. You can purchase one a time or multi-packs, and custom options are available (Case + 5 inserts, $29.95, confabulouscases.com).
This USB charging wall plate will power up all your devices, from lamps to tablets.
Update your outlets
Whether you live in a dorm or a home, having sufficient charging space seems to be a problem that plagues us all. Thankfully RCA created a USB Wall Charging Plate, which allows you to juice up MP3 players, tablets, cell phones and more right from the wall socket without sacrificing the entire outlet; there's still room to plug in a lamp, TV or computer ($16.49, RCAaudiovideo.com).
Logitech's ultrathin keyboard allows users to easily work on the go.
Amp up your iPad
Last but not least, iPad users will love Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. The multi-tasking case protects your screen and flips out to reveal a full size keyboard that integrates almost seamlessly with the tablet. The keyboard can stay charged for up to 6 months and also doubles as a simple stand, propping your iPad up when needed ($99.99, logitech.com).
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