Happy Hump Day!
You may notice that I have (finally) officially transferred over to my new URL – www.designlively.com – woo hoo! So feel free to update your bookmarks, etc. 🙂
Secondly, yesterday I created a Facebook page for Design Lively, so if you’d like to get posts in your News Feed you can connect to that here.
Tech is the topic for today. Yep – my old laptop has recently passed on to another life and I’m welcoming in a new friend. Her name is Luna because she is silvery and bright like Luna Lovegood. <– Harry Potter-ism.
(RIP Chalmers. RIP Sassy.) Am I the only one who can’t name my new laptop something normal like “Kat’s Laptop” when prompted at setup?
These days I’m not hauling my laptop to coffee houses, libraries and meetings very often. Most often it’s just up to my office, down to the couch, or to the kitchen. As soon as I picked up my new computer I ordered a sleeve – and there are so many pretty ones to choose from!
While it’s mighty tempting to splurge on something swanky from Kate Spade, Miss Spade and I are on a “you can look but you can’t touch” policy.
This adorable orange polka dot one at $40 through Couture Zappos is actually not a half-bad deal for her normal prices, and quite tempting.
I have also seen a lot of sewn and upholstered cases on Etsy that are very cute. But I always wonder about the actual level of protection they give. Anyone with firsthand experience out there? Maybe if my laptop just sat at my desk most of the time and I wanted a cover for surface protection I’d try it.
But you definitely can’t deny the cuteness factor of some of the Etsy cases, like this adorable one from BertiesCloset.
Zazzle has an endless amount of options – you can even put your own image on their case! And, like most female accessories these days, you can get it monogrammed and it big stripes or chevron.
Were I still in school and schlepping my stuff all over campus, I’d consider a cute one with a strap, like this one by Marc Jacobs.
In the end, I decided to order the Scattered Dot pattern from Built (via Amazon Prime). I love the heftiness of their neoprene cases, they are washable, and available in many fun patterns. We’ve used a number of other Built products throughout the years and have always been happy with them.
This particular one by Built is nice because it has a hard bottom, so I can also use it as a lap tray.
I also like the neoprene cases because they are easy to slide inside of a larger bag or to lay flat inside a suitcase when traveling! Besides, who really needs the big old laptop bag with all the slots and pockets that I never use?
Are you still a computer person or have you moved over to the tablet? What does your computer case look like?