11 Radiant Orchid Tech Accessories in Pantones Color of the YearLeticia Barr
Fashion forward individuals who view their devices as accessories will be thrilled to know that there was no shortage of radiant orchid tech accessories showcased at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES). Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 is described as a “captivating, magical, enigmatic purple” that is multifaceted, eye catching, and a modern and versatile shade that complements, pairs, and livens up other shades on the color wheel so it’s the perfect accent if you’re looking for a pop of fresh color or are passionate about purple. Here are 11 dazzling accessories and gadgets in eye-catching radiant orchid.
Spotted at CES! 1 of 11
Ten favorite tech accessories in radiant orchid- 2014's Pantone Color of the Year!
Cord organization 2 of 11
Whether you need a little more cord control in your bag or are OCD about cord organization like me, Cocoon's Grid It systems keeps everything neatly arranged thanks to stretchy elastics that fit cords, pens, devices, and accessories of all sizes. Dive in and go all orchid or grab a black one that features some purple accents by shopping on the Cocoon website.
Portable purple power for your iPhone 3 of 11
Well known for extending the life of iPhone batteries everywhere, Mophie showcased a dazzling array of new colors for their Juice Pack Helium at CES. The Juice Pack Spectrum Collection provides a surge of color and shimmer for a pearlescent glow as you recharge your iPhone on the go. Mophie's Spectrum Cases are currently available on their website for $79.95 each.
iPhone cases 4 of 11
Brooklyn-based designer Aimee Wilder not only has some whimsical cases in fun patterns but her repeating pattern of turquoise cats on an orchid background can brighten anyone's day. Aimee Wilder's current case line for iPhones can be seen on her website AimeeWilder.com but the case pictured above will be out later this spring.
Bluetooth outdoor speakers 5 of 11
Speakers that can withstand the elements while you're poolside, dining al fresco, or enjoying smores over a firepit, are great but are made even better when they're a fun color that complements the outdoors. After all, Pantone says that radiant orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens and iWave will have a choices in two different sizes and color combinations later this year.
Brightly hued laptops 6 of 11
While not a new product showcased at CES, candy hued laptops have the ability to brighten even the most dreary work-day tasks and Dell Inspiron 14 does that thanks to seven glossy colors that includes a vibrant purple. Available from Dell.com
Image courtesy of Dell
Chic tablet cases 7 of 11
Colorful Carolina Pad stationary products have been a staple in my home office and their Studio C tech accessory line brings their cheery patterns in bright colors. I love the Studio C Hide N Chic Tote for 10" tablets because it's classy enough to take a to an important meeting but still provides the pop of purple to be on trend this year. Available through Best Buy for $49.99.
Poppin’ purple headphones for kids 8 of 11
Stylish kids whose parents want to protect their sensitive eardrums will appreciate Moki Headphones. With new patterns and colors coming in 2014, Moki features orchid hued dino Popper Headphones and an array to suit every child's personality.
Colorful and durable iPhone cases 9 of 11
Yay for cases that not only come in pretty colors but are rugged enough to protect your iPhone from the bumps and bruises of everyday life and look great doing so. Gumdrop's Drop Tech Color Case and Drop Tech Designer Cases come in different shades of purple so you can choose a light or dark orchid, depending on which shade is your favorite. Still rocking an iPhone 4 until you're eligible for your upgrade? Not to worry! Gumdrop has a hard shell Surf Slider case features reinforced rubber bumpers and dual material construction for shock absorption. The Surf Slider and Drop Tech cases are $44.95 each and available from Gumdrop's site.
Image courtesy of Gumdrop
Orchid tablet type covers 10 of 11
Microsoft Surface 2 tablet owners can get a deep orchid type cover to accompany their tablet that make it a breeze to type thanks to tactile keys that feel great under your fingers and a backlit keyboard. The Type Cover 2 attaches with a satisfying magnetic click and protects the screen of your Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablet when closed. Type Cover 2 is currently available through Microsoft.com or Microsoft stores.
Image courtesy of Microsoft
Fashionable wearable tech 11 of 11
Wearable tech tends to turn heads but even more so when it comes in gorgeous colors like Sony's Android compatible SmartWatch. Teal, lime red, stainless steel, and purple versions are stylish fashion tech accessories that allow you to glance at email, texts, calendar notifications, and social media mentions quickly and put down your phone. The new colors will be available later this year.
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