Plenty of these products aren't cheap, but inexpensive tech accessories can help keep your beloved gadget safe and stylish while prolonging its lifespan. Here are five reasons you should say yes to accessorizing your tech toys.
1. Tech accessories add style
Safety aside,, accessories are just plain stylish. In a world where many of us are sporting a smartphone or tablet, accessories offer the chance to make yours unique.
Choose a case that reflects your personality -- whether in bright, bold colours, safe neutrals or calming pastels. Choose from solids, prints, and embossed or monogrammed cases of all kinds.
With loads of options on the market, there are myriad ways to make your favourite gadget fun and colourful.
2. Prevent scratches, nicks and dings
A solid, sturdy case can prevent your gadget from sporting unsightly scratches and Knicks. Let's be honest – it's no fun having a scratched screen or a phone that looks like it's been through the wringer. A case will keep them looking as good as new.
3. Accessories prevent breaks
Use a case to provide cushioning if you ever drop your phone, tablet or laptop. A hard fall might still do some damage, but a good case can prevent your device from breaking altogether.
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4. Keep your gadgets clean
Keeping your tech toy clean helps it to work at its optimal level. Over time, a little dirt can do a lot of damage. Junk under the keys of a phone can make the keys stick and stop working, and the damage from liquid spills can be costly or fatal to your favourite tech gadget.
Don't let your technology fall victim to the perils of everyday use. Cases help prevent excessive smudging from fingerprints and can keep purse gunk from weaseling its way under keyboard keys.
5. Make it easy to find, fast
If your purse is a bottomless pit, it can sometimes take too long to find what you're looking for. A brightly coloured case can make it that much easier to locate your phone or tablet, and that's especially helpful when you're in a hurry.
Are you ready to shop for a new accessory for your technology? Check out 10 super stylish tech accessories to inspire your next great buy.
Natalie Bahadur is the senior editor of styleathome.com and a contributor to canadianliving.com .
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