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Dress Your Tech - Function and Fashion for Your Laptop

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Jen Lezan

If you're anything like me and you work in a digital field OR are a teacher, you may end up carrying your laptop with you everywhere. That means your computer can take a beating if you're not careful. Protection is important in order to extend the life of your technology. Most tech accessories can be incredibly basic, which is ok if that's the look and feel you are going for. Yet, there are so many brands out there that offer style alongside the function of protecting your tech from the every day opportunities that can cause things like scratches and dents. In today's #StyleYourTech post, I'm sharing two great brands that offer some great options and solutions to cover up and protect your laptop: Toast and STM



Toast is a company that creates phone, tablet, laptop and game console covers using real wood veneers. What I think is the coolest factor of these veneer covers, is that you can have the company design anything you want on them! The brand is a true modern day digital success story. What launched as a Kickstarter in 2012 by Matias Brecher, with the initial products being made in his basement, has now grown to a team of 10 with a home base in Portland, Oregon.

Toast’s covers can be customized with laser-engraved text, logos, designs, original artwork or an avatar. If you’re into superheroes you can get Superman engraved or if you love the paisley design you can have a paisley filled cover. The possibilities are endless. Toast covers are available in four different types of wood veneers; walnut, ash, bamboo and ebony. All of the covers are laser-cut and hand finished - truly showcasing the workmanship and attention to detail that is put into the product. The craftsmanship of the covers is incredible. You can tell a lot of care was put into each product. The brand doesn't only focus on creating a great product, but also ensuring they are great stewards by focusing on sustainable business practices.


All Toast products are proudly made with 100% renewable energy and they donate one percent of their annual sales to environmental non-profits working to restore, protect and maintain a healthy planet. When you protect your gadgets with Toast, your consumer choices are helping to protect the planet as well. I absolutely loved the minimalist feeling of their lightest veneer with a motivational slogan that keeps you working hard all day long.

STM is an Australia based brand focusing on a more comfortable, secure and stylish way of transporting your digital gear. STM makes a variety of laptop bags, packs, fitted tablet and phone cases, all designed to make life a bit more worry free. What I like most about the brand is that they offer such a variety of styles within their product range. They have something for everyone. If you're into camo or you are a fashionista looking for something trendy, they have a style for you. 



The grace deluxe laptop sleeve is being showcased in this roundup. This is a slim version of your typical every day carry. It's streamlined so you only need to carry the essentials. The main compartment cradles your laptop in a protective foam and plush, super soft lining, and the magnetised front flap allows for a clean and easy access. The front zippered pocket is perfect for pens, mobile phones, cards and anything else you may need. It comes in 4 fun color and pattern combinations. 

If you're looking for a functional yet fashionable way to protect your digital gear, these are two fun brands to check out! You can visit Toast online HERE and STM online HERE

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