When fashion meets technology, it results in a deadly combination. Whether strapped on to your wrist or turned into a cool accessory for your phone, these gadgets flaunt the perfect mix of style and function.
1) Apple Watch Hermès
Though Apple’s original watch is quite the stunner, the Hermès touch adds even more elegance. Not only does this coveted piece of wearable tech pack in innovative features that made it a talking point, its packaging (read handmade leather straps) now boasts the French luxury house’s savoir-faire.
Price: $1,100 (Indian price not yet announced) on apple.com
2) Swarovski Shine Collection
Touted as the first activity-tracking jewellery collection, the Swarovski Shine Collection is in association with Misfit (manufacturers of wearable home products). This range of pendants, bracelets and wristbands measure your daily activities and quality of sleep. Moreover, it syncs wirelessly with your smartphone.
Price: Rs 4,500 onward on store.misfit.com
3) Dolce & Gabbana and Frends headphones
These ornately embellished headphones by Dolce & Gabbana made a fashionable debut on the Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015 runway. Crafted in association with California-based label Frends that specialises in fashion-forward headphones, these beauties can easily double up as hair accessories.
Price: Rs 5,95,000 onward on net-a-porter.com
4) Tory Burch for Fitbit
Is it an accessory? Is it a fitness tracker? It is both. Adding a fashionable flair to fitness, American designer Tory Burch gives Fitbit Flex trackers a cool upgrade by turning them into a range of chic pendants and bracelets.
Price: Rs 6,990 onward on toryburch.com
5) Michael Michael Kors Battery Wallet
No more scrambling for the plug point. This wallet, from American brand Michael Kors (a favourite with Indian shoppers), features an organised pocket with a battery to take care of your phone’s recharging needs. The product is only compatible with the iPhone 5 and 6 at the moment.
Price: Rs 9,800 onward on michaelkors.com
6) Payal Singhal X Macmerise power banks
Say goodbye to the plain black power banks that almost always look the same. Fashion designer Payal Singhal teamed up with e-store Macmerise for a range of universal power banks that carry her famous signature prints and allow you to charge two devices at the same time.
Price: Rs 1,999 onward on macmerise.com
(The writer tweets as @PraachiRaniwala )