To say that our world today has been shaped in large part by tech companies like Apple and Microsoft seems almost an understatement. The past quarter century has seen an explosion in technology rivalled by only a select few other moments in history.
While the Agricultural Revolution lead to the birth of cities and the Industrial Revolution the beginnings of our modern industrialised age, the Digital Revolution has changed the way we speak, act, connect, think, and, yes, shop.
After all, just a few decades ago, the idea of getting an “accessory” for your phone—that old speaker and box combo attached to the wall by copious amounts of cord—would have seemed strange, to say the least.
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Flash forward to today and the phone has been unplugged, the digital genie let out of the bottle, and the need to accessorise the latest offering from Apple or whomever an all too real urge—one which has created a booming tech accessory industry.
Form vs. Function
As with most any kind of product, the tech accessory industry today is shaped in large part by the classic twin manufacturing considerations: form vs. function. A product needs to look good, but that flair for style can’t come at the expense of actual functionality.
When shopping for an accessory for your tech gadgets, you always want to keep this balance in mind. A charger that’s bulky and heavy? Not an attractive option, especially if you’re looking to work on the go. That said, a sleeker battery option which has far less in terms of battery life isn’t a great option, either. Find the balance that works for you and your product.
Fashionable and Compatible
That old question of form vs. function and the fashionableness of new items is especially pertinent in the case of iPhones, iPods, and other devices used as music players. The launch of both of those products years ago not only reshaped the way in which we listen to music, but the manner in which we present ourselves publicly whilst doing so.
Listening to music has not only never been easier, it’s never been more stylish. They were a response to a need rooted in functionality, and yet the iPod earbuds may just be one of this generation’s defining fashion statements.
As such, when shopping for iPhone 6 accessories, you’re ideally looking for items which not only help improve the performance of your phone, but likewise add to the overall fashion statement which iPod earbuds make—namely, that you’re young, connected, in the know and on the go.
You therefore don’t want anything that’s going to be too cumbersome, especially if you plan on using that accessory on the go. In addition, if the accessory you are considering is from a third-party maker, it’s a good idea to do a little research or ask store employees to make sure that it is, in fact, compatible with Apple products.
There’s nothing worse than spending all that money on an accessory that isn’t compatible with the thing for which you bought it, and Apple can be a bit particular about the types of third-party compatibility it allows.
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