I have a whole rant about “wearable technology” saved up for a rainy day, but the gist is this: it usually seems like tech-fashion mashups are inventing new problems to solve rather than innovating in ways that will actually simplify or improve women’s actual lives, and that’s often because tech companies don’t have much respect for fashion or the people who buy it.
A perpetually near-death iPhone battery is one of those mundane problems of modern life for which we haven’t quite invented the perfect solution. Desire for thin, light and powerful phones has outpaced battery technology, and the best way to combat it if you use your phone frequently is to use a charger case, but the bulk means most of them are ugly.
Finding a new designer is always exciting, especially when you consider the tight hold some big brands have on the handbag market. Earlier this month, I was introduced to Dillon Des Pres. When I saw his line, I felt a freshness that I always yearn for; the designs are simple and natural, with a beautifully finished aesthetic.
Even though my last days on campus at the University of Georgia were as recent as 2008, a lot has changed, technologically speaking, in those intervening five years. My little flip phone, which was by far the preferred cell technology of college students at the time, had a battery life that my current iPhone can only dream of and so much exterior plastic that a case would have been redundant.