Chic Phones: Let’s bling

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If you’re already bored of statement necklaces, statement rings, and statement what-nots, it’s time to get a new accessory to flaunt—your mobile phone. And with the blingy mobile phones out there, it’s easy to make heads turn. So check out these two seriously fashionable handsets and see your friends go green with envy.

To start with, there’s the Micromax Q55 Bling with Swarovski “elements”. That’s the one grabbing attention in the Twinkle Khanna TV ad. The phone is very feminine, and I’m sure teenage and college girls are lapping them all over India.

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Of course, we never judge a book by its cover, so we looked at its features, and the phone does seem to have the essentials—a 2 MP camera, pre-loaded Facebook app, Opera mini and Nimbuzz. The price—very affordable! Rs 7000 approximately.

For those believe that only gold glitters, set your eyes on the Nokia N97 mini Gold edition. Yup, you read that correctly, it’s gold! The phone is plated with 18 carat gold, with a matching headset.

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Flaunting the phone will surely speak volumes about your style and bank balance, because the phone is close to Rs 40,000 (really!). In terms of features, it’s the same as the regular Nokia N97 mini, the gold adding a luxurious touch. (If only the phone was on Android, instead of Symbian.)

Speaking Chic says: Why should mobile phones be only for calling, texting and tweeting, right?What we’d like to see next: an Apple iPhone plated in white gold, and a diamond-encrusted Blackberry. Sounds too far-fetched? Maybe not.

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Geeky Chic: Mouse rugs!

Who said gadgets have to be boring and umm, well, unstylish? I recently stumbled across this very cool accessory, guaranteed to lighten up the drabbest of office cubicles and workstations. Here it is.

Ta-da!

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Believe it or faint, this miniature Turkish carpet is actually a mouse pad! Called a mouse rug, there are hundreds of colours and designs available (check out their website).

The cool design’s not the only reason I love this geeky accessory. For starters, my optical mouse rolls smoothly across its surface, made with yarn-dyed nylon. And the bonus: the rug is hand washable, ideal for a rough and messy user like me!

So now my four-month-new sleek-n-silver laptop gets a dash of old world charm and plenty of style. I can’t help but glance at my mouse rug ever so often despite my busy-ness, and it never fails to make me feel happy. 🙂

I’m now tempted to try out their book rugs and coaster rugs, which are smaller, but otherwise identical.

Before you rush to the mouse rug website, be warned—they don’t deliver in India! All you need to do is ask your spiteful aunt/ long-lost friend/ sworn enemy (or my sweet cousin) in Dubai or USA for it. And remember to say please!