Smartphones and tablet devices are everywhere these days (ah-hem iPhone 5!) and what better way for moms to have a little fun with fashion or design than by being able to pick from hundreds of different styles, prints, be-glittered, outfitted covers, and carriers. Even if it’s a busy Monday and your hair has seen better days, one glance at a personalized, “it’s-totally-me” cover is guarantee to bring on a smile. There is something for every mood! Check out this cool selection of iPhone, iPad and other tablet covers sure to give moms a thrill.

For the Mom On the Go…
If you’re looking to spice up your phone without the bulk that goes along with a typical case, then here’s the answer for you: Bird on a Branch iPhone case. This case is the choice cover of Red Tricycle’s co-founder. She loves the design and the fact that she can throw her phone in her back pocket on the go. And, if you know Drea, she’s always on the go on her phone and this cover hasn’t broken or fallen apart yet. Kudos to this stylish design!

For the Mom Who Needs Waterproofing…
Underwater pictures that aren’t fuzzy?! Yup, parents can snap those hard-to-capture moments with the iPhone Scuba Suit, a touch-sensitive gel screen cover which makes chronicling the first family rafting trip, paddle boarding excursions, tots blowing bubbles underwater or just about any outdoor activity a piece of cake. Not to mention, it could be nice to text the hubby for a lemonade refill while on the bottom of the pool, or say, have protection when the little one decides your phone needs to take a bath.

For the Fashionista Mom…
Spoil yourself with a little high fashion when kitting out the iPad! Top notch designers have been adding cases and carries for smart gear to their lines ever since the first smartphone was seen at NYC Fashion Week. Make your device a statement piece with bright colors from Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs or simply ooze classic cool with a quilted leather cover from Chanel.

For the Nostalgic Bookworm Mom…
Bookworms will get a thrill out of covering their smartphones or tablets with a classic book covers, everything from Alice in Wonderland to a book on Van Gogh and even The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Made to order, it’s a funky way to keep your technology safe and sound.

For the Mom Who Loves a Little Bling…
Was the bedazzler part of your design motif growing up? Covers and case can be glittered up to any degree of taste with just about any design these days, from the every popular Hello Kitty to tiger stripes, floral patterns, waves, even Steve Jobs’ face!

For the Outdoorsy Mom…
Calling all explorers! If your phone or pad is a constant companion to the great outdoors, whether on a hike, camping, skiing, on a safari, the Survivor Case for Apple® is a perfect fit. This guy is military approved, passed wind, vibration and sand tests and the detachable clip is perfect for keeping the phone close while repelling down the side of the mountain. With airtight seals and a silicone, humidity-resistant materials, your gear will be as ready as you are.

For the Mom Who Loves Style and Wants to Do Good…
Want to cover your phone and change a woman’s life? Well Kate Spade New York has a new collaboration with Women for Women International in hopes of providing women in war torn regions such as Rwanda, Afghanistan and Kosovo with sustainable employment. Skilled female artisans from each region create one-of-a-kind accessories based on designs from Kate Spade NY Creative Director and Kate Spade herself, and earn a fair wage in return for their talent. The latest line is limited-edition smartphone and tablet accessories knitted by Bosnian women looking to support their families.

What’s your favorite way to protect your gear? Share your fave cover in the comment section below!

— Gabrielle Cullen

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