The plastic bag to the left unfortunately symbolises how I travelled this summer. I looked extensively locally for a more elegant solution but the local market for carry appears to have changed. No longer can you easily find iconic cases for your iPhone, nor can you find beautiful products like this leather wallet from Bellroy (truth be told products of this quality are hard to find anywhere). In Taiwan, or at least the city in which I have live, perhaps interest has waned or simply changed to online retailers.
I have had one of Bellroys’ slim wallets for a number of years and can attest to the quality. It’s developed a lovely patina in places and still retains it’s original good looks and that great leather smell. It feels great in your hands too, a surprisingly often overlooked characteristic considering the amount of time wallets and cases are in our hands.
Bellroy’s Elements zip wallet features a water-resistant zip closure and vegetable tanned leather for all-weather protection, internal pockets for passport and currency, a micro travel pen with refill and Bellroy’s 3 year warranty. Perfect for your travel essentials or simply a fantastic way to protect your iPhone and a few items you need through-out your day. It’s on my wish list.
Bellroy Elements Travel Wallet
Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the (digital) world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.
According to The Telegraph, Smartphone owners’ appetite for new apps is waning, with the average number of apps downloaded per user per month declining considerably over the past year. While I am always looking for something new or interesting, once you find an app. that works it takes a truly unique approach to unseat what’s already on my home screen.
Almost one in three (31 per cent) of smartphone users in the UK do not download any apps on their device in a typical month, according to a report by Deloitte – a steep increase from less than one in five in 2013.
Of those that do, the average number of apps downloaded per month has fallen from 2.32 to 1.82.
The report also found that almost nine in ten people never spend money on apps or other smartphone content, suggesting that demand for paid apps is even lower.
However, this does not mean the size of the app market itself is shrinking. Deloitte claims that the decline in the rate of downloads per user is due to an increase in the number of smartphone owners over 50, who have less interest in using their phone as a data device.
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