These days communication is so varied -- if you're not texting, you're e-mailing, IMing or using Skype -- that it would be a sin not to protect your gear with a stylish case.

It is for this reason that designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs have translated some of their most popular prints into chic laptop and iPad covers at affordable prices.

Frivolity is the name of the game for Kate Spade's cheeky red case with printed keyboard (above) and Coach's floral pattern from its Poppy collection.

Our tips for choosing a case? Go bright and bold. That way you'll never misplace your laptop!

Meanwhile, check out everyone from Kim Kardashian to Anna Wintour on their smartphones.