- Jan 17, 2013
In this age, a computer is not just a tool for work or fun, it's pretty much an extra limb -- this is truly reflected in the computer trends of 2012.

This past year was the year of digital dedication, as people pledged allegiance to the Internet by treating their computers like pets. Examples of this are seen in pieces such as the Optimus Popularis, which is an extremely customizable keyboard that lets you create your own button symbols and arrange them as you please. Even fashion blogs got in on the techadence, as seen in the DIY laptop case by blogger iSpyDIY.

The tech industry also saw tons of computers created with smartphone use in mind, such as the self-explanitory All-in-One power station allowing you to charge multiple phones, tablets and your laptop at once.

To find out what these microtrends mean for your business, check out our Computer Trend Report.

From Universal Power Stations to Pop Culture Mobile Icons: