Accessories often get a bum rap and are relegated to the "unnecessary fashion" corner where we keep the experimental shoes and ballroom attire. But if you don't think about buying acc, you'll miss out on some really useful wearables. That's why we've rounded up the week's best deals on practical accessories. Save $19 on a pair of Gunnar gaming glasses, score an Alpine Swiss wallet for as little as $10, or pick up a cooling bandana for $5.
Gunnar Optiks SteelSeries Desmo Glasses
Price: $34.99 with $5 s&h
Lowest By: $19
Expires: March 6
Is It Worth It?: The only accessories you're thinking about when you're on a computer are probably better known as peripherals. However, these specs from Gunnar Optiks work to reduce eyestrain when you're staring at a screen for hours on end. Whether you're gaming, working, or just browsing the Internet, these Editors' Choice glasses purportedly help protect your eyes. The Desmo model is a $19 savings at $35, and they feature adjustable nose pads and an aluminum frame.
Alpine Swiss Leather Wallets
Store: ArtOfDeals via eBay
Price: From $9.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $2
Is It Worth It?: It's no good to save money if you're not going to protect it. Keeping track of your cash is easy and cheap with this eBay deal, which offers a selection of Alpine Swiss leather wallets for as little as $10 each. Choose from simple styles like the Classic Spring Clip (pictured) or go all out with the Zippered Bifold. Either way, you'll be saving at least $2.
ESQ by Movado Men's Synthesis Watch
Price: $99 via coupon code "SDSYNTH99" with free shipping
Lowest By: $126
Is It Worth It?: The watch was the original practical fashion accessory. The ESQ by Movado Synthesis watch offers analog time-telling in a polished Black ion-plated stainless steel package. You'll save $126 when you apply coupon code "SDSYNTH99", cutting it to $99. Along with a stainless steel case and band, this watch sports Swiss quartz movement and water resistance to 100 feet.
Practicality doesn't have to negate style. If the watch above isn't to your liking, check out the ESQ by Movado Men's Catalyst Watch, also available for $99 via coupon code "SDEXCEL99". With free shipping, this watch is a $151 price low. The Catalyst features a stainless steel case and band, Swiss quartz movement, a date display, and water resistance to 100 feet.
Mission EnduraCool Instant Cooling Bandana
Price: $4.98 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $9
Expires: May 2
Is It Worth It?: We're not being corny when we say this bandana is cool. Available for in-store pickup only with stock varying by ZIP code, Lowe's offers the Mission EnduraCool bandana in Blue for just $5, a $9 savings. When wet, this Editors' Choice bandana can purportedly cool you down to 30° below average body temperature for up to two hours.
Under Armour Men's ColdGear Hood
Store: Under Armour via eBay
Price: $14.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $15
Is It Worth It?: The bandana above has your head covered for the coming summer heat waves, but you'll need a cool weather accessory for next year. Right now, you can grab the Under Armour Men's ColdGear hood in White for $15. That's a $15 savings on this one-size-fits-all hood, which features a double-sided fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin and helps circulate body heat.