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Hi-Tech Chic’s Guide of Merchandise and Sites of That Give Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are now at the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month where throughout the month of October there are various campaigns and companies raising awareness. A scary statistic, especially as a woman, is to know one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. Listed below, we have compiled a list of brands donating to BCA and links for those wanting to contribute to this very important cause.

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HP and Girl Rising Announce Partnership on International Day of the Girl

October 11th celebrates International Day of the Girl which is an annual day aimed to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. In conjunction with this special day, HP Inc. and nonprofit Girl Rising have announced the launch of new curriculum and technology solutions that will equip up to ten million students and teachers.

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Morpher Folding Helmet: The Space Saving Helmet for Commuters and Travelers

Wearing a helmet while riding can save your life, in fact, one global study found that wearing a helmet reduces the risk of major head injuries by nearly 70%. Morpher, the multi-award-winning flat-folding bike helmet was invented to encourage more people, particularly those that ride for commuting, leisure or sightseeing, to wear head protection and improve their safety on the streets.

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UMBRO KAIXI: The Interchangeable, Sustainable and Cruelty-free Handbag System

Announced this week, UMBRO KAIXI, a handbag startup specializing in interchangeable, sustainable and cruelty-free handbags, will launch its Kickstarter campaign on Oct. 15, 2019. UMBRO KAIXI handbags are a modern interpretation of the classics, breaking the traditional making of a handbag to develop a new, secure, interchangeable and customizable handbag system. UMBRO KAIXI aims to create a perfect harmony between style and sustainability through the unique design and use of cruelty-free and eco-friendly sourced materials.

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GWD Bio-Intelligence Announces Their New HiiDii Smart Glasses

Today, GWD Bio-Intelligence (GWDBI) just launched its first-of-its-kind hands-free pair of glasses, the HiiDii smart glasses, on Kickstarter. The innovative smart glasses allow users to multi-task across their devices without ever touching a screen. Every app, document and chat service can be opened at a glance, alleviating of device switching. Users can even answer their phones without reaching for it.

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Sony Announces Playstation 5 Updates for the Holiday 2020 Launch

Yesterday it was announced and shared via Sony’s Playstation Blog that their next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020. WIRED magazine covered these updates and more in a story that posted yesterday. Per Sony’s post, the “more” refers to a preview of the new controller that will ship with PlayStation 5. One of Sony’s goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games. The new controller is to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.

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Cleer Audio Launches New Flow II Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

The new Cleer’s Flow II Wireless Headphones are best-in-class noise-canceling over-ear headphones with up to 20 hours playback. The Flow II headphones offer both an ambient aware and noise-canceling mode, as well as a Google Assistant voice interface. Flow II is quick charging and just five minutes yields a full extra hour of playback life.

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Levitating Sculptures by Levitating X: The Newest “Tech Art” For Your Home

The newest gravity-defying works of art by Levitating X showcases the largest and heaviest objects ever levitated using a single standalone device. Using state of the art 3D printing technology and electromagnetic suspension, the new collection features three distinctly upscale pieces. The Sitting Buddha, the Firebowl and the Polystone are all meant to create a different environment and statements in your home.

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Swytch Technology Launches The World’s Smallest and Lightest eBike Kit

Swytch Technology, a London based tech-startup, has just launched the world’s smallest and lightest universally compatible eBike conversion kit in Indiegogo. The Swytch Kit transforms any bicycle into a premium quality eBike. The Kit consists of a compact and lightweight hub motor wheel (1.5kg) that replaces the original front wheel, and a palm-sized power pack (1.5kg) that fits to the handlebars (total weight 3kg).

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New York-Based Accessories Brand Partners with Nigerian Artisans to Create One-of-a-Kind Fashion Pieces

Cee Cee’s Closet of New York has partnered with Nigerian Artisans to create unique & authentic fashion pieces crafted in Nigeria. Cee Cee’s Closet NYC was created by Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo in New York City as an adage to their West African roots by crafting unique accessories with prints relevant to their cultural background. Each product is designed by the Ngwudo sisters and then handmade in Nigeria by female tailors and artisans. Their fair-trade goods include headwraps, handbags, jewelry, and clothing pieces.

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