Hi-Tech Chic’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls to Lady Fashionistas

happy-holidays-hi-tech-chicHappy Holidays to all my Hi-Tech Chic Fashionista young and mature! I wanted to put a holiday gift guide together that mixes technology and fashion products for all ages. I also think this guide is helpful when shopping for different women and girls in your family or network of friends of different ages…and maybe you will find something you want to put on your list to Santa as well!

Below is a mix of fashionable  and cute technology products I have either reviewed, saw demos of them or referred by one of my piers.

Hatchimals are creatures that live inside of eggs until they are hatched it’s a surprise of what is inside. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more. Apparently these were all the rage at the 2016 Toy Fair. They are currently $69.99 and you can purchase them at Toy’s R Us.

WowWee® CHiP™ the robot dog is a Smartpup that you can interact with using the Smartball, train and game with using the app. CHiP comes with a Smartband which enables CHiP to uniquely recognize owner and a Smartbed that CHiP automatically walks to when it needs to be charged. New this year to CHiP is Guard Mode puts CHiP’s motion sensors on high alert, and walking past CHiP will trigger a reaction. They have also have expanded CHiP to 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. You can purchase it at any major store like best buy or online like amazon for $159.99.

Kidz Gear has volume limit headphones called KidzControl™ and are designed to have the safest listening experience for your child. . They have wired, wireless bluetooth and headphones with a mic included. Headphones based on your personal needs start at $19.99 and you can purchase them here.kidz-g

The JETJAT by Mota is an automatic camera Mini drone with one-touch, live wifi, auto landing and throw-to-fly capabilities. This is the perfect gift for kids that want a drone but never flew one before. It’s small and fits in the palm of your hand so if your kiddo flew it inside the house there would be minimal to no damage at all. I also love that the remote is also the dock for the drone so user don’t lose it. It’s that small! (full product to follow)

The Blink Lite is ACTON’s newest and most advanced electric skateboard to date. Weighing in at just 7.7lbs., it is the World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard. Till December 4th the Blink Lite is available for $199.00 when normally it is $399.00. They also have opened up pre-orders for BLINK QU4TRO, BLINK S2, BLINK S pre-order exclusively on Indiegogo. To find out more about the Blink Lite or would like to purchase one click here.

I have been photographed for the past several years trying on oculus products and I have NEVER looked good or cute, just a big dork grasping at air. I am under the impression not even the hottest person on the planet can look cool in them. Google is trying with their Dream Views that have a lightweight stretch fabric in the color slate that makes it sleeker than the normal plastic. The Dream View from Google is $79.00 and you can purchase it at the google store.vr-google

UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff  has touch sensitive technology on all fingers and palm. The back of the gloves are polyester/wool/nylon, the palm is leather with Faux fur lining and the cuffs are made of shearling sheepskin. The UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff are currently available at Bloomingdales for $85.00.gloves

QBracelet by Q Designs with iPhone Charger is geometric bangle that doubles as an iPhone charger. Simply open the bangle at the hinge to reveal a lightning connector that can boost your battery life by 50%. I personally want the QBracelet by Q Designs for Christmas especially since regardless of how many portable chargers I have I seem to always forget to bring them with me! Maybe they will send me one to review, wink wink.The QBracelet by Q Designs is available at Bloomingdales for $125.00.cuff-charger

Prynt, Get Instant Photo with The Prynt Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 – Black is a case that snaps onto your phone and your phone instantly becomes a Polaroid camera. Prynt saves a video inside each photo by using the Prynt app to unlock and replay the video. Prynt photos do not require ink cartridges and it comes with ZINK Paper. It is currently $149.99 and you can get it on Amazon by clicking here.

HP also has a similar product that is a little more stylish called the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. It does all the same functions and also uses ZINK Paper. The  HP Sprocket Photo Printer is also less at $129.99 on the HP site.

I hope this helps you all on your quest of finding the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life! Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday: How to Get Involved

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Giving Tuesday is a day to give back to your community, charities or city after a weekend of gluttonous shopping. It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving Tuesday Day also reminds us giving back doesn’t have to be monetary; you can also volunteer at a non-profit organization or get involved with local charitable events. In fact there is a lady in my neighborhood that hands out pre-made lunches and waters to the homeless. Any simple act of kindness today that gives back to your community is a great way to celebrate and get involved with #GivingTuesday.

How do I get involved during #GivingTuesday?

The GivingTuesday.com site lets you “search nearby” on the non-profit organizations in your area by City, State, organization type and organization name.  Once you submit that information you will get a nice list of organizations your area you can get involved with or donate to. You can also click the “get involved” tab either as an individual or an organization to learn more on how to get involved with #GivingTuesday today and in the future.happing

Does my company match my donation?’

To check if your company matches your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions you need to submit your matching gift the Double the Donations site is a great tool to use. The site also has 7 Steps guide for matching gift success on #GivingTuesday.

For more information about #GivingTuesday click here and if you want to find out what #GivingTuesday events are going on click here.

Hope you all enjoy #GivingTuesday!

 

WED Launches ChooseWomen.Org on November 30th

chhoseWomen’s Entrepreneurship Day will officially launch  Choosewomen.org to support women worldwide in business and reduce poverty on November 30th. ChooseWomen.org will support leading Microfinance organizations around the world that provide impoverished women with essential microloans to start their own businesses.

Did you know?

According a UNICEF Report, Women perform 66% of the world’s work, but earn a mere 10% of the world’s income. Women make 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in spending. Two hundred and fifty million girls continue to live in poverty, and while women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, they only reap 10 percent of the world’s income.impact

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AirSelfie: The Pocket-Sized Drone with Camera for Smartphones

airselfie-collageOut of all the Drones I have reviewed or written about in the past couple years this concept and Kickstarter campaign is one of my favorites. Why? Admittedly there is a lot of selflie action in my life. I also have a big family and the AirSelfie would solve a lot family selfies problems plus no one would be left out of the photo.

What is the AirSelfie?

AirSelfie is the worlds smallest portable drone with a camera that is integrated into your mobile phone cover. It’s hard to believe, right? I had to watch the full video on Kickstarter to see how something this small can be integrated into your smartphone.  The AirSelfie’s 5-megapixel video camera and four propellers are enclosed in an Italian-designed lightweight (52g) aluminum case that measures 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42 inches. Continue Reading →

Black Friday 2016 Deals, Apps and Websites

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It’s that time of year again! A time where we all storm the malls and the web to load up on gifts for the holidays.  Since Black Friday is just days away I thought I would give all you brave soles some deals, free apps and websites to check out. Continue Reading →

BEBOP SENSORS INTRODUCES FIRST SMART HELMET SENSOR SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME HIGH RESOLUTION, FORCE LOCATION SPECIFIC IMPACT INFORMATION

bebop_sensors_smart_helmet_sensor_systemI have two younger brother’s who needless to say are either thrill seekers or I just may be a tad over protective of them being the oldest. My youngest brother skate boards and my other brother is a rider…of bicycles that is.

Given their accidents in the past they may be getting the BEBOP SENSORS FIRST SMART HELMET SENSOR SYSTEM for Christmas instead of the normal fun technology toys and here is why…

Released yesterday BEBOP SENSORS is bringing the first helmet system to capture complete high-speed movie of entire impact Incident from the Head’s Point of View for First Responders & Trauma Analysis. It employs 40 Sensors in Helmet Liner  to scan the skull at 400 times per second.  The BEBOP SENSORS FIRST SMART HELMET SENSOR SYSTEM provides State-of-the-Art Analysis & Safety Response Commands without False Triggers from Accidental Drops.

Per Keith McMillen, BeBop Founder and CEO.“Strikes to the pterion (temple area) are far more dangerous than to the frontal bone. Knowing where the strike originated and how it propagates during the event can provide valuable first responder information as well as input for decision making to dial an emergency 911 number for assistance.” Continue Reading →

CES Innovation Awards Honorees

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Every year CES has the Innovation Awards and given how fast technology is moving this years winners of the Innovation Awards must have worked hard to make the cut. Products entered in the Innovation Awards program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

This years honorees at CES 2017 include: HP, Moto, Lenovo, Xooloo, Google, Crazybaby, Contenintal, Sleep Number and many more. To see the full list and learn more about all these new and innovative products click here and click here for more information about each honoree.

I hope to see all of my geek fans at CES 2017, it’s almost Vegas time!!!

 

Product Review: Rowkin’s™ New Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds

The World’s Smallest Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic and Portable Charging Case have arrived! Rowkin sent me their new Mini Wireless Bluetooth® Earbuds to test out for Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic. When I unboxed them I was pleasantly surprised! It was an exciting moment for me since I haven’t had truly wireless stereo earbuds with no cord connecting the earbuds. I couldn’t wait to check them out.row-penny

When you receive the earbuds the package will include: TWO (2) Rowkin Bit wireless earbuds to operate in the stereo Bluetooth headphones mode, various earbud tips, and the patented dual-earbud conductive portable charging system. The battery in the wireless headphones allows up to 3 hours for music and calls on a single charge. The small lipstick size portable charger can fully recharge the Bluetooth headset twice, providing additional 4-6 hours worth of music or talk time. budsAfter you unbox the charger and the earbuds you will need to attach both earbuds to the opposite ends of the charger to get a good charge before you begin pairing and syncing them via Bluetooth to your mobile device. Once charged take them off the charger and turn them both on making sure the earbuds are next to each other so they can sync with each other. Your smart device should be able to detect via Bluetooth and once found click connect. Continue Reading →

Last Hours of the Life is Good “Positive State” Contest

positive-stateLifeisGood.com is a site whose mission is to spread the power of optimism and to help counter the daily flood of negative news.

They have been running a nationwide contest called Positive State where you tell them the good you would do in your state for a chance to win one of fifty $500 American Express gift cards.

life-is-goodTODAY by midnight EST is the last day to enter the contest and you can find the form here. It’s a quick online form that won’t take much time and it will be something positive you did today!

While you are on the site help LifeisGood.com #GROWtheGood by telling them something good that happened today using #GROWtheGood on Twitter and Instagram and you may be featured on their site.

LifeisGood.com donates 10% of it’s net profit to kids in need and to DONATE NOW click here. Good Luck to all contestants!

Rules and Guidelines: 

  • One person from each state will be chosen.
  • No Purchase Necessary. Some Restrictions Apply. Void Where Prohibited. Click here for official rules. Contest begins September 19th, 2016 at 12:01AM EST and ends November 8th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST

2016 Presidential Election Day Freebies and Sales for Voters

votedIt’s the day all of us Americans have waited for, it’s Election Day! Though Trmp and Clinton’s campaigns have both been entertaining and controversial I think we are all ready to find out who our next President will be.

As a distraction from various news outlets about the election why not benefit from Election Day with these freebies and discounts from companies across the nation. FYI, word on the streets is the Krispy Kreme line is longer than usual.

Happy Election Day and hope you all get to enjoy all the freebies in your area while we wait to see who our next President will be!

Information from: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/11/election_day_2016_freebies_and.html and various news sites.