So Flow’s NEW Lou Board – The Lightest, Fastest, and Most Maneuverable Electric Skateboard

So Flow’s NEW Lou Board is an electric skateboard that combines a hidden battery and motorized wheels, Loudelivers speed, range, reliability and portability. Designed by an international crew of tech lovers, passionate skaters and e-mobility experts, Lou was crafted with Swiss quality and engineered to deliver the best possible ride on the market. As of today the Lou board will be the first real electric skateboard on Kickstarter. The Lou Skateboard will debut on Kickstarter on April 10 and will run through May 25 with the goal of raising $80,000 towards production costs. Continue Reading →

Welle: Turn Any Surface Into A Smart Interface

I was just notified about a new Kickstarter Campaign announced today on a potential consumer product called Welle. In a world of “smart” everything, including tooth brushes, I have become rather jaded about the multitude of “smart” products on the market currently. Nothing seems to jump out to me anymore as a cool or innovative product with a market saturated with “smart” devices. I seriously got pitched on “smart” toilet paper holder, no joke! Continue Reading →

PRODUCT REVIEW: The Space Scooter

I was asked to review a Space Scooter® recently and had a bit of a chuckle at the request. For those that know me can concur that I am a royal klutz; the review was already deemed to be a comical event before the product was in hand!

What is a Space Scooter®? Continue Reading →

VAUX; The First Battery-Powered Speaker to Transform Dot to a Cordless Sound System and Home-Command Center

A couple weeks ago Ninety7 announced the second generation VAUX, the first battery powered speaker and home command center, to be shipped to consumers in early April 2017. The VAUX comes in “ash” or “carbon and is currently available for pre-order for $49.00 on Ninety7Life.com.

I am also excited to inform you all that I will be receiving a VAUX to review to give you all the specifications and an unboxing sneak peak video! Till then below is the official press release for VAUX: Continue Reading →

SXSW 2017 Interactive Recap; Part One

SXSW (South By South West) this year is the first year that I covered it solely for Hi-Tech Chic and it proved to be a very successful SXSW thus far as press. It was also the first time I did LIVE broadcasting via twitter and Facebook which was also an interesting experience for those listening, commenting and following my LIVE broadcast. I must admit cell coverage was non-existent during SX so I dropped the broadcast every so often. My apologies who got dropped off the broadcast and thanks for tuning in! Continue Reading →

SXSW® Interactive Innovation Awards 2017

I have never attended the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards before this year. I promise I always made a valiant effort but for those who have attended SXSW understand the events, films, and live music are overwhelming. Proudly this year folks “I MADE IT!”

It was held at the Austin downtown Hilton location which was very convenient to the Austin Convention Center. The ceremony was slow going and frankly not that entertaining then again it’s the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards so I should not be too harsh. Continue Reading →

SXSW Updated Guest Pass Info and Tips for SXSW Badge Holders

For those who will be attending any of the SXSW (SX) Festivals here is some updated information on the SXSW Guest Pass and tips for SXSW badge holders to make your SXSW experience easy!

The key once you arrive into Austin (ATX) is to know where the Austin Convention Center is located in regards to where you are staying during SX. The Austin Convention center is located at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701 and parking is very limited. Continue Reading →

Snoop Dogg Joins Artists Advocacy Panel at SXSW Conference

WWWWHHHHHHAAAAATTTTT?!?!?!?! I never and I mean never go to panels anymore mostly because they are boring and I’m a class clown which has gotten me in trouble before while at a panel. I have a feeling that this will not be a boring panel far from in fact! So bummed I only have my press badge SXSW for interactive and gaming only. Maybe some nice person will take pity on me and let me in, afterall I am one of Snoops his biggest fan! Here is the official press release from SXSW: Continue Reading →

CONTEST: Enter to Win the #BeAnOriginal Prize Package Featuring a Gretsch Guitar, VOX Amp, Penguin Gift Card, and FLOOD Subscription

FLOODfest Austin will be returning to SXSW for it’s 3rd year at Cedar Street Courtyard. Embarrassingly I have never attended it during SXSW but this year it’s on and hope to get into FLOODfest Austin!

To celebrate the upcoming FLOODfest Austin at SXSW, iconic American lifestyle brand Original Penguin and FLOOD Magazine are launching the #BeAnOriginal contest. Beginning today, fans have a chance to win an exclusive Original Penguin Prize Pack that includes a $4,000 Gretsch Limited Edition Penguin with Bigsby guitar, a $500 Original Penguin Gift Card, and a free subscription to FLOOD Magazine. The #BeAnOriginal contest will run until April 3rd and anyone is eligible to enter through floodmagazine.com/beanoriginalcontest. Continue Reading →

AMD’s 2017 GDC and Ryzen 7 Announcements

GDC (Game Developers Conference) happened last week in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center from February 27th through March 3rd. I went this year to GDC and AMD was one of my favorite announcements plus they had a killer after party with Mix Master Mike. In all honesty I am an AMD girl and have been waiting on their new launch of their products that will hopefully prevail over their competitors. Continue Reading →