Black Friday 2017 Tech Gift Guide

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly and everyone is curious o what good deals will be unveiled the day after Thanksgiving. Interestingly enough the Black Friday deals have already been rolled out so consumers can take advantage of the deals before Thanksgiving. As usual Hi-Tech Chic wanted to give you the exclusive on what technology will be on sale or running Black Friday deals. Continue Reading →

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!

KIDZ GEAR WINS DR. TOY’S AWARD 2016 “BEST VACATION CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS”

 

StampI don’t have kids but I have beautiful nieces and an awesome nephew. The inner child in me tested these myself and I was very impressed. The Bluetooth stereo headphones were amazing and I tested how far I could roam from my iPhone with no interruption.

I must admit I love maxing out headphones or earbuds with Rap and these guys held up to the challenge plus they are super durable. They held up to my purse challenge without the cases and the outcome was successful. I have yet to break them!

Huge congratulations to Kidz Gear Wins for Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

Below is the Official Press with more details along with links to their sites. kidz-g

 

September 7, 2016, El Dorado Hills, CA — Kidz Gear™ www.GearForKidz.com, the award-winning Grown-up Performance, Built for Kids! brand, announced today that their new Kidz Gear Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for kids has been awarded Dr. Toy’s Award 2016 “Best Vacation Children’s Products” for their wireless Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for children – the best way to keep kids entertained during vacations. See: http://drtoy.com/Best-Vacation-Toys-of-2016 for award info. 

Outstanding Sound Quality with Comfort & Durability 

Dr. Toy’s Awards were established by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Toy). In presenting the award to Kidz Gear, Dr. Auerbach said, “The latest product from Kidz Gear is the new Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones that are perfect for travel or anytime. These headphones combine outstanding sound quality with comfort and durability. An added feature is a unique removable and versatile Boom Microphone for use when learning a foreign language, taking a test in school, gaming, or Skyping.”

Kidz Gear Encourages Smart Play While on Vacation

Using extensive criteria developed over many years, Dr. Toy’s Awards for “Best Vacation Children’s Products” are carefully chosen from among hundreds of products reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun. The awards are designed to assist children to play and learn at home with products that support STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts, and math] and explore nature while on vacation.  “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these ‘Best Vacation Products’ encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play while on vacation.”

“Dr. Auerbach has for some time now led the charge for parent awareness of products that are the best for their children,” said Laurie Peterson, Kidz Gear founder and mom. “We are honored to have received this award from Dr. Auerbach and the like-minded parents at Dr. Toy.”

Kidz Gear headphones are available immediately, with Bluetooth Headphones value priced at only $39.99. Additional Kidz Gear Headphones are available with Wired Headphones and Boom Headphones priced at just $19.99 each. All Kidz Gear products are available directly from Kidz Gear at www.GearForKidz.com, and select retailers and online sites. Kidz Gear also offers a Gear Up For Education! discount available for schools and libraries. For more information on Kidz Gear, see the website: www.gearforkidz.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GearForKidz, and Twitter: @GearForKidz, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

About Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Award:

Dr. Toy’s “Best Vacation Children’s Products” Awards are a balanced selection from large, small, new, and established companies across the U.S., Canada, and around the world, and provide children with exciting new learning tools that help them not only do better in school, but also provide more constructive activities while traveling or on vacation. The award winning products include innovative toys, books, crafts, games, puzzles, and many other play products for children of all ages and interests. For more information, see http://www.drtoy.com.

About Kidz Gear — Kidz Gear is the Brand Adults Want and Kids Love

Kidz Gear headphones are not “toys,” but adult products built for kids. Manufactured with the same high-quality, high-performance consumer electronics components found in adult headphones, the Kidz Gear headphones are designed to solve the never-ending battle between a child’s desire for his or her parent’s things and the parent’s fear of them destroying an expensive item. Incorporated in 2001, the San Ramon, California based  Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children. Kidz Gear is the winner of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2016 Inc. 5000 Award for Fastest Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: sales@gearforkidz.com or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids!

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