Gadget Girl – Best of the Month from Cellphones to Laptops And Computer Games
While women are avid users of smartphones, mp3 players, computers, e-books, digital cameras, and video games, the media would have you believe that gadgets are primarily boy-toys! Nonetheless, here’s a look at a few gadgets that are currently hugely popular among female consumers. Let’s show the boys, shall we?
HTC Touch Pro2:
This smartphone boasts a spacious 3.6” touch screen with a 480x800 resolution and 65,000 colours. It also has a QWERTY keyboard and is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. While the phone is great for today’s woman on the go, it is also fairly bulky and large. At R9 781, it is also not easy on the pocket.
Bored with the white, grey, and black earphones you see everywhere? Try Phillips’ Bubble headphones. Make a personal statement with these colourful, fun earphones that come in blue, green, and yes, pink! You can also use an adapter to listen to music together with your friends! All this, for only R80.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS:
One of the most popular Nintendo DS games, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an adventure/mystery game containing more than 100 brainteasers for you to solve as you control Professor Layton and his assistant, Luke. You can talk to them, make decisions as you progress, and click on objects to solve the mystery. The game retails for about R499 and is a big hit especially with women!
With a spacious keyboard (to protect that manicure!) and a 6-hour battery life, the Samsung NC10 Netbook is a useful on-the-go gadget. It comes in white and blue, has powerful speakers and a webcam for those chat sessions. At R5 499, however, it’s not a cheap toy.
Lips: Number one hits for Xbox 360:
Move your next girls’ night out indoors with this awesome singing videogame that combines karaoke with the original Lips videogame from Xbox. Have a blast as you croon 40 global hit songs including Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, Fergie’s Big Girls Don't Cry, Black Eyed Peas’ Don't Phunk With My Heart, and Kanye West’s Heartless. You also get to use the cleverly designed motion-sensitive microphones, win awards, and even create your online avatar – all for R699.