Men love cars and electronic gadgets. Women love clothes and shoes. Those taglines are a blast from the past. Nowadays, men too are conscious about their wardrobes and women are beginning to appreciate hi-tech equipment. Here are our Top 5 gadget picks that could take the female market by storm in the months to come!
Kodak Pulse Digital Frame
In April 2010, Kodak will be launching the Kodak Pulse Digital Frame. This sleek 7 inch baby features a 800×600 pixel high-quality interactive touchscreen display and a 512MB built-in storage capacity. It also comes with WiFi connectivity and a dedicated email address so that users can upload images directly to the device without the hassle of having to install any complicated software.
Riding along with the social media trend, users of the Kodak Pulse can now connect to their Facebook account so that latest pictures of their vacations and special functions can be automatically uploaded and displayed on the frame. Fantastic way to stay tuned with what your friends and family are up to, all by just glancing at your Kodak Pulse Digital Frame. Expected to retail at USD129.99 (MYR430).
Female iPhone Apps
These days there are as many females using the iPhone as there are males. That is probably why iPhone app developers see the potential in targeting iPhone-obsessed females who want fun, cool and functional applications that complement their busy schedules.
No more searching frantically for the shopping list just before heading out to the store. With Grocery Gadget, all shopping needs are safely stored in the palm of your hand. It helps to save time by organising household goods in reusable lists, allowing you to quickly identify items for purchase. Pictures and details of items can also be stored so that even if you were to pass the shopping chore to the daft male (i.e. husband or boyfriend), he will not end up buying the wrong product. Download for USD4.99 (MYR16.50).
If you are a mom-to-be, the iPregnancy app (developed by a practising gynaecologist) might be the perfect tool to help keep track of your pregnancy. This one stop app includes so many useful features that will actually save you the time and money spent surfing the internet or browsing bookshops for pregnancy-related information.
These exciting features include a due date calculator, 3D ultrasound picture of the baby, information about the baby according to the gestational age, baby name picker, ideas on how to prepare for the baby, mummy weight gain analysis and recommended questions to ask your doctor, and many more! Download for only USD3.99 (MYR13.00).
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixers
What you see is not just a cake mixer. And don’t let the shiny paint fool you to thinking it’s a pretty face without substance. This is the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, the ultimate dream appliance for any homemaker who loves spending time in the kitchen whipping up scrumptious meals and desserts for the family. This stylish baby which comes in an array of pretty and vibrant colours can knead dough, mix batter and even make pasta, ice cream and meringue. Its well designed and easy to wipe parts also make cleaning up breeze. Who needs a maid when you own a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer?
It is priced slightly on the high side, at USD349.99 (MYR1,158) but is worth every cent as reviewers rave about how it will change your cooking experience altogether!
iRiver Hello Kitty PMP
Hello Kitty is back and this time she is small, black, sleek and plays music! Probably one of the latest and trendiest gadgets in town. Neither too childish, nor too geeky, this portable media player from iRiver has managed to blend fun and functionality with feminine sophistication.
It is available in 2GB and 4GB storage capacities and comes with matching ear phones, a lanyard and a USB cable for easy access to the computer. The device only weighs 16 grams and supports MP3 and WMA audio files. Currently the Hello Kitty PMP is released only in Japan and costs around USD90 (MYR300).
Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device
Every girl’s worst nightmare is for a zit to suddenly sprout on her face days before a hot date. Pimple creams are not only messy but they don’t exactly smell very nice. This is when technology steps in and takes charge of the situation.
Zeno Hot Spot is a blemish clearing device, small enough to fit into any handbag and zaps pimples away. Just hold this battery operated hand-held device and point the treatment tip to your problem spot and let it perform the job. The heat radiation kills off pimple-causing bacteria and within 24 hours that unsightly little bump is significantly reduced, if not completely eliminated. Zeno Hot Spot is not available in Malaysia, but it can be purchased online for USD39.99 (MYR132). What a steal for quick, painless and effective pimple-removing treatment.
Thinking of what to get that woman in your life for her birthday? Look no further than the Kong Technology’s Top 5 Gadgets for Women list. But plan early because you would probably have to ship some of them in!