Here are five gadgets for girls which are a combination of functionality and femininity.
Gadgets for girls are now widely available with manufacturers recognising this is a very lucrative market. A recent survey by Parks Associates shows women dominate digital media usage in the connected home.
“Reaching this consumer segment is critical to the success of CE manufacturers and service providers in 2012,” Parks said. “Give women practical and social reasons to buy, and as night follows day, their purchase and high usage follow.”
It’s not about painting your world pink but developing electronic devices designed specifically with women’s needs and wants in mind. Gadgets are no longer just the domain of men, a whole new market creating products that tap into a woman’s psyche. Here are just a few gadgets tailored to and customised for women.
Lipstick Pepper Spray
The Lipstick Pepper Spray is cleverly disguised in a lipstick shape to ward off any attackers and can be stored in your purse or your pocket without anyone knowing. If you feel threatened or uncomfortable, take out the pepper spray and hold it in your hand, pretending that you’re going to apply your lipstick. The spray comes in five attractive metallic colours. It contains five one second bursts and sprays up to six feet.
23 Piece Pink Mini Tool Kit
When you’re in the mood for a little DIY action, the 23 Piece Pink Mini Tool Kit is just the thing you need. It includes a lot of useful bits and bobs like a tape measure, torch, pliers, cutters, socket set, screwdrivers and tweezers all in a delightful hot pink colour in a durable pink hard case. Why not buy this gadget for girls for your apartment, the car and your office? You never know when you might need to do a quick repair.
Sunbeam Heated Electric Throw
The Sunbeam Safe & Sound® Heated Throw is the cousin of the electric blanket and just as useful on chilly winter nights. The throw can be used when watching a movie, reading a book on your armchair or when you’re tucked up in bed. This particular model has nine levels of safety protection with nine heat settings. It can also be machine washed and tumble dried for added convenience and measures 1200 x 1600mm.
Louie Vuitton iPad cover
While technically not a gadget, the Louie Vuitton iPad cover is a must-have for the gadget fashionista fusing form with function. The compact design means that it can easily slip into your handbag or briefcase but with the beautiful detailing of the iPad cover, you’ll want it to be in bird’s eye view. The cover is ultra slim but it also very durable, providing protection for your much-loved iPad.
Foxtel IQ is a must-have for the busy geekstar who loves her favourite TV shows but wants to watch them at her convenience. FOXTEL iQ has a large built-in recordable memory. You can record two favourite shows at the same time while watching a third program you have recorded earlier, you can stop your show in mid-sentence and rewind back any parts you have missed as well as series-link your shows.
Technological products for women have evolved from simply adding a pink colour to the range of existing gadgets to manufacturers sitting down and thinking about women’s needs and designing products that are more user-friendly and appealing for the women demographic. Why not check out your local store and see what is available in terms of gadgets for girls – you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.