October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to shine some light on the importance of getting yourself and the women in your life checked out, we’ve rounded up the 3 best gadgets and apps for ladies this October.
Breast Check Now app
First and foremost, with it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the handiest apps to make sure every women has is Breast Check Now. Doing monthly breast self-exams is an important routine to get into, but it can be a difficult habit to pick up. This app will remind you when it’s time to do a breast self-exam and provide detailed instructions and visual guides on how to perform the exam. The app guides you to create self-exam schedule that works for you — in the shower or after exercising, for example — and then holds you to that schedule. You can also input notes after each exam so you can monitor any changes.
Ultimate Ears’ Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker
If you’re one for baths with some good tunes in the background, or want to splash around the pool while listening to your favourite tracks, then this new, water-resistant Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker is right up your alley. Don’t be fooled by its looks – this dainty portable Bluetooth speaker packs a surprisingly big punch for its size and price, with crisp, clear sound and incredible bass to boot, all in the palm of your hand. from its sleek and stylishly simple design to useful features like waterproofing and extended battery life. It’s designed to be the ultimate companion for the ladies who sleep, live and breathe music.
The UE Wonderboom will be available at a recommended retail price of R1,499.
HP’s Sprocket offers social media lovers, selfie aficionados, and casual photographers the opportunity to easily and quickly print the photos they capture on their smartphone at home and on-the-go. While portable, smartphone printers are by no means a new concept, but what HP’s version brings to the market is the fun factor. The app allows you to pull photos from your camera roll, Instagram, Flickr, or Facebook account, edit it, and finally print it. Sure, you could buy an instant camera, which includes the camera and a printer in one device (like the Instax Mini which retails for about R1,100 with paper refills at R290 for 20 sheets), but there’s just something about the mix of nostalgia and new-world app tech that makes the Sprocket a winner.
The HP Sprocket is available at R1,999.