Ladies love good tech news and reviews as much as the next guy which is why WomenStuff brings you a monthly round-up of gadget reviews, tech news and other fun techy-themed stuff you should probably know about. From the latest smartphones to where to take your much-loved devices for repairs and a little TLC, our monthly tech roundup is all about keeping you in the know. So, keep reading to find about our top 5 picks for girly gadgets you need to check out in June!
Enjoy Freshly Baked Bread at Home with the Panasonic Bread Maker!
You know what they say; life is too short not to eat bread. It’s a mantra I like to live by and for good reason – bread is the absolute business! If like me, you’re obsessed with bread then you NEED this nifty kitchen gadget in your life. I am currently saving up for one because nothing beats a slice (or five) of warm, fresh bread in the morning. I got the chance to taste some bread that was baked using the Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker and was very impressed! The bread was perfectly baked, light, fluffy and oh-so-delicious. This fabulous gadget is super easy to use and basically does all the hard graft for you – just toss in the ingredients for your bread, press a button or two and come back in a few hours when you’re bread is done. You can even set it to start baking first thing in the morning so your bread is ready and waiting when you wake up (genius!) Other nifty features include a raisin/nut dispenser, gluten-free bread mode, as well as jam and compote mode! The gluten-free mode is particularly clever as the machine is able to adjust the way it mixes the ingredients and kneads the dough during the baking process.
Available from most major retailers – recommended retail price: R1999. Click here for more information.
Take the Perfect Nighttime Selfie with the Sony Xperia XA Ultra
These days the selfie is king and this latest model in the Xperia X series is designed to create the perfect night-time selfie! The 16MP front camera with super low-light capabilities for any situation makes it the master of selfie taking. Taking a selfie is made even easier with the Hand Shutter feature. All it takes is raising a hand and the shutter timer will start to count down, leaving enough time to make the perfect pout and strike a pose. Of course, it’s not just about the smartphone’s fabulous camera, it’s also a great choice for those looking for a compact phone with loads of features. Its large 6-inch screen, One-handed Operation Mode, long-lasting battery life and stylish thin design, with a borderless screen, makes it a fantastic mid-range smartphone for every need.
Price and availability to be announced soon.
Epilating Made Easy with the Panasonic ES-EU20 Wet/Dry Epilator
I’ve tried epilating before and to be honest I’d rather be forced to watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians every day for the rest of eternity than do it again. I must admit though that this new wet/dry Epilator from Panasonic does intrigue me. I got the chance to see it in action and the model demonstrating it looked as cool as a cucumber while using it. According to Panasonic, the key to gentle epilation is being able to protect and moisturise the skin as you go. With the ES-EU20 you can do just that by using a creamy foam that will prevent your skin from drying out as you go. The Panasonic ES-EU20 also has 24 tweezers which are able to remove even the thinest and shortest hairs. This handy little gadget is rechargeable and cordless and comes with three different head attachments (including an electric shaver head and bikini trimmer) to suit all your hair removal needs.
Available from most major retailers – recommended retail price: R799. Click here for more information.
Easily Store Your Smartphone Images, Music and More with SanDisk iXpand
SanDisk has launched the next-generation iXpand™ Flash Drive, a mobile storage device designed to help people quickly and easily free up space on their iPhone and iPad with up to 128GB of additional capacity! Basically, this fabulous little gadget will allow you to spend more time using your iPhone to capture what you love, and less time worrying about how and where to transfer these photos and videos. The innovative flash drive allows users to automatically back up their camera roll and contacts, and watch popular video formats, straight from the drive. Use it in conjunction with the iXpand Drive app and shoot and save photos or videos directly to the drive instead of on their iPhone or iPad or automatically back up content from popular social networking sites, as well as play back music within the app.
Available from most major retailers – Recommended retail price starts at R999 for the 16GB and goes up to R2499 for the 128GB drive. Click here for more information.
Capture Every Moment with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Camera
If you’re all about taking your amateur photography very seriously then this is the camera for you. The remarkable lens and large sensor of this compact camera make it the perfect tool to capture your favourite moments in the best way possible. The camera allows for analogue-like operation as well as an easy shoot mode so you can be sure your photographs will turn out just the way you intended. Of course, the beautiful vintage-inspired design also makes it a lust-worthy piece of equipment for anyone who likes to make a statement. I am a massive fan of the creative shooting features like the Aspect Bracket (which allows you to take a picture in all aspect ratios simultaneously), the WB Bracket (which allows you to take three images simultaneously, each with a different white balance ratio), and Multi Exposure mode (which allows you to take up to four different exposures in a single frame).
Available from Cameraland and most major retailers – recommended retail price: R13,999. Click here for more information.