#TheSelfie by GabbaGoods has been my fave iPhone accessory and conversation piece this season. The remote shutter release makes it easy to take selfies or group shots by simply plugging it into your audio jack. I’m giving away three of them to FAVES + CO. readers so you can be the envy of all your friends. Although, it’s the holiday season, so you may be inclined to share the wealth.
Oh the #firstworldproblem of having to carry a wallet and smartphone. Why do we feel obliged to keep both accessories with us at all times? It is especially annoying when at the gym, the bar or anyplace where items can’t easily be stored and secured.
Earlier this week I met with a young father who said his kids will not get a smartphone until they are 18 years old. Why? Because he wants them to remain little kids as long as possible. He feels that giving them such complete access to the internet, social networks and text messaging could take away their innocence. He wants to protect his children as long as he can. Now there’s a way to have the best of both worlds.
HOT Watch, or “Hands on Talk,” a smartwatch, not only locked its Kickstarter goal of $150,000, but has passed the $200,000 mark. Why all the hype? HOT Watch reached its initial within its first 30 hours of going live (campaign ending on September 7) and we think it’s got a lot of potential. The watch enables its wearers to take phone calls by simply raising the watch to their ear, with blue tooth enabled.
It’s the time of the geek! Even on YouTube, more than half of their non-music top 20 channels are dedicated to all things geek. And, they’re ready to celebrate. During August 4 through 10, welcome YouTube Geek Week to the mix; six days of special programing…and it should be nerdirific.
In our online lives today, we have limitless access to information, megaphones to broadcast our thoughts to the world, and the ability to reach and be reached 24 hours a day. This abundance of communication has introduced all sorts of new complications. The same is true for our offline lives. There are so many studies that show that when we get rid of clutter, be it physical clutter or emotional clutter, we feel happier, lighter, and more focused.