Gadgets are great. And gadgets that make snowboard trips and travel easier or more fun are even better.
We know you girls love to shop so we’ve hooked up with UK-based girl gadget website Gadgetcandy.com to bring us a monthly round-up of the latest gadgets they think you snow-loving ladies will like.
Prices are in British pounds but check the local links on these websites ‚Äì and local retailers ‚Äì for prices where you live.
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LG KE850 Prada phone
Made in conjunction with Prada, LG’s haute-couture handset is the first mobile completely controlled by a touch-operated screen. The specs aren’t exactly setting our berets spinning, with just a two-megapixel camera, but you do get exclusive content from Prada, including ringtones and a plush leather case. It’s also got an MP3 player and a MicroSD card slot for loading on your tunes. The finest fashion phone this side of Milan, it’ll sashay into stores in March.
www.lge.com; ¬£400 approx
Sexy snapper for your shopping tote
This 7.2-megapixel snapper has a bod’ so gorgeous it’ll make even the cynical among you blush. The delicious digicam appears fabulously button-free – it’s got a cover which slides back to reveal the controls – so much so that it could do double time as a vintage cigarette case. Specs-wise, it wraps up 3x zoom and a 3-inch LCD, as well as a portable media player and an MP3 player for music and vids on the go. Nab one in sleek silver, or in black, gold and pink with an oriental-inspired print.
www.dixons.co.uk; ¬£200 ; www.samsung.com
New colours shuffle into view
Apple’s littlest iPod has been given a fresh lick of paint. The diddy device, originally available only in grey metal, is now lining shelves in green, blue, pink and orange. Crafted from a sliver of aluminium, the mini music player wraps up 1GB of flash memory and can be clipped to your shirt like a brooch. It’s the ultimate travel essential ‚Äì along with those over-sized shades, of course.
Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones
Phones 4 U
Made of the same enamel as those mugs you used to use on school camping trips, these are retro heaven. But while the styling may be old school, the sound is very now. Think Hi-Def for your ears. Panasonic’s RP-HTX7′s fit a leather headband and pastel cups ‚Äì colours include light blue, light brown, green, black and white ‚Äì so you’ll look the business, too.
Want to flex your biceps without lifting a dumbell? Nintendo’s next-gen console comes gratis with Wii Sports, a game that’s sure to get you pumping iron in your living room. Take boxing, for example. Armed with your ‘gloves’ ‚Äì the motion-sensitive ‘Wii remote’ in one hand and the ‘Nunchuck’ controller in the other ‚Äì you’ll repeatedly punch your opponent in the head pretty much as you would if you were in the ring for real. And when you tire of the slug-fest, you can switch to tennis, golf, bowling or baseball. Whew.
www.nintendo.co.uk; ¬£180; www.nintendo.com
Sony VAIO C1 notebooks
Give your gadget wardrobe a pick-me-up with a lappie from Sony’s stunning C-series line. Notebooks with more style than all the haute couture at TomKat’s wedding combined; the handbag-friendly gadgetry weighs a mere 2.3kgs and showcases a 13.3-inch widescreen display. The tiny trendsetters are also backed by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor so you’ll be able to zip around the ‘Net while sipping a hazelnut latte in Starbucks. Bag one in pink, white, green, silver or ‚Äì if you like yours strong, dark and hot ‚Äì black.
www.SonyStyle.co.uk; ¬£1,000; www.sony.com
Sony VAIO C1 notebooks
More gadgets from Gadgetcandy.com next month!