The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is “equal for equal” which is all about breaking stereotypes and broadening perceptions. More often than not we think of gadgets as toys-for-boys and not necessarily toys for women.
So in the spirit of breaking stereotypes we thought that we would now reclaim the word gadget for girls and create a cheeky little round-up of the latest cool, fun and brilliant devices just for women.
LUXE LELO Gift Box by Tantalize Me
Newly launched Tantalize Me curates luxury adult gift boxes. The benefit is that you make huge savings on the products when buying gift boxes and they have partnered with big brands like Coco de Mer. I tested the Luxe Lelo Gift Box and Lelo is the Chanel of the adult toy world.
The Lelo box has a GiGi 2 which looks like a classic vibrator but designed to touch the g-spot directly and IT WORKS! There is also a couple’s ring which is worn as a cock-ring and vibrates touching the clitoris during sex. This also worked pretty well. My personal favourite is the Sona 2, a kidney-shaped toy with a hole for the clitoris that makes you cum in seconds. But the most fun is the Tiani 3, a remote control vibrator worn by the woman and, if she wants, she can give the remote to her lover. Most fun when used secretly at dinner parties! The box also has lubricant to use with the toys, condoms and a fabulously erotic coffee table book by French artist Santillo celebrating female masturbation.
Ava Fertility Tracker
The Ava Fertility Tracker is a genius girl gadget as this clever little bracelet helps pinpoint your most fertile days. Only worn at night, it monitors your skin temperature, heart rate variability ratio, breathing and perfusion and collects data to tell you exactly what’s happening in your cycle. It is light to wear and when you put it on your skin, it makes a little vibration to let you know it’s there. Once paired with an app on your phone, all the necessary data is synched when you wake up. The algorithm instantly shows you your results and it’s a brilliant non-invasive way to help understand your body more. A perfect companion to help you get pregnant, track a pregnancy or just to understand what happens with your body month to month.
Limited edition Fossil Watches
To celebrate IWD 2020, Fossil have launched a new collaboration with super cool L.A. based illustrator Bijou Karman. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit charity called Girl Rising which supports young women by helping them through education. Each watch has a hip portrait of a woman and they come in a range of colours making it a perfect little girl gadget and accessory. I love mine and haven’t taken it off.
InStyler GLOSSIE Ceramic Styling Brush
As a woman who is obsessed with having straight hair, I was excited to try this. Harsh ceramic hair straighteners still seem to be a thing of the 90s and this is a revolutionary new hybrid of a hot brush mixed with classic hair straighteners. It is easy to use, only taking moments to heat up and easy to slide your hair though with specially designed bristles. I love that it is temperature-controlled, which means that it is not as damaging for your hair but still creates enough heat and tension to get that hairdresser glossy finish.
Sometimes one word says it all. New to the market is the super-cute pink Ricky vibrator. It’s a compact size and has a lush silky feel. I tried the ribbed one and it has a natural wiggle. What is so unexpected about this cute little pink thing is the sheer power! The vibrations are intense and make you orgasm quickly.
A Gwyneth Paltrow favourite, this award-winning gadget is designed to give you a stronger pelvic floor. You place the Elvie trainer inside you and then the app creates fun little workouts to help you build strength in your pelvic floor muscles. It helps re-train your muscle groups post-pregnancy, gives you better bladder control and enhanced intimacy. A fun brilliant little gadget that is highly recommended as you can feel the results in less than 4 weeks.
Senstroke Sensors for Drummers
For the cool women drummers in our lives, this amazing gadget connects to an app and mimics the drums. You can play on any surface, strap the sensors on to drumsticks and each percussion is cleverly transformed into a MIDI note allowing you to hear the drum sound in real-time. By using MIDI technology, the sunstroke sensors allow easy recording so you can make music and drum anywhere you that you like so it is good for beginners and experts too. This is a fun gadget for all you rock chick drummers out there.
KEF LSX Wireless Speakers
We are in love with these aesthetically beautiful and super cool wireless speakers by KEF. They come in 5 different colours and are ridiculously sleek to look at. They are compact but still have the power of a full stereo wireless music system. They work across Bluetooth and wireless allowing you to play music straight from your phone connecting you to Apple AirPlay, Spotify and Tidal. These speakers also connect to your computer/TV giving you the full sensory experience that your home entertainment needs. A great gadget for all those girly nights in.
The groundbreaking new Riedel Winewings glasses are your ultimate secret wine gadget. This is the third time Riedel will change the way we drink wine, having invented the egg-shaped glass in the 1950s, and the grape-varietal specific wine glass in the 1970s. A flat-bottomed glass, wide and like the wing of an aircraft with winglets, there are seven glasses in total: three for red wines, three for white and one for champagne. You will really taste the difference!
£110 (set of four glasses)
SanDisk iXpand Wireless charger
A super convenient smartphone charging and photo back-up gadget. Simply place your phone on the sleek white pebble like surface and enjoy super-fast wireless charging whilst the device simultaneously backs up all of your precious photos/videos at optimum resolution. This means you can free up valuable phone space. On top of that there is a six foot long cable, multiple backup profiles (if you want to share the gadget), it is phone case friendly and will never overcharge a phone.
£129.99 (256GB capacity charger)
TUMI International Dual Access 4 Wheeled Carry-On
This new carry-on luggage features an innovative dual entry to the main compartment, allowing you quick access to your belongings through the front lid. Designed to meet the carry-on size requirements for travel within Europe and Asia, it also includes a built-in USB port to keep you connected on the go. The new ballistic nylon material becomes reflective when light hits it creating a rainbow effect. A great safety angle when travelling.
By Caroline Towning
Leading imagery photographed by Caroline Towning.