Madam Geek…

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Nothing makes you… March 31, 2011

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Come out of hibernation quite like a new toy or toys!

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I haven’t blogged in a few months. But sometimes you have to be a big girl and deal with it. So tonight I came out of hibernation.

My husband has been away for over 2 weeks in Malaysia and I have injured my back, so have been seeing a physiotherapist for the past week. Besides being in physical pain, I have been missing my husband terribly. It seems that whenever I am sick and need a pick me up, he knows just what this girl needs. On his arrival back home this evening, I prepared a romantic dinner with place settings and all. And anyone that knows me knows that cooking is not my favorite past time. I thought I was the one to surprise him, but I should have known that he would have something (well maybe a couple of things) up his sleeve.

I’m sure normal husbands find giving their wives perfume, bags, shoes and other girly items romantic. But fortunately I have become an Apple junkie purely because my husband finds showering me with gadgets romantic. So first up besides the perfumes, shoes and bag he brought back from Malaysia he takes out an iPhone 4 as one of my get well gifts. Of course I’m speechless as we have been discussing getting me one in South Africa but our local branches hasn’t had stock in a while and I was quite content with my old iPhone 3 as it was his Valentines gift to me last year. And I’m quite sentimental and love keeping and holding onto gifts. So I say: “thank you my angel, but you didn’t have to” even though deep down I’m ecstatic to say the least. So while I’m taking it out of the box, he watches me and oooohs and aaaahs just as much as I do. So after discovering that the look and feel of the iPhone 4 is definitely more masculine than it’s predecessor it’s still got that sleekness and style that only Apple can manage (yes I know I am biased).

Then after a few minutes of me thinking that I don’t remember my back pain quite so strongly, out comes another box and this time it’s none other than the iPad 2. If I thought I was speechless with the phone I had and still have no words to describe my reaction. When I asked what’s this for he says: “knowing what a woman wants is easy and so is taking care of her needs but knowing her desires is a whole other ball game”. I have to admit I didn’t see that one coming. But it’s not polite to look a gift horse in it’s mouth, or so I’ve heard. Now I already have a iPad, which was last years birthday present from my husband. The iPad 2 is slimmer and comes with 2 cameras. And I must say it looks a little girly, which I love!

So what does a girl do with 2 iPhones and 2 iPads? Theres a saying that goes: out with the old and in with the new. For the 2 older devices I will find them a good home, someone to love them and cherish them. And my new toys, well let’s play girls!

I almost forgot to say that we never got to the romantic dinner I so lovingly prepared, as I haven’t stopped playing with my new toys and my poor husband was so jet lagged that he fell asleep while still asking me when are we going to having dinner 🙂 I’m logging off now to go put the food away and pack up the place settings. If the dinner is not too dried out we can try again tomorrow. I wish there was an App for keeping food fresh…

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Screaming Gadget…5 August 27, 2010

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We managed to persuade a man to test the gadget today. Clinton Liederman was brave enough to humour us by agreeing to be a guest on our video. Watch what he says about the Personal Alarm from Ila Dusk.

 

Screaming Gadget…4

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This is the fourth video in our Screaming Gadget series. We put one of our friends’ Shameez Liederman on the spot yesterday and asked her if she is brave enough to test this device. Watch the video to see her reaction.

This is the Personal Alarm from Ila Dusk based in the UK. It should be used in case of an emergency. Eg. When you are being attacked or you think someone is following and you are not feeling very safe. The screaming device will alert people around you that something is wrong and that you need some help. We haven’t tested it in a live attack yet. It is quite interesting to see how women react to this device when asked to test it. First the device screams on activation then the woman screams and laughs at the same time because of the high decibel screeching sound the device makes and maybe just pure shock!

More video’s will follow as we ask various individuals to test the device and tell us what they think and if it will help them.

 

Screaming Gadget…3 August 25, 2010

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After we showed you and ourselves how to arm and disarm the alarm, we interviewed our friend Mel and watch what she has to say about her experience.

Over the next couple of days we will have different women use the device and share with us their experiences.

Apparently the battery lasts up to 3 years. So you will need to get a new gadget after 3 years.

 

Screaming Gadget…2

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So, this post follows on from Screaming Gadget…1. After setting off the alarm we had to at least show you how to disarm it!

Watch out for Screaming Gadget…3!

 

Screaming Gadget …1

Filed under: Gadget,Madam Geek,Women — madamgeek @ 5:39 pm
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Today She’s the Geek received a gadget for women from Ila Dusk based in the UK. They are a security company and are promoting a Personal Alarm for Women. It looks like a mini cellphone or large keyring. You can attach it to your handbag and if someone tries to attack you, you pull the metal chain and the alarm goes off.

Well we opened the package and pulled the alarm. You have to watch the video to hear what sound the alarm makes!

To know how to disarm the alarm watch “Screaming Gadget…Part2.

 

Google Phone comes to South Africa May 3, 2010

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She’s the Geek just updated her blog. She’s the Geek has two brilliant posts for the day. Please read: Interview with Cath Jenkins and Google Phone comes to South Africa

I have inserted the slideshare presentation on Google Phone comes to South Africa: