New Tech Just for the Ladies

By: Christine Persaud

May 1, 2018

Can tech really be exclusively for one gender or the other? Well, sort of. Consider the Willow Breast Pump as a perfect example – it wouldn’t have much purpose for a man (or a non-breastfeeding mother either for that matter).

But there are lots of other great tech items that are made mainly for ladies. Here are some great options.

JBL Focus 500 Sports Headphones for Women

You might initially think that headphones made for women are such because of the way they look. But in the case of the JBL Focus 500, it’s a matter of how they fit. Women tend to have much smaller ears than men, and these headphones are designed for a more secure and comfortable fit within their smaller, differently-contoured ears. They include TwistLock technology, which allows them to stay in place as she works out or goes for a run. Plus, they are sweat-proof and wireless, are made using ultra-soft silicone, and can run for up to eight hours continuously. They sell for about $80.                                     

Bellabeat Leaf Nature Health Tracker

Bellabeat Leaf Nature Health Tracker

This fashionable activity tracker is meant for women because, in addition to tracking things like activity, stress, and sleep, it can also track a woman’s menstrual cycle to provide insights and helpful reminders. The gorgeous rose gold Leaf Nature version can, like others in the growing line-up, be worn as a bracelet or necklace, or clipped on to your clothes as you desire. US$150

Misfit Phase Smartwatch

Misfit Phase Smartwatch

As a traditional, analog-style smartwatch, the Misfit Phase is ideally-suited to women. Available in a number of colour options for under $200, it tracks all of the usual activity data, and provides vibration alerts for calls and texts, alarms, and custom app notifications. Plus, you can use the smart button to control music playback, take a selfie, and control smart home devices. It’s water-resistant and uses a coin cell battery that only needs replacing every six months, on average.

 Caseco Bluetooth Beanie

Designed for women (though versions for men are also available), the Pom Bluetooth Beanie helps keep her head warm and toasty during the cold winter months, but also doubles as headphones. Pair it with your smartphone via Bluetooth, then listen to your favourite music, or take calls, using the left and right speakers that sit overtop your ears, and the built-in mic. When it’s time to wash it, just remove the Bluetooth module and pop the hat in the machine. It offers 60 hours of standby time, six hours play time, and charges for two hours. There are a number of colours and styles available, with one size that fits most.

 Monster AirLinks Elements Earbuds

There’s no pair of earbuds that scream “I am woman, hear me roar” more so than the Monster AirLinks Elements. Announced last year, but only now finally coming to market, the US$250 earbuds come finished with imitation diamonds and gemstones, making them an ultimate fashion statement. They come with a charging case that’s even designed to look like a jewelry box. They run for up to 2.5 hours, and the charging case can recharge them up to eight times. “Coming soon” to the U.S., Canadian availability may not be far behind.

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