Top tech gifts for her this Women’s Day

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On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000[South African women of all races staged a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950.
National Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than by spoiling that special woman in your life with a gift.

On 9 August 1956, more than 20 000 South African women of all races staged a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”. The march was led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams.

To celebrate, IT News Africa has listed the Top Tech Gifts for her this Women’s Day.

Huawei P8 smartphoneHuawei P8 Smartphone
Weighing in at 144g, the P8 features a 5.2-inch full HD display with a 1080p resolution. Additionally, the device comes standard with Huaweis Emotion UI 3.0 (EMUI) user interface. In terms of the operating system, Huawei has opted to run Android Lollipop on the P8 smartphone. Powering Android Lollipop will be the device’s Hisilicon Kirin 930, 8-core 64bit, 2.0GHz processor, which is accompanied by 3GB RAM.

When it comes to storage space, The P8 is available with either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage space, which can be supplemented with a microSD card up to 128GB. Huawei has also equipped the device with a 13-megapixel rear facing camera and a 8-megapixel front facing camera. Huawei has gone all out in terms of camera functionality as the device features a light painting mode, director mode, and a perfect selfie feature.

Galaxy Tab S2Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
The latest Galaxy Tablet has been optimised for reading and viewing any type of digital content. Samsung revealed that the Galaxy Tab S2 comes equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions for ultimate productivity on the road, such as creating and editing documents, while conveniently storing up to 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 comes in a variety of connectivity, storage and size options: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions with Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 32 or 64GB with MicroSD up to 128GB.

The device also features a 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. Additionally, the device features a Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, Octacore application processor as well as 3GB of RAM.

BlackBerry Leap ReviewBlackBerry Leap
With up to 25 hours of heavy use, the BlackBerry Leap will power through even your most demanding day. To add to the extended battery life, BlackBerry has done away with the traditional keyboard and revealed that the BlackBerry Leap features a touchscreen keyboard, which features error correction, and multi-language support.

Much like the BlackBerry Z3, the BlackBerry Leap features Android App compatibility. The device also features The BlackBerry Assistant, which according to the company, is its first digital assistant that can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications.

Taking a closer look at the specs of the BlackBerry Leap, we found that the device runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system. The operating system is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm 8960 dual-core processor as well as 2GB RAM. The device also features 16GB of on board storage space; however, this can be expanded up to 128GB with the addition of a microSD card.

Incorporated into the attractive design is an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as a 2-megapixel front facing camera.

HTC One M9HTC One M9
Much like the HTC One M8, the HTC One M9 offers up a superior build quality as well as an elegant design. When looking at the device, you can clearly see that it has been crafted with precision. The device features a full metal casing that is not only durable, but also extremely attractive.

HTC has moved away from the confusing specs that the HTC One M8 featured, and have gone with a straight forward 20.7 Megapixel rear-facing camera. The front-facing camera comes in at 4 Megapixels and performs extremely well in low light conditions. To add to the high spec rear-facing camera, it can also record 4K video (3840×2160)… while the front facing camera can record in full HD (1920×1080).

HTC has once again proved that front-facing speakers are the way to go. The HTC One M9 comes with a 5-inch display as well as dual front-facing stereo speakers, which direct the sound towards you… rather than away from you.

Powering the HTC One M9 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, which consists of 4 x 2.0GHz + 4 x 1.5GHz cores – according to HTC. The device also comes with Android Lollipop, and has a on-board storage capacity of 32GB – which can be expanded upon upon with a microSD card. The device also features 3GB of RAM in order to run things smoothly.

Swarovski’s Supreme USB Pendant
Swarovski’s Supreme USB Pendant contains a hidden 8 GB USB key inside a rectangular Moonlight crystal. It hangs on an 80cm rose gold-plated chain featuring the swan logo. This versatile creation combines fashion and functionality.

Google Cardboard
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for mobile phones. Google Cardboard headsets are built out of simple, low-cost components. The headset specifications were designed by Google, but there is no official manufacturer or vendor for the device. Instead, Google made the list of parts, schematics, and assembly instructions freely available on their website, allowing people to assemble Cardboard themselves from readily available parts.

In South Africa, Google Cardboard can be purchased from various online retailers. The average price for Google Cardboard is around R195.

Fitbit Charge HR
While there are many fitness trackers to choose from, the Fitbit Charge HR is our top choice this Women’s Day. The device is easy to setup and is essentially water-proof. the Fitbit Charge HR band monitors steps taken, calories burned, and sleep patterns, plus its battery lasts up to 5 days. To add to the features, it also has a continues heart rate monitor.

TrackR Monitoring System
The TrackR Monitoring Systems lets her know where her valuable’s are at all times. The coin-sized tracker is easily attached to valuable items. These items are then tracked by the TrackR app to “locate any lost or misplaced items in seconds by ringing your missing keys, using TrackR’s Distance Indicator or via Crowd GPS.”

Fossil Zip-Around Phone Wallet
The Fossil Zip-Around Phone Wallet will fit most smartphones inside of its compact compartment. The zip-around closure offers peace of mind that the phone’s tucked safely inside, and interior card slots are fit for credit cards, IDs, and other small necessities.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones
Noise-Cancelling Headphones are just what she needs to watch a movie, listen to music, or watch the latest reality show on her tablet, laptop, or PC. These are the best noise-reduction headphones that Bose has to offer, and come with active equalisation and TriPort acoustic headphone structure.

Darryl Linington