I am a busy mom of a cheeky toddler. My life is pretty mundane, tied around my kid’s routine from morning to bedtime. What brings a spark to my day you ask? It’s cuddles, kisses, chit chat, my blog and life made easy from the things I own and love.You may call me vain, but I love good things in life. I am in awe of technology making things easier for us. I like a bit of science fiction in my everyday life and it shows in my choices too. For example, I am in love with and happily married to the biggest gadget geek I know. One of the many perks of having him in my life is that almost every occasion, I get some cool gadgets as gifts. Sometimes, the gifts come without occasions too, because, gadgets don’t get released only on Christmas and Diwali, right?
So, like everyone else, I love my iPhone, and my surface laptop, and ipad and applewatch and other very useful but common gadgets. But today, I am going to review 3 of my top favorite, unique gadgets, that I recently received as a gifts. I love all 3 of them for various reasons and you will see what they are when you read ahead.
So, boys, if you are reading this, make a note and get your partner these fabulous gifts. And girls, if you are reading this, go buy them yourself. Men are not the only one who loves gadgets, right?
Happiness is … Peeling the soft, protective, transparent, cover of a new Gadget!
Let’s get going with Megz Review:
GADGET No. 1: SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES
It was the day after Valentines Day this year. My husband came bearing gifts. I saw the gift-wrapped box and screamed, ‘Woohoo!! You bought me new sunglasses!’. He said, ‘Not just any sunglasses. These are meant for a #bloggerwife’ I opened the gift and saw, beautiful coral colored Snapchat Spectacles.
Guess what, I didn’t even know that Snapchat spectacles exist. I had no clue. It felt really like owning a product from the future. I don’t even know of any other snapchat user on my friend list, who uses this to snapchat. It’s that unique.
Arriving in a clear tube with a bright yellow box inside, Spectacles had me intrigued right from the start. The process from opening the package to filming my first snap was super easy and straight forward. The Spectacles kit comes with a yellow carrying case (which also acts as the charger), a USB-powered charging cord, a small instructions booklet, and, of course, the Spectacles.
It takes just a quick tap of the button on the upper left corner of the Spectacles to begin snapping. They automatically record in 10 second increments, but you can extend the recording up to 20 or 30 seconds by tapping the same button twice or three times. You can also stop the recording short by holding down the button before the 10 seconds is up. Snap Spectacles work with both Android and iOS devices. If you own an Android, you can transfer the snaps via WiFi, but if you’re on iOS, they’ll transfer by both Bluetooth and WiFi.
Your friends will know the Spectacles are recording with a small, circular LED light around the left camera lens that spins after pressing the record button. I love to snapchat. I hope you are following me there, My snapchat username is, meghnadxt. If you follow me, you can see what all I capture with my Snapchat Spectacles. Since I am not techie enough to do a tech review of the product, feel free to see one here.
GADGET No. 2: DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIRDRYER
If you are a woman with curly, at times, frizzy hair, you are always in a love-hate relationship with your Hairdryer. I have been using a hairdryer since my teenage days and I thought I had settled with my Braun Hairdryer. But my husband came home with this super tempting, and super expensive Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer. He said, it’s my Holi gift. I think I am the only woman in the world to receive gift so awesome on Holi. (For those who don’t know, Holi is a colour festival in India to celebrate the advent of spring. No gifts are exchanged generally in this festival)
Anyway, The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer does not look anything like a conventional hairdryer – in place of a bulbous head is a hollow cylindrical one. Other than that, it has the usual attachments: a smoothing nozzle, styling nozzle and a diffuser for adding volume.
Now, I have hair with a mind of their own. They are curly and straight and frizzy most days but some days they behave and look magnificent. So, the day after I received this rather good looking and expensive gift, I oiled my hair with coconut oil, washed it after 30 minutes, with shampoo and conditioner. I didn’t even apply the heat protection serum, since I wanted to test this product, and I was mind blown. It usually takes about 10 minutes to dry my shoulder length dripping wet hair. I was prepared to spend a good half-hour sitting with the hair dryer. It looked so tiny and delicate. I clicked on the small styling attachment. It was like a magnet. Super cool, if you ask me. But, this thing dried my thick, dark hair under 5 minutes. Seriously! I am not kidding. if you’re a mom like me, who always feels like you’re in a time crunch, you don’t need to sacrifice looking polished and disrupt your sleep schedule. I’ve never dried my hair so quickly with such satisfying results. Just the extra time this dryer gave me in the morning was enough to make me start thinking about what all I can do !! I even gave my daughter an option to choose the outfit for the day, since I had enough time at hand to negotiate with her 😊
Another fabulous thing is that, you don’t feel that hot wind on your scalp at all. I have used it to dry my toddler’s hair too. It’s really delicate on your scalp and it doesn’t not damage your hair, so that’s a relief. It comes with 3 magnetic attachments – a smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator and diffuser (yes, all magnetic!), making styling an absolute breeze. These attachments stay cool throughout, so you’ll never ever have to worry about hurting yourself while you blow your hair! I really want to learn more hair styling to make full use of this product. You can watch a lot of tech reviews and styling videos using Dyson hairdryer on youtube, like this one here.
Honestly, it’s going to be tough for me to go back to my conventional hairdryer after using this. I know it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. I suggest you save up a bit and bring this baby home. You will also save up on Hair spa and professional blow-dry money once you start using it. I totally recommend it.
My husband bought mine from Sephora. I am sure it’s available on amazon as well.
Last week, post work , my husband came home, again bearing gifts. He said, it’s my mother’s day gift. This time, there were 2 boxes. I opened it, and there were 2 sets of electric brush. One beautiful rose-gold and the other classy black. The rose gold was for me, and the classy black one was for him, because it was through his efforts that I became a mother. Right? 🙂
I had used electric toothbrush before my pregnancy but I left it, 2 years back and had been using the normal toothbrush for my dental hygiene.
My first impression of the electric brush in front of me, was that of awe. It looked like a piece of jewelry. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Rose Gold is an electric toothbrush with advanced technology in design and performance for a whiter, healthier smile. The toothbrush features a glamorous and stylish rose-gold color and includes a USB Charging Travel Case with a rose gold surface and white interior, as well as a charging glass.
Even after the first use of this toothbrush, straight away I had that “dentist clean” feeling on my teeth. It was really satisfying to know that my teeth had gotten a thorough clean feeling when I had put in such little effort. This toothbrush really does all the hard work for you and there are five handy settings so you can target different areas of dental care – cleaning, whitening, polishing and gum care as well as a setting for sensitive teeth. Also, the brushing being timed is great because I know that I’m cleaning my teeth for the required amount of time and not rushing off when I’m half asleep in the morning.
The company claims that the Sonicare Diamond Clean removes up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush (if used with Adaptive Clean brush head) and up to seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush (if used with Diamond Clean brush head). The toothbrush also removes up to 100 per cent more stains for whiter teeth in only one week and improves gum health in only two weeks. I am brushing with it, for the last one week and I can safely say that my teeth feel squeaky clean and my husband said that his sensitivity has vanished.
I seriously doubt if I am going to use my manual brush, anytime soon. It’s truly a beautiful feeling, when I start my day with this rose gold gadget in my mouth. The smiles are guaranteed.
Who should buy it, you ask? Anyone who knows they should be taking better care of their teeth! It is for everyone. It’s definitely a good investment since most dentals are not part of insurance. My husband bought ours from the Virgin Megastore and we got discounts because they were running a promotion.
Do check out more reviews of this product, like the one here, it shows the product better than I can in few words. Makes me think, may be I should open a you-tube channel too. What say?
Disclaimer: The views and ideas expressed here are from my own experience of these products. These products were purchased by us and this is not a paid review. I am not a techie. I am just another user of these products and since I loved them, I am sharing my opinion with you. I hope the Company reads it and give me some free products to host a give away though. You listening?
Tell me how you liked Megz Review of gadgets that are my top favorite right now. I would love to hear what Toothbrush, and hair dryer you are using right now and if you knew about Snapchat Spectacles?
Here’s wishing you all, happy stories, sexy hair and shiny teeth.
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