Established in 2004, Chip Chick was a pioneer in the blogosphere, becoming amongst the first sites to focus on technology for women. The goal of Chip Chick has always been for women to have a site that helps them keep up with the latest technology trends and how to make these trends more fashionable and customizable. Our reporters run the gamut of different types of stories: we cover events, report on interesting Web 2.0 technologies, write products reviews, and we love sharing the latest cool software and hardware.
Over the years, Chip Chick has been featured in People Style & Watch Magazine, The Boston Channel, CNN, Reuters, CNET, Woman’s Day magazine, and News|Talk 710 KIRO, just to name a few, as well as in several print publications world wide. Chip Chick is also recognized as one of the top 25 most influential female voices on the web, in addition to being one of Technorati’s top 100 Gadget and Technology blogs, a top site in the tech media universe, as well as one of Wikio’s Top 100 Technology blogs. In 2006, Chip Chick branched out by developing Chip Chicklets, a blog geared towards technology for kids.
Noticing that there was a void of female influence in the technology blogosphere, Helena started Chip Chick in 2004. A native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU and she has a background in the interactive and social media fields. She has been featured on MSNBC, Woman’s Day magazine, and other major news outlets. Helena also serves as an Intel Advisor as well as a Virgin Mobile Ambassador. And when she is not busy testing out new gear, she can be found trotting the globe, looking for the next hot gadget.
iPhone or Not: iPhone 5
Favorite Gadget: iPad Mini, Sony RX100 camera
Computer: MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, HP ENVY Spectre 14
Ali resides in New York City and is proud to be one of the few ladies out there with an IT background dating back to the stone age. Once a vehement anti-macite, Ali now prefers the world of Macs, but still has a fondness for PCs. She can also knock Xbox 360 controllers with the best of them, and is super obsessed with sound quality when listening to headphones or speakers. Her current obsession is attempting to get some sleep!
iPhone or Not: HTC 8X Windows Phone
Favorite Gadget: Sony NEX-7
Computer: MacBook Pro with Retina 15″
Zara hails from the cold city that is London Town, but finds the horrible weather a great excuse to stay in and play on her XBOX. She has been involved in the technology world for many years now, and finds that her day can be easily brightened by a (tastefully) diamante encrusted USB stick or a new Android device. She’s an expert on all types of gadgetry, with a particular penchant for eReaders, compact cameras and PMP’s. She believes the future of technology will be application based, and that social media is going to change the way that businesses behave. You can find her musing about non gadget related goodness on her blog www.AlmostZara.com or updating you on her dinner plans via her Twitter feed (follow her @AlmostZara).
iPhone or Not: Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S III
Favorite gadget: Elonex Ebook
Computer: Temperamental Lenovo Thinkpad
Scott resides in hipster-town Brooklyn, New York. He is a 20-something technophile who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Aside from his day job, he lives a very social lifestyle, commonly going out in Williamsburg or New York City. Reviewing products for Chip Chick is “a dream come true” for Scott, the young professional with a heart of a child and the curiosity of a cat. He is often seen giving out free hugs to Chip Chick readers and taking them out for expensive steak dinners (…but not really[...or at least not yet...]).
iPod or Not: iPhone 5
Favorite Gadget: Sony NEX-5N, iPad Mini
Computer: Macbook Pro 13″ Retina
Reporter and Asian Correspondent
Originally from Modesto, California, Chance received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA. He now lives in Taiwan, teaching English to elementary students and continuing his newly launched writing career as a copywriter and a reporter for Chip Chick. When he’s not in a bowling alley or in the kitchen, Chance is keeping himself updated on everything tech, especially in the mobile world. Video games always take center stage though – he has eight different consoles in the care of friends while he is abroad. Also, basketball. Anything basketball related.
iPhone or Not: The iPhone 3G Steve Jobs forgot
Favorite Gadget: Amazon Kindle 3G
Computer: A badly overheating Sony VAIO, soon to be replaced by an Acer Aspire
Reporter and European Correspondent
Hailing originally from New York City, Shushana enjoys being a transplant in jolly old England, where she gets to discover the latest and greatest gadgets on the other side of the ocean. And with a strong background in entertainment and intellectual property rights, Shushana also has a passion for digital media on tablets, smartphones, and e-readers, and all of the controversy that comes along with it.
iPhone or Not: iPhone 4S
Favorite Gadget: iPad 3
Computer: MacBook Pro 13″
Tiffani is a Californian who travels often and collects hobbies, among which are painting, surfing, trekking, and learning languages. Writing for Chip Chick is a tasty diversion, less motivated by a need for incessant gadgetry, and more by a fascination with the human need to invent and love gadgets. Technology can enhance our outdoor endeavors like never before, seamlessly blending nature with what it means to be human, tinkering.
iPhone or Not: iPhone 5
Favorite Gadget: Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver, it works on everything!
Favorite Tech Joke: ”Apple has issued a recall on several models of Mac laptops because the battery can over heat and catch fire. Experts say a Mac fire is just like a PC fire, except it’s more hip and condescending,” – Conan O’ Brien
Laura has a background rich in publishing, PR and marketing. Laura is a former freelance writer and publisher from the food technology and packaging business. She joined Chip Chick for the opportunity to stretch her writing muscles into the world of Fashion Technology, but really she just uses Chip Chick as an excuse to cover Lady Gaga as much as possible.
iPhone or Not: iPhone 4S
Favorite Gadget: Grey Label GL20 Sunglasses
Computer: MacBook Air 13″
Scott is a born gadget aficionado from the Bay Area, California. He finds ways to turn the ordinary into an experience worth reliving, through the mediums of photography, film, gaming, and good ol’ fashioned storytelling. He also appreciates tech that encourages and enables research and study projects into the things that fascinate him. Currently residing in Tanzania, Africa, his primary focus is on his volunteer work with his lovely wife July. Crossing the worlds of California techy and African adventurer, he offers a fresh perspective with his reporting style.
iPhone or Not: iPod Touch 2G
Favorite Gadget: iPad 2
Computer: Overused Toshiba Qosmio