Helena Stone

Editor-in-Chief of Chip Chick, a native New Yorker, Helena holds a Masters Degree in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University. Helena has spent much of her career working in the social media marketing and interactive design fields. At any minute she can be found trolling J and R, Best Buy, or DataVision… hard at work at making the salesmen feel stupid. Connect with Helena on Google+

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    Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

    Microsoft has been killing it lately, but many of their great recent hardware announcements have been geared towards the prosumer. That’s why we were so excited to test the Surface Laptop, which is designed with students in mind. But after spending nearly a week with it, we can testify to the fact that more than […]

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    Best Day Ever for Apple Users? Apple Announces Slew of New Products at WWDC

    Today at WWDC Apple revealed several new products and hardware updates, as well as unveiling lots of new software features. Specifically, on the software and app front, they spoke about upcoming new features in iOS 11 and WatchOS 4, a redesign of the App store, improvements to Apple Music, the addition of multi room speaker support to […]

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    The Galaxy S8 and S8+ is Now Available to Purchase Unlocked

    The incredible Galaxy S8 and S8+ is finally available to purchase unlocked in the USA. The phones are now available in store and online at Best Buy, BestBuy.com and Samsung.com, with the S8 retailing for $724.99, and the S8+ retailing for $824.99, and both are available Midnight Black. Samsung is also offering a trade-in program, […]

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    Tony the Tiger Got His Own Funko Figurine and It’s GRRREAT!

    Funko’s latest figurine is one that every child of the 80’s and 90’s will especially appreciate – it’s a Tony the Tiger Pop! But it turns out that Tony the Tiger has represented Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’ way back than we even realized – since the early 50’s to be exact. This Pop is the latest addition to […]

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    President Trump Troll Will Make Your Figurines Great Again

    We generally try to stay out of politics related stories, but figurines and toys are our forte, so we’d be remiss not too mention this latest one.The President Trump Troll measures 5 inches tall and has beautiful golden locks, al a troll style. Hair to the Chief! The President Trump Troll is available for pre-order […]

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    Sonos Playbase Review

    The Playbase is not Sonos’ first home theater product, but it definitely shows that the company’s design and engineering prowess has jumped up to a whole new level. The Playbase is exactly what we (or at least many of us) want in a home audio system — and that is plenty of audio power without the clutter […]

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    ZTE Quartz Review

    The excitement surrounding smart watches has drastically died off, with many companies throwing in the towel altogether on their wearables. Yet, ZTE has finally come out with their first smartwatch – the Android Wear 2.0 powered ZTE Quartz. The company has purposely waited to enter the smartwatch market late in the game, so that much […]

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    TV Consumption Has No Impact on the Happiness of a Nation

    Personally, we’d be pretty miserable without television, but that’s some of what market research company GfK had to share at the annual IFA GPC conference that took place in Lisbon, Portugal this past weekend. It was only a couple of days ago that Intel announced that they will no longer be having their annual IDF […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S8 Launches April 21st for $720+ [Hands-on]

    The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 has landed, and it’s everything the leaks made us hope it would be. To that effect, Samsung has thrown out the Edge moniker, but they’ve brought over the Edge’s beautiful curved display to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. To that effect, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is sporting a […]

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    Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Sound Bar Review

    You buy a big new TV, the picture quality blew you away in the store, and you’re super excited to watch TV and movies on it. Then, disappointment hits — it turns out that that expensive state-of-the-art TV has horrible audio, and it’s really difficult to make out dialogue. That means it’s time to buy a […]

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    Win 4 IMAX Tickets to Beauty and The Beast + 5 Funko Pops

    The live action Beauty and the Beast film is one of our most highly anticipated films of 2017. We’re psyched to see Mrs. Potts in CGI, ok! To celebrate our enthusiasm, we’re giving away 4 IMAX tickets to see Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (valued at $23 per ticket), and prize pack of 5 Beauty and The […]

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    BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

    Beats has been killing it lately. Their Powerbeats3 and Solo3 wireless headphones both earned Chip Chick Picks for being top notch wireless headphones in their respective categories. After a delay, their lightweight BeatsX in-ear headphones are finally here, and we consider them to be a superior alternative to Apple’s AirPods. First of all, kudos to […]

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    10 Awesome Toys Worth Being on Your Radar: Best of Toy Fair 2017

    The innovation that comes out of Toy Fair each year never ceases to amaze us. And for 2017, Toy Fair was once again full of wonders. We especially appreciated that so many new toys offer a STEM educational component to them, all helping to make learning fun. And, without further ado, here are our best of Toy […]

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    Could Disney be the Company to Make Wireless Charging Popular?

    Wireless charging on a whole has been somewhat of a disappointing feature since it broke out on the smartphone market a few years ago. When you hear the term wireless charging, people picture walking into a room and automatically having their phone start charging. Instead, today it involves a complicated eco-system with a dedicated wireless charging pad. […]

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    Everything is Pretty Awesome About the LEGO Batman Movie

    There’s no shame in admitting that the LEGO Batman Movie has been my most highly anticipated film of 2017. After ogling LEGO Batman in the “original” LEGO Movie, I couldn’t wait to see Batman get all of the dedicated screen time that that handsome devil deserves. The movie’s plot focuses on a LEGO Batman who […]

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    Win the HTC 10 Smartphone + 7 Days of Amazing HTC Deals

    Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is all about red. But instead of getting that special someone roses, how about getting her something sweeter? For 7 days, HTC is showing their love by offering some super sweet deals on their phones and accessories. Specifically, they are offering $150 off the HTC 10, $200 off the HTC One […]

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    Kia Niro 2017 Hybrid Crossover – Ready to Take on the Prius

    The Kia Niro is having a great week — its commercial starring Melissa McCarthy was one of the best of Super Bowl LI. But the commercial isn’t just hilarious. It speaks volumes as to what the Niro is about — that it’s a truly eco-friendly CUV. Size differences aside, the Toyota Prius (especially with the Prius […]

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    Win the Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle for Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean getting that special someone chocolate or flowers. Instead, that loved geeky guy or girl in your life would likely be much happier with an Xbox One S console! We’re giving away the Xbox One S Minecraft edition bundleXbox One S Minecraft edition bundle. This bundle comes with a built-in […]

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    DirecTV NOW Review

    I dumped cable a few years ago and replaced it with Hulu, Netflix and Sling TV. So being a cord cutter, I was super psyched by the announcement of DirecTV NOW with its 120+ channel lineup. After several weeks of testing DirecTV NOW, can I testify that it’s ready for prime time? Not quite yet. The user […]