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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    HTC Takes on Go Pro with RE Camera [Hands-on]

    HTC’s latest smartphones have been all about cameras and the SELFIE, but this time they have actually come out with their own standalone camera that aims to be a Go Pro competitor—and it’s called the RE. The RE sports a minimalist, cylindrical, and very pocketable design that is made to be held and fit naturally […]

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    Loot Crate September Review and Coupon Code

    September’s Loot Crate was quite a good one, especially for sci-fi fans. To that effect, there were tons of goodies for everyone from Alien fans to Trekkies. A Tribble! This one is a Loot Crate exclusive, and and it might as well be the golden goose for a Trekkie. The Tribble came stuffed in a […]

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    Nerd Block August 2014 Review and Coupon Code

    Nerd Block is the highlight of the month for gamers and geeks alike. August’s Nerd Block surprised us with everything from Batman to Pokemon to Doctor Who, for a well rounded and nerdilicous experience. Here is what we found in our box- Funko Batman PX Previews Exclusive – We can never get enough vinyls, but better […]

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    Netgear ReadyNAS 102 Review – A Feature Rich NAS, Made Easy

    When it comes to NAS boxes, traditionally they have not been something that the average consumer uses. Instead, NAS boxes have been more of a prosumer toy. And this is for good reason – and that is that most NAS boxes are complex to install and use. This is a shame, since whether they know […]

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    Where are the Smartwatches for Women?

    If 2013 was the year of the fitness tracker, 2014 is turning out to be the year of the smart watch. To that effect, each mobile company at IFA in Berlin this week, had their own smart watch to debut. At each press conference, I anxiously awaited to get a hands on with that perspective […]

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    Asus Zen Watch Hands-on

    The Asus ZenWatch is Asus’ first wearable device, and it’s looking like a nice alternative to a lot of first party wearables that we’ve seen announced recently. Well, technically, the ZenWatch is also a first party wearable, because Asus makes smartphones. But, you know. It’s hard, the smartphone game. The ZenWatch runs Android Wear, and […]

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    Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X Review

    Hair laser removal—should you do it at home? Should you do it at all? These are questions that many people consider when they start looking into hair laser removal, especially when trying to figure out which device is right for them. Tria’s Hair Removal Laser 4X is a popular home hair removal laser device on […]

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    TowlHub is Not Your Ordinary Paper Towel Holder

    There are lots of silly USB hubs out there, but believe it or not, the TowlHub is not one of them. The aptly named hub is actually a paper towel holder that doubles as a 4 port USB hub. The design of the TowlHub is quite nice and will easily match your other kitchen appliances, […]

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    Sony a5100 Finally Replaces the Popular NEX-5T

    It’s not like we didn’t know it was coming, but Sony’s extremely popular NEX-5T series is about to get replaced with the incoming Sony ɑ5100. Like the NEX-5 series that came before it, the a5100 is targeted towards entry-level DSLR/mirrorless camera users who are replacing their cameras, along with step-up users that are upgrading from smartphones […]

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    WindUp is a Serious Snapchat Alternative for Windows Phone

    If you can’t join ’em, beat’em. That is exactly what Windows Phone is trying to do with their latest app, which was developed in house by Microsoft to be a direct competitor to Snapchat. Like the popular Snapchat, WindUp lets you create and send temporary messages. The app lets you decide how long the message […]

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    Nerd Block July 2014 Review and Coupon

    We’re always disappointed when there are no vinyl figurines to be found in the box, but this month’s Nerd Block for July 2014 has plenty of other worthy goodies. So what can be foun in this month’s Nerd Block? Exclusive Turtle Power T-Shirt – this is very timely with the movie coming out soon. Wear […]

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    Loot Crate July 2014 Subscription Box is So Good – It’s Evil!

    July’s Loot Crate isn’t good – instead it’s quite the opposite and it’s pretty evil. To that effect, it’s all about villains. So what villainous goodies can be found in this month’s box? Darth Vadar keychain. Because what villain themed box would be complete without him? Comic featuring Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy Pair of Deadpool […]

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    Nerd Block June 2014 Review and Coupon

    This month’s NerdBlock is our favorite one so far with a great blend of retro geeky franchises. In the box we received – Not one, but TWO awesome t-shirts. We’re particularly smitten with Ghostbusters themed “Who you gonna call” t-shirt. But in addition to that shirt, there is also an Iron Sentinel t-shirt in the box. Doctor […]

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    Lenovo Yoga 2 13-inch Review: Still a Leader in Versatility

    Tent, Stand, Laptop and Tablet mode – it’s no secret that we were smitten with the original Yoga. Its versatile form-factor made it not only super practical, but it also helped show off all of Windows 8’s capabilities. But there was still room for improvement, and it’s clear that Lenovo listened to a lot of […]

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    LaCie’s Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt is a Must-Have for Students – Review

    LaCie’s extremely popular Rugged series has been updated and it’s now better than ever. Designed by Neil Poulton, the drive has risen to the ranks over the years thanks to its bold and tough design – and this time around, it’s even tougher. To that effect, you’ll be covered for drops up to 2 meters (6.6 […]

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    Simpsons MAC Makeup, Because We all Want to Resemble Marge

    San Diego Comic Con is always the source of weird and wonderful collaborations. We usually get to see the occasional comic book crossover, or maybe some new flash drives. Rote stuff by now. But a new cosmetics line from MAC debuting at the Con? Brave new world we’re living in. During SDCC this year, MAC […]

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    magicJackGO Brings your Landline to your iPhone

    Most people nowadays don’t care about having a landline anymore, but magicJackGO certainly paints an enticing picture. The new device is the 4th gen and latest from the popular low cost, all you can eat VOIP service. Service costs customers just $34.95 for the first year and packs in one year of unlimited calling in […]

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    ASUS MeMO Pad 7 – Finally, a budget tablet with no Compromises! [Review]

    Can Intel’s new Bay Trail-based tablet take over the budget slate market? Hell Yeah. Budget Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days, so needless to say, it takes a lot to stand out. In general, sub $150 Android tablets have been poor contenders, that tend to offer subpar specs and subpar performance in exchange for […]

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    Loot Crate’s June Subscription Box is All About Transformers

    This month’s Loot Crate theme is especially timely, since it’s all about Transformers. Of course, the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie premiere is just a few days away. Here is what you can find in June’s Loot Crate box and there’s more to it than meets the eye. Marty McPrime T-Shirt – This t-shirt is another […]

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    AKiTiO Palm RAID Review – The Fastest Portable Drive EVER

    Bought a Macbook Pro or an iMac a while back, and now you’re wishing now that you had splurged for a bigger SSD? Or maybe you have just ran out of storage on your Mac? Sure, you can easily pick up an ordinary external hard drive, but if performance and portability are of utmost importance, […]