Minnow’s Five Things
I’m back with my fave five this week, and I found some pretty fancy bracelets that work for you, spied my savvy business partner Sarah and one of our amazing savvy bloggers on TV, and watched a clever new ad. It’s been a good week.
Need help perfecting your selfie? This wearable drone wraps around your wrist and detaches when it’s time to take your perfect shot. Think of it as a flying GoPro, designed by developers who want to take those tough-to-take shots. Still in development, the camera that claims to take the perfect selfie just won a $50,000 grant from Intel’s Make it Wearable campaign. You could be wearing it on your wrist sooner than you think.
Another hard working wristband caught my attention this week. Meet Pavlok—a wristband that acts as an alarm of sorts to remind you to do or not do something—whatever you program it to. So if you want to stop scrolling Facebook for hours during the day (as was the case of the Pavlok founder) you can program Pavlok to send a shock wave every time you are on Facebook. Yes, I said shock wave. Ask it to shock you every time it’s time to work out, stop eating donuts, etc. Shocking, really.
A bit of shameless self-promotion is allowed on my blog, isn’t it? Especially if I’m bragging about my business partner, Sarah Morgenstern, who looked and sounded fab on Canada AM Tuesday morning talking about affordable toys for birthday parties. Check it out here for all kinds of savvy coming from Sarah. You can even enter our contest for a chance to win the great toys she is talking about.
It’s not just the founders of SavvyMom you see on the TV screen these days, though. We have a bounty of amazing writers and blog contributors who are making a difference in their communities and the media is paying attention. I’m so proud that Krista Rowland-Collins is a member of our blog community (find her blog at aperfectextrachromosome.ca). She’s the mother of a very special child with Down syndrome and she has made it her mission to make the first few days and weeks for every child born with Down syndrome easier too. Watch more about her story here.
Finally, a very funny and clever ad for General Electric I thought was worth sharing. Jeff Goldblum is awesome in it. It’s clever, funny and it gets all the product information across at the same time without the product itself being the hero. It’s sheer entertainment—what every creative advertising agency aims to achieve. I’m sure you will see it on your Facebook feed very soon.
Have a good week!