Category: 2011 Consumer Electronic Show CES

Review: Golla Bags of Finland For Generation Mobile

[ 0 ] June 17, 2011 |

Ride the New Wave of Technology and Fashion with Golla Bags

Golla Bags

Golla’s new Spring collection brings fresh colors and many new styles of bags for the latest gadgets.

New Slim Laptop Bags and Sleeves Protect Your Laptop and Tablet

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The newest novelties in Golla’s Collection for  2011 are a new vertical Slim Laptop Bag with top handles and a shoulder strap. This new Slim Laptop Bag protects your laptop or netbook from 11.6” up to 16”. ( G1178 Slim Cover ELO 10.1″ 32.99 USD)  The Golla Laptop Sleeves in a horizontal design are made for your tablet, netbook or laptop from 10.2” up to 17.3”. Golla’s bags and sleeves are slim and lightweight so you can take them with you wherever you go. (G1162 Slim Sleeve DIP 10.2″ 29.99 USD)

Golla Camera Bags Come in New Sizes and Fresh Designs

Golla Bags--Digi Bag Camera

Golla extends its range of bags for cameras by adding a new extra small size for compact digital cameras. The Camera Bag S is a perfect fit for mirrorless compact cameras with some accessories. Semi-professional SLR and DSLR cameras are well protected in the Camera Bags M and L. Golla also offers colorful camera straps in four designs. For the smaller compact digital cameras, Golla’s range presents three sizes of Digi Bags. ($14.90–16.90 USD)

Perfect Style and Security for Your Phone

Golla Phone Pocket

Golla’s collection has a wide selection of bags that fit all kind of mobile phones and smartphones. This year, Golla also features a special range of products dedicated to the iPhone. Choose from simple Mobile Bags, slim Phone Pockets, practical Phone Wallets, protective Hard Covers, and multifunctional Smart Bags. ( Phone Pocket IDA XL 14.90 USD)


Still Blonde smallChief Blonde Remarks: Still Blonde after all these YEARS was lucky enough to see these bags debuted at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas.  Hands down this was my favorite booth for design, so it was no surprise that the bags also are a brilliant design–so very Euro, without all the fussiness that we tend to include  in our bag Design in the US.  Simple, clean, and ubercool, the bright colors appeal to any generation, we Women over 45 like the crisp neons as much as anyone.  (See the Bright Pink Golla Slim Sleeve featured in this Outfit Post).  I particularly like the padding and Gen Mob Motif used inside  the Slim cover, this would make any Apple Ipad lover shudder in delight!  Surprisingly, my favorite bag that I sampled was the Phone Pocket.  This adorable little pocket protects your phone without all the bulk so many phone covers have and yet it can be used for ID and a bit of cash as well.  If you want Mobile Bags, with a clean bright design that will protect and enhance your electronics, Golla deserves to be your BAG!  Highly recommend. Perfect for Dads and Grads!

Golla Collection 2011 is available in stores worldwide starting from April. Golla is the original brand to specialize in fashionable bags for gadgets. Golla bags are known for their wide array of colors, funky prints and incredible quality. See the whole collection at  Purchase Golla at and other major retailers.

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2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show–Living in Digital Times

[ 2 ] April 30, 2011 |

Electronics and Fashion–Who Knew?

2011 CES Fashionwear Fashion Show

During the 2011 CES, in Las Vegas in January, 2011, one of the best events that Still Blonde after all these YEARS went to was the CES Fashionware Fashion Show which featured a showcase of wearable technologies including solar powered backpacks, sophisticated mobile phones and netbooks, and fashion powered by light or movement, climate changing gear, and more.  Women over 45 were not featured in the show which was a disappointment , the focus of the show was Tech Fashions for Moms.

Various types of “Moms” were featured during the fashion, such as Blogger Mom, Day Mom, and Green Mom.  I am already campaigning for next year, for Women Over 45 to be featured such as “Senior Mom” or “Still Blonde” Mom–What do you think? Here’s a few shots of the model Moms on the runway!

Greenware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show(Above) Green Ware Mom with her Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack, Piezing Jacket for collecting kinetic energy and Lenovo IdeaPad.

Blogger Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion ShowBlogger Ware Mom with her Looxie easy to wear video camera, Kamerflage Thunder Cloud and Lightening Bolt Dress and A Fibanacci Scarf.  I’d like to say for the record that this is exactly what I wear when I blog each day…

Party Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show

I have to say that Partyware Mom was my favorite in a Snapfish Charm Bracelet and Miura Scarf.

Evening Ware Mom 2011 CES Fashionware Fashion Show

Evening Ware Mom was just plain ridiculous in a self inflating dress which made the model look like she had a big bulbous butt instead of the insect wings that the dress was supposed to inspire.  Just silly!

The CES Fashionware show took place at Las Vegas Fashionshow Mall.  The runway pops right out of the ground.  One minute it’s just part of the mall as you can see in the shot below, the next minute it raises up and there is a runway, podium and stage.

FashionWare Stage 2011 CES fashionware show

Here’s a shot of the Chief Blonde enjoying the 2011 CES Fashionware show!


Finally, you really should know that in addition to the fashion, wine and high tech–the food was excellent!  Shh!  Don’t tell everyone or all the bloggers will be here next year!  Of course, if I am modeling then you won’t want to MISS it!

Photo credit: W. Zurek, Chief Technical editor

To see the full CES Fashionware fashion show, visit : For video clips visit:

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Urban Tool eReader Gadget slotBar Review

[ 395 ] March 27, 2011 |

Urban Tool — Hook up your gadgets!

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The Chief Blonde at the 2011 CES in the URBAN TOOL Booth with a Prototype Bag not available in US yet! Love the Leather Handles!  (Chief Blonde is wearing a Field and Stream Men’s Fishing Vest–$99, Cardigan–Sam’s Club $24.99, Camisole–The Loft, Skinny Jeans–Target, Black Leather Boots-kelly and katie, Bracelet-Tiffany & Co. Still Blonde Pin–Still Blonde )

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The Urban Tool Slot Bar–$59.90

The slotBar is a new sort of bag to hold your everyday gadgets–mobile phone, iPod, camera, or 7″ereaders!  As well, city guides, documents and organizers in cool manageable pockets. You may wear the slotBar like a conventional sling bag or around your hips. Thanks to its intelligent cut and highly flexible fabric the slotBar safely houses your devices and the pockets expand  to your requirements.

  • A5 Pocket for city guide, organizer or 7″ ereaders
  • pocket for iPod
  • pocket for mobile phone
  • pocket for wallet or camera
  • secret pocket for passport or documents
  • scrip for small devices
  • pen case
  • velcro strap for cable
  • keystrap with yo-yo
  • 80% polyamide | 20% lycra

URBAN TOOL is an Austrian label which has been creating innovative design concepts in the field of “IT-Accessories, wearable technology + emotional electronics” since 2004. The company specializes in developing and marketing smart product solutions to carry personal items like mobile phones, iPods, wallets or keys comfortably and close to the body in everyday life. URBAN TOOL focuses on a user-centered, unconventional and emotional approach to IT and has been awarded numerous international prizes.

Still Blonde smallThe Chief Blonde Remarks: I have been using the slotBar from URBAN TOOL from the minute they handed it to me in their Booth at the 2011 CES.  GAHHHH!!  I love this bag!  My ereader (Nook Color)  slipped right into the large back pocket.  My cell phone and the charger fit in two of the front pockets.  I love the retractable (yo-yo) key ring…we blonde lose a lot of this little device helps to keep us organized.  Plus,  don’t they just look so  uber-cool?  Even a Woman over 45 gets an updated look when you wear this URBAN TOOL  slotBar!    Highly recommend!


THE CONTEST: Contest runs from March 27 –April 8, 2011

THE PRIZE: 2 Winners will take home an Aubergine slotBar from Urban Tool–Total Value $120 ($59.90/winner)


Please follow the instructions below to enter to win a slotBar from URBAN TOOL in aubergine!

  • MAIN ENTRY: You must follow us on GFC publicly (go to right hand sidebar–Friend a Blonde Heading) and then visit URBAN TOOL and pick out which URBAN TOOL product  and color you would want to buy or win, then leave me a comment tellin’ me all about it!  (+1 entry=1 comment below)

You may do all of the Bonus Entries below, some or none.

  • Bonus Entry : Enter any of our other giveaways (look at the top of the Right hand sidebar)  (+1 entry=1 comment/giveaway)
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Remember – separate comments for each entry and repeat the comments where you it allows you, so you maximize your chances of winning! Contest ends April 8, 2011 at midnight EST! Good luck!

CAN’T WAIT to win? Go ahead and BUY ONE NOW – you definitely won’t regret it. For sure you will be the ONLY one of your friends who has a case like this, and you will get endless compliments on it, guaranteed.

Contest open to U.S. residents in the continental US with a valid street address. Item will be shipped to your home. No PO Boxes please. Winner(s) are selected randomly. To claim your prize(s), will contact you within 48 hours of the contest closing. You must contact within 48 hours after that with your mailing address so companies can mail your prizes. Prize(s) not claimed by (48 hours) will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected in at random. Please provide a valid email address to be informed in your winning.

Blog Note: The Chief Blonde received a sample to review. She did not receive any compensation for this post.

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New TV? Super Bowl? Hannspree Novelty TV 55 inch Review-Lunch at Piero’s 2011–CES 2011

[ 0 ] February 4, 2011 |

Hannspree 55″ HDTV debuts at CES 2011.

Hannspree CES 2011

Hannspree, a leading manufacturer of creatively designed televisions and other consumer electronics, debuted a new line of 2011 products and also offered a sneak peak at yet to be released items—including a new tablet PC called HannsPad, operating on the ANDROID platform—during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 6-9 in Las Vegas.  Handspree also premiered their products at the exclusive Press event at Pat Meier’s Lunch at Piero  where Still Blonde after all these YEARS, a blog for Women over 45,  was in attendance.

Still Blonde small Chief Blonde Remarks:  With over 4.5 million TVs to be sold, just prior to the Super Bowl, we think Hannspree has somthing quite fun and special  to offer.  We encountered Taiwanese TV manufacturer Hannspree when we attend Lunch at Peiro’s 2011.  Items in their line-up which we found particularly unique were their line-up of novelty TVs. Apparently novelty is one of Hannspree’s claims to fame in the electronics world. Now their novelty TVs have been super-sized up to 55″ HDTV in a great sports theme of football, basketball, soccer and  for the foodie/Apple lover a large screen apple frame!

Handspree 55 inch football HDty

In the past, Hannspree has featured novelty TVs,  however until now, their basketball, animal, and other  themed TVs have been smaller sized TVs in the 19″ to 28″ range.  The larger 55″  TVs each feature full HD technology, 4 HDMI ports, LCD screen and a 1080p resolution.  The price for this high end monster?  Well, maybe you need to be on a football player’s salary to afford it at…gulp..a projected $9000.  However,  I can see wealthy sports fanatics outfitting their sports bars and man caves with these novelty beauties.  What upscale public sports bar wouldn’t want a few of these hanging on the wall as well?  No doubt about it, a real attention getter!

Want one in time for the Super Bowl?  Pre-order for next year, you won’t find these custom order lovelies in the store!

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