Mass Mentions: What gadget would you take if you were to be secludedfor a month?

This week we asked, "If you were going to be "stranded" on an island for 30 days and could take 1 gadget w/ you (Wi-Fi included), what would it be?#massmentions."
@ourcitylights: iPhone for sure
@emilymayhem: My iPhone! That covers everything I'd need. Or my Kindle, as it may actually last 30 days on one charge.
@CampfireChic: easy! If I was stranded I would take my iPad! Plenty of time with Flipboard, Reeder, and games :) #massmentions
@Marisa_APoL: My Kindle Fire. Sounds like a lovely vacation actually...
@hello_vanny: iPad! I'd probably read as much as I could if I had that much time to myself. :)
@hazelandagnes: My Macbook, for sure. I love my iPad but idk what I'd do without photoshop and stuff.
@rebtay: iPad 3 with solar panel cover of course, to take great photos and video of the island and so I could read @Gadchick #massmentions
@powerpastries: iphone!!
@superfluousruth: It would have to be my laptop. There is no way I am leaving that thing behind.
@craftyveggirl: my iPhone, fo sho!!!!!
@fiona_microbe: ipad over iphone; just for the book-reading capabilities.
@runningboard: i'd bring my ipad, because the screen reflects the sun so well that i could flag down a plane. and use it's temp to start a fire.
@MacGeek87: gotta be the iPad, can do everything I want on it #massmentions
@kdstentzel: I'm gonna throw one out there for the Android lovers and vote for the HTC Evo - I can't live without mine!
@TheMarchOwl: it would difinitely be my iPhone. It's my camera, computer, blogging source, it does practically everything #massmentions
Follow us @Gadchick to find out next week’s M@ss Mention question and join in the conversation! Don’t forget to find us on Instagram (@gadchick)! Happy #FollowFriday and have a wonderful weekend!


tokidoki x Marvel

If you're familiar with Gadchick, you know we love themes! I noticed our writers coincidentally all have a comic-book theme this week and I thought I'd add to the (unintentional) theme.
We are huge fans of tokidoki and of course, Marvel. Some of us may not share the same love for each character but we still love the collaboration.

I was lucky enough to get this hoodie from my husband as a birthday gift. It's cozy, looks good, and it's fitted, and I don't feel like I'm wearing a potato sack for a sweater.

You can purchase your own here and all images from Tokidoki.com


Gadchick reviews: Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty

I love pretty much everything that has to do with The Avengers. To be completely honest, I’m not a long-time fan of the characters, due to my only recently getting into the comics behind the movies, so I don’t know much about their backgrounds, but I really do want to learn. So when I was given the opportunity to review Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, an iOS game that was seemingly a tie-in to Captain America: The First Avenger (one of my favorite movies of 2011), I jumped at the chance.

The game centers on Cap—who, for those interested, does look a little like Chris Evans—searching for intel files on Hydra and Red Skull’s nefarious activities. It’s a side-scroller, which means a lot of running for Cap as he battles his way through Hydra agents and the variety of obstacles in his path.


Gadchick Reviews: Comic-Con Episode IV – A Fan's Hope

I hesitate to say that I attend San Diego Comic-Con, I prefer to say that I make my pilgrimage to the altar of Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, and my other Nerd idols once a year. It’s an experience that’s hard to explain through instagram pictures, through tweets, or even through basic comparisons (“it is like going to Disneyland, but everything is in one room and it is everything that you've ever loved. And all of the princess are there, even Leia.”). However, now with the release of Comic-Con Episode IV – A Fan's Hope by Morgan Spurlock, I have a perfect explanation/mission statement/love sonnet to refer curious people to get a small taste of the Comic-Con experience.


Favorite iPad Apps for Journaling

This blog post is for Apple. We'll have an Android tablet post soon!
I still carry my heavy journal, collection of Field Notes and moleskines, but after losing ideas I needed to commit to using one format that is always with me- digital. There's the Wacom Tablet but I don't always carry my laptop and if I did, I can't imagine carrying the tablet just for notes. I'm still not used to writing from pen to tablet, but these apps from the Apple store are a huge help to make it second nature like pen to paper.




My Favorite Women in Video Games: Commander Shepard

Games she appeared in: Mass Effect 1-3

Is she being rescued/saved as a key plot point: Shepard is pretty much the entire galaxy's savior.

For our video game BFF date, we would: Go to a spa, Shepard deserves a day off.


Our readers' geeky tattoos

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We recently put out a call to ladies to show us their tattoos—the geekier the better—and we got some great responses.

From Samar:


Harry Potter's Deathly Hallows


My Favorite Women in Video Games: Jill Valentine

Games she appeared in: If the title features the words Resident Evil, there is a good shot she appears and kicks ass in it.

Is she being rescued/saved as a key plot point: As a former member of S.T.A.R.S., Jill is a part of the elite few who have the skills and talent to save people from zombies. She doesn't wait for people to rescue her, she rescues herself.


Gadchick Reviews: Lytro Light Field Camera

First let me explain why the Lytro is so revolutionary. Lytro claims to have "living pictures" meaning the camera captures every field of light the camera can see rather than the traditional limited lens. You snap a photo and later on with the Lytro softoware, can focus in 2D or 3D in any photo. I'm a huge fan of 50mm and macro settings, I was instantly sold on this. Every science and gadget blog is buzzing about it, but we'll be honest- is this a toy or a great photo tool for your life? Let's find out!


My Favorite Women in Video Games: Princess Zelda

Games she appeared in: Zelda has been the central character in the entire Legend of Zelda series in all but two games. Her first appearance was in 1986 in The Legend of Zelda.

Is she being rescued as a key plot point: It is complicated. She can handle herself in a fight, but seems to get princess-napped a lot.

For our video game BFF date, we would: Talk about boys, Zelda seems like she might want to talk about Link. They do have a long history.