5 Crazy Products that Connect to Your Phone
You already knew your smartphone could be more awesome with all sorts of apps, but did you know that you can turn your phone into a breathalyzer, metabolism measurer, thermometer, credit card machine, and activity tracker? Here are 5 gadgets that turn your phone into something completely different.
1. Breathometer: Love cocktail hour but live in a city that requires you to drive everywhere you go? Quit risking it and get a portable breathalyzer… that attaches to your phone! No joke. The Breathometer measures your blood alcohol content and shows you what’s what on the app. It even tracks your activity so that you can make sure the proper amount of time passes before you get behind the wheel.
2. Thermodo: This one’s a teeny tiny electrical thermometer for your smartphone that lets you measure the temperature right where you are. Measure the temperature indoors or outdoors and track to see how it drops and rises through the day. This is definitely a gadget for weather nerds and budding meteorologists.
3. Square: If you love handmade products as much as we do, then you’ve likely swiped your credit card through a Square reader at a flea market or craft fair. This gadget makes it easy to accept credit card payments anywhere you go. We really love the flexibility it affords folks who love to make and sell their wares.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!