Friday Poll: What a gadget girl wants

Some electronics companies seem to think that women will only buy gadgets if they're covered in glitter and Swarovski crystals? What should companies do to attract more women customers? Vote in our poll.

CNET News Poll

What a girl wants
What should gadget companies do to attract more female customers?

Keep it simple with a touch of femininity
Nothing; why do we need gender-specific gadgets anyhow?
Keep the Swarovski and hot pink coming
You call crystals girly? I want pom poms, glitter, stickers...



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It's pink and glittery. Swarovski

Week after week gadgets embellished with crystals and flower power hit the market with the intention of targeting women. This week was no exception. We told you about ChicBuds , a new electronics company that targets women, appearing to think they will only purchase gadgets if Swarovski has puked all over them.

There seems to be no end in sight for this growing trend, and if you're like me, you're getting sick of it. It's time for some girl talk. How do you think gadget companies should market their products to women? Or should they? Vote in our poll.

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About the author

Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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