Mother’s Day is coming right up (seriously, it is the 14th…that is Sunday!) and we’ve put together some great tech ideas for mom. The prices ranges and uses vary, so you hopefully know your mother well enough to figure out which one she will appreciate the most.
The Amazon Tap is an “Alexa” enabled portable Bluetooth speaker. You can get music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and more. It also works as an assistant, where you can ask it questions, and it will have an answer for you. It provides up to 9 hours of continuous music playback and is portable, so your mom can bring it to any room in the house or anywhere she goes.
Google Home is a better alternative to the Amazon tap if your mom uses an Android phone. This device also works as an assistant and Bluetooth speaker. If your mom uses Chromecast at home, this device can connect to that smart appliance, and others like it so your mom can use it as her remote control, turn down the lights and temperature (if those devices are set up).
The Nucleus is ideal for those moms that miss seeing and talking with their grandbabies or grand puppies. It can instantly connect to any Nucleus device from their mobile app, whether it is across the house, or across the country. It has video conferencing, so they can see and interact with anyone near the device. The Nucleus can also be a great intercom system that is easy to set up and easy to check in on kiddos sleeping upstairs. Whatever your use, it is a great family connector.
With simple installation and an easy to use system, the Nest Thermostat could be the best gift you’ve ever gotten mom! Especially if she is always fighting over the temperature with your dad. Temps can be changed on a mobile app, and she won’t even have to get out of her comfy chair to have thermometer wars. Plus, with traveling mothers, this is a great way for her to check on the temperature and decrease it if she is visiting you for the weekend.
For those of you who REALLY love your mother, or you have a ton of siblings to go in on a gift with, or who need to do some major sucking up, check out the HP Spectre x360. It is a laptop/tablet with a 4K display that you can use Windows Ink pen to draw on the screen. It is super thin, lightweight, and the battery can last up to 15 hours.
Let’s face it. We probably annoy our mother from time to time. Headphones are the perfect gift if she wants to tune everyone out. She can listen to music that sounds more clear, or she can enjoy absolute peace and quiet. If you go this route, make sure to purchase the headphones that are compatible with her phone. Their models specify what device is the preference.
Help mom cut the cable cord, with one of these super cheap Roku Expresses. A streaming device gives mom all the streaming advantages, at a fraction of the cost. And the remote is super easy to use, so she can have it memorized in no time!
If you run out of time, moms always appreciate flowers, candy, or spending some time with their favorite humans. Don’t forget to give her a call and tell her how much you appreciate her and all she’s done for you. Happy Mother’s Day!