Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide
There is a particular holiday coming up this Sunday and many of us have yet to buy a gift that shows our appreciation for what our mothers have sacrificed in order to raise us. I know my mom sure went through a lot, so here are some ideas on how to repay her.
5 Tech Gifts for Your Mom This Mother’s Day
My mom loves movies and often asks for a DVD during holidays and this year she has requested “Life of Pi.” It’s time I help her upgrade with a subscription to Netflix and a Roku. Roku will allow her to stream on virtually any TV out there – new or old and was designed to be incredibly simple to use. As a bonus Roku has a number of deals set up for Mother’s Day.
Controlled by your mom’s iPhone, she can wake up more naturally with a simulated sun rise in her bedroom with the Phillips Wake-Up light. This “alarm” comes with an app used for setting the alarm and playing music (if she chooses) and an iPhone dock that will charge your mom’s iPhone.
Protect your mom’s most essential technology with the power of an OtterBox Defender Series case. The Defender Series for your mom’s iPad mini will allow her to take her tablet anywhere from the kitchen to cook Sunday dinner or out and about in town.
This innovative device works with iPhone 4/4S and quickly turns any negative slides and printed pictures into high-res digital images loaded onto the iPhone 4/4S and uploaded to your mom’s favorite social media with a click of a button.
HDMI Pocket Projector
The Brookstone Pocket Projector allows your mom to take those now digital memories and turn anywhere into a movie theater with this portable device. And the best part is it connects via HDMI to most smartphones, tablets, computers, video players, cameras and more.
It’s Never Too Late to Learn
Maybe one of the best gifts you could give Mom this Sunday would be her own personal tech support session with one of the people she loves most. Spend some time teaching her how to use her new or old technology. Here are some tips to help you start the lesson plans:
- Teach Mom some basic computer lessons at teachparentstech.org
- The technology world uses a lot of new words and terms, show her the technology glossary from theonlinemom.com
- Help her convert all those remote controls around the house into one universal remote on her phone, with this guide from gizmodo
- Not sure how to go about starting to teach mom how to utilize all her tech? Check out this article from Nerd Chick detailing how they went about it
We wish all the mom’s a happy Mother’s Day from OtterBox. Post some of your own Mother’s Day tech gift ideas and how your mom reacted below.