Top Tech Gifts for Mother's Day (Mom Approved!)

Author: Julie Wills - MarCom/Monday, May 1, 2017/Categories: Tech Tips & Gadgets

Mother’s Day is your biggest opportunity to celebrate your mom. Picking out just the right gift can be daunting, especially if you are looking for something that is both useful and enjoyable. This year, there are a few tech gifts that will be sure to make her smile—and be put to good use.


Kinsa Smart Thermometer: If your mom still has little ones that need the occasional temperature check, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer will make the process a snap. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer allows mom to track your entire family's temperatures, symptoms, and medications. It reads temperature in ten seconds and sends data to the Kinsa SmartHealth app. The thermometer is very functional, as it can be used orally, under the arm, or rectally. The app can also be used at doctor’s visits to help mom explain exactly when and how symptoms began. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is compatible with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices and is priced around $19.99.


Fitbit Flex 2: Is your mom always on the go? Help her track her steps with a Fitbit Flex 2. This discreet fitness tracker measures steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep. It comes with a rubber strap, but also has the options of keeping mom in style by placing it in a necklace, or on a metal bangle. Another benefit to this new version is it is waterproof! The Flex 2 is the first Fitbit you can wear in the shower and while swimming. Not only can you wear it in the water, it will also now track swimming.
The Fitbit Flex 2 will be available at just under $100.

Roku Streaming Stick: Are you looking for gift for a mom that enjoys watching TV and video at home? Whether her favorites are Netflix, Amazon Prime, or any of the other streaming apps that are available, Roku delivers the best, easiest, and most consumer friendly experience for her. Some of the highlighted features are:

  • Great search option
  • Remote comes included, also can use app if that is your preference
  • Best app selection, including Amazon (unlike Apple TV and Chromecast)
  • Fast quad-core processor
A Roku streaming stick can be picked up as low as $39.99.


iDevices Socket: Remember when mom had to keep reminding you to turn off the lights so you wouldn’t waste electricity? The iDevices Socket can help mom control the lights herself, even from different rooms. This clever device plugs into the socket and connects to the Wifi, allowing mom to control the power and brightness of any standard light bulb. Mom can even use the free iDevices Connected app to create schedules for her iDevices Socket based, on her daily routine. She can also set the mood in rooms with the customizable LED light ring. With no hubs and logins required, mom can use Siri voice commands to control the socket. The iDevices Socket starts at $59.99 and is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 5 and up
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air and up
  • iPad Mini 2 and up
  • iPad with Retina Display
  • iPad
  • iPod Touch 6th generation


Amazon Echo Dot: If your mom is always busy and would benefit from an electronic assistant, she will appreciate the features of the Amazon Echo Dot. This hands-free voice controlled device uses the coveted Alexa to perform a variety of tasks mom will enjoy, including:

  • Playing music
  • Controlling smart home devices
  • Reading the news
  • Setting alarms
  • Reading audiobooks
This device comes in handy for the multi-tasking mom, by performing very specific tasks like ordering pizza from Domino’s, requesting a ride from Uber, and telling mom what she has planned on her calendar for the day. The Amazon Echo Dot is available online starting at $49.99.


Mophie Spacestation: Moms on the go can easily run out of juice on their mobile devices, leaving them frantically looking for a place to recharge. With the Mophie Spacestation, those days are over. This portable device gives mom up to 64GB of external storage with universal power for virtually any USB device. It packs a lot of punch compared to traditional external batteries, with several useful features including:

  • Ability to manage content between devices
  • Storage for video, documents, music, photos, and other file types
  • Wifi Space Portal (to wirelessly access, back up, and transfer files)
  • Charge and sync while connected to a computer
  • Access to the Mophie Space app
The Mophie Spacestation is compatible with iOS and Android devices and is available online starting at $149.99.


No matter what you choose for mom, these mom-approved tech gifts are sure to please!



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