Mother’s Day tech gift ideas – The Digital Life

mom-tabletWith Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to share some of our top tech picks for gift ideas for every mom out there.

Samsung Chromebook – $269.99

For the on-the-go business mom, the Chromebook is an inexpensive way to equip her with a computer that’s easy to use and portable! The Samsung Chromebook seamlessly merges sleek design with a Google Chrome operating system and built-in Google apps. Super fast and portable, a gadget- loving mom will have everything she needs in a computer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0″ 16 GB Android 4.1 tablet with Exynos processor – $429.99

For the gadget-loving mom, upgrade her to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet. With an 8-inch display, S-Pen and all the functionality you can imagine packed into a truly portable device, it’s the perfect addition to her digital arsenal. For work, play, entertainment and anything in between, the flexible, intuitive and fun Galaxy Note 8.0 will be her go-to device.

Nike SportWatch with TomTom GPS – $169.99

For the fitness-enthusiastic mom, the Nike+ SportWatch is the ideal workout buddy.  It tracks time, distance, pace, heart rate and the number of calories she’s burned so she can get the workout and results she’s looking for. It features a built-in GPS, powered by TomTom, so she’ll always get accurate readings indoors and outdoors.

Kobo Aura 6.8″ eReader touch edition – $169.99

For the on-the-go mom, the new Kobo Aura HD is a premium eReader with an extra-large, 6.8″ high-resolution screen and a book-inspired design that will feel as natural to hold as mom’s favourite novel. With up to two months of battery life, copious customizable fonts, and a ton of storage, she can enjoy a truly immersive reading experience on the go.

Monster Diamond Tears Edge on-ear sound isolating headphones – $349.99

For the all-dolled-up mom, a mom that loves her music and loves looking great when she listens to it, the Diamond Tears Edge headphones combine Monster’s remarkable audio technology and pristine sound with a head-turning design. They feature a diamond-inspired finish and soft, breathable and roomy ear cups.

*Products are all available at Future Shop*

Fast Five Holiday Gifts for Techies – CityLine

This is a quick 50-second piece I did, named “Fast Five,” on CityLine discussing my top five gifts for the tech lovers in your life.

As aired on CityLine on December 12, 2011.

1) Motorola RAZR 4G for Rogers

  • Lightning fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and a cool 1GB of RAM – listen to music, check the score, and have your email refresh all at the time, without delay
  • Super durable Kevlar® fiber and Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen with splash-guard coating- drop it, scratch it or toss it in your bag without any fear of damage
  • The Motorola MotoCast app gives you the power to stream or download content from your PC straight to your device – no uploading, your personal library is always within reach

2) HTC Jetstream ANDROID LTE tablet for Rogers

  • Tri-band HSPA+/Quad-band EDGE for connectivity on the Rogers 4G HSPA+ network and roaming in over 190 countries.
  • 10” (1280 x 800) HD touchscreen
  • 32 GB capacity plus supports up to 32 GB expandable microSD memory.
  • 8MP rear camera for 1080p HD video capture, 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
  • Easy pre-loaded access to Rogers My Account, urMusic™, Rogers On Demand, MacLeans™, Sportsnet™ and the Gameloft store.

Navigating on the go
3) TomTom GO LIVE 1535M + HD Traffic, NEW to Canada

  • One of their newest GPS units, touch screen, running for $269.
  • Offers their NEW Canadian HD Traffic feature, updating realtime speed information.
  • Displays Yelp, TripAdvisor and Expedia reviews.

For the book worms out there
4) Kobo eReader

  • Available at Chapters/Indigo book stores, allows you to carry up to 1000 books anywhere you go
  • Three models from Wifi, to touch screen, to colour screen running Android OS
  • All run between $109.99 to $199.99

5) Steve Jobs biography – $36.99 Canadian retail

  • In light of the passing of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, this book highlights his early steps of what is one of the biggest electronics companies today, bringing innovations from Macs, to iPods, to iPhones, to iPads.
  • He details his early days in life, all the way to what made Apple the company it is today.
  • Available in hardcover, eBook, or audio book form