Gabe Slate’s Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — After you get Mom the all-important pampering gifts like flowers, jewelry, massage etc… Consider one of these unique innovative products that will help make her daily grind easier. Or more Fun!

 

Amplifyze TCL Pulse
Amplifyze TCL Pulse

1. Amplifyze TCL Pulse
This tiny gadget can help Mom wake up those surely teenagers! It lives under a heavy sleeper’s pillow and vibrates to wake them up. Shake them out of bed! It’s controlled by an app on Mom’s phone. It offers a choice of vibration or loud sound, or both. $40 tclpulse.com

 

 


 

Polaroid Zip Pocket Printer
Polaroid Zip Pocket Printer

2. Polaroid Zip Pocket Printer
It’s back! Fun instant prints with Polaroid from your phone or tablet. Print directly from your mobile phone or tablet to this tiny gadget in less than 60 seconds via Bluetooth. Gives you 2×3” full-color, smudge-proof photos with a sticky back for extra fun. $130 http://bit.ly/1vpEfwB

 

 


 

Smart Bracelets
Smart Bracelets

3. Smart Bracelets
Netatmo’s June bracelet pairs up with your smartphone to protect Mom from harmful sun exposure. The device’s gem reads the exposure of UV rays throughout the day and, in conjunction with its app, informs her of these readings and gives advice how to protect her skin via the Bluetooth connection to her smartphone. $130+ http://bit.ly/1Gk7wu7

 

 


 

Cuff Connected Jewelry
Cuff Connected Jewelry

4. Cuff Connected Jewelry
These necklaces and bracelets connect to the phone wirelessly and vibrate to alert the wearer of incoming calls and messages. And there is a cool safety feature built in if Mom is ever in danger or hurt she can press & hold the jewelry to send an emergency text & location of where she is. $50 (Pre-Order now ships early summer) https://cuff.io/

 

 


 

Ringly Connected Jewelry
Ringly Connected Jewelry

5. Ringly Connected Jewelry
These high end good fashionable rings vibrate & light up when the most important people to Mom call, text, email etc. Customized notifications never looked so good. $195+ (Pre-Order now ships early summer) ringly.com

 

 

 


 

Moshi Digits Gloves
Moshi Digits Gloves

6. Moshi Digits Gloves
Keep Mom warm and connected with Digits. These dual-layered touch screen gloves are designed to go hand-in-hand with your mobile device. Each fingertip is made with a special conductive fiber that enables responsive and accurate gesturing on your smartphone or tablet. Digits are 100% hand-washable for easy maintenance and durability. $30 http://bit.ly/1HumgrQ


 

Cyntur: JumperPack mini
Cyntur: JumperPack mini

7. Cyntur: JumperPack mini
Wow this is cool! Keep Mom on the road running with this tiny gadget that stays in car or purse. It jumps a dead car battery 6 times off one charge. Holds the charge for a year! Also charges smartphones and tablets, and has a flashlight. $100 http://bit.ly/1NjHf27

 

 

 

 


 

Kinsa Smart Thermometer
Kinsa Smart Thermometer

8. Kinsa Smart Thermometer
The first FDA approved smart thermometer. Connects directly to any phone or tablet and along with a free app, tracks illnesses spreading through communities in real-time, helping mom keep the whole family happy and healthy. $30 http://bit.ly/1G8ItYn

 

 

 

 


 

Custom Family iPhone Case
Custom Family iPhone Case

9. Custom Family iPhone Case
This will stand out even among customized cases! This handmade colorful, not-too-fussy illustrative style creates a unique image that looks sweet, casual, of your family. $30 http://etsy.me/1OfBmXF


 

Cordaroy’s Bean Bag Convertible Beds
Cordaroy’s Bean Bag Convertible Beds

10. Cordaroy’s Bean Bag Convertible Beds
OMG! Where was this when I was in College! Big comfy bean bags that convert into full, twin, or queen size beds. It’s the new Futon. Great for space saving spare bed action. $150+ http://bit.ly/1GkpOOK

 

 

 

 


 

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

11. D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Give Mom peace of mind with this gadget that can turn OFF a plugged in device at home remotely. Never fret over leaving an iron, hair dryer, flat iron or coffee maker on at home again. The Smart Plug allows users to turn devices on and off with the tap of a smartphone screen using the free mydlink Home app for phones. $36 http://bit.ly/1yRI5Qw

 

 

 


 

iStabilizer TabArm
iStabilizer TabArm

12. iStabilizer TabArm
Keep those kids quiet in the back of the car with the help of this handy gadget. Attaches your Tablet to virtually any surface: desk, table, tripod, kitchen, bedroom, car headrest and anywhere else in your office or home, allowing you a more comfortable viewing angle to use your iPad, iPad mini, or other tablet hands-free in ways you never imagined. $100 http://bit.ly/17E51a4

 

 

 


 

TrackR bravo
TrackR bravo

13. TrackR bravo
A small, coin-sized device that easily attaches to your valuable items to locate any lost or misplaced item in seconds using TrackR’s Distance Indicator or Crowd GPS on your mobile phone or tablet. Keeps track of kids, keys, pets, bikes, mobile devices or anything else you value that may go missing. $30 http://bit.ly/1uaD8jR

 

 


 

1 Voice Ear Warmers
1 Voice Ear Warmers

14. 1 Voice Ear Warmers
Hi-Tech wireless headphone ear muffs to keep Mom warm. Fashionable and techie! Bluetooth ear muffs with built-in headphones that stream high quality music from her phone or portable device. $60 1voicenyc.com

 

 

 


 

Deebot d35 hardwood floor cleaning robot
Deebot d35 hardwood floor cleaning robot

15. Deebot d35 hardwood floor cleaning robot
Replace your kitchen broom with a robot! D35 is the first robotic vacuum designed for kitchen and bare-floor cleaning. DEEBOT 3 Series feature “Direct Suction” vacuuming without a main agitator brush to tangle with human hair or pet hair. Low profile to fit under beds. $200 http://bit.ly/1HnbN34

 


 

Hi-end durable personalized phone/tablet case
Hi-end durable personalized phone/tablet case

16. Hi-end durable personalized phone/tablet case
Made of ultra-thin polymer shell with a durable, silicon insert for added shock absorption and protection guaranteed not to slip off, crack, fade or peel. Plus, designs are adhered to the cases using an unique 3-D thermal color fusion process that brings the pigments to life in vibrant, eye-catching color from edge to edge. Upload personal photos and designs to create special and beautiful works of art everyone will love! $50 thecasestudio.com

 

 

 


 

Wipes Warmer POP
Wipes Warmer POP

17. Wipes Warmer POP
Takes the chill out of diaper changing. Featuring the patented Ever-Fresh System, the Wipes Warmer keeps baby wipes fresh, moist and free from discoloration. The Ever-Fresh pillow case also keeps the specially designed and patented micro pore pillow elevated and moist. $32 http://bit.ly/1JcWVoh

 

 

 


 

Chicco Pocket Snack Booster
Chicco Pocket Snack Booster

18. Chicco Pocket Snack Booster
Mama’s got to have one! PishPosh Baby’s is chic and oh so convenient with a carry strap and compact fold that makes it easy to take along to restaurants, on vacation, or to visit family. Features easy-to-clean surfaces, three tray positions, three height adjustments, and a three-point harness. Attaches to most dining chairs and rubberized feet help keep it from slipping. $30 http://bit.ly/1bw7S6M

 

 

 


 

Back to Sleep® Bear
Back to Sleep® Bear

19. Back to Sleep® Bear
All new moms will love this audio pacifier with actual sounds recorded inside a mother’s womb. Invented by a doctor and recommended by midwives, it features a recordable function that allows parents to create their own soothing message for Baby. Sound and motion sensors that reactivate recording when the bear is moved. $25 http://amzn.to/1GjL1bB

 

 

 


 

Goji Play
Goji Play

20. Goji Play
This makes working out at the gym fun. Play mobile games with the wireless controllers while you’re on gym machines. Strap the two controllers onto any cardio machine, attach the wireless sensor to your clothing, fire up the Goji Play app on your device and jump into any one of the compatible games while tracking your fitness. $100 gojiplay.com

 


 

Bicycle Mounted Speaker
Bicycle Mounted Speaker

21. Bicycle Mounted Speaker
Help get the kids into that bike ride with this Bluetooth speaker that mounts on the handlebars. The Divoom: Voombox-Ongo is lightweight and weather resistant. $60 Divoom.com

 


 

Ancestry DNA Kit
Ancestry DNA Kit

22. Ancestry DNA Kit
Help Mom trace her family tree. Allows her to find out different things about her ethnicity and possible relatives. The simple mail-in DNA test reveals one ethic background and cultural roots as far back as 1000 years; (from 26 regions around the world) even find 2nd, third and fourth cousin matches. You’ll be giving a priceless gift, the gift of self-discovery. $100 http://ancstry.me/1bkePqI

 

 


 

Bubble Bum Inflatable Booster Seat
Bubble Bum Inflatable Booster Seat

23. Bubble Bum Inflatable Booster Seat
There is nothing worse than the annoyance of dealing with booster seats in the car. This is a genius invention for families on the go. Great for travel, planes, taxis, car rentals or daily use. Deflates & folds small enough to fit in purse! Comes in different colors for different kids. $30 bubblebum.co/us

 

 

 


 

Cardiff Travel Headrest
Cardiff Travel Headrest

24. Cardiff Travel Headrest
Nothing scarier then that weird head drooping thing that happens when the kid falls asleep in the back seat. It looks like their head will snap off if you brake to fast! This device eliminates “scary head dropping syndrome”. Adjusts to meet different size kids/tweens. $50 http://bit.ly/1DPSqvz

 

 

 

 


 

My Buckle Mate
My Buckle Mate

25. My Buckle Mate
Another great product to make Mom’s life easier when dealing with the car. Messing with the seat belts with car seats and booster seats can be a royal pain! MyBuckleMate keeps back seat buckles propped up and easy to reach so buckling up is always a snap! $14 http://bit.ly/1K6sDBh

 

 

 


 

BlueTooth Speaker for Car
BlueTooth Speaker for Car

26. BlueTooth Speaker for Car
Parrot Mini Kit Neo 2 HD is a great simple to use gadget that clips onto the visor in the car giving Mom hand’s free talking thru her smartphone when driving. Best part it can pair two different phones at once for different users. $81 http://bit.ly/1HWKfAC

 

 


 

EyePockit
EyePockit

27. EyePockit
With this Hi-tech clutch she’ll never have to search for her keys, cell phone or sunglasses again. The EyePockit is the only product of its kind on the market that keeps a woman’s most “can’t leave home without it” essentials all in one place. It is a unique combination of a hard shell glasses case, fashionable clutch, phone case and identity guard with protection against RFID readers that steal credit card information. Carry as a wristlet or keep in a larger purse. $25 http://bit.ly/18xXl8Y

 


 

Hang It
Hang It

28. Hang It
The Hang It jewelry organizer lets her efficiently store earrings (28 earring holes), necklaces, bracelets and rings. Made out of solid steel, this sturdy hanger keeps necklaces untangled and jewelry unvarnished all while saving space. Hang in closet for easy matching with outfits too. Available in black, silver, and pink and deluxe velvet. $10 http://bit.ly/1zaFQ4v

 

 

 


 

Winbot
Winbot

29. Winbot
Know someone with a lot of windows in their house? Meet Winbot the window cleaning robot. Operation is very easy – users just power her on, securely place her on the window, and press start. Winbot’s Pathfinder Technology automatically scans and calculates the size of windows and programs a custom path for speed and efficiency $360 ecovacs.com

DISCLAIMER: When a KRON staffer tried this out, it broke her window. But the company does offer to pay for broken windows through a replacement process.

 

 


 

Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One® printer
Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One® printer

30. Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One® printer
This is so compact it easily fits anywhere around the desk. But full of features. Print, fax, scan, copy, wireless etc.. The XP-420 also enables users to edit, scan and share photos directly to Facebook™ or other popular cloud services all in one single work flow. $80 http://bit.ly/1FfeMJ7

 

 

 

 


 

iStabilizer Selfie Stick31. iStabilizer Selfie Stick
No More Unflattering Selfies, No Extreme Close-ups, Cut off Heads, Facial Distortions, & Awkward Positions – Fit Everyone in for Group Shots. Never Leave Yourself out of the Photo! Use with a remote control you hold with the pole to snap the shutter on your smartphone. $35 istabilizer.com

 


 

ScanMyPhotos
ScanMyPhotos

32. ScanMyPhotos
This is such a cool gift for anyone that has that box of old printed pictures loose, sitting in photobooks or negatives collecting dust. Nowadays we only see the pictures on our computer or devices but what about all the pictures we took before the digital revolution? The online service ScanMyPhotos can solve this. They scan your old pics and turn them into digital images you can store and view.
You can gift this service by ordering someone a pre-paid scanning box. It holds around 1,800 photos and includes free 3-way shipping and a 5-10 day turnaround time – for just $99 scanmyphotos.com


 

Sparkup Magical Book Reader
Sparkup Magical Book Reader

33. Sparkup Magical Book Reader
Let’s Mom read a book to their kid remotely from afar. Create personalized audio recordings of any illustrated children’s book. It attaches to the top of a book and records the user’s voice while tracking each page via its built-in camera. Afterwards, any time the device is re-attached to that book, the camera recognizes its images and plays the appropriate recording for each page. The Reader can store up to 50 books at a time. $60 sparkup.com

 

 


 

ToyMail
ToyMail

34. ToyMail
It’s like voice texting a little one in your life through a toy they play with. This lets the traveling mom interact with their kids in a whole new way. It’s a high tech “Social toy”. The smartphone Toymail app is that lets you send/receive messages to WIFI enabled toys they call Mailmen. Themed after animals they play your audio message to your child. Kids can also send back messages to the adults. $60 toymail.co

 


 

SnapBox
SnapBox

35. SnapBox
Making a gallery wrapped canvas print from a favorite photo is a great personalized gift.
With a few clicks you can order a high quality canvas print framed or wrapped. I have bought a dozen of these as gifts and they never disappoint. It’s surprising the quality you get for how cheap they are. It’s easy and fast to upload and order off their website. Prices starting at $14 Snapboxprints.com

 


 

SleepPhones or RunPhones
SleepPhones or RunPhones

36. SleepPhones or RunPhones
Like having pajamas on your ears! These are soft headbands that have woven in speakers making them undercover headphones. They have wired and wireless versions. Great for falling asleep with or working out. (Sweat Proof). $40 sleepphones.com

 

 


 

Phone Soap
Phone Soap

37. Phone Soap
When your kid touches her phone it’s like their entire class as school touching her phone. Germs are crafty that way… This fun gadget looks like a small Jewelry box but uses hi-tech bacteria killing UV Light to disinfect a smartphone. Did you know people are as likely to get sick from the germs on their phone as bathroom door handles? Yuk! $60 phonesoap.com


 

Dyson v6 Absolute
Dyson v6 Absolute

38. Dyson v6 Absolute
The first cordless with a HEPA filter that comes with two cleaner heads! Big debris or microscopic dust? Most vacuum cleaners suck up one or the other, leaving either crevices full of dust or piles of Cheerios snow ploughed to the wall. Dyson’s latest cordless machine reinvents the way you tackle dirt, big and small, ensuring particles of all sizes are sucked up and flung into the bin. $600 dysonv6.com

 

 


 

iPad BlueTooth Keybaord
iPad BlueTooth Keybaord

39. iPad BlueTooth Keyboard
The Zagg Folio is great easy to use Back-lit keyboard attachment for iPads. Makes typing emails and documents so much easier. The unique hinge allows 135° of multiple viewing angles great for watching videos! $100 http://bit.ly/1yRNDKR

 

 

 


 

Kindle Paper White E-Reader
Kindle Paper White E-Reader

40. Kindle Paper White E-Reader
If Mom’s a reader this is the best E-reader to get. No screen glare in bright sunlight. So light easily Read with one hand—over 30% lighter than iPad mini. Battery lasts weeks, not hours
Built-in light—read without eyestrain. $20 amazon.com

 

 

 


 

Shuddle Uber for Kids
Shuddle Uber for Kids

41. Shuddle Uber for Kids
Give Mom the day off of driving the kids around. Download the Shuddle app and load it up with pre-paid rides and she have a background checked nanny type care taker pick up drop off the kids to/fro school and after school activities. Rides start at $10 shuddle.us

 

 


 

Kensington 5200 Mobile USB Charger External Battery
Kensington 5200 Mobile USB Charger External Battery

42. Kensington 5200 Mobile USB Charger External Battery
Keep Mom’s phone and tablet charged when she is on the go with this compact yet powerful mobile back up charger. $34 http://bit.ly/1d2shRw

 

 

 


 

Dekor Plus Diaper Pail
Dekor Plus Diaper Pail

43. Dekor Plus Diaper Pail
Is the new parent must-have item! Holds up to 60 diapers before emptying. The spring-loaded trap door lets diapers through while keeping odors trapped in the pail. Featuring a pedal for no-touch disposal, the pail reduces waste and makes changing refills quick and easy. Offered in 6 on-trend colors. $45 http://bit.ly/1PlBhyI

 

 


 

Surface Pro 3 Tablet
Surface Pro 3 Tablet

44. Surface Pro 3 Tablet
It’s a tablet that can replace her laptop but it is thinner, lighter and even more affordable. Powerful and efficient, Surface 3 is optimized to run full Windows and Office and features long battery life. Great for taking notes or marking documents or looking for a portable device to get things done. $500 microsoftstore.com

 

 


 

Drop Cam Home Video Monitoring
Drop Cam Home Video Monitoring

45. Drop Cam Home Video Monitoring
Check in from anywhere. Even when you’re miles away, keep an eye on your home, kids and mischievous pets in beautiful HD. With an expansive 130-degree field of view and 8x zoom, this camera offers a stunning live streaming experience. $200 dropcam.com

 

 

 


 

Ju Ju Be Starlet
Ju Ju Be Starlet

46. Ju Ju Be Starlet
Perfect bag for overnights or weekend trips built with your gadgets in mind. Features a dedicated easy to get to pocket for cell phone, plane tickets, and more. Also has a unique main zipper closure system that makes for easy access and an outside with Teflon so stains don’t stick. Available in 10 bold, colorful patterns. $60 http://bit.ly/1Gkgvve

 

 


 

Electric Scooter
Electric Scooter

47. Electric Scooter
If money is no object and you want to spoil Mom with a fun techie gadget this is it. The M5 Eco Reco electric scooter will have her be the envy of all the tech hipsters. Emits zero exhaust and gives off no CO2 emissions. It can reach top speeds of 20 mph, and contains an LFP rechargeable battery, which is the best high-density battery available. The M5 also has a new rear-suspension system, which allows it to give you a much smoother ride. $1,250 http://bit.ly/1DQwIra

 

 

 


 

Sort It Organizer
Sort It Organizer

48. Sort It Organizer
Here’s a low-tech cheap handy gift idea to help keep Mom organized. Keep bills, recipes, receipts, reminders, coupons, letters and more at the touch of her fingertips with the Sort It magnetic fridge organizer. Attach to fridge, wall, magnetic surface, or peg board. $10 http://bit.ly/1jRYTzj

 

 

 

 


 

3D Printed “Shapie”
3D Printed “Shapie”

49. 3D Printed “Shapie”
Forget 2D selfies give the gift of small figurine of yourself with the kids. A “shapie”. Visit Artec’s showrrom in Palo Alto where they will scan your body in their 3D printer photo booth and a week later mail you a tiny version of yourself. A very detailed 3D printed figurine of you. A mini you. $79 artec3d.com/showroom

 

 

 


 

Paci Pouch
Paci Pouch

50. Paci Pouch
Great low tech innovation that can help keep Mom stress-free during a challenging day.
Diaper bags can become a bottomless pit of stuff making it difficult to find small items at a moment’s notice. The PaciPouch is a small zippered pouch that can easily attach to a diaper bag, stroller or even a purse with it’s convenient snap strap. It is a must have for on the go Moms! $8 http://bit.ly/1K75f6P

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