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Gadgets for the Guru- Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gadgets for the Guru- Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Janelle Ong

Mother’s Day this year is on May 11th, its time to show your appreciation to your mom! If you’ve been wrecking your brains, AZTB has rounded up some gadgets to give you some ideas.

 

Lifestyle 

 

 

precision-elite-04-1500EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale*

The EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Kitchen Scale is perfect for mothers who love to cook and bake. The Precision Elite comes with an extra-large backlit LCD screen for clear readings and a stainless steel platform that provides ample space to accommodate large mixing bowls. It measures in four modes: Grams / Ounces / Kilograms / Pounds, so you don’t have to worry about converting measurement modes in your newly found recipe.  Moms don’t have to worry about putting food right on the scale, the Tare Feature on the Precision Elite will subtract the weight of any plate or container.

Dimensions: 10″ x 7.5″ x 1 1/3″  Weight: 1.9LBS

$36.95 eatsmart.com  Watch a short clip about the Precision Elite Scale.

 

 

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Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer

Freshen up Mom’s face with the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer.  Its like having a spa right at home, for six-minutes, the Ionic Steamer restores the moisture to combat the dry weather(just what we need in Arizona) that causes wrinkles and fine lines.  The Ionic Steamer produces nano-sized steam particles, which are 4,000 times smaller than normal steam, to penetrate deep into skin and hydrate the complexion. The warm steam will also help to open pores to assist in removal of makeup, dirt, and excess oil easily and gently.

$179.99 Panasonic.com

 

 

 

 

 

Epson Ribbon Kit*

For Moms who love crafts, the Epson Ribbon Kit prints personalized satin ribbons for crafts, scrapbooks, decorations, gifts and more. The Epson Ribbon Kit let Moms create more memories of their love ones. “Whether it’s blue and white for a wedding, pink for ladies night or a whole rainbow of colors for a child’s birthday party.” The Ribbon Kit has a built-in memory of 30 labels, so Moms can store their favorite names. There are more than 300 symbols, frames and also up to 14 different fonts to choose from: Sans Serif, Sans Serif HG, Sans Serif ST, Gothic, Bold Gothic, Roman…and more. Moms can also create ribbons in 7 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese,European Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, and German.

$69.99 Epson.com

 

 

 

LEGO Adult Watch Collection*

Its here, the first-ever LEGO watches for Adults. These buildable watches are great for Moms who embodies youthful creativity.  Dubbed ‘one watch, millions of possibilities’ anyone can create a watch that they like. Available in both digital and analog, all LEGO adult watches feature a scratch resistant mineral crystal lens, are water resistant to either 50m or 100m and are crafted using a combination of plastic and polished stainless steel features. It is indeed a fun gift for mom.

Watches start at $85 at legowatches.com

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit*

Busy moms hardly have time for a nice manicure, so the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit let moms enjoy a professional manicure at the comfort of their home. The RCM Pro Kit has an LED light activated gel polish system so that moms can have perfect nails for weeks! There are more than 100 different nail polishes to choose from!  Inside the RCM Pro Kit includes:

  • Professional LED Light – LED Gel-Curing Light (AC Power Cord Adapter Included).
  • Prep – MAX ADHESION PREP
  • Structure – BASE COAT GEL
  • Brilliance – SEAL & SHINE TOP COAT GEL
  • Revitalize – NOURISHING CUTICLE OIL
  • Red Carpet Reddy – LED Gel Polish
  • Purify – PRE & POST APPLICATION CLEANSER
  • Erase – GEL NAIL POLISH REMOVER
  • RCM Instructions Card

$79.99 redcarpetmanicure.com Watch a video here.

 

 

 

 

Corkcircle AIR*

The Corkcircle AIR is a comical yet useful gift for the wine-loving mom. It keeps the wine at a proper temperature,  aerates your wine, and acts as a pourer, all in one device. The Corkcircle AIR works for both red and white wines. The Corkcircle AIR keeps already chilled whites at the perfect temperatures and cools down room temperature reds to cellar temperature.
$24.95, www.corkcicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Rayz by Baby Quasar*

This anti-aging light therapy tool will help Moms reduce wrinkles. As Moms age, the production of collagen and elastin — the key building blocks of healthy skin — in the body slows. Designed to treat the entire face and suitable for all skin types and skin tones, it is FDA-cleared and offers a, 5-year “fix or replace with no questions asked” warranty. Pure Rayz LEDs emit only natural wavelengths of light, making it completely safe to use with over-the-counter topical products and causes no extra sun sensitivity. It is sized for portability and comes with dual-voltage power source for international usage.

 

Available in 3 colors $249.99 babyquasar.com Watch a video here.

 

 

 

 

 

TAGG Pet Tracker

Does your mom have a pet she loves dearly? TAGG Pet Tracker allow moms to track their pet from their phone and computers so that they don’t have to worry about losing them. The TAGG Pet Tracker is GPS equipped, so that moms can have a peace of mind anytime, anywhere. There is also an activity tracker, so that moms can see if their pets have been on regular walks.

*A review unit was received by AZTB last month and here is what we think:

A tracker and a docking station is provided, so that we can recharge and update the tracker. All we had to do is to attach the tracker on any collar and set up a designated home zone. Set up is relatively easy, the home zone coverage is pretty wide, you can designate the entire neighborhood if you want.  TAGG will send an alert of the location of your pet if it is out of the designated home zone. While setting up you can choose if you want alerts through text messages and/or email, you can also add other people to the alert network, great for big families.

The activity tracker is a great plus. There is a built-in accelerometer to let us know how active our pet has been. The activity timeline shows us when our pets are the most active.

The upfront price might be a little expensive, but the services provided can justify that.

$99.95  Includes 2 months of free service. After 2 months, you will be charged $9.95 per month. You can cancel at any time. pettracker.com

 

 

 

 

Techie Gadgets

 

 

 

 

 

GUNNAR Optiks*

Do you have a working mom that sits in front of a computer all day at work? Do you always see them feel tired and strained? GUNNAR Optics has been thinking of them! With their new advanced computer eyewear, an individual can wear the comfy glasses all day to combat dry eyes, headaches, and eye-strain. Their proprietary lens design makes it more comfortable to look at screens. Plus, a protective anti-glare lens coatings and tints increase on-screen contrast. Available in an array of colors from white to red to neon green, GUNNAR’s computer eyewear is the perfect gift for the computer-savvy Mom.

Glasses start at $69.00 Gunnars.com

 

 

 

 

 

Watershot Underwater Camera Housing*

Have a mom that loves the water? From snorkeling, swimming to scuba diving, the Watershot Underwater Camera Housing is the perfect gift. The housing kit comes complete with two large removable lenses – a flat port and wide angle. The wide angle lens increases the field of view to 110 degrees. Moms can go up to 195 feet or 60 meters underwater. There is also a removable colored grip so that moms can change colors based on their mood. The phone is fully suspended within the housing so that the screen and the phone can be shielded from shock, pressure, wear and tear. A Watershot app is available to maximize the camera functions while underwater, Moms can also share their location and photos to their favorite social media channels through the app.

Available for iPhone 4 and up, Samsung Galaxy 3 and up.

Starting at $99.99 watershot.com

 

 

 

Acer Ionia 8″ Tablet ( A1830)

The Acer Ionia Tablet is stylish Android 7.9″ tablet that has an aluminum metal back cover an a vibrant IPS display. The tablet is equipped with a dual core processor, 16GB internal storage, 1GB memory and is powered by Intel’s Atom Z2560 processor. There is a 7.5 hour battery life and a one year warranty.

$179.99 acer.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

iHome iDL46 Dual Charging Stereo DM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock and USB Charge/Play for iPad/iPhone/iPod*

For moms who loves music, the iHome iDl46 is perfect for those who have their music stored on all their devices. The iDL46 is a dual alarm clock radio for iPad, iPhone and iPod. It lets you charge all these devices and also lets you wake and sleep in to either one, to a custom playlist, or FM radio. There is flexible lightening dock and a USB port so that you can charge any time. The auto sync feature syncs the clock to your iPhone in moments. The iDL46 also includes 6 FM presets, EQ controls and 3D sound and Reson8 sound technology.

Dimensions: 9.26″ W x 6.11″ H x 6.30″ D

Weight: 2.53 lbs

$99.99 ihome.com

 

 

 

OlioClip*

Is your Mom a photo-taking aficionada? Then, she should check out the 4-in-1 OlioClip! The OlioClip is a unique quick-connect solution for smartphones. It features 4 lenses — fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro and 15x macro — in one small, convenient package that fits easily in a pocket and in the palm of the hand. The OlioClip is compatible with all popular photo-editing and social media apps, which is perfect for a photo loving Mother.

Starting at $69.95 Olioclip.com

 

 

 

 

Pong Case

Always losing signal at home or at work? Afraid of radiated waves? The Pong case is here to help. Introduced as the first intelligent case, the Pong case, transmits stronger signal, up to 25% for an iPhone 5s and increases Range up to 12%. It also reduces the exposure to wireless energy keeping the family safe. Available for iPad, iPhones, Galaxy Phones, Blackberry.

*A review unit was received by AZTB and here are some thoughts on the Pong Case.

The design is clean and simple and a stronger signal was indeed detected. The reviewer complained that she constantly loses signal at her house, but with the Pong case she is able to keep a stable signal on her iPhone and does not experience dropped calls. It is a great case for people who are struggling with bad cellphone signals.  As we can’t measure the amount of wireless energy we are exposed to, it does make her feel safe that the case reduces the exposure.

$69.99 pongcase.com

 

 

 

Swage Bluetooth Headphones by Rokit* Boost

If your Mom is like me and she hates silly wires hanging from her ears while she listens to music, then the Rokit Boost Swage Bluetooth headphones are for her! You can easily put your phone away in your purse or pocket and listen to your heart’s content. The comfy headphones are perfect for the exercise-loving, activity-filled Mother. Equipped with Bluetooth and a build-in microphone, the elegantly designed Swage headphones also comes with a one year warranty.

$49.99 rokitboost.com Watch a video here.

 

 

 

 

Excess 2400 iPhone 5 Battery Case by Rokit Boost*

Does your Mom seem to forget to charge her phone often? Then, the Rokit Boost Excess 2400 iPhone 5 battery case is the perfect match for her mobile phone. The sleek iPhone case is the ideal gift for a Mom that uses her phone’s battery life faster than you can say Happy Mother’s Day. The Excess 2400 case has quickly become a best-seller for Rokit Boost and we can see why…

$79.99 rokitboost.com

 

 

 

 

 

Nikon S6800 by RadioShack

The Nikon 6800 is a 16.0 megapixel camera with a CMOS sensor and 12x optical zoom. It features an HD movie mode and is Wi-Fi enabled so you can send your pictures to your compatible phone, tablet or any other capable device. It is also equipped with various functions so that beautiful images can become beautiful memories. The Nikon S6800 supports recording of 1080/60i movies with superior picture quality from four-axis vibration reduction, and a number of image retouch options, including twelve Glamour Retouch effects.

Dimensions: 96.8 x 57.5 x 22.9 mm

 

$219.99 Radioshack.com

 

 

 

DreamPad

Every Mom needs her beauty rest, which is exactly the thought that Integrated Listening Systems had when they built their new product, the DreamPad. The DreamPad is a specialized pillow that delivers music through a subtle vibration that only the user is able to hear. Mother’s can now massage their nervous system and fall into a deep slumber with the help of relaxing music.

 $179.99 dreampadsleep.com

 

 

 

 Leica C Camera and Clutch

A baby’s first steps. A child’s first bike ride. A teenager’s graduation ceremony. These are all milestones in a child’s life that any Mother would love to capture. The perfect Mother’s Day gift is the Leica C camera with optional, trendy Leica C-clutch. The camera takes sharp images with brilliant, natural colors and outstanding contrast. If your Mom is a youthful fashionista with an inkling for snapping pictures, the Leica C’s unusually large sensor and precise optics is the perfect fit for her.

Leica C camera $699
Leica C-clutch $160 

Leicastoremiami.com
 

 

 

 

 

TYLT Energi Sliding Power Case*

Always on the go but hate bringing out your charger? TYLT Energi Power Case doubles your phone’s standard battery life but doesn’t make it look like you are carrying a bulky case! The exterior charging case adds 9mm of thickness to your phone, can be removed to reveal a thin plastic case for traveling light (Included in package). The charging case packs a 2,500mAh Lithium Ion battery( gives up to an additional 9 hours of talk time), and weighs only 3.35 oz/ 95g

Available for iPhone 5/5s and Galaxy S4 .

$99.99 tylt.com

 

 

 

 

 

nio Tag*

Is your mom a scatter brain? nio Tag can help solve that problem. The nio Tag is a Bluetooth-powered security tag that has a range of up to 50 meters/ 165 feet, you simply attach the nio Tag to any item you want to keep track of (i.e., purse, child, diaper bag, etc.) or you can carry the nio Tag to secure a smartphone or iPad. If you become separated from the item, an alarm will alert you that you are too far from your valuables or even children.  There are 3 different alerts a buzzer, a vibrate and a LED indicator alert. Users can use up to 4 months per charge, and the nio Tag is easily rechargeable via USB.

$59.99 bluenio.com

 

 

 

 

*AZTB has received review units for these products, check out our detailed reviews coming to  aztechbeat.com