MEGATech Guide to Techie Mother’s Day Presents Michael Kwan May 1, 2015 Guides For the woman who has given you so much, the least you can do is get her some awesome gadgetry for Mother’s Day. Or maybe you want to treat the mother of your children to some tech-infused happiness. Whatever the case, moving a little away from tradition can help you win some brownie points and let you capitalize on your existing enthusiasm for all things digital. Everyone else is going to be clamoring over one another at the florist or the chocolate shop anyway. You may as well shop from the comfort of your home, order one of these cool Mother’s Day gifts online, and have your loving present arrive on mom’s doorstep. Meanwhile, you can get back to some Mortal Kombat X. That’s what she’d want anyway, right? The Poweradd Slim2 Portable Charger ($15.99) is a slick 5000mAh power bank shaped like a colorful cylinder. That’s enough of a boost to fully charge a typical smartphone, like the iPhone 6, about two times. The Slim2 will blend right in with mom’s mobile makeup kit, helping her stay stylish, charged and connected. The iLuv Jstyle Leather Wallet Case ($59.99) protects an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, while also doubling as a functional wallet with multiple flaps and slots for credit cards, reward cards, and anything else that won’t go into the Passbook app. It’s made from real genuine leather, features an ID window, and offers 360-degree protection for your phone against impact and scratch damage. It’s also available for the regular iPhone 6, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6. The Misfit Shine Activity Tracker ($74.99) proves that fitness trackers can be fashion-forward too. It can be worn a number of different ways and the battery lasts up to six months at a time. The simple halo of lights provides a subtle progress report and the minimalist interface tells time too. Choose from a number of different colors and help mom stay happy and healthy, even in her sleep. The WeMo-Enabled Crock-Pot Slow Cooker ($112.49) is an extension of Belkin’s WeMo line of smart home products. Busy moms who want to provide terrific meals for their families, but simply don’t have the time, will know that slow cookers are absolutely awesome. The “smart” part of this Crock-Pot gives mom the ability to control the cooking process remotely from her smartphone, adjusting temperature, timing and more. It’s a “smart” Mother’s Day gift. The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 ($143.99) offers a healthy dose of nostalgia paired with the convenience of modern technology. It’s a photo printer that pairs up with a smartphone, allowing mom to send those precious images over Wi-Fi and have a physical Polaroid-style print in a matter of moments. Despite our push toward digital everything, there’s still something special about holding a physical photo print in your hands, especially with this kind of (near) instant gratification. The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series ($399.00) is arguably the best Android tablet on the market today. It is almost bezel-less on three of the edges of the 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 OLED infinity display, it boasts plenty of horsepower for anything a working mom on the go would need, and it’s astonishingly thin to boot. That Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth camera offers some nifty tricks too… maybe you can print of the photos you take on Mother’s Day on the Instax Share? Share This With The World!