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5 Tech Items Mom Wants For Mother’s Day

Submitted by on May 4, 2011 – 10:47 amOne Comment

No, no, annnnnd…NO! We’re not going to let you do it again this year. We’re not going to let you walk into your mother’s house on Mother’s Day with a bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates and a card that you picked up on the way over. It’s generic, it’s tacky and, worst of all, it’s not a good reflection of exactly what your mom means to you—provided you’re lucky enough to have her around.

Now, Mom’s not going to be any help in the matter. Ask her what she wants this year and she’ll probably say something like, “All I want is to spend time with you.” But we’ve gotta call “Bull!” on that. Because your mom does want you to get her something—she just doesn’t know how to say it. Fortunately, you’ve got us here to help. And you’re in luck this year because there are literally dozens and dozens of tech items that your mom would love to open up on Sunday. From a new e-reader to a new smart phone that she can actually understand how to use, we’ve got five gadgets you should consider copping for your mom this Mother’s Day.

So sit back, take out your credit card, and get ready to get her exactly what she wants. Trust us: She won’t miss the flowers or candy. But, please, don’t forget to pick up a card on the way over. It’ll look just right attached to one of these gifts.

1. Amazon Kindle ($139; amazon.com)

Finally, the price of the Kindle has dropped to the point where it makes sense for you to cop your mom one of these for Mother’s Day. Plus, they continue to make improvements to the Kindle—just check out the smaller, lighter design and the screen that’s got 50 percent better contrast now—so you know Mom won’t be able to keep her hands off it once she takes it out of the box.

2. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-S1N ($120; panasonic.com)

If your mom is anything like our mom, she’s still getting by with a cabinet full of disposable cameras and a rewards card at Walgreens. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore. The DMC-S1N is light, cheap, and relatively easy to use. We’re betting that once you get this into her hands, she’ll love how simple it is to catch snapshots of you. Say cheese.

3. Louis Vuitton Damier USB Key Chain ($475; louisvuitton.com)

Is this a ridiculous price to pay for a USB key chain? Yes, it is. But it was also ridiculous when your ma had to shell out $800 to buy you school clothes—including those Jordans!—that one time and the time she had to fork over a G to help clean up that mess you got yourself into. So if she’s the type to always have an LV purse by her side, get her the USB stick to match. It’s the least you can do.

4. BlackBerry Curve 3G ($50 with 2-year contract; t-mobile.com)

Unless your mom is super hip, she’s probably not going to buy herself a smart phone like the Curve 3G. In fact, she’s probably still toting around the free Nokia she got when she signed up a 200-minute-per-month plan back in 2001. So show her how smart cell phones have gotten over the years by copping her a ‘Berry. It’ll keep you two connected better and allow her to step her cell phone game up instantly. That’s a win/win situation for her.

5. Garmin nuvi 3750 GPS System ($290; garmin.com)

This is the thinnest GPS available from Garmin and features everything mom will need to make it to your house on Sunday for dinner, including nuRoute technology that will steer her clear of traffic, lane assist that will keep her in the right lane, and cityXplorer that will help her find her way around urban areas. This is the one gift that will definitely keep her on the straight and narrow for the next year.

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