What the Tech: Mother’s Day

Forget the old standbys of photo albums and soap baskets. Today’s mom is hipper than you might think.

Mom’s have a portable music player in the palm of their hands now, so how about a portable Bluetooth speaker, like the Bluetune Solo from Divoom? Half the size of a can of soda, these speakers pack a punch with plenty of bass, no treble.

Just kidding, there’s enough treble. No wires though. They’re about $40.

Or, if she spends time outside, this solar powered Bluetooth speaker from Eton not only plays her jams, but will charge her phone. The solar panels keep the speaker charged for hours. It’s about a $150.

Keep her phone charged with a portable external battery. This one is from Anker. Small enough to fit in a purse, it connects with any smartphone or tablet. After it’s charged, plug in the device for portable power. It’ll also charge the battery up to three times before it needs another charge. An Anker charger costs $25 to $50.

Forgetful moms, or busy moms who misplace their keys or bag from time to time, will like the Tile. This little key fob connects with an app on their phone and can attach to keys or computers or bags. Misplace it, open the app. It’ll direct you to the Tile with beeps. One Tile is $25. They also come in packs of four and 12.

So let your brothers and sisters give the basket of soaps and the photo of the kids. If you weren’t before, these gifts will make you her favorite.

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