5 Techy Gift Ideas for this Mother’s Day

By 12th May 2017Audio, PC
Mother's Day

This article was first published on TechOut Singapore by Philip Chua, and edited by Billy Zheng for Thirty Seven Tech.
​With Mother’s Day approaching fast, you might be scrambling to buy some last minute gifts – but getting the perfect gift to go with the obligatory flowers might be a daunting task. Not to worry though, we’ve got your back! Here are five gift ideas we think would be great for Mother’s Day!

For the Homemaker

​For the stay-at-home mums, sometimes the only thing that is really needed is a good portable speaker to play some tunes while doing the chores at home. Why not show your mum your love by getting her a portable speaker with all her favourite tunes preloaded, or just switching back to the good ol’ FM radio channels.
Pandora Mini

We recommend Sonicgear’s Pandora Mini. It’s a pretty small speaker, a little larger than the size of your hand, but it has all the bells and whistles needed. With a whole bunch of features like Bluetooth wireless music playback, a built-in FM receiver, a built-in USB slot to plug in a thumbdrive with preloaded mp3 tracks, a built-in TF-card slot and an AUX-in audio input, it’s a great little speaker that’s affordable as well. And with a 400mAh battery that translates to about 4 hours continuous music playback (at 50% volume), it’s the perfect gift for housewives.
​For more information on the Pandora Mini, check out their official product page here.
You can buy the Pandora Mini here.

For the Businesswoman

For the businesswomen always on the road, and always on the line, we recommend buying her a wireless headphone. Without the fuss of a wired connection, a lot of time spent on untangling headphones can be avoided. Additionally, it removes the danger of one handed driving with a phone to the ear.
Bragi Wireless headphones

​Meet the Bragi wireless headphones. These small and stylish headphones fit nicely in the ear, and because of its small size, they are not nearly as noticeable as other brands. With a battery life of up to 6 hours continuous playback, these headphones are definitely worth the price.

​Another neat feature is an Audio Transparency function that allows for ambient environmental noise to be heard when turned on, meaning you don’t have to take the headphones off to hear your surroundings. The Knowles microphone built into the headphones allow for “hands-free phone conversations even in the most challenging conditions.”

For more information on the Bragi Headphones, check out their official product page here.
You can buy the Bragi Headphones here.

For the Drama Addict

 

​Does your mum watch many movies on her mobile phone? A power bank might just be the thing for her. With movies draining the battery life of a mobile phone at a prodigious rate, a power bank is the perfect thing to extend that movie watching time!
Cygnett ChargeUp

Cygnett ChargeUp

Check out the Cygnett ChargeUp Digital 6000mAh portable charger. This USB power bank includes rapid charge, and two 2.1 Amp USB outputs to allow for charging of 2 devices at once! The power bank is just slightly larger than a credit card, meaning it is really easy to stow away and retrieve when you need to use it.

With dual USB ports you can draw power for 2 separate devices and thanks to its smart charging chip, when you’re not splitting the charge between 2 ports, it will deliver all the power to a single port, providing a rapid charge to the connected device. The power bank comes in 4 different colours, black, blue, red and green.

For more information on the Cygnett ChargeUp, check out their official product page here.
You can buy the Cygnett ChargeUp here.


For the Fitness Buffs

If your mum loves fitness and keeping healthy, a fitness tracker would be a great gift for her!
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​The Fitbit Alta is a chic fitness band that does all a fitness band is supposed to do, and it does it well. It can track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity and stationary time. It also helps you stay active throughout the day by giving you reminders to move.

As any other fitness band does, the Fitbit Alta also records and tracks exercises for you, and one great thing is that it automatically recognises when you are doing an exercise, so there is no need to press any buttons to begin tracking.

The band sports a slim OLED display which gives you access to your stats, the time and smartphone notifications. The battery life of the band is quite decent as well, being able to last up to 5 days on a single charge. There are a host of other functions in the Alta as well, and if you are interested to know more, check out their official product page here.


For the Tech Savvy

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​Not to forget the mums who are tech savvy, we recommend buying her a Macbook Air. The slim Apple laptop a great gift for her, with its slim chassis being not just visually appealing, but light and portable as well. The MacOS unique to Apple’s laptops is quick and snappy to use, and the Macbook Air has a decent battery life on a single charge as well.

For more information on the Macbook Air, check out the official product page.
There’s also a sale at the Bugis Challenger outlet for Macbook Airs.

Did this article help you in choosing a techy Mother’s Day Gift? What are some other techy Mother’s Day gift ideas you have? Share them with us in the comments below!

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From all of us at Thirty Seven Tech and TechOut Singapore, we wish you all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! 

Author Billy Zheng

Billy is a writer and photographer based in Singapore who aims to bring readers an insightful local angle on the hottest consumer electronics. He has a huge passion for gadgets and mainly covers smartphones, laptops, PC’s, wearables, cameras, and audio equipment. Outside of work, he plays the guitar, experiments with web + graphic design and plays lots and lots of computer games.

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