Top Tech Gifts For Your Mom

We’ve assembled a few thoughtful gift ideas from the old LogicBuy inventory. Some are full-fledged gifts, and others are cute extras to tack on to the package, and a few are just great ideas to make your mom’s life easier. Whether your mom’s an amateur blogger or a tech-averse luddite, the following gadgets are all easy to use and low in price.

One of these Smartphones

We’re not sure what plan your mother’s currently on or if she has any intention of switching. But ask yourself this: Does she know what Shazaam is? If she doesn’t, chances are she could use a phone upgrade. If she’s on AT&T, check out the Nokia Lumia 900 for $49.99, or the Samsung Galaxy Note for $229.99 (points for its extra-huge screen). Verizon also offers $50 for the Samsung Nexus and only $0.01 for the LG Lucid or Spectrum. There are plenty of deals for Sprint and T-Mobile customers as well. Almost all of these phones require a two-year contract with a carrier, so choose carefully. Take a look at our smartphone roundup page for all the best deals from each carrier.

Ematic E-Reader – $49.99

It’s hard to beat $49.99 on an e-reader from any store. Assuming that you’re looking for a   straight-shooting e-reader and aren’t interested in any fancy tablet features, this is the best deal you’re likely to find. This 7″ model from Ematic comes with 4GB of storage space and a microSD slot with 16GB of expandable memory. It supports all the standard e-reading file formats like ePUB, HTML, and PDF. It even has a built-in music and video players that supports MP3, MP4, AVI, and others. But don’t expect wonders from its media player or proprietary software. We’re not familiar with its OS, Kobo eReading Desktop Software, and outside of  the 2.5 million titles the eBook store offers, we can’t glean too much more about it. Mom won’t be able to download books wirelessly (it’s not WiFi-capable) but it will connect to her Mac or Windows PC with a simple USB cable. Also, it comes in a bunch of different colors. Pick her favorite!

JVC Sport Clip Earbud Headphones – $16.99

Nothing encourages good exercise habits like a pair of sports headphones. This pair from JVC will do the trick. It has in-ear buds, over-ear clips, 11mm drivers, and heavy bass response. They also come in a variety of colors. This 15% coupon for the JVC Sport Clip Headphones actually applies to all JVC headphones from Best Buy, but this pair is our pick for heart-healthy moms.

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2012

Give yourself the gift of not having to fix your mom’s computer every time it gets infected. Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2012 won top grades from AV software reviewers around the web, and at the all-time low price of FREE it’s hard to beat. You will have to pay $79.99 for the initial purchase, but you’ll receive a full rebate and a 4GB flash drive if you fill out the form. Your mom (and your mom’s computer) will thank you.

Canon PowerShot SX150 – $144

Moms like preserving memories, but it’s up to you to point her towards the right digital camera. This deal on a 14MP Canon PowerShot should do the trick. With a big 3″ LCD display, a 12x optical zoom, and 720p video, she’ll have no problem taking and uploading crisp, beautiful photos. Also, it comes in red which means love, or something.

Netgear NeoTV Wireless Media Player – $49.99

Is your mom on the Hulu Plus? The Netflix? She’ll love it. Set her up with this Netgear streaming media player and you’ll swear that 1-hour-of-TV-a-day rule she instituted was by a whole other person. Plus, the NeoTV is cheaper than the cheapest Roku ($59.99) and Apple TV ($99). Extra points if you pay for her Netflix susbscription, too.

This Cute Laptop Sleeve – $27.99

“This is why we can’t have nice things!” — your mom.

Show her how you’ve grown with this super cute laptop sleeve by BUILT NY. Not a polka dot person? Try these understated florals in B&W. It’s a 16″ case, though, so make sure her laptop is a 16″ or under.

Nook Color

I’ve already shown you the Ematic ($49.99), the cheapest e-reader around. But if you’re looking for a totally tricked-out e-reader with a whole range of functionality, your dollar goes a lot further for an extra $100 with the Nook Color ($149). The Nook has a 7″ backlit screen, includes 8GB of memory (expanadable up to 32GB with microSD card), and it’s Wi-Fi-capable.

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