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Mother's Day tech

4th March 2015

At Cosmic, because we love tech there is only one type of present we could buy for this Mother's Day. Find out our recommendations in this handy blog

  • An ideal present for Mother’s Day this year is the Kensington Proximo Starter Kit. For the mum’s that are forever losing things, these are the perfect devices that can end that! All you need to do is attach a dongle to some keys, or purse, etc, which can then be synced to your phone through Bluetooth and controlled by the Proximo app. The only trouble being that it has been built for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5! For £36.42 from Amazon.
  • Kindle Voyage = All new Kindle which has been designed to read even more like a printed page, PagePress enables you to turn the page without lifting a finger, new adaptive front light which enables brightness for day or night, thinnest kindle there is, and improved battery life said to last weeks! This can be connected to just the Wi-fi or pay more and have the option of Wi-Fi or 3G. This all new Kindle can be brought from Amazon for £169, or including 3G for £229.
  • Belkin in-Car Audio Connect FM Transmitter-Bluetooth = A bit of a mouthful name, but is perfect as a Mother’s Day gift for mothers that spend a lot of time in their car. This device enables people to make hands-free calls, allow them to play their favourite songs from their phone playlists. ClearScan technology finds the strongest FM signal to wirelessly transmit songs and calls from your phone, via Bluetooth. It comes with a USB port on the power adaptor so that you are able to charge your phone as you drive as well. Amazon is currently selling these for £79.99.
  • If your mum is more of a health fanatic then this could be the perfect piece of technology for her! This is Whitings Pulse Wireless Activity Tracker & Sleep and Heart Rate Monitor. All you need to do is sync it to a smartphone or tablet, clip it onto a piece of your clothing or even wear it as a wristband and it will track your every move. It can record how many steps you have taken, how many calories you have burned and the distance you have travelled. If you are going for a run you are able to record the distance and the time it took you. Furthermore, it can measure your heart rate and if you wear it to bed it can monitor the quality of your sleep. By syncing the device to your tablet or smartphone you are able to upload your measurements and see them in graph form. This can currently be bought for £97.24.
  • Alternatively another Mother’s Day gift that could be the perfect choice is the HP Photosmart 6520 e All-In-One Printer. This printer works wirelesses by connecting to devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to print, scan and make copies using the touchscreen controls. This is currently on sale for £120.99.
  • Another option is the GoPro Hero3, for all the active mums! This is a smaller and lighter GoPro Camera which has Wi-Fi built in. Further features include professional video and photo quality and a waterproof casing which is easy to wear. The unwanted noise captured on the camera is limited with its wind-noise reduction technology. This version of the GoPro camera is said to have longer battery life too. However the price for this start from £262.52.
  • For the music loving mums; this is the new UE BOOM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Cyan by Logitech! Easy to sync to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, is waterproof and shock resistant. Has 15-hour rechargeable battery, is compact and light to carry around. A range of 15meters for wireless Bluetooth.