Great gadgets for Mother’s Day 2012

Treat mom right this Mother’s Day with a selection of gifts that go beyond the traditional bouquet and box of chocolates.

Marc Jacobs iPad case, Samsung Galaxy Note, Converge, iPod Photo Printer, Coach laptop sleeve

By Heather Camlot

Treat mom right this Mother’s Day with a selection of gifts that go beyond the traditional bouquet and box of chocolates.

Marc Jacobs Fluro Lace iPad Case

Toting an iPad is already quite the fashion accessory, but carrying it in a Marc Jacobs case in sweet yellow and orange fluro lace will really get your friends and colleagues seeing green. $695, MarcJacobs.com.

Samsung Galaxy Note

There’s something very appealing about a smartphone that comes with a pen. I know, technology — who needs writing instruments anymore? But sometimes it’s just easier to jot down those immediate thoughts than fumble with a keyboard. The Samsung Galaxy Note also has a large 5.3” HD super AMOLED screen and comes with Android 2.3 but is upgradeable to 4.0 (the delicious ice-cream sandwich operating system), 1080p full HD capture and playback, 2 cameras, mobile TV, GPS navigator and remote PVR, so the on-the-go mom doesn’t have to miss capturing the kids’ special moments, nor the latest episode of Mad Men. Price varies with agreement, Bestbuy.ca.

Converge

A clean and orderly home. Isn’t that what all moms want year round? Help tidy up the disarray of devices with Converge, a curvy USB hub that can charge four gadgets at once and look good doing it. $40, ThinkGeek.com.

iPhone Photo Printer

How many photos do you have stashed on your iPhone or iTouch waiting to be printed? Do away with the hassle of plugging in and uploading to a computer. Just dock your device into the tiny photo printer and have picture-perfect, smudge- and tear-proof, fade- and water-resistant 4” x 6” prints in seconds. Works with Android phones as well as the first two generations of iPad. Thermal paper cartridge required. $156, Hammacher.com.

Coach Poppy Dream C Laptop Sleeve

Laptops are getting prettier these days, with gorgeous decals and pops of brightly coloured metals, but laptop protection will not be outdone. The gorgeous hand-drawn fabric for Coach’s laptop sleeve features dramatic strokes of blue, purple, yellow and pink within the famous C motif. $98, Coach.com.

First published April 9, 2012, on WorkLivePlayCafe.com.

 

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