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5 Holiday gift ideas for the techie mom

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Best gadgets and electronics for mom

If your mom loves all the latest gadgets and gizmos, consider buying a computer, tablet, smartphone or other device for her this holiday season. Here are some of the best gift ideas for your techie mom.

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Kindle Fire

Give your mom a gift she'll love: the Kindle Fire. With access to 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines and books -- as well as thousands of apps and games -- your mom will really appreciate this Kindle. It also features super fast web browsing and plenty of storage for all her Amazon content. You can get the Kindle Fire at Amazon.com for just $199.

Kindle Fire

Insignia 8-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame

Display all the favorite family photos in a digital photo frame. The Insignia 8-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame has 800 x 600 resolution for crisp, clear images. This digital photo frame has a 2GB internal memory plus supports multiple memory card formats for even more space. On sale for just $59.99 at Best Buy, this frame is a holiday gift that your mom will enjoy for years to come.

Digital photo frame

Steve Jobs (Hardback)

If your mom is a techie, she is probably a fan of the late Steve Jobs. The book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was released in October and would make a fabulous gift. This book is based on more than 40 interviews conducted with Jobs over a period of a few years, plus hundreds more with relatives, friends, competitors and colleagues. You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore for $35, but it's discounted on Amazon Prime at just $17.88.

Steve Jobs Book

ASUS Zenbook 11.6-inch Ultrabook

If you want to splurge on your techie mom, consider an ultrabook. Ultrabooks are super light laptop computers that have the power and performance of a much larger PC. They are ultra responsive, fast, stylish and thin. Check out the collection of ultrabooks available at Amazon.com, including the ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH71 11.6-inch Thin and Light Ultrabook, priced at $1,199.

ASUS Zenbook

iPhone 4S

Upgrade your mom's smartphone to the iPhone 4S or maybe buy her a new iPad 2. Smartphones, tablets and other electronics keep getting faster and more powerful all the time. So if your techie mom is yearning for something new, check out some of the latest gadgets available from the Apple Store. The iPhone 4S with its dual-core A5 chip and iOS 5 operating system is available at Apple.com, starting at $199.

iPhone 4s

Get more great gift ideas in The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide >>

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