Does Mom's smartphone need an upgrade? Fortunately, you have plenty of cool options to choose from right now. The new iPhone 5 is sure to be a big seller, but the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are also receiving rave reviews. If you are willing to sign a two-year service contract, you can cut the cost of the phone by several hundred dollars.
The Kindle Fire (Amazon, starting at $159) is a popular e-reader that Mom is sure to love. The basic version features a 7-inch multi-touch color screen and 8 GB of storage — enough for 6,000 books and 80 apps. In addition to books, you can also stream TV shows and movies from Amazon's App store. If your mom is a techie and a reader, she'll love the Kindle Fire.
This cool new camera — the Samsung DV150F (Samsung, $150) is a must-have for busy moms with young kids. By using the "children's mode," Mom can display animated cartoon videos on the front screen of the camera to keep kids captivated (and looking at the camera) while she snaps away.
Every mom could use a washable keyboard. The Logitech Washable Keyboard (Amazon, $30) is built to take a pounding and a good cleaning. We aren't talking about just dusting or vacuuming it. This keyboard can be cleaned with dishwashing liquid and even submerged in up to 11 inches of water.
If your mom loves her video games, consider the PlayStation Vita (Sony, $250) — the successor to the PlayStation Portable — for gaming on the go. It has a 5-inch touchscreen, plus it supports wifi, Bluetooth and optional 3G. The PlayStation Vita just might be the perfect Mother's Day gift for your techie mom.
For the tech savvy, always on-the-go mom, the versatile Samsung ATIV Tab 5 (Samsung, $749) is the perfect gift for Mother's Day. This computer easily transforms from a traditional laptop to a tablet with just the click of a button. It features the same programs as a desktop PC in a sleek, light and compact design.
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