What the Tech? Gifts for Mom

What the Tech: Gifts for Mom

What the Tech: Gifts for Mom

(ABC 6 News) – Not long ago, some moms and grandmoms were intimidated by tech. Not so much anymore. These tech gadgets may be something they use every day of the year.

One of my favorite gadgets for anyone this year is the Ember coffee mug. It keeps coffee or tea at a perfect sipping temperature no matter where you take it. The Ember charges on a coaster. When it senses hot liquid, it maintains a temperature for, I timed it at one-and-a-half hours. It doesn’t have to sit on the charger. It connects to an app where you set a precise temperature to maintain, but the app is not required. According to the Ember app, 144 degrees is a not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature. And nobody likes taking a sip of lukewarm coffee.

Digital picture frames are much better than they were a few years ago. The Nixplay frame displays photos without using much electricity. Another great feature is sending photos wirelessly from your phone to the frame, even when you’re not there with her. Upload individual photos or create albums to share. She’ll be pleasantly surprised to see fresh pictures of her kids and grandkids appear in the frame.

Readers love the convenience of a Kindle Paperwhite. I know a librarian who swore she’d never reread a paperback as she keeps over a hundred books in her Kindle library. The paper-ink screen makes it easy to read in full sunlight, and she won’t need a lamp or book light to read in the dark. Plus, you can send her books to be delivered wirelessly anytime from your Amazon account. She can also read library books on a Kindle using the Libby app for free.

And finally, if you want to splurge, the Apple Watch Series 9. The latest Apple Watch that tracks heart rate, blood-oxygen levels, and AFib. Other modern-day conveniences include taking phone calls, texts, and social media notifications and paying for things with an Apple Card. The Series 9 also can answer calls just by tapping your fingers together. She’ll think of you the next time her hands are full when she needs to answer a call.