Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and yet again, I am crafting a quick list of stuff you can get for your mom to celebrate this day.
This year, give her the gift of convenience through technology (and some accessories!). Sure, most moms are the least likely to tinker with tech, but here are a few things that your mom will probably love.
Pamper her with instant facials every day
The Foreo UFO is the perfect pampering tool for your mom. This tiny device gives an instant facial in 90 seconds — faster than any Korean facemask can. It’s also equipped with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, T-sonic pulsations, and LED light treatments. Yep, all that in this small puck.
Make phone handling easier with the most useful handset accessory ever
This teeny accessory is the PopSocket. It’s the most useful thing ever! Stick it onto your phone and it will serve as a handle and even a stand. I gave one to my mom and she hasn’t gone PopSocket-free since. For a more personalized gift, you can also customize it to put a design your mom will appreciate more.
Get your mom on track to a healthier lifestyle with this fashionable tracker
A happy mom is a healthy mom (well, that makes for healthy kids, too!). Get your mom on the right track to fitness with the Fitbit Versa. It’s a light, versatile device that will track health information, including sleep cycles and activities.
Give her the ultimate throwback phone
The Nokia 8110 4G is the perfect classic reboot. Dubbed the banana phone, this 2018 release gives you all the phone essentials in the cutest retro look. Plus, it comes in a cool yellow! Perfect for moms who aren’t really into smartphones yet (Yes, they still exist).
… or get a good case for her phone!
This pretty spring-themed leather folio makes for a perfect accessory for your mom’s iPhone. It makes sure her phone is protected and those pockets mean extra space for cards and more. They come in the cutest colors, too: Electric Blue and Soft Pink.
Get your mom a smart assistant she can always rely on
Okay, Google. You think my mom will like this? Now, your mom will be able to accomplish a lot of tasks by voice commands with the new Google Home Mini! It also comes in great colors and a texture that will look great in your home.
Get her the best vacuum ever
Sure, it’s a vacuum. But, this isn’t just any vacuum. The Dyson V8 Carbon Fibre is the cutting edge in household tech, the Rolls Royce of vacuums! It’s one of the lightest, most powerful cleaning machines around. This means you’ll have an easier time for when you decide to start cleaning for your mother — which is honestly the true gift in this scenario.
Give her the prettiest pink gold handset
Your beautiful mother deserves a beautiful device. The Huawei P20 in this stunning Pink Gold gradient is one of the prettiest subtly colored phones around. Not only does it look amazing, this flagship is also one of the most powerful devices in the market today.
Samsung’s new LED light cover is the phone case we’ve always wanted
It lights up with different designs!
The newest Samsung flagships have just been announced and they’re all great, but there was one thing that really caught my eye — mostly because it was literally glowing.
Yes, that is the Samsung Galaxy S10 in my hands, and yes, those are actual LED lights on the case. Just so you can appreciate how pretty it is, here’s the LED case in action:
So what exactly is going on here?
Samsung’s LED light case looks and acts like a normal smartphone cover. It comes in blue and white and has a smooth exterior. It’s also pretty thin, considering, and it has a sturdy feel.
Once it’s attached, the LED cover app will appear and you’ll have different LED designs to choose from. You can go for the “Mood lighting” option which was shown above, or…
You can choose LED icons. Just some of my favorites include this beating heart… 💓💕💖💘💞
… and this adorable doggo. 🐶
There are honestly so many to choose from, I’m not even kidding.
It even does a smartphone camera timer countdown…
The greatest Samsung product that no one talked about: The Samsung LED light case that's lit af & can act as a timer for taking photos 🤯#unpacked #unpacked2019 #withgalaxy #samsunggalaxys10 pic.twitter.com/Z6Z9YxL465
— Isa Rodriguez (@sisasaid) February 20, 2019
… and just like that I am sold!
Cheers, Samsung! Just when I thought I was over boring smartphone cases, you shove a shiny, sparkling one in my face and I am very, very convinced.
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PhoneSoap Go: A portable device that will sanitize your smartphone
It isn’t called PhoneSoap for nothing!
That smartphone in your purse can do so much but it also has 18 times more bacteria than the average public toilet. Before we continue, let that sink in.
Before you drop that phone you’re probably reading this article on, know that there’s a way to clean your handset and it doesn’t involve soap and water. Introducing: PhoneSoap.
PhoneSoap Go is the brand’s latest release. It’s a tiny chest that will literally clean your smartphone. It uses UV-C light to kill bacteria on your device. All you do is put your smartphone inside, tap the lightning button, wait 10 minutes for one cleaning cycle, and your phone should be germ-free.
The inside compartment can house your phone, no matter what size. It’s pretty spacious so it can even fit small everyday stuff like keys or wallets. Despite all that space, the PhoneSoap Go is designed for portability. This is PhoneSoap’s smallest device — something you can bring along on trips to make sure your handset is sanitized anywhere you go.
On the back of the chest is a USB-A and a USB-C port. This is because the PhoneSoap Go has a 7000mAh battery built into it. That’s enough for 45 cleaning cycles, or four phone charging cycles.
Yes, I said phone charging cycles. That’s because you can actually use it as a power bank. There’s even a slot for your charging cable so you can charge as you sanitize your phone. That means even if the whole cleaning cycle is just 10 minutes, you can leave your phone plugged in longer. There’s even “acoustic outlets” at the bottom so you can hear phone notifications.
Of course, unless I have a petri dish and some phone swabs, I won’t be able to say definitively that this thing can clean 99.99 percent of bacteria on your phone, as the brand claims. But, I will say that if it does end up sanitizing your phone in any capacity, that’s already a good enough deal considering how dirty these things supposedly are, and how much we’re holding on to them on a daily basis.
But really, more than phone cleaning, what you get is peace of mind. Honestly, my own (many, rotating) devices have been chilling a lot in my PhoneSoap ever since I got it.
The PhoneSoap Go retails for US$ 79.95 and you can get it from their website.
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