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5 Gadgets to Optimize Mom's Wireless Experience

5 Gadgets to Optimize Mom's Wireless Experience

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for mom.

Whether your mom is totally tech-savvy or just learning the ropes, chances are there’s a piece of tech that’s just right for her. Check out our guide to new tech gifts for moms.


Always popular thanks to its portability and sleek styling, a Tablet can be a perfect gift for a parent - often easier to navigate than both a laptop or a phone. A Tablet can become the new go-to gadget for everything from entertainment to communication.

If she’s already used to Apple devices, you’ve got some fine options with the new iPad Pro or the less expensive iPad and iPad Air models. If she’s an Android user, there are smart options with the Samsung and LG Tablets on the market.

Chargers & External Batteries

Looking for something less expensive? If your mom is an avid Smartphone or Tablet user, she could probably use an extra charger or battery case, especially when she’s away from home.

Check out some options for portable chargers, battery cases and external batteries that will keep her devices charged no matter where she takes them whether that’s on the daily bus or train commute to the office or a weekend away.

Range Extender

If your mom lives in a larger house or likes to spend time in the yard or garden, she may want to take her phone or Tablet with her beyond the reach of a standard router.

A Wi-Fi range extender can help keep her devices connected to Wi-Fi wherever she goes. Consider an extender for bringing Wi-Fi to outdoor environments like the beach or camp site or homes with reduced cell reception to make sure she has great coverage.

Connected Home Items

For the truly tech-savvy mom, help her connect items around the house to her phone or Tablet with the help of the Internet of Things.

Whether it’s a smart thermostat that automatically adjusts to your preferred temperature, a video security system that turns on when you leave home or smart lighting you can manage from anywhere, Mom will be able to take control over the house with new smart tech.

Item Tracker

Whether it’s your mom who’s forgetful or others in the family, help her keep track of frequently misplaced items with the Find Tracker.

Just attach a Find tag to the item Mom wants to track and when it goes missing, she can find it using her Smartphone or Tablet. Tags work well for items lost around the house or other common locations, but can also help recover items that are stolen.

Milvian Prieto, a New Jersey-based writer, is on a quest to find the best apps that benefit 20-somethings and young families. She loves learning about technology and the way it impacts our lives. 

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