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Top Ten Technology Gifts Ideas for Mother's Day


Great Gadget Gift for Mom 6: iPod FM Transmitter


I'm not proud of this little fact, but my mother had an iPod even before I did. With a commute in to work every day that nets her almost two hours in the car, she was delighted to be able to use her iPod to help pass all that boring "windshield time." Being a fan of talk radio, the biggest perk here for her was the ability to listen to her podcasts while driving and no longer have to wait until she was home. If your mom has an iPod, consider an FM Transmitter to help her get more use out of the brilliant device. (Buy here. )


Great Gadget Gift for Mom 5:Motorola HS850 Bluetooth Ear Piece


Cell phones have become almost ubiquitous these days. My mother, once a crier of "Cell phones are one of the many tools of the devil," now happily carries a Motorola handset herself. Why not get your mom something nice to help her use that communications device more efficiently? As an added bonus, she'll be safer while driving and talking. The Motorola HS850 has been an exemplary choice in the bluetooth ear piece category. Comfortable, easy to use, and compatible with a wide array of cellular phones, it's an overall great choice. (Buy here.)


Great Gadget Gift for Mom 4: Rule the Web, by Mark Frauenfelder

I've bought this book for several family members now, including my mother. Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet---Better, Faster, Easier , by Mark Frauenfelder, is a great book that will make your internet usage leaner, meaner, and more effective AND efficient. Find new and easier ways to perform the tasks you are already doing on the 'net and learn completely new uses for the wonderful interwebs. The added bonus - your mother will learn how to browse the internet free of viruses and spyware/malware. You'll never have to perform the annual cleanup and immunization at Thanksgiving again!  (Buy here)