While everyone’s mom is pretty epic (I’ve seen mine take on a full grown dassie – true story), our beloved mommas could always use a little bit of a gadget-infused help here and there; and with Mother’s Day around the corner, what better way to appreciate your birth-giver than recommending some great gadgets to help her maintain her super-mom statuses.
Moms love labels
It’s a fact – mom’s love labelling things. From school socks to lunchboxes, everything has always had a label on it, so why not give your mom the ultimate label-creation tool this Mother’s Day? There’s something oh-so-satisfying about printing out a perfect professional-looking label and sticking it on its assigned place. The LabelWorks LW-400 prints out beautifully printed labels in a variety of font sizes to make finding things as easy as pie.
Momma’s little helper
If your mom is the always-connected, Whatsapp-loving, phone-obsessed mom on-the-go, this is the gadget for her. This new in-ear innovation allows you to respond to texts and get things done without having to lift a finger. Sony Xperia Ear is basically an in-ear personal assistant.The easy-to-use device allows you to communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures. Powered by Sony Agent Technology; an adaptive platform, Xperia Ear responds to verbal commands, so you can ask it to make a call, perform an internet search, dictate a message or navigate to a certain location.
Forget the selfie stick, PopSockets are where it’s at! These nifty little gizmos are the best way to take a selfie – and let’s be honest, most moms love a good selfie. This oh-so-simple little smartphone accessory is a phone grip and stand in one and will make your life so much easier in so many ways. Supermodel Gigi Hadid, TV personality, Giuliana Rancic, and selfie queen, Kylie Jenner are just some of the celebs that use PopSockets. It also doubles up as a hands-free phone stand for your car, kitchen, or wherever you need it!
Nothing beats a slice (or five) of warm, fresh bread in the morning, but actually doing all the planning, preparing, and baking in order to enjoy homemade bread can be a pain. So, the Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker is a no-brainer for moms. This fabulous gadget is super easy to use and basically does all the hard graft for you – just toss in the ingredients for your bread, press a button or two and come back in a few hours when you’re bread is done. You can even set it to start baking first thing in the morning so your bread is ready and waiting when you wake up (genius). Other nifty features include a raisin/nut dispenser, gluten-free bread mode, as well as jam and compote mode! The gluten-free mode is particularly clever as the machine is able to adjust the way it mixes the ingredients and kneads the dough during the baking process.
Price: from R299
Smartphone accessories are to moms what bolognese is to spaghetti – they just go together. And every mom’s snazzy smartphone needs an equally impressive smartphone cover. Houdt creates excellent smartphone covers from another Mother, and her name is Nature. Proudly made in the Mother City (with lashings of love), Houdt’s collection of nature-inspired cover, which have been created in collaboration with local artists and illustrators, are custom-made for Apple and Samsung devices.