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Great Tech Gifts For Mom

Flowers are nice but why not get Mom the gift she really wants? Some great gift suggestions from The Online Mom...

Danielle Steel Limited Edition Reader from Sony – A great device for Mom to read everything from her favorite books to RSS feeds and more. This limited edition reader includes download codes for 3 Steel titles and a special embossed cover on a bright pink exterior! Also includes access to 500,000 free public domain books from Google. Priced at $299.99 from Sony stores or SonyStyle.com. (If Mom does not read Danielle Steel, get her the Silver one for the same price!)

iPhone 3G – OK, it’s time to get Mom a smartphone! The trendy and super elegant iPhone remains the perfect choice. She can take and store her favorite pictures, listen to her music, and download hundreds of fun and useful applications. Although Apple is thinking about bringing the iPhone to Verizon, AT&T is currently the exclusive carrier. The 8G version is $199, plus the 2-year rate plan or you can upgrade to the 16G at $299. Apple also offers an iPhone Gift card which you can purchase online so Mom can have fun buying and personalizing her own at the Apple Store!

Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout
– Mom can get ready for Summer 09 with this super-entertaining cardio workout video game for the Wii. Routines include boxing, jogging, jumping rope, and conditioning, with guidance to help Mom stay motivated and entertained! It’s like having a personal trainer without the hassle of the gym! Available on Amazon for $27.99.


Xacti Waterproof Camcorder from Sanyo – Now Mom can capture special moments in the rain, in the snow, and snorkeling under the ocean with this sleek, easy-to-use camcorder. The VPC-E2 (where do they get these names!) comes in a metallic blue and is ultra portable. Priced at $219.95 at B&Hphoto.com. (Memory card not included.)

Nintendo DSi
– You may not think of this as a Mom toy, but it is. Really! When mom is on a trip and tired of reading, she will reach for this great, lighter version of the original Nintendo DS that is even more fun for grown ups!! Play Brain Age Express Math; have fun with the photo manipulation software; or just use it as your browser on-the-go. Priced at $169.99 on Amazon.com

Toshiba Laptop Satellite M300 – A stylish new laptop from Toshiba for under $800. Give Mom the power of mobility with a fully-loaded, fast but still lightweight computer that she can use anywhere – inside the house and out. The Satellite comes in elegant frost white and includes a webcam and the updated Windows Vista, which is great for managing memories, music and movies. Who knew laptops would get this smart and this inexpensive?

LCD Digital Photo Frame from Insignia
– This is a great gift for Mom’s bedroom, living room or office space. It can be loaded with her favorite photos, is easy to use and will bring a smile every day! $99.99 from BestBuy.com.


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