With Mother’s Day just around the corner, 9News.com.au has put together list of tech ideas for your mum this year.
If you need some ideas to treat mum, we’ve got you covered from every price point.
I’ll always recommend a smart voice assistant. Even just for simple things like setting a timer, asking what the weather is like, or asking Alexa the time. A smart assistant like Amazon’s Echo Dot can go a long way, these devices start from $59.
Google’s Nest Mini also packs a punch, this little device comes in a variety of colours and retails for $79. There’s also the Apple HomePod mini, bringing Siri to life in your home and priced at $139.
There are a tonne of great earphones on the market right now. Here’s our pick for mum this Mother’s Day.
If these aren’t a fashion statement I don’t know what else is. The HUAWEI FreeBuds Lipstick comes in a sleek metallic case, designed to mimic the beauty product. They’ll set you back about $369.
Anyone with a busy lifestyle can appreciate headphones like the Sony Linkbuds. They have an open earbud design allowing you to listen to music or a podcast without missing the important things in life. They also come in a recycled plastic case and packaging, ticking all the eco-friendly boxes. The Sony Linkbuds will set you back $319.
These headphones are for when mum wants to block out the world around her and soak in a good podcast or her favourite album. The noise cancelation on the TCL S600 is truly excellent and they also feature Google voice assistant. The TCL S600 True Wireless headphones come in black or white and start from $199.
Mum on the run? The Suunto 5 Peak is the latest from the Finnish smartwatch brand Suunto. Designed for the outdoors, the Suunto 5 Peak offers a lightweight design, a tonne of high-end features and a solid 100-hour battery life (depending on how you use it). The Suunto 5 Peak comes in a variety of colours and styles and is priced at $499.
The Apple Watch SE is also a great watch for mum, it’s got all the main features and more at a much lower price point than the Apple Watch Series 7. The Apple Watch SE starts from $429.
Do you have a crafty mum? Or perhaps you’ve got a mum that loves to keep organised. The Cricut Joy is the perfect place to start the Cricut journey. This little machine cuts, draws, and creates with over 50 different materials, including leather, vinyl and even some types of wood.
The Cricut Joy can make gift cards, labels, clothing designs and accessories. It’s only about $249 and is available from all the big outlets, including JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Big W.
Who doesn’t love coffee? Nespresso’s Vertuo Next Solo starts at $199, and most of the time it’ll come with some coffee to get you started.
Want something bigger and better? The Nespresso Creatista Pro is the bee’s knees of coffee pod machines, and has been their top of line line machine for two years now. It brews the coffee and froths the milk for you.
No one likes to mop or vacuum, but the latest from Ecovacs is sure to impress. The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni mops, vacuums and cleans itself, and it’s all controlled with your voice. But just a heads up, it comes at a pretty penny!
The X1 Omni was only released this week and retails for $2499. But there are many affordable alternatives from the brand, including the Ecovacs DEEBOT N8 PRO, which you can pick up for around $799, or there’s even the Deebot U2, priced at just $399.
Mum a gamer? Whether it’s Candy Crush or the latest from PlayStation or Xbox, there’s something for everyone. Get mum a few powerups on the iPad with an Apple gift card, or perhaps she’d enjoy a PlayStation Store voucher for a new game. I’d recommend the new game Lake, it was just released on PlayStation 4 and 5, it’s only $25.
In Lake, you play as a successful middle-aged woman who returns from the big city to her small lakeside town to help out her parents. You take over your father’s mail truck and make deliveries throughout town.
If mum’s looking to expand her gamer journey, there’s always the Nintendo Switch Lite. Coming in a variety of colours and priced at just $329, this handheld gaming device will give mum everything she needs to explore new worlds and challenge herself. A Nintendo Switch, alongside Animal Crossing: New Horizons, will have mum sorted!
If mum loves to read, get her a Kindle. Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite may cost $239, but it’ll give mum thousands of books at her finger tips. The Kindle Paperwhite has a battery life that lasts up to 10 weeks, and it’s bath friendly!
The latest version of the Kindle can be submerged under two metres of fresh water for up to an hour – not that I’d recommend testing it out.
There’s also a huge range of audio books available from Amazon’s Audible app. Apple also has their range of audio books available through the Book app on your iPhone or iPad.