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Mother's Day Technology Gifts 2015 - Technology Gift Guide Roundup

By Maria Densley

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Aether Cone

Aether Cone_blackandcopper

Description: Cone by Aether is the first music player that learns where, when and what you like to listen to in order to play the perfect sound for the moment. Cone uses your inputs -- such as skipping a song, changing the volume, or requests via voice control -- to build a listening experience tailored to you. Think of it like having your own (very stylish) personal DJ.For example, on Wednesday evening you ask Cone to “play Frank Sinatra” using voice control. The next night it’s not necessarily going to play Frank Sinatra, but something similar. And if that’s not right for the situation, you can simply turn the dial and Cone will slightly deprioritize that song. Cone takes about two minutes to set up out of the box, then you simply turn the front dial and it instantly plays the perfect music for the moment, as well as podcasts and Internet radio. You can stream audio wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or computer using Airplay. And recently, Aether announced Bluetooth and Multi-room capabilities for Cone, which makes it the perfect companion for you anytime, anywhere. No matter where you listen, Cone can take care of the soundtrack.

Price: $399.00 Visit the Website

VIEVU² Body-Worn Video Camera

VIEVU² Front and Back

Description: VIEVU² is the first ruggedized, wearable video camera for "Prosumers” and the professional workforce built on the same military-grade technology used by law enforcement/government. VIEVU² is milled from a solid block of aluminum allowing it to withstand the bumps/bruises of daily use, and can be worn on a belt, lapel, pocket, or other places bulkier cameras simply don’t fit (*go ahead weekend warrior, VIEVU² is great for hiking/biking/skiing and other fun video taking, and makes an awesome companion when strolling about with friends and family). Aimed at professionals including private contractors, insurance adjusters, facilities maintenance, fleet management, inspectors and technicians, etc., VIEVU² captures video ideal for protecting against erroneous accountability/liability claims, property protection, and mitigating workplace theft; C-level, other executives such as HR reps can use it to document meetings and other important employee interactions. VIEVU² pairs with a iPhone/Android mobile app for view-finding, framing and editing, with easy upload to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, email, or text accounts. VIEVU² records in HD video (1080p) with 90 minutes record time, and is compatible with 802.11g/n Wi-Fi network.

Price: $349.99 Visit the Website

Soundmatters Ships World’s Slimmest, Lightest High-Fidelity Bluetooth Speaker – DASH7

DASH7 Thinnest Bluetooth Speaker

Description: DASH7 is World’s Best Travel Speaker – ¾ Inch Über-Flat Pocket-Portable Wireless Soundbar & Speakerphone Ultimate Audio for Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops, Guitars & More With Huge Omnidirectional Sound, 5th Generation Twoofer, & BassBattery for True Hi-Fi Music Includes Stand for On-Axis Listening Soundmatters www.soundmatters.com, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today that it is shipping the world’s slimmest, lightest high-fidelity Bluetooth Speaker, the DASH7. DASH7 is an über-flat ¾ inch-high wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar and speakerphone with huge omnidirectional sound in a thin size that slides into the slimmest purse or jacket pocket. The world’s best travel speaker, DASH7 features 5th generation twoofer and BassBattery for true hi-fi sound with an angled stand for direct on-axis high resolution music, creating a great soundstage with the best stereo separation for serious music listeners.

Price: $219.00 Visit the Website

Control Your Heating From Afar With North America's First Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat For Floor Heating

Nuheat SIGNATURE - North America's First Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat for Electrical Floor Heat

Description: Imagine if you enjoy the comfort and convenience of controlling your heating and monitoring your energy use from anywhere and anytime? Nuheat SIGNATURE is the first WiFi enabled thermostat for in-floor electric radiant heating systems to come to North America. With this intuitive innovation, homeowners from US and Canada can have the ability to remotely access 7-day programming and energy monitoring features in up to 16 zones on an application developed for iOS or Android smartphones and web browsers. Order yours on www.nuheat.com

Price: $200.00 to $265.00 Visit the Website

The Korus M20—The First Ultra High Fidelity Mobile Wireless Speaker That Expands To A Four-Speaker Audio System

Korus M20 Ultra High Fidelity Mobile Wireless Speaker

Description: Perfect for kids and adults, the easy-to-use Korus M20 offers BIG, high quality sound on-the-go for music, videos and games from your iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ device, Mac® or PC. The M20 is brilliantly simple to set up, allowing you to instantly connect and play your music anywhere, with no Wi-Fi network configuration required. Weighing in at only 1.2 pounds and small enough to fit easily into your bag or backpack, the new SKAA-enabled Korus M20 delivers crystal clear sound along with the greatest range of any wireless speaker on the market (up to 85 feet indoors and 175 feet outdoors). The M20 is built for people on-the-go, with a rubber finish that provides extra grip and scratch resistance. The speaker is water resistant and features a built-in carabineer clip for added flexibility to carry or hang the Korus M20 to your backpack, golf bag or almost anywhere. The M20 comes equipped with a built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calls, perfect for business meetings or group phone calls. A built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery allows you and your friends to DJ for up to 17 hours of continuous play.

Price: $199.00 Visit the Website

Nextbook 10.1

Nextbook 10.1

Description: The Nextbook 10.1” Windows 8.1 tablet comes with a detachable magnetic keyboard that turns your tablet into a laptop, making it perfect for both work and play. At $179, the Nextbook 2-in-1 tablet is an incredible value with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 60 Skype world minutes per month. Whether it’s working on an Excel spreadsheet, emailing a report, video chatting with a friend, or watching the latest movie, the new Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 tablet can handle any task and get more done while at home, at work or on the go. It features a 10.1” high-definition IPS screen with multi-touch and expanded viewing angles, 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card up to 64GB, Bluetooth 4.0 and built-in WiFi, a front webcam and back camera with microphone, micro USB port, mini HDMI port, 3-axis g-sensor for apps and gaming, plus preloaded software such as Nook for Windows 8. The Nextbook 10.1” tablet is available for $179 at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-10.1-Tablet-32GB-Windows-8.1-Case-Keyboard/39092206)

Price: $179.00 Visit the Website

Fagor's Induction PRO Cooktop

Fagor Induction PRO

Description: Fagor's Induction PRO is the newest, latest and most versatile portable cook-top that is safe and easy to use. This cook-top offers 8 new user-friendly quick launch buttons that take the guesswork our of cooking. Not only does this unit use 90% of energy produced while providing precise and instant heat, but it also cooks up to 50% faster than gas and electric, which saves energy, time and money.

Price: $149.95 Visit the Website

NYNE Aqua Waterproof And Floating Bluetooth Speaker

NYNE Aqua Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Description: The NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 tested, featuring 100 percent waterproof protection so you can enjoy your favorite tunes swimming at the pool, singing in the shower, hanging out on the beach, or hitting the snowmobile trails. No matter what outdoor adventure you choose, Aqua allows you to truly jam out with no worries. With an IPX7 rating, Aqua can be safely submersed in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, so no matter the situation, you can truly enjoy your music worry free. Have it next to the pool or floating in the water! It features Bluetooth technology for wireless pairing with a smartphone or tablet, a built-in microphone to answer incoming calls, 10 hours of playtime, and a detachable waterproof strap for hanging wherever the party goes. Aqua is available now for $129.95 at retailers such as Abt Electronics, Altex Computers & Electronics, Amazon.com, BrandsMart, Electronics Expo, Huppin’s, Sonic Electronix, Walmart.com, World Wide Stereo, and more.

Price: $129.95 Visit the Website

FliCharge Deluxe Pad & Case

fliCharge Deluxe Pad & Case for iPhone 4/4S Bundle

Description: Enable your iPhone 4/4S for wire-free charging with the fliCharge Deluxe Pad & Case for iPhone 4/4S Bundle. fliCharge technology is integrated into a two-piece plastic hard case that slides snugly over the body of the iPhone. Embedded into the back of the protective case is the fliCharge contact module that makes electrical connection with the surface of the fliCharge Pad. The Deluxe Pad measures 9" X 4-1/4" in size, is very thin and capable of delivering up to 20 Watts of power — plenty of power to simultaneously charge multiple devices such as cell phones, portable music players, and tablet computers. A single fliCharge Deluxe Pad placed on a conference room table or break room can keep the whole office's mobile devices charged and ready to go! Includes: fliCharge case for iPhone 4/4S, fliCharge Deluxe Pad, and AC Power Adapter. Visit www.flicharge.com for more information.

Price: $109.00 Visit the Website

Geekbox Wireless Speaker

Front and back of Geekbox Wireless Speaker (hands-free operation) with 4-gig of onboard memory for uploading user’s music collection.

Description: Geekbox is a wireless speaker that is small enough to fit in a cup holder but provides BIG SOUND – any time, any place. It is the perfect gift for music, TV, book, movie and game lovers. In seconds, the Geekbox syncs to any Bluetooth-capable device to play music, audio books, audio when watching Netflix, gaming and movie audio, and much more. The quality of this loud but clear speaker compares to more expensive speakers offered by ‘monster’ companies but at a fraction of the cost. Users can stream music from Iradio websites, like RadioBuzz101.com, Pandora or Spotify, whether in a vehicle or golf cart, at pool- or beach-side, or while lounging on deck. It includes built-in high-quality microphone for speaker-phone operation, meeting hands-free requirements. Non-Bluetooth devices can be linked via the device’s headphone output. Geekbox has a 4 gigabyte SD memory card, upgradable to 32 gigs, to download personal music collections to the Geekbox. With its built-in Lithium-Ion battery, this unique 2.5 inch x 3 inch, 0.5-pound speaker provides up to 8 hours of playtime. The Geekbox uses a 1.5 inch full-range magnetic tweeter and bass film subwoofer for sound levels over 100 decibels. Included is a mini-USB cable for audio transfer in .mp3 and .wma formats from computer to Geekbox and battery charging (zero to full charge in 1.5 to 2 hours), a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio cable for connection to non-Bluetooth devices, and a carrying case.

Price: $100.00 Visit the Website

Custom Made To Order Genuine Leather Phone Cases And Wallets

Best selling Apple iPhone 5S leather holster with back cover.

Description: Story Leather (www.storyleather.com) specializes in custom made to order genuine leather phone cases and wallets. All of our cases are handcrafted and tailored to fit base on client's specifications. Choose from over 100 different leather colors/textures and customize it with over 100 different customizable attributes and styles. Each case or wallet is individually made to order and truly unique. Story Leather's philosophy is simple, we feel everyone's unique and everyone has a sense of style that can be told through what they wear and how they accessorize themselves. We make something that is uniquely you to tell YOUR story one case at a time. We address the following issues for our customers: 1. Ladies wanting to consolidate their purse/wallet/phone - we have a wallet phone case called the Cartera. 2. Men looking for a holster to fit their smartphone with a protective case or extended battery; there's nothing on the market, least to say in high quality and fashionable style - we make custom made to order cases tailor to fit the device. 3. Business professionals carrying 2 phones, one for work, one for home. We have a solution for this called the Double Decker.

Price: $89.99 Visit the Website

NYNE Royal Series -- Rose Gold Bluetooth Speaker With Bike Clips

NYNE Cruiser Royal Series Bluetooth Speaker

Description: Who doesn’t love listening to music as they get ready for a night out or when having friends over? What about when burning calories on a bike ride or at the gym? The NYNE Cruiser Royal Series is a new Bluetooth speaker that is also a fashion statement. Available in carbonado black or pearl white with rose gold accents, the Cruiser speaker can coordinate with your gold smartphone and play your favorite music wherever life takes you - from home to work to the gym to play. Designed with the active lifestyle in mind, the NYNE Cruiser portable Bluetooth speaker comes with handlebar clips that mount to a bike, exercise machine, or even jogging stroller for on-the-go music enjoyment. Without the clips, it delivers crisp, clear music for all your daily activities. Features include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, built-in microphone, 10-hour rechargeable battery, built-in USB power bank, and more. Available now for $79.95 at retailers such as Sonic Electronix, BrandsMart, Huppin’s, OneCall.com, Walmart.com, and more.

Price: $79.95 Visit the Website

NOON VR - The Next Generation Of Virtual Reality

NOON VR- The Next Generation Of Virtual Reality

Description: NOON VR headset is compatible with most smartphones and virtual reality apps, though it is best optimized for KOOM, an app that utilizes smartphone’s native capabilities such as sensors, on-screen display and computing power, to view VR content from the smartphone itself. The headset will be available for $79, providing high-quality virtual reality content at an affordable price. Users can immerse themselves in first-person RPG games or watch 3D or standard movies with an IMAX-like big screen, all from the comfort of their couch.

Price: $79.00 Visit the Website

Logitech Hinge For IPad Air

Logitech Hinge

Description: Give mom a gift that allows her to comfortably watch Netflix in bed or read a book on her tablet, while protecting her precious iPad Air. The Logitech Hinge is a flexible case that holds her tablet in any angle for reading, viewing, playing or typing, all while protecting it from bumps, scratches and spills. Logitech's Hinge is the one case for Mom this season.

Price: $59.99 Visit the Website

First Waterproof Case For Bluetooth Speakers

AudioActiv VAULT cases float!

Description: AudioActiv's VAULT cases are the first-ever 100% waterproof protective carry cases for Bluetooth speakers like the Jawbone JAMBOX and Bose Soundlink series. Enjoy your music everywhere - the pool, lake, beach, river, golf course - and don't worry about damaging, denting or even scratching your expensive speaker. Optional accessories allow the speaker to be mounted onto a bike or in a boat. AudioActiv's VAULT case is the perfect gift for any music lover!

Price: $59.99 to $109.99 Visit the Website

IStabilizer Announces The Perfect Selfie Creator – Monopod & Shutter Remote Bundle For Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Action Photos

iStablizer "Selfie" Bundle

Description: Patent-Pending Lightweight 1 Foot Monopod Extends Over 3 Feet with Bluetooth Shutter Remote to Take Selfie Photos & Videos without Reaching No More Unflattering Selfies, No Extreme Close-ups, Cut off Heads, Facial Distortions, & Awkward Positions – Fit Everyone in for Group Shots Never Leave Yourself out of the Photo! Great Holiday Gift for Selfie-Possessed Teens & Adults for Instagram, Twitter & Facebook Photos -- Works with Smartphones, GoPro, POV Action Cameras, iPod touch, Digital Cameras & Camcorders iStabilizer™ www.istabilizer.com, the leader in universal lightweight compact tripods, steady cams, dollies, mounts, and remotes for smartphones, tablets, and digital and action cameras, announced today the iStabilizer Monopod and Shutter Remote Bundle -- the perfect selfie creator. The patent-pending iStabilizer Monopod and Bluetooth Shutter Remote captures photo and video selfies and group shots that fit everyone in without cutting off heads, extreme close-ups, facial distortions/warping, awkward positions or missing photographer -- never leave yourself out of a family photo again! Priced at only $59.95 (20% off as compared to buying each product separately at $74.90), the iStabilizer Monopod and Shutter Remote Bundle makes a great holiday gift for selfie-possessed teens and adults and creates the easiest, most flattering Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter selfies you’ve ever taken.

Price: $59.95 Visit the Website

AT&T Unite Pro Mobile Hotspot By NETGEAR

AT&T Unite Pro Mobile Hotspot by NETGEAR

Description: Whether you’re on a road trip, on vacation, at the park, or working from the sidelines of a game — there are times when WiFi access is essential, and you don’t want to be limited to just your phone. The AT&T Unite Pro gives you SECURE Internet access via AT&T’s 4G LTE network to keep your life connected on-the-go. AT&T Unite Pro by NETGEAR features: • Connect up to 15 WiFi devices • Secure Internet access via AT&T’s 4G LTE network • Easy to use color touchscreen • Up to 16 hours of battery life • Battery Boost to keep your smartphone going • Dual-band Wi-Fi for maximum reliability and speed with compatible Wi-Fi devices Price: $49.99 with a new two-year contract. Availability at AT&T stores and http://www.att.com/unitepro

Price: $49.99 Visit the Website

Cobra Two-Way Radio Series

Cobra CXT 645

Description: Cobra's two-way radios consist of a powerful lineup including the Cobra 100 and 300 Series and its rugged, All-Terrain radios including the 500, 600 and 1000 Series. Cobra's highly affordable and reliable series feature extended range in a compact design and include call alerts and Micro-USB charging capabilities. CXT 100 Series: Cobra's most economical weather radio solutions on the market featuring a 16-mile communication range, Roger Beep and Power Saver Circuitry. CXT 300 Series: Designed for outdoor use and features a 23-mile range, NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, NOAA Auto All Hazards Alerts that allows Voice Activated Transmission for hands-free use. Cobra CXT 545: Cobra's waterproof model that features a 28-mile range with NOAA alerts, NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, VibrAlert, hands-free voice-activated transmission, LED flashlight and rubberized grips. Cobra CXT 645: The newest addition to Cobra's TWRs is the CXT 645, which features a rugged, waterproof exterior with up to a 35-mile range with NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, VibrAlert, hands-free voice-activated transmission, LED flashlight and rubberized grips. Cobra CXT 1000 Series: The Cobra CXT 1035R and CXT 1035 CAMO feature a waterproof casing and floating design and offer up to 37-mile communication range. The CXT 1035R offer's Cobra patented Rewind-Say-Again® and the CXT 135 CAMO features a RealTree® Max 4 Camo pattern.

Price: $49.95 to $99.95 Visit the Website

ArtRage 4.5 Goes 64-Bit For Faster Painting, Larger & More Complex Projects

ArtRage 4.5 Most Realistic Painting Software

Description: San Francisco, CA – Ambient Design (www.artrage.com), the award-winning creator of realistic art software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone, announces the launch of ArtRage 4.5, a major upgrade to their popular painting software for Mac and Windows. This update is free for all registered users of ArtRage 4, available for immediate download from the ArtRage Members Area at: http://members.artrage.com, with upgrade discounts for owners of previous versions of ArtRage. Full information can be found at: http://www.artrage.com/artrage-4/free-update. ArtRage 4.5 features a 64-bit engine for Mac OS X and Windows, which provides speed improvements and enables working on larger canvases and more complex projects. ArtRage 4.5 also includes canvas grid overlays, stylus tilt support for the pencil tool, a new font picker, multi-touch gesture support for Mac OS X, and more.

Price: $49.90 Visit the Website

Mechanic Advisor Connection Key

The Mechanic Advisor Connection Key

Description: The Mechanic Advisor Connection Key plugs into your automobile’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, a standard port that provides real-time vehicle data and diagnostic codes. These codes are traditionally understood only by dealers and mechanics, but with the Connection Key in place, they are translated into plain English for those who aren’t mechanically savvy, educating the consumer about their vehicle and empowering them to seek out repairs. Using Bluetooth Low Energy, the Connection Key links to a smartphone app to provide an easy-to-understand dashboard of real-time vehicle data on performance, potential diagnostic issues and maintenance updates, in addition to the ability to communicate directly with hundreds of thousands of local, specialized mechanics. The Connection Key is the first to combine these four critical capabilities Connection Key is available for pre-order today at a significant discount – $44.95 by visiting (www.mechanicadvisor.com); shipments will begin in Q1 2015. At general availability, it will be priced at $74.95.

Price: $44.95 Visit the Website

Glam Screen Tempered Glass Mirror Screen Protector


Description: The Glam Screen tempered glass PINK mirror screen protector is the fist pink tinted mirror that will totally transform the look of your phone. When your screen is off or dark, you will have a super HD pink tinted mirror which disappears when the screen light is on. The tempered glass protection is scratch resistant and allows for a bubble-free application.

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

The Coolest Mobile IDevice Charger - Cheero DANBOARD For Travelers, Students, Anyone On The Go!

cheero DANBOARD Mobile iDevice Charger

Description: Don't ever get caught again with a dead smartphone, tablet or other digital device. cheero USA, maker of highly lauded accessories for digital devices, introduces the cheero Power Plus 10400mAh DANBOARD version and Power Plus DANBOARD version -mini- 6000mAh, powerful mobile charging devices with looks based on the popular Japanese DANBOARD anime character. The high quality, officially licensed cheero Power Plus DANBOARD products are now available through Amazon and other select online sites. With their charming design, advanced features and low price, the device chargers will be one of the “must have” tech products for 2014 and a gift-giving favorite for business, travelers and students of all ages.

Price: $30.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

EYN Case

EYN Case

Description: EYN cases can fit on most smartphones including the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone. The Eyn cases (which stands for “everything you need”) are 5” x 2 3/8 x 3/4, and services as an all-in-one storage piece for cash, credit cards, keys, and of course, your smart phone. EYN has a built-in storage compartment that also serves as protection for your smart phone as well. Also included is a mirror inside, which doubles as a stand to rest your case while watching videos or playing applications with ease. Cases are available in many colors, and each includes a strap to go around your wrist while going out to functions or just going to the gym. Eyn cases can also be customized with images and initials. Eyn retails for $29.99 and can be purchased at http://www.eynproducts.com/collections/

Price: $29.99 to $34.99 Visit the Website

Fuel Micro Charger - World's Smallest Cellphone Charger

Devotec - Fuel Micro Charger

Description: The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 - 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby, depending on how you use your cell phone. Perfect for when you have had an unexpected delay, or haven't been able to fully charge your phone, and you need to make a few calls, send a work email or use your GPS and maps function to find your way home. Tiny Tiny Tiny The Fuel Micro charger is the world’s smallest cell phone recharging device. And it is absolutely tiny- just 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch. It’s so small that it can sit easily on your keyring, you can slip it into the 5th pocket of your jeans, or even have it hanging off your cellphone. The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is an emergency back-up solution. The Micro Charger is fully rechargeable, and is able to keep it’s charge for at least 1 month before needing to be recharged (our calculations suggest closer to 3 months, so we are being conservative!)

Price: $25.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

DUBS Acoustic Filters

DUBS Acoustic Filters

Description: DUBS Acoustic Filters combine advanced acoustical physics with high-design to reduce noise while simultaneously preserving the fidelity of sound. Rather than shutting out sound completely, the DUBS act as an audio “filter” to let preferred frequencies in while minimizing the rest. This creates a personal controlled acoustic environment that’s radically different than anything else in today’s passive, protective audio landscape. When wearing the DUBS, it’s almost as if you’ve adjusted the volume knob down on the world so noises are better optimized to your comfort and safety, but still crisp enough for you to fully enjoy the clarity of live experiences like music and conversation. DUBS Acoustic Filters come in four colors and are the perfect travel accessory fitting right in your pocket or purse. The DUBS are available for $25 at Best Buy, Amazon, select SoulCycle locations in NYC/LA, and www.getdubs.com.

Price: $25.00 Visit the Website

HomeZada Is An Online Home Management Solution To Help You Manage All The Documents, Photos And Data About Your Home.

HomeZada logo

Description: HomeZada (www.homezada.com ) is an innovative online and mobile software application that organizes and manages your home by tracking home improvement projects, maintenance calendar checklists, a home inventory and all the home finances. Adding an unlimited number of photos and documents is a must for managing everything about your home in one place. The cloud based solution helps people save money improving and maintaining their home while being better organized and prepared.

Price: $0.01 to $59.00 Visit the Website

Published on Apr 28, 2015

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