As much as we love flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day (seriously, bring it on) we’d never say no to a an awesome Mother’s Day tech gift. Especially one that recognizes we are basically insane on-the-go multi-taskers who manage our entire lives –and our family’s, ahem — with the help of our phones, tablets and laptops. From audio accessories, to chic cases, to online subscriptions that make our lives better, here are some fantastic Mother’s Day tech gift ideas for all the mobile moms out there. Which, to be honest, is all of us these days. Related: The most beautiful floral phone cases for mom...Read More
Tag: iPad accessories
With the geeks among us getting excited for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere in just one month and one day (and yes, I’m counting shut up), I figured I wouldn’t be the only one dying to reconnect with Baby Groot once again. Especially in the form of this completely wonderful Baby Groot USB car charger. No he doesn’t sound like Vin Diesel, but he is sound-activated (Peter Quill would suggest The Pina Colada song) so he’ll dance around in your cup holder while charging your phone. Plus the geniuses at Think Geek who designed him even knew to include two charging ports. Because the...Read More
As moms who sometimes want options beyond floral designs or mod prints on our baby gear, we loved the awesome anime-inspired diaper bag collaboration between Ju-Ju-Be and Tokidoki. So when we found out that they’re launching a new collection of tech bags — including animé laptop sleeves — we kind of geeked out. This new Be Techy collection features Tokidoki’s cool animé patterns and Ju-Ju-Be’s great attention to design and detail. You’ll find laptop and tablet sleeves in two fun patterns on Ju-Ju-Be’s website, or head over to the Tokidoki for the Godzilla-inspired Kaiju City pattern (very top). Related: 7 fun laptop cases for...Read More
Last year, after spending way too long researching the category, I bought a pair of NuForce BE6 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds by Optoma, and soon after, declared them best wireless Bluetooth earbuds thanks to their sleek look, lightweight construction, and very decent sound sound. Well, Optoma has already topped themselves, with their updated model, the NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. Kind of nice when you’re able to beat your own best product before someone else does, right? And with the new iPhone 7 coming sans headphone jack, you might need these more than you think. Reports from the audiophile boyfriend is that they stay in his larger ears even better...Read More
We’ve featured a couple of cool tassel chargers here on Cool Mom Tech because they’re stylish and a pretty handy way to ensure you’ve always get a charging cable at your fingertips. But, if you’re feeling crafty, you can actually make your own thanks to this super simple tutorial we found. Whether you’re looking to add a fun, useful accessory to your own bag, or want to make a cool gift (hello, teacher!), check out this video from Geneva Vanderzeil of A Pair and a Spare that we think is pretty awesome. And better, super easy. For more cool DIY...Read More
Look, you and I both know that those cheap-y car chargers we get at the pharmacy, mall kiosk or as free giveaways at conferences have a limited usefulness before they fizzle out on us — usually at the most inopportune time. So I went looking for the very best USB car chargers that will be ready to rock when you roll, whether you’re in your car all day for work or carpools, or you’re getting ready for a big spring break road trip with the family. Because when you’re maybe a wee bit lost and need to pull over to re-check the...Read More
I just checked out Logitech’s survey that reveals 56% of children are “frequently mishandling mobile devices.” That’s a nicer way of saying they’re dropping them down the stairs, grabbing them from your hands and accidentally pushing them off counter tops. No surprise to parents, right? Now that my kids have use of an iPad Air 2 to play with (as opposed to the much older cracked-screen iPad they were using before), I’m much more cognizant of the type of protection that encases it. Kids tend to drop things, after all. And thanks to one of our favorite brands, I can now add the line of Logitech...Read More
Now that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, we look at it as one more thoughtful opportunity to give a coveted gadget to that special someone. I love any excuse to give (or ahem, get) a tech gift. And it definitely has more longevity than flowers. So in the spirit of the holiday, I’ve rounded-up some of our favorite Valentine’s tech gift ideas, all for less than $75, and all in a big, beautiful, bold red. Because while I do love the hearts that are everywhere on February 14th, red does double duty as a way to honor your love and affection, but also ensure your gift...Read More
I’ve taken hundreds of photos of my kids just in the last couple months. And almost every single one was taken with my phone. Even though I have a nice DSLR camera, it’s so heavy, it’s just not practical to lug it with me everywhere. Especially considering I’m just an avid amateur who likes getting great shots of her kids. So I’m really excited about the cool innovations of the DxO One camera that’s making it possible for me to take DSLR-quality photos with my phone. When I first heard about this, I was pretty intrigued and was thrilled we received a review unit to try out. Now,...Read More
I grew up in the 80s, so friendship bracelets were always layered up my wrists by the dozens, usually made at sleepovers while we gossiped about boys. While I’m happy to let a my formerly 80’s essentials go (I’m looking at you, Aqua Net), this is one tradition I’m excited to pass on to my kids. Only now friendship bracelets have a really intriguing high-tech twist, thanks to i-loom. This toy lets you build your bracelet designs with a companion app, and then gives you the step-by-step instructions to make it. Ihave to admit, there’s part of me that’s geeky excited about this. I never learned...Read More
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