Mother's Day is right around the corner. But if you still haven't found that perfect gift for your mom, we've got some tech-inspired ideas for you.
Why It Works: Members of your gallery can e-mail photos directly to this Wi-Fi enabled digital picture frame. The frame contains 128MB of built-in memory, plus slots for virtually all memory card types, as well as USB connectivity for computers. It can also play MP3s with built-in speakers.
Why It Works: With a smudge-free touch screen, this digital photo frame has icons that give you control and access to digital photos, MP3s and video clips. The frame is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatible, allowing users to transfer their photos to the digital frame via a Wi-Fi connection or to sync the frame with a Bluetooth-enabled phone. The frame has a 6-in-1 memory card reader, standard and mini USB 2.0 ports, a clock, a calendar, an alarm clock and a slick "page turn" effect that enables you to view photos by swiping the display with your finger.
Why It Works: With its seven-inch widescreen LCD display, this frame allows for viewing JPEG photos in 480 x 234 screen resolution. It has a mini USB port and cable, AC adapter, and a 4-in-1 memory card slot that supports most of today's popular memory card formats.
Why It Works: This camera's new technical innovations are what make it special. A new "dual blog mode" automatically resizes any still image or movie you've captured for blogs, e-mail and video-sharing Web sites like YouTube. A new "successive movie mode" allows for in-camera video editing. The camera's face detection technology with red eye removal identifies up to 10 human faces in a scene and sets the correct focus for a chosen primary face. It also automatically set exposure for all detected faces, regardless of where the subjects are located within the frame. It's available in hot pink, jet black, wasabi green and ice blue.
Why It Works: For those rare minutes when mom finds herself with a little quiet time, the Sony Reader lets her carry the book group's latest pick wherever she is: in the carpool line or waiting at soccer practice. The reader can hold about 160 eBooks or hundreds more with optional removable memory cards. It has a six-inch display, weighs 9 ounces, and is 1/3-inches thick. Forgot your reading glasses? No worries, just increase the font size of the text. Sony's online ebook store has more than 20,000 titles to choose from, ranging from classics to today's best sellers.
Why It Works: Moms are turning to the Touch for on-the-go entertainment, downloading music and movies for when they get a few minutes to breathe, or to catch up on missed episodes of Grey's Anatomy. With the iPod Touch they can play their favorite music, watch a video or surf the Internet on the 3.5 inch widescreen display. With Wi-Fi built in, you can buy songs or movies from the iTunes store or check email on the go. Get free engraving and free shipping from Apple.com
Price: $499 for 32 GB, $369 for 16 GB