2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide—Technology

rapidxRapidX X5 Car Charger with 5 USB Ports

Charge five devices at once—at twice the speed of a regular wall charger. This rapid car charger caters to a car full of friends and family. Two of the ports use intelligent recognition, reading your device then charging as fast as possible from two to 2.4 amps.

Blink cameras IndoorBlink

If you are looking for a low cost gift that provides peace of mind, look no further than Blink, an ultra-affordable home security and video monitoring system perfect for parents and recent grads. Blink systems start at only $99, come with free cloud storage and, at the size of a post-it note, fit perfectly into any home.

Wireless and intuitive, Blink is easy to set up and delivers crystal-clear HD video through the Blink app, which allows users to view live or recorded video. As soon as motion is detected, video starts recording and an alert is sent directly to the connected smartphone or tablet, allowing you to see what caused the alert and decide how to respond.

For mom and dad, who are likely tech learners, Blink is the perfect companion as systems can be DIY installed in under 5 minutes. For recent grads who are likely always on the move, Blink provides a home security choice that is affordable with no monthly fees, and is portable for renters.

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Year after year of buying a Mother’s Day present can run you out of ideas, especially if she seems to have everything. There is one item that every Mother can use day in and day out to help her stay connected and that’s a portable charger, but don’t just settle for a cheap and unsafe one you can buy at a gas station or drug store.

myCharge makes a variety of quality chargers that feature Safe Cell™ Technology, which delivers 12 layers of battery and device protections and Hyper-Charge™, which charges smartphones up to 30% faster than the supplied charger the phone comes with. The HubXtra is one of myCharge’s popular chargers. It features a built-in Apple Lightning and Micro-USB cable and has prongs on the back of the unit to directly charge it from a wall outlet, meaning that is one less thing Mom is required to remember to bring along!

picturekeeperPicture Keeper Connect

Over 13 million and counting tag their photos #JustGoShoot on Instagram, but will they have enough storage for all their photos? And can they keep them safely stored? Picture Keeper is the ultimate solution for freeing up space up on phones, laptops, etc! Picture Keeper safely stores photos on a convenient device and eliminates duplicates allowing for more opportunities to #JustGoShoot!

#JustGoShoot With Picture Keeper

Save space on your phone with this photo backup system

Look around – you see that mom, dad or best friend snapping pictures at a graduation, Memorial day party, or wedding? They want to preserve those memories, but what good is it if eventually, they’ll run out of space on their phone? With Picture Keeper Connect, #JustGoShoot – the ultra convenient photo backup system will do the rest. Like the 13 million+ photos on Instagram with the #JustGoShoot hashtag, Picture Keeper motivates you to follow the advice of this uber popular social media following!

Capture the priceless memories from any of your summer travels, Memorial Day, graduation, Father’s Day or Mother’s Day with Picture Keeper Connect! No WiFi? No data? No problem! It works anywhere and because your files aren’t stored online, you maintain control of your photos.

You take the photos – let Picture Keeper Connect keep them safe and leave you with room for more! Find out why everyone is loving this photo backup system:

  • No-Fuss Backup: Backing up your photos and videos has never been simpler. With Picture keeper Connect, simply download the free app, plug in the drive into your device, and launch the app. Just click Start Backup and let Picture Keeper Connect do all the work.
  • Get Creative: Craft custom gifts and prints with your photos directly from the drive using the app. Great for a personal touch to birthday, graduation, Mother’s Day and Christmas gifts as well!
  • Keep Calm & Connect: In an emergency, simply plug the drive into any phone or smart device for instant access to stored contacts and important phone numbers.
  • Fast & Flexible: View files on your Mom’s phone or share your photos from your own computer or phone. Added bonus: no internet connection required! Share endless photos and videos with family and friends – without using your data plan.
  • Enjoy Every Minute: With Picture Keeper Connect, you’re able to view, select, backup and delete single items or entire albums with just the touch of a button. It’s stress-free and gives you extra time to spend with friends and family.

Did you get a notice that your phone’s storage is full? Don’t panic – use Picture Keeper Connect! The best choice for protecting your memory, this advanced tech allows you to cherish those candid moments without worrying about storage space. Enjoy the stress-free software solution for backing up your most special recollections. #JustGoShoot and never worry about phone memory again with Picture Keeper Connect!

Picture Keeper Connect is compatible with both iPhone and Android, as well as Mac and PC computers. For a more detailed list, click here.

Starting from $119.99


Every Mom and Dad Has A Story Behind Their Loved Ones/Favorite Moments:  A photo says a thousand words they say, which is def. true. But, what if you actually had an audio story with all the photos in your photo book?  Introducing Storyglory, which is a free mobile app to download and has packages under $50 for a starter kit that takes everyday photos and allows you/your family or your friends to make audio stories behind each photo.  Every parent loves sharing memories of their children, their high school sweetheart, their wedding day, their favorite vacation etc.

You can see a video of how Storyglory works by visiting: storyglory.me

MOHU ReLeafMohu ReLeaf HDTV Antenna 

ReLeaf is the TV industry’s first and only eco-friendly HDTV antenna that is literally built from ‘ditched’ cable set-top boxes. The ReLeaf offers unlimited access to free, over-the-air broadcast TV networks, like FOX, for a one-time fee. It’s the perfect gift to help TV lovers get the same channels and save some money. In fact, Mohu’s antennas like ReLeaf have helped customers save over $300M by reducing or eliminating cable bills.

BONUS: If you like ReLeaf, but you’re unsure what cord cutting tool to get, Mohu created Untangle.TV – a free online application that provides suggestions on how to cut the cord based on your TV viewing behaviors. Untangle.TV provides a customized list of product and service recommendations in order to help consumers save time and money by taking the guesswork out of their cord cutting journey.

Group JBL CHARGE3 GRJBL Speakers and Bluetooth Headphones

JBL Charge 3 ($149.95) is the ultimate, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package. The Charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing. Its high-capacity battery provides 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphones and tablets via its USB output. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button. Available in black, blue, grey, red and teal.

  • The JBL Charge 3 can be purchased on JBL.com and at select retail locations including Best Buy and Target.  The JBL Charge 3 is available in multiple colors.

JBL Reflect Contour ($99.95) wireless sport headphones feature Bluetooth connectivity and Dual Lock technology for an extra secure fit during intense workouts. The sweat proof headphones include highly reflective cables for visibility during late-night sweat session and pack up to 8 hours of music and call time. The headphones are also equipped with a built-in microphone for crystal clear calls.

ï         Available for purchase on JBL.com and in -stores at Best Buy in black, blue, red, and teal

JBL Clip 2 ($59.95) is an ultra-compact, waterproof, portable speaker with a built-in carabiner clip for easy portability, like on a back pack when hiking. With 8 hours of playtime and Bluetooth connectivity, enjoy crystal clear calls thanks to the noise and echo-free speakerphone, so you can join conference calls away from the office. For even more amplified sound, the wireless daisy chain allows you to connect two Clip 2 devices together. The durable fabric and rugged rubber materials are built to last on all your adventures.

The JBL Clip 2 can be purchased on JBL.com and at select retail locations including Best Buy and Target. The JBL Clip 2 is available in multiple colors.

earlysenseEarlySense LIVE

EarlySense LIVE is an innovative, new health monitoring Bluetooth device that is committed to helping people live better and safer through real-time access to their health data.

  • EarlySense LIVE utilizes clinically-proven sleep sensing technology to share real-time health alerts, such as vital signs, sleep patterns, stress levels, and more, with a mobile device via the EarlySense LIVE mobile app.
  • Best of all, the device can be configured to provide others with access to the reports, making it an excellent resource for children living far away from their aging parents. In fact, if EarlySense LIVE senses that something is going wrong, an alert can be sent to family members.


Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s most protective and stylish waterproof cases and accessories for electronic devices, announces the first waterproof, drop proof carry case for AirPods at Pepcom Digital Focus Spring Showcase April 6th in New York City. Catalyst also expands upon its Catalyst Exclusives portfolio and introduces new, Limited Edition colorways, including a Glow-in-the-Dark collection of cases for AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2 and 12.9” iPad Pro.

“We are excited to introduce the very first waterproof case for AirPods to market, ” said June Lai, CEO of Catalyst. “There’s nothing like it on the market. The sleek cover is waterproof, drop proof and secures your AirPods case with a carabiner for both convenience and protection. Our commitment is to constantly invent and launch new and innovative products. We are also happy to announce our Catalyst Exclusives Collection which provides new options for users to customize the style of their Catalyst cases and still enjoy the same quality and total protection our brand is known for.”

Catalyst Introduces the First and Only Waterproof, Drop Proof Case for AirPods and Launches New, Limited Edition Colors Including A Glow-in-the-Dark Collection

The first of its kind Catalyst case for AirPods is a premium protective case that is a stylish, essential everyday accessory. Made of a soft premium silicone, the case is IP67 waterproof to 3.3ft (1m) and drop proof to 4ft (1.2m). Its slim, minimalist and designed so users have convenient access to the charge port. The included carabiner allows the case to be easily attached to a belt loop, bag or backpack so that you can always find your AirPods and they are easily accessible.

Limited Edition Catalyst Case for Apple Watch Series 2 and Limited Edition Watch Bands

  • US $59.99 | For 38mm Apple Watch Series 2 / Deep Plum
  • US $59.99 | For 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 / Army Green
  • US$19.99 | 24mm watch band for 42mm Apple Watch case / Red Hot & Army Green

The Limited Edition Catalyst Cases for Apple Watch Series 2 are available in Deep Plum, Army Green and Glow-in-the-Dark. Every Catalyst case for Apple Watch Series 2 is tested waterproof to 330ft (100m) – which significantly enhances the waterproof rating of the naked device. For drier adventures, the cases also protect against dust, dirt, sand and impacts of up to 2m while preserving the full functionality of the device.

Catalyst is also introducing Limited Edition 24mm Watch Bands for the 42mm Apple Watch Series 1 or 42mm Apple Watch Series 2. The bands will be available in 2 exciting colors: Red Hot and Army Green so users can customize their Catalyst Apple Watch case. The bands are made with dust-resistant, comfortable rubber and are easy to remove and install.

“Catalyst has always created great looking products which offer unmatched performance – giving users total confidence to use their devices in any environment,” said Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright. “We created a range of colorways for our new products that we think looks great.”

Catalyst Exclusives – Glow-in-the-Dark Collection

  • US $29.99 | Catalyst Case for AirPods in | Pre-Order Now | Available in April
  • US$69.99 | Catalyst Case for 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 | Pre-Order Now | Available in April
  • US $159.99 | Catalyst Case for 12.9” iPad Pro | Pre-Order Now | Available in April

For a limited time only, Catalyst introduces a new collection of Glow-in-the-Dark cases for just for fun. “When we first launched on Kickstarter, we create a limited edition Glow-in-the-Dark case,” says Josh Wright. “This was a massive hit with customers and we wanted to go back to our roots. This exclusive family of glowing products still features the industry-leading waterproof and drop proof ratings that Catalyst is known for – only now you’ll be able to show them off in the dark.”

Check out the new Glow in the Dark collection here:


DDPai X2ProDDPai X2Pro Dashcam

Pimp up dad’s car with the DDPai X2Pro dashcam!

Film the road or record the family’s car karaoke. DDPai has dual high definition lenses, one camera faces front and the other to the rear coverage at every angle to ensure maximum safety and security on the road.

Dad will love the fact that a dashcam can reduce insurance premiums as well as protect from scams on the road. The family will adore the camera app, which has a one million strong community to share videos and explore the world through the eyes of DDPai dashcams.

The X2Pro is available for $299 and is available from DDPai’s online store.

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Capture family moments in 360° with Dokicam!

With 4K stills, 3K videos, livestreaming and one-click sharing to social media platforms, this is the camera for all fathers who want to share the good times with their families in 360.

Originally designed for shooting sports, the pocket-size Dokicam is sturdy, lightweight and super portable. It weighs only 140g and can easily be mounted on a tripod, handlebars, or helmet to get that perfect 360° shot.

Dad can view and download footage in Tiny Planet, VR, Fisheye, or Hemisphere 360° mode. Try each in real-time preview in the DokiCam iOS and Android apps.

DokiCam RRP is $230 and is available at its online store.

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Customized earphones from HelloEar ARC

Earwear experts HelloEar tailors each pair of ARC earphones to fit the individual wearer, to provide the most comfortable and secure fit when enjoying music on-the-go. Each set delivers crystal clear sound and deep rich bass at an affordable price.

The ARC’s innovative modular design means the custom in-ear section of the earphones can be used with various components. Users can transfer from wired to wireless in seconds.

Powered by Danish miniature acoustics experts Sonion, each pair of ARC earphones feature high quality speakers with an impressive depth of sound. They are perfect for commuters to drown out ambient noise, or for the gym as they stay snug in the ear and cause no pain.

The customisable earphones are available on HelloEar’s online store at an RRP of $199 for the Bluetooth version and $149 for wired.

SmacircleSmacircle S1 Backpack Sized Ebike

The Smacircle S1 is an ebike ideal for the town and inner city commuter. It folds up in five quick and easy steps to fit in a backpack. The S1’s high-quality Samsung battery delivers a distance of 12 miles on a single charge. To get back in the saddle simply plug into any domestic power socket for 2.5 hours.

The S1 automatically connects to a smartphone when the rider is within range. They can easily attach their smartphone to the handlebars and keep the device topped up thanks to a built-in USB charger.

It is supported by an iOS or Android app for users to lock and unlock the ebike. When locked, the accelerator is deactivated and no-one other than the dedicated user can ride the S1.

The app also adjusts the lights’ intensity, tracks routes, monitors speed and battery life.

Smacircle is available to order on Indiegogo with a 53% discount on the RRP of $1,499. For more details click here.

 SublueSublue’s WhiteShark MIX

Turn dad in James Bond with Sublue’s WhiteShark MIX!

This twin propeller underwater scooter is perfect for a family or lads and dads holiday. The handheld device is a diver’s best friend as it helps them glide along the seabed, saving energy and oxygen, or propel swimmers through the water for top fun in the pool.

Even kids can use it as little hands and fingers are protected from the propellers. Memories can be captured and shared thanks to a built-in GoPro mount, positioned to capture incredible underwater images and videos.

Dad can take it anywhere as it’s made from specially formulated plastic and weighs only 6.5lbs and is small enough to fit in a backpack.

The WhiteShark MIX is available on Indiegogo for 30% off the RRP of $499.