With Mother's Day coming up in just a few weeks, many of us are wondering what we should get our Mom for Mother's Day. Well we have a few ideas that should steer you in the right direction. We've got items from WiFi connected thermostats, to robot vacuums and even some personal assistants in the form of Alexa. Let's check them out.
iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Who likes to vacuum? No one? Exactly. The iRobot Roomba 650 takes this chore away by doing it itself. The iRobot Roomba 650 can be controlled with your smartphone and you can program it to run about 7 times per week. Since it's a quiet vacuum, it's a good idea to run the vacuum at night, when everyone is asleep.
Nest Learning Thermostat
This is the Nest Learning Thermostat, and it's the third-generation model meaning it's the newest. This thermostat is pretty popular for a few reasons. Although the most popular reason is the fact that it can be controlled from your smartphone. It can also learn from your habits and automatically change the temperature in the room or house by itself. This saves you on heating and cooling costs. Making for a great experience.
Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 6-Quart Slow Cooker
Your mom probably has a crock-pot already, but she probably doesn't have one like this. This crock-pot works with Belkin WeMo, which means that you are able to control the crock-pot from your phone. So if you have a meal in there cooking, you can keep tabs on it when you're not even home.
The Amazon Echo is a great gift to pick up. While it is essentially a speaker, it's so much more than that. The Amazon Echo is also a personal assistant, and can control the Nest Thermostat and Crock-Pot listed above, with just your voice. How cool is that? And there are plenty of other features too like calling an Uber, or ordering Dominos.
Moto G 3rd-Generation
If you're looking for a smartphone to get this Mother's Day, the Moto G is the perfect option. Not only is it a somewhat small device, coming in at 5-inches, but it is also affordable. The Moto G also features some pretty insane battery life here, which should get you through a day and sometimes two. There's 16GB of storage as well as a microSD card slot here.
Amazon Fire Tablet
Tablets come in all sizes and prices, but the Amazon Fire is perhaps the cheapest tablet available. Coming in at just $50, it's a pretty great tablet to pick up this Mother's Day. If she has an Amazon Prime membership, she'll be able to enjoy loads of great movies and TV shows through Amazon Prime, as well all the apps in their app store.
ASUS Zenfone 2
Here's another affordable smartphone that would make a great gift. The ASUS Zenfone 2 also has about four-times the storage capacity as the Moto G. We're looking at 64GB of storage here and it does support 4G LTE on both AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US.
Need to make sure your pet is fed while you're gone? The Petnet SmartFeeder is a great item to check out. This can automatically give your pet more food when you're not home, ensuring that they don't go hungry. This is controlled by your smartphone, making for a great experience.
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
Ring is a great video doorbell to pick up this Mother's Day. It allows you to see who's at the door without them knowing you're home. You can also talk with them without even being home. This is great for watching what Fedex or UPS is doing, as we all know they don't always attempt to deliver your packages.
Want to keep an eye on your home when you are and aren't home? Nest Cam can help with that. The Nest Cam does also have night vision, so you'll still be able to see what's happening in the dark. Definitely a cool idea. You can view the video on your smartphone in real time and also video from the past few hours, or days.