Tech gifts for Mother's Day Video
Tech gifts for Mother's Day Video Transcript
MotherÃ¯Â¿Â½s Day this year is May 8, everyone. DonÃ¯Â¿Â½t miss it, and donÃ¯Â¿Â½t go with the same old collection of flowers and candy you send every year. I'm Molly Wood, in for Brian Cooley with a CNET Top 5: the top 5 tech gifts for mom. Coming in at Number 5, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s the Amazon Kindle. If she doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have a Kindle yet, people, now is the time. Heck, the ad-supported model is only 114 bucks. Just make sure you pair it with an Amazon gift card for book buying, and a certificate for several hours of alone time for reading Ã¯Â¿Â½ preferably by a pool somewhere. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a winner. In at number 4, get her a smart phone. WeÃ¯Â¿Â½ve got a lot of favorites in this category, from the obvious iPhone 4 to the HTC Thunderbolt to the Shift 4G on Sprint. The main goal, though, is getting mom a gift that will help her take pictures, get on Facebook, text you if you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t have time to talk, get e-mail, and play games on the go. If she doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have one yet, this is the year to make it happen. Coming in at Number 3 Ã¯Â¿Â½ a Microsoft Xbox Kinect. Every mom I know right now is LOVING the Kinect for one reason: Dance Central. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s an awesomely fun workout, and the kids love it, too. See? If you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t have an Xbox, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a great bundle, and if you do, the Kinect add-on makes it less of a boyÃ¯Â¿Â½s toy, and more of a family console. OR, if your mom is anything like me, get her a Kinect AND the new Mortal Kombat game. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not trying to stereotype, here. Much. At a very strong Number 2 Ã¯Â¿Â½ iPad 2. I got my mom an iPad, and weÃ¯Â¿Â½ve never been better Facebook friends! ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s the perfect e-mail, Web, and video-watching device for mom -- especially if the dude in her life hogs the remote. Plus, hello. Angry Birds Rio. And, I can tell you from personal experience, the iPad is the best kid-entertainment and education tool you will EVER own. Kid, airplane Ã¯Â¿Â½ iPad. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a beautiful thing. And finally, my number one tech gift idea for mom this year? ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s my number one tech gift idea ALWAYS Ã¯Â¿Â½ a Roku streaming media box. The Roku is the perfect gift: itÃ¯Â¿Â½s as cheap as 59 bucks now, no monthly fee, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s dead simple to set up, and youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll be watching streaming movies, Internet video, and donÃ¯Â¿Â½t forget that every episode of Ã¯Â¿Â½Mad MenÃ¯Â¿Â½ is coming to Netflix Instant Streaming. And if thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s one constant in the universe, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s this: we ladies love to watch Don Draper. Ok, now IÃ¯Â¿Â½m stereotyping. But donÃ¯Â¿Â½t try to pretend itÃ¯Â¿Â½s not true. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s true. And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this edition of CNET Top 5. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Molly Wood, and you can find all the rest of our Top 5 videos over at CNET TV dot com.
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