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Published on May 1st, 2018 | by admin

Mother’s Day Gift Guides

Need something for your tech savvy mum for Mother’s Day? Check out these awesome products!

Spin 5

For the mum that does it all, give her the ultimate all-in-one portable device that’s made for work or play. Small and light enough to fit in her handbag, the Acer Spin 5 has a sleek design with a brushed metal cover to repel fingerprints from sticky fingers. Flip the Spin 5 around with its 360-degree hinge to set up a movie for the kids in “tent mode” or detach the keyboard and scribble a list in “tablet mode”. And don’t worry about bringing the charger – the Spin 5 has an impressive 13-hour battery life.

Available on the Acer store with prices starting at $1799 AUD

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/content/series/spin5

Switch 5

Mum, meet Acer Switch 5. Acer Switch 5, meet mum. A tablet, a laptop and a movie theatre all-in-one. Designed for everyday use with premium touches like a brushed metal cover and 10.5 hour battery life, the Switch 5 is versatile and undeniably handy. With a detachable full-HD resolution screen and crisp audio, the Switch 5 can easily be propped up on its auto-retracting kickstand for a movie or snapped together with its magnetic keyboard when it’s time to get back to business.

Available on the Acer store with prices starting at $1299 AUD

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/content/series/switch5

 

BackBeat FIT

Wireless and lightweight, the Plantronics Back Beat FIT wireless headphones make the perfect gift for the active mum and allow just the right amount of sound in so that she’s aware of her surroundings. Engineered with impressive features for even the most intense athletes, the Back Beat FITs are mum-approved with a sleek design and variety of vibrant colours coated with a reflective finish for night-time visibility. Designed with snug open ear tip immersive audio, these sport headphones stay comfortably in place with a flexible neckband and last up to 8 hours on a single charge.

Pricing RRP $179.99 AUD

Available in Power Blue, Stealth Green, Sport Grey and Fit Fuchsia at Rebel Sport, JB Hi Fi and Amart Sports.

BackBeat Pro 2

If mum wishes she had a little more “me time,” here’s her answer. With 24-hour battery life and on-demand active noise cancelling technology, the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 wireless headphones allow mum to live in an oasis of personal space all day long. Activate ‘open-listening mode’ to hear what’s going on around or tune it out with the touch of a button to switch on the noise-cancelling technology. And if you were thinking these were just another pair of headphones, think again. The BackBeat Pro 2’s have built-in smart sensors that automatically pause music when removed and resume where mum left off when placed back on.

Pricing – RRP $299 AUD

Available in black and tan at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Tech 2 Go

BackBeat 505

If mum is a new to the audio scene, the Plantronics BackBeat 505 wireless headphones are a great place to start. Built for all-day lightweight comfort with memory foam ear cushions and on-ear controls, the BackBeat 505’s don’t disappoint on quality for their accessible price point. If fashion is a concern, worry not. With three colour choices, mum can pick a pair to match her style and listen for up to 18 hours – all on a single charge.

Pricing – RRP $119.99 AUD

Available in White, Grey, Dark Grey at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Tech 2 Go

BackBeat FIT 305

From fitness to work to home, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305’s are a thoughtful addition to a busy mum’s schedule. Vibrantly colourful and light as air, don’t let these headphones deceive you for fun and games because the BackBeat FIT 305’s are equipped with some hardcore technology. On the outside a military-grade nano-coating deters sweat, rain, and spills whilst inside patent-pending, occlusive eartips block out noise and ensure a secure fit during active use.

Pricing – RRP $129.95 AUD

Available in Dark Blue, Black, Lime Green and Coral at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks and Rebel Sports

BackBeat FIT 505

Mum doesn’t need to be a DJ to love these on-ear headphones. Ideal for mums’ that love a little quiet time, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 505 wireless headphones offer an immersive audio experience by locking-in (and out!) sound with advanced acoustic technology and memory foam earcups that rotate and lay flat for comfortable off-ear wear. Available in three colours, mum can charge her headphones for up to 18 hours of listening and throw in a handbag for a full day of use.

Pricing – RRP $149.95 AUD

Available in teal and black at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks and Rebel Sports

 

Wireless Smart Security Camera

You know mum is already half way there, so help her reach the top of her game to see everything that’s going on at home. Equipped with night vision up to 10 metres and thermal sensing technology, the Swann indoor/outdoor Wireless Smart Security Camera enables mum to monitor what’s going on at home via her smartphone wherever she is.

Prices starting at $269 AUD

Available at Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and other authorised retailers.

Swann Wireless Pan & Tilt Security Camera

If mum has always wanted a watchdog, the Swann Wireless Pan & Tilt Camera is a close runner-up. The camera surveys more area of your home with its ability to pan 355° horizontally and 105° vertically. Coupled with 15 metres of night vision, 1080 HD resolution and remote monitoring via the smartphone app, mum will always have a close eye and ear on her beloved interior.

Price $189.95 AUD

Available online from http://www.swann.com/au/swwhd-ptcam#

Garage parking sensor

Whether you drive a bus or a mini, we all could use an extra eye manoeuvring into the garage. Equipped with an ultrasonic sensor and distance-indicating lights to prevent ‘crash parkings’, the Swann Garage Parking Sensor is a practical gift for mum that will truly be put to use. The completely wireless battery-operated system can be installed in minutes and adapted just for mum with adjustable safe-parking distance alerts of 30, 60 or 90cm.

Price $29.95 AUD

Available online from http://www.swann.com/au/swads-garsen

 

Parallels Desktop 13

If mum is caught in a love triangle between her beloved Mac and Windows PC, give her the tool that marries them all in perfect harmony. Parallels Desktop 13 enables dual operating of BOTH Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side, running all Windows applications on a Mac without any lags. The newest version, Parallels Desktop Version 13, has some amazing new features such as Mac Touch Bar & Windows People Bar integration. When it comes to mums, sometimes a practical gift is the best way to go.

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac – RRP AU $105.95

Upgrade from Parallels Desktop 11/12 to Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac – RRP AU $71.45

For more information, please visit http://www.parallels.com/au/products/desktop/


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