It’s nearly Mother’s Day so now is a good time to have a think about gifts for the tech-savvy mum.  Sure, flowers and chocolates are always appreciated, but today’s modern mum also looks for technology that helps her to keep track of her busy life.

We’ve had a look at the latest gadgets from the big names in tech and are pleased to bring you the following gift guide.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, $1,399. The water resistance of the GS7 is perfect for Mums.  Forget the worry about dropping the phone in the bath, the worry of the kids drink bottle spilling all over it – those days are gone with the GS7.  The bigger battery capacity is also a great feature for Mums on the go (and those whose children watch videos on their phone and drain the battery life), while the always on display means the time is always visible.



Rose Gold Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2, $749. Wearable technology with a sleek design, this smartwatch ensures Mum’s are connected to the best technology and can assess everything from their wrist.  They can check the weather forecast, track their heartbeat or reply to txt messages from the kids, all with a twist of the bezel. The Rose Gold is a colour Mum’s will love.



Sweet Sounds


Sony Extra Bass Speaker

Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker, $299.95. For mums who love music on the go.   Sony’s brand new Extra Bass SRS-XB3 wireless speaker delivers deep, punchy bass with clear vocals and rich detailed sound. It is water resistant and has an ultra long battery life.  Mum can stream chill out sounds for relaxation but this gadget comes into its own when playing the latest dance beats out loud. Mums still love to groove right?

Panasonic Wings

When Mum needs a bit of me time she can jog with these fancy Panasonic Wings, $249.95.  The digital wirelesss headset means no wires to snag when connected to your phone. Quick charge in 15 minutes means she can hit the track whenever the mood takes her.

The premium BTS50 model features waterproofing for extra protection from rain and dirt, and can also be cleaned by washing the headphones under running water. This model also features stylish blue LED lights embedded along the edge of the headphones, providing increased visibility and safety for anyone who exercise early in the morning or at night in the dark during the winter months.

Panasonic is an official worldwide partner for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and has provided each New Zealand’s Olympic athlete with their own pair of WINGS headphones.


Rose Gold seems to be the new black, and it’s also the colour of the new Macbook, priced from $2,399,  released just last week.  The brand new model has the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.

With no moving parts or vents, MacBook is entirely fanless for silent, efficient performance. It has fast wireless connectivity which makes it perfect for tasks like streaming content to your Apple TV using AirPlay, exchanging files quickly using AirDrop or using wireless headphones.

With iMovie, GarageBand and the suite of iWork apps it is also great for easily making home movies or even learning to play piano and guitar. The MacBook starts at $2,399 inc. GST.


All prices correct at time of publication.