The countdown is on. Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 12. For those of you still shopping for the perfect gift Parentology offers up this Big Three for tech savvy moms. And yes, the price tags are a bit on the hefty side, but isn’t Mom worth it?
Facebook is all about connecting with those we hold near and dear. Taking this a huge leap further is their Facebook Portal ($199) and Facebook Portal+ ($349). With smart cameras and smart sound, along with built-in Alexa and Facebook Messenger, the Portal’s goal is to make you feel a sense of video chats feeling more like sharing a glass of wine in the same room. Don’t feel like sitting still? The Portal tracks with you as you move.
As for privacy, the Portal has that covered, too. Users can disable the camera and microphone via an off button that won’t power down the Portal, but will amp up privacy. A red light next to the lens indicates the camera and microphone are off.
Think Mom would flip over a Portal? *Facebook is offering up a promotion through May 12 with the Portal priced at $99, the Portal+ $249 and/or a bundle of two devices, including the Portal+, for $200 off (a cool $198 in lieu of normal $$398 price).
Canon EOS RP
Sure, cell phone cameras have excellent quality, but for mother’s who prefer kicking their photography skills up a notch, the Canon EOS RP ($1,299) will appeal. The lightest (440g) and smallest full-frame camera from Canon, the EOS RP is a full-frame, mirrorless camera chockfull of features.
Ideal for foodies is the Spot Autofocus brings with it pinpoint autofocusing. The 4,779 selectable AF frame positions allows for making subjects stand out when in large frame areas. For those who like to visually dazzle, the Dual Sensing IS and its five shutter speed stops is perfect for handheld night shots. Features like these definitely call for some photography road trips.
*Weight and pricing based on camera body alone.
Theragun Percussive Massagers
Just hitting the market a couple of weeks ago were devices Lakers fans might have spotted on the sidelines – Theragun G3 ($399) and Theragun liv ($299). These new Theragun models join the popular Theragun G3Pro ($599).
Never heard of percussive therapy? It uses specialized massagers to target soft tissue pain and scar tissue with deep, rapid, percussive pulses that increase blood flow and stimulate tissue repair.
Why Mom will love these as much as your favorite point forward? The muscle pain relief, performance enhancement, and faster recovery that percussive therapy delivers. Theragun G3 and Theragun liv are handheld, battery-operated and compact enough to easily fit in a gym bag.