Ten... tech treats for mum
Ready for Mother's Day, lads?
Product Round-up Yes, Sunday, 3 April is Mother's Day, a celebration of matters maternal that stretches back to pre-Christian Roman times, but one no son - or partner whose significant other has offspring - dare ignore.
So, with a day or so to go, here is Reg Hardware selection of ten tech its the mother(s) in your life - will be pleased to receive.
Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi
Since your ma likely knows nothing of ePub files and cares even less, but will be familiar with Amazon and probably have an account, the Kindle has to be the best e-book reader to buy her. It's also one of the cheapest, and sports the clearest E Ink screen you can get right now.
Whether she takes it on her daily commute to work, uses it to read in the garden, or just wants a more convenient way of taking lots to read on holiday than a pile of paperbacks, she's going to love an e-book reader. And the Kindle is the best of the lot.
Reg Rating 85%
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Breville Radio Toaster
Mums love toast. Who doesn't? Mums love Radio 4. Now they have can both, courtesy of grilled bread product supremo Breville, which has combined two key kitchen gadgets - the transistor radio and the toaster - into one. It's a Red Dwarf Talkie Toaster without the backchat and bread obsession.
Tune in while you toast - whether thinly sliced Mother's Pride, or bulked out bagels, this Breville will brown them all.
The radio side has both AM and FM tuners. Stations can be retained through ten pre-sets. There's even an aux port for MP3 players and such.
Reg Rating 70%
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so i'm out in the aussie bush, then see this story, 4,000km from home, and i paid $80 each for some flower deliveries to my partner and mother, only to discover that mother's day in Australia is May 8th....a full 5 weeks away!!
now i gotta pay for it all again in a few weeks /facepalm
Eh, is the toaster actually real then?
I honestly thought that was el-reg's april fool joke.
Let's face it, though, a slanket is just a backwards dressing gown.
A little clarification please?
"Yes, Sunday, 3 April is Mother's Day _here_in_the_UK_".
Please remember that you have a very international audience when posting these articles. Just clarifying that one sentence would have saved me a small heart palpitation seeing as the five-0 won't let me out of the house for another week or so.
For those of us in the US, Mother's Day is not until May 8. For those of you not in the UK or US, I have no idea when you may have Mother's day, if you have a Mother's Day or if you even have a mother for that matter.
Yes, all of us reg readers are very capable of getting our kit to your Ma in time!