Very Intelligent Pocket
Not a technological treat in its own right, the VIP will nonetheless prove a godsend to any gadget packing mum. Ladies of a our acquaintance swear by the VIP's ability to provide a secure space for all their stuff, be it phones, cards, cables, Kindles, adaptors, etc, etc.
There's a large, drawstring-sealed central section and nine pockets of varying sizes tacked on around it. She can load it up and just drop it straight into her handbag.
And since the VIP comes in a number of gender-neutral hues, you won't feel bad nabbing one for yourself to slip into your backpack as storage for multi-tools, screwdrivers, specs, Sata cables and so forth.
Reg Rating 75%
Price £25 (medium) £30 (large)
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Withings Wi-Fi Scales
Yes, you've got to be tactful with this one, but for the weight-conscious mum this wireless-connected set of bathroom scales will allow her to diet with confidence safe in the knowledge that she can see it having an effect. Or not.
The scales beam weights to an app that runs on her choice of Windows, Mac OS X and iOS. It does clever stuff like calculate Body Mass Index, and displays colourful charts showing her progress. Yours too if you're concerned about the effect of years of beery over-indulgence on your waistline.
Of course, mums can be a tad touchy about such matters, so Withings' Wi-Fi scales would make an ideal companion for Wii Fit or Your Shape Evolved with the Kinect.
Reg Rating 60%
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Ten... tech treats for mum
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!