Must-have Mother's Day gifts: Useful, fun and fashionable

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Tech gadgets that will make perfect Mother's Day gifts. (WABC)

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Need gift ideas? How about some cool gadgets!

Tech lifestyle expert Andrea Smith has the latest useful, fun and fashionable choices to surely put a smile on mom's face:

For the Computing Mom

Lenovo's Yoga 900 is a powerful laptop that's as flexible as mom is. It flips and folds into different modes so Mom can kick back and read a book in tablet mode, look up and watch recipes in tent mode or convert it back to a laptop and attack the emails on the QHD+ display. The Yoga 900 is one of the thinnest and lightest convertible laptops around, so you won't need to also get her a massage.


For the in-a-Meeting Mom

Wearable technology is finally becoming something you'd want to wear. Ringly is a beautiful cocktail-style smart ring with a semi-precious stone that connects to a smartphone, quietly alerting the user to calls and text messages. Mom can set vibration patterns and custom colors for different contacts in the smartphone app so she always knows who's calling, even if she can't see her phone.


For the Fitness-Loving Mom

Not that you're suggesting Mom needs to get fit, but if she has been looking for a way to count her steps and keep track of some health goals, the Fitbit Alta is a stylish band she'll enjoy wearing. It comes with interchangeable bands so she can personalize the color and feel.
It also delivers smartphone notifications to the device, so if Mom's phone is buried in her bag, the screen on her wrist will let her know who's calling or texting.


If Mom prefers a smartwatch so she can use apps on her wrist as well, check out Samsung's Gear S2. It delivers notification from the phone to the watch and works with apps like Nike Running and Uber.


For the TV-Loving Mom

Mom can watch any TV in the house with the Roku Streaming Stick, a portable device she can use in any TV with an HDMI port. Plug it in and get access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and so much more. And if mom isn't alone, she can use headphones to listen privately through the Roku Mobile App.


For the Fashionable on-the-go Mom

Moms lug around a lot of stuff, so why not get her something that looks great as well. The Knomo Mini Beauchamp backpack holds all the essentials; smartphone, tablet, wallet and keys, and has compartments and zippers so she can find it all. Throw in one of the stylish Belkin portable chargers and a matching MIXIT rose gold phone cable and she's good to go all day and into the night.

Knomo Mini Beauchamp

Belkin portable chargers

MIXIT rose gold phone cable
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