1 APPLE IPAD 2
Apple, from $579 apple.com/au
★★★★ It is the iPad tablet for which aficionados had been waiting and it’s slowly becoming easier to attain. The iPad 2 is significantly lighter and thinner than the original version, making it a lot easier for a mother to carry in a handbag. It’s also a lot faster to use, thanks to a dual-core processor that delivers faster app processing and more stable multitasking. But the biggest addition of all is that of two cameras. The iPad 2’s rear camera captures 720p highdefinition video, while the front camera will let users make FaceTime video calls. A big-screen version of the iMovie app ($5.99) helps make the most of both. The fresh iPad isn’t great for still images and it still only stores up to 64GB, but it’s a killer Mother’s Day item.