Mum will love them

With Mother’s Day just around the cor­ner, here are eight fun and unique gifts for mum,

New Straits Times - - Bots - writes Balqis Lim

SMART GAR­DEN

An ul­ti­mate gift for your foodie mum, the Click & Grow Smart Gar­den will let her grow fresh herbs with­out ever step­ping foot in a gar­den. Spe­cially de­vel­oped smart soil and built-in sen­sors en­sure that the plants get the op­ti­mal con­fig­u­ra­tion of wa­ter, oxy­gen and nu­tri­ents so the plants thrive with zero ef­fort. Price: US$59.95 at Ama­zon.com

RO­BOT VAC­UUM

The fully-fea­tured Neato Bot­vac Con­nected is a pow­er­ful, ver­sa­tile so­lu­tion for clean­ing floors. With dual clean­ing modes and a wide clean­ing path, this de­vice ef­fi­ciently cleans room-to-room, recharges au­to­mat­i­cally and re­sumes clean­ing un­til the en­tire floor is clean. Price: US$584.99 at Ama­zon.com

PIC­TURE PER­FECT

Your mum was never one for clunky SLRs, so get her a cam­era she’ll ac­tu­ally en­joy us­ing. The Snap Touch is a par­ent-friendly, Po­laroid-like shooter that in­stantly prints your im­ages. What’s more, it also stores a dig­i­tal ver­sion of the photos on a mi­croSD card. Price: US$179.95 at Ama­zon.com

WA­TER LEAK DE­TEC­TOR

The Roost Smart Wa­ter Leak and Freeze De­tec­tor is a WiFi-con­nected, multi-func­tion sen­sor that de­tects ma­jor home prob­lems like wa­ter leaks, hu­mid­ity and freez­ing/high tem­per­a­tures. To­gether with the Roost Smart Smoke Alarms, this smart leak de­tec­tor pro­vides com­plete cov­er­age of ma­jor threats to your fam­ily and prop­erty. Price: US$49.99 at Ama­zon.com

FIT­NESS FIRST

Help mum stay fit and fab­u­lous with the stylish Fit­bit Flex 2 fit­ness wrist­band. This fit­ness tracker can mea­sure steps, dis­tance, calo­ries burnt and sleep. Plus, you can also get her the ban­gle or pen­dant ac­ces­sories that will blend in with her jew­ellery so that no one knows it is a fit­ness tracker. Price: US$159.90 at Ama­zon.com

ITEM TRACKER

If she’s known to be for­get­ful, this Tile Mate will be help­ful. Clip or stick the de­vice to keys, bags or what­ever else she may lose most, and her phone will tell her where her lost item is, from its last-de­tected lo­ca­tion on a map. Price: US$24.23 at Ama­zon.com

RECORD LOVER

If your mother still has her old vinyl col­lec­tion, con­sider get­ting her the U-Turn Or­bit Plus turntable. With its sim­ple setup and top notch parts, you can eas­ily breathe new life into her old records. Price US$289 at utur­nau­dio.com

PER­SONAL AS­SIS­TANT

Mums could use a lit­tle help now and again. If your bud­get isn’t enough to get her a hu­man per­sonal as­sis­tant, check out Ama­zon’s Echo Dot. Whether it’s news up­dates, stream­ing mu­sic, set­ting alarms, or­der­ing a pizza or switch­ing off lights, this voice­con­trolled de­vice is be­com­ing an in­te­grated part of many peo­ple’s home life. Price: US$49.99 (RM215.68) at Ama­zon.com

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