6 great IOS gifts for your mom or dad
For all that your parents do, show your appreciation with a nice gift, something they can use on a regular basis. We have a few ideas here for the mom or dad who is also a fan of Apple products. They have good taste, after all, so we thought you could use
BEATS POP COLLECTION POWERBEATS3 go.macworld.com/pwr3
If your parents love popular music—from their era or from today—they’ll enjoy the sound quality from these Powerbeats3 earphones. These earphones use Apple’s W1 processor that allows for instant pairing with an iphone. If mom or dad is more into cans, take a look at the Beats Solo3. And I have to mention that we love Apple’s Airpods—they will, too.
BELKIN VALET CHARGER go.macworld.com/bvc
Your folks will love this portable battery because it can charge their iphone and Apple Watch at the same time. The Valet Charger is a 6,700 mah battery, carrying enough juice to charge the Apple Watch eight times, or a regular-sized iphone three times. And it’s small enough to pocket or put in a purse, backpack, or briefcase.
JOBY GRIPTIGHT PRO TELEPOD go.macworld.com/jgt
This telescoping tripod can be used to hold an iphone steady while shooting video, or it can have its legs extended so it can stand on a flat surface. It also has a Bluetooth remote control so you can trigger the iphone’s camera shutter from a short distance.
It’s summer, and that usually means that moms and dads all across this land are spending time showing off their culinary skills over a hot grill. The Meater wireless meat thermometer can help pops grill that steak, chicken, or pork loin to perfection. It works with an iphone at that helps monitor the temperature of the meat.
SANDISK IXPAND BASE go.macworld.com/sib
Let’s get this out of the way: The ixpand Base is not a wireless charger, even though it looks like one. It charges your iphone the old-fashioned way, through a Lightning connection. The device also performs automatic backups of an iphone’s photos, videos, and contacts, handy if mom or dad is travelling or even for everyday use.
SYMA X5C go.macworld.com/x5c
This drone is a lot more affordable ($25) than other drones out there. And with its controlling distance of 30 meters, a flying time of about 7 minutes, and a 720p video camera, you can easily find drones that can do more. But if your folks have little or no experience, this is a good way to start-and a good way to hook them in.