Great gadgets for moms

September 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Gadgets for moms! Now that the kids are back in school, it's time to indulge. Alex Goldfayn, "The Technology Tailor," shares his best finds.

Now that the kids are finally out of the house, it's time for moms to start thinking about themselves again. So, Alex Goldfayn has put together his favorite gadgets for parents -- new, exciting, cutting edge electronics -- so moms can spoil themselves again.

1. A tiny, wicked-cool, wildly affordable laptop from Acer! The Aspire One is an ultra compact, super lightweight mobile Internet device that starts at $379!!

2. The Technology Tailor's favorite scrapbooking program, Lasting Impressions, will help you organize all those summer (and school activity) photos. Make hard-bound, professionally printed photo books with your summer photos, not to mention those taken at football games, pep rallies and fall dances. For their free photobook offer, visit www.memorymixer.com.

3. A Sexy New Smart Phone that has separate environments for your work life and personal life. The just-released Nokia E71 enhances productivity at work (or school) and fun at home with dual home screens!

4. Stick-on, scratch-proof, military-grade gadget protection from Invisible Shield: Alex uses it on all of his gadgets -- including his laptop!

5. The best noise-cancelling head phones on the market. Alex uses these Audio-Technica head phones personally. They block out conversations and crying babies, so parents (and students) can concentrate on their work...or relax! It doesn't hurt that they're half the price of top competitors.

About Alex Goldfayn
Alex L. Goldfayn is The Technology Tailor. He hosts "The Technology Tailor Show" on WGN Radio every Saturday. The program, which is broadcast to 38 states and Canada, is a "low-tech" technology talk show. In Alex's trademark easy-to-understand, educational and humorous approach, the show helps moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas understand the latest in technology and how to use it. For five years, Alex wrote the innovative "My Tech" column for the Chicago Tribune, which was distributed internationally to more than 300 publications by McClatchey-Tribune News Service. He is the author of "Going Digital," (published last year by HarperCollins) which teaches people how to do very cool things with their digital photos and home movies. Alex received his Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-med psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University (with minors in Russian and chemistry...don't ask!), and attended a doctoral program for clinical psychology before making a career of helping people with technology.


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