Tech timesavers for moms under $100!

December 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Simplify your life with practical, no-fuss gadgets under $100. Heather Dale, editor of the blog GeekSugar.com, has these smart choices.

Items featured on the show:

1) Peek Email Device ($99.95, $19.95/mth for service)

  • E-mail only device
  • Features full QWERTY keyboard, various modes, 2.5-inch screen
  • Available at Target or GetPeek.com
  • Great for a person that doesn't want or need a smartphone
  • Will run on T-Mobile's network for a $20/month flat fee

Find it online at www.target.com

2) Eye-Fi Wireless Card ($99)

  • Easily and instantly upload pictures to your computer via a WiFi connection, thanks to Eye-Fi
  • Not only can you upload photos to your computer, but websites like Shutterfly, Picasa Web Albums and flickr as well!
  • Fits digital cameras that use SD memory cards and offers 2 GB of memory to store photos on the card

Find it online at www.amazon.com

3) Audiovox Electronics Homebase Digital Message Center and Picture Frame ($90)

  • An all-in-one family magnetic bulletin board, digital picture frame, erasable whiteboard, and calendar
  • You can leave yourself audio memos on the calendar, and mark special days with event icons for reminders.
  • The Homebase Digital Message Center offers a full-color 7-inch LCD screen. And to conserve energy, you get to decide when it turns on and off.

Find it online at www.amazon.com

4) Pottery Barn Bento Smart Storage Box ($69)

  • Keep your counters wire and clutter free with this stylish Bento Smart Charging Station.
  • Charge your phone, camera, and MP3 player all at once, without unsightly electrical cords showing.
  • The lower compartment's drop-down front conceals a powerstrip.
  • Features two electrical receptacles, one rj11 telephone jack, one rj45 data jack and two usb ports on the face. It also offers one power receptacle and matching data, phone, and usb ports on the back of the unit.
  • Available in blue or white.

Find it online at www.potterybarn.com

5) Polaroid - PoGo Instant Mobile Printer (On Sale for $79)

  • Prints 2" x 3" photos in as little as 1 minute*
  • Prints directly from cell phones and digital cameras via Bluetooth and USB connections
  • No ink cartridges or ribbons required; prints only on Polaroid ZINK photo paper (1 pack included)
  • Creates smudge-, water- and tear-resistant photos
  • Bluetooth-compatible for a wireless connection to your cell phone

Find it online at www.bestbuy.com

6) iPhone apps for moms

  • Scribble (FREE) -Lets children or parents draw with their finger right on the screen and then shake to erase, like an etch-a-sketch. Great for little kids.
  • Jott (FREE)- Record and send yourself transcribed messages via email. The ultimate mommy brain aide.

Find it online at www.apple.com/iphone

For more information, visit www.geeksugar.com

About Heather Dale:
Heather Dale is a self-proclaimed "geek" who loves talking tech and keeping abreast all of the latest-and-greatest gadgets. As the editor of geeksugar.com - a tech website for women that focuses on the hottest new gadgets, tech news and provides informative tips and how tos - Heather is able to speak to the masses about her love for technology and ways in which people can incorporate it into our daily lives. Heather strives to make geeksugar a fun destination site for gadget enthusiasts and for people who would like to learn more about technology; therefore writing stories in an easily digestible, yet educational format. Heather has been featured on Forbes.com, MSN Tech & Gadgets, in iPhone Life Magazine and has made appearances on NBC News and Good Morning Sacramento. Heather received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, and received a Masters of Art in International from London Metropolitan University. Heather currently resides in San Francisco and can regularly be found glued to both her BlackBerry and iPhone.


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