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Gift your mom a thoughtful gadget this Mother’s Day

A cool gadget may just be the perfect gift on 12 May. Here are some of our recommendations

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4

For the health and fitness conscious, there is the Apple Watch Series 4 (starting at 39,990), which looks unique with an edge-to-edge screen and metal casing without being too big or feeling hefty on the wrist. It can measure heart rate, detect falls, show messages and call notifications, etc.

IROBOT ROOMBA

For homemakers who do not have the time to clean their home manually, there are gadgets like the iRobot Roomba i7+ ( 89,900). This one is a floor cleaning robot that can move and clean the floors when asked or at a time fixed by the user. It can remember floor maps for easy navigation and has in-built dirt disposal mechanism to clean after it.

EMBER TEMPERATURE CONTROL CERAMIC MUG

Does your mother like to carry her coffee outdoors with her? The Ember Temperature Control Ceramic mug ( 11,987) will come in handy. Enabled with temperature sensors and a microprocessor-controlled heating system, the mug can keep a drink’s temperature static for up to an hour.

BELLABEAT LEAF URBAN HEALTH TRACKER

If you are looking for a stylish health tracker, there is the Bellabeat Leaf Urban ( 12,767), a necklace with a leaf-shaped pendant made of wood composite and steel. While it looks like a fancy jewellery item, it actually has in-built optical sensors that can keep track of activity, sleep and stress. It can also be worn on the wrist as a bracelet.

SAREGAMA CARVAAN GO

For the music enthusiasts, Saregama’s new Carvaan Go ( 3,990) is a portable music and radio player, which weighs just 88g and fits into a small bag easily. It supports FM/AM radio frequencies, has 3,000 pre-loaded retro Hindi songs. It has its own speaker, but can be plugged into stand-alone speakers or headphones via the 3.5mm jack.

DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER, AIRWRAP HAIR STYLER

Dyson says it found a better way to look after women’s hair, and it’s a motor. Its products are expensive, but are also considered to be among the best in the market. The Supersonic starts at 26,900, while the Airwrap starts at 34,900.

LECHAL INSOLES

Then there are the LeChal Insoles ( 6,999), which can make regular shoes smart. Users can choose a location on the LeChal app on the phone and the insoles will keep them on track using gentle vibrations. Its in-built sensors can keep track of steps and distance, and show them on the app.

APPLE IPAD PRO, AIR OR MICROSOFT SURFACE GO

For working mothers who travel frequently, a portable work device such as the new Apple iPad Air (starting at 44,900), or even the iPad Pro, are worth considering.

The Microsoft Surface Go (starting at 38,599) is another option, in case your mother isn’t well accustomed to the Apple ecosystem.

BOSE HOME SPEAKER 500

If you want something that offers better audio quality, the Bose Home speaker 500 ( 39,000) is an option. It also works like one of Amazon’s Echo speakers, with in-built support for the company’s Alexa voice assistant.

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