20 Cool Tech Gifts for Moms

Do you have a tech-centric woman in your life? Finding the right gift for geeky moms is hard work, so CIO.com has put together this list of tech gifts that will help Mom relax, entertain, communicate and even sleep like never before.

JAMBOX
JAMBOX

JAMBOX is a portable, wireless, hi-fi speaker that is powered by a pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers that were designed to produce extreme high and low frequencies from a single ultra-small dome speaker.

Whether mom is listening to her favorite music on her iPod, or watching a movie on her tablet, she'll feel the thump of the bass drum, hear the noise in a crowd scene and experience the excitement of a car chase vividly, bringing every aspect of her mobile media in roaring action. JAMBOX provides around ten hours of continuous use, which is more than enough for the latest album, podcast or movie. JAMBOX retails for $179.99.

iShower
iShower

Mom leads a busy life and needs to be able to maximize the enjoyment from every aspect of her downtime. iShower allows her to do just that by enabling her to stream music from her favorite playlists, music apps or online services to a Bluetooth-enabled, water resistant speaker that can be paired with up to five devices, including most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, as well as most Android devices.

iShower can also be used at the pool, beach or spa. iShower features a clock display, has up to 200-foot of range through Bluetooth, can be paired with up to five users, includes Play, Pause, Forward and Back buttons, several mounting options are available. Retails for $99.99.

Polaroid Grey Label GL10 Instant Mobile Printer
Polaroid Grey Label GL10 Instant Mobile Printer

There is something about moms and picture-taking that go hand-in-hand and they like to have physical photos to hold. The trusty Polaroid camera has been doing it for decades. Now, Polaroid's Grey Label GL10 Instant Mobile Printer is designed for the next generation of picture takers.

The GL10 enables users to print out high-quality 3x4 photos while on the go, from smartphones, digital cameras and computers. No print cartridges are used, as the GL10 uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology that embeds color directly into the paper; no ink or ribbons are involved. Retails for $169.99.

iPad mini
iPad mini

iPads are much-coveted by moms (and dads) everywhere. From the beautiful screen, to the incredible performance, to the multitude of apps, FaceTime, or the long 10-hour battery life, the only drawback for many potential users is its size. With the introduction of the iPad mini, though, the mobile crowd has a reason to rejoice--and many moms around the country are going to be very happy Apple users come Mother's Day morning.

Small enough to fit in the palm at 7.9 inches, immersive, full-screen apps are ready to burst from its impressive screen. Apps that were created for the standard iPad automatically work on the iPad mini, which has been updated with advanced Wi-Fi that's faster than any previous-generation iPad. Retail prices start at $329.

iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard
iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard

Stylish moms like to both relax and work in style. The iZen bamboo Bluetooth keyboard claims to the first eco-friendly Bluetooth keyboard available,and it's hand-crafted out of mostly bamboo. It features a portable, low profile, natural design, and it's designed to be renewable and recyclable.

The iZen Bamboo Bluetooth Keyboard works with iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Microsoft Windows PCs and Macs--the only requirement is that they are Bluetooth-compatible. It also works with the latest Smart TVs that feature Bluetooth connectivity. Retails for $99.00.

SleepTracker Elite
SleepTracker Elite

Like most professionals, moms are concerned with getting quality sleep regularly. A nifty device called the SleepTracker Elite continually analyzes mom's sleep throughout the night, determining the best time to wake her, which helps herwake up feeling as refreshed and energetic as possible.

The SleepTracker Elite device uses SmartStart Technology, and is within 95 percent accuracy of the sleep monitors used by professional sleep clinics. Using SleepTracker Analytics, it shows users how they slept, along with ways to improve their sleep, and provides them with an overall sleep score each night it is used. Retails for $149.

EZ-Find!
EZ-Find!

Some brilliant people can tend to also be absent-minded, and moms are no different. Even the most aware minds misplace commonly used items: car keys, remote controls and other small items. The EZ-Find! System can save moms from wasting valuable time searching.

The patented EZ-Find! System allows the user to track up to 25  items using a handheld device that uses radio frequency (RF) technology through the use of small RF tags that are placed on the items that are tracked. EZ-Find! tags can be applied to keys, toys, remotes, phones and more. The EZ-Find! Starter Pack retails for $59.95 and includes 1 EZ-Find! transmitter, 2 tags, 2 mini-tags, key rings, adhesive, number labels and the user guide.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

The second generation of Samsung's 7 inch Galaxy Tab claims to  combine the best features of tablets and smartphones that came before it. Any mom can appreciate the fuctionality and media capabilities of this tablet--it's a portable online entertainment system and a potential work toolbox. The Galaxy Tab also can function as a remote control for the user's home theater.

The Galaxy Tab's preinstalled Peel Smart Remote app uses a combination of hardware and software to simplify the configuration process, it can tell you what is available on your entertainment system, and give suggestions based on your viewing decisions. Retail price is $249, but can be found as low as $179 at various retail outlets.

iPhone 5 Wallet
iPhone 5 Wallet

A special lady deserves a special case for her iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 wallet from Pielframa is virtually a work of art, and is handmade using first-quality cowskin-crocodile. A tight design process during the manufacturing process ensures a perfect fit to the iPhone. The design allows users to sync their iPhones using a standard travel cable.

The iPhone 5 wallets have three credit card slots, a document window and a money pocket. Additional material has been added to the inside of the case for protection of the iPhone 5. They also carry models for other popular phones as well. Retails for $151.

Floating Heart Badge Clip
Floating Heart Badge Clip

Does the favorite mom in your life work in a place or attend a lot of business events, conferences and gatherings where she has to wear an I.D.? Usually it's displayed by clipping it on a boring lanyard, but the days of boring badge clips is over. The Hearts-within-a-heart badge clip holds and displays an I.D. in a much more stylish manner.

Featuring a lobster claw closure, the Hearts-within-a-heart badge clip is available in both gold- and silver-plated versions, is an adjustable 32-inch - 34-inch in length, and features a pendant drop of 2 1/2 inches. Prices range between $30 and $40.

Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Note II

Compared to other smartphones, Samsung's Galaxy Note II is a giant. Some users may consider the larger size to be an issue, but after using the Note II's large 5.5-inch display, many users find it difficult to go back to smaller screens such as that of the iPhone.

Another feature that some users may initially scoff at is the stylus. However, the Note II's 5.5-inch display adapts itself well to the use of the stylus. With its 1.6 GHz quad core Exynos processor, this smartphone/tablet is smooth and very responsive, and not many moms will be complaining if they are new Note II users on Mother's Day. Retails for $469 - $129, depending on wireless carrier and contract.

Touchscreen Gloves
Touchscreen Gloves

It may not be the middle of winter, but many mothers are still wearing gloves to stay warm and comfortable--and they are likely to be irritated at how poorly touchscreen devices perform while wearing gloves. Unless they are using a smartphone such as the Note II and its accompanying stylus, the improved responsiveness that comes with capacitive touch technology quickly goes out the window.

By using sensor technology that conducts with a user's skin, these touchscreen gloves allow the use of capacitive screens on smartphones and tablets just as a user would with bare fingers. Retail price is $39.95.

Brookstone Smartfind
Brookstone Smartfind

As with the EZ-Find! gadget, Brookstone's Smartfind will make the mom in your life much happier when she no longer has to worry about losing her keys. Smartfind is a wireless key finder that enables users to locate lost keys by simply pressing a color-coded pager button.

By pressing a button on the compact wireless transmitter, the key fob with the matching color responds with a loud alarm, instantly providing an auditory clue where the key is located. The small transmitter unit is able to find keys that are as far as 60 feet away, and can do so through obstacles such as floors, walls, and even the notorious key-eating couch cushions. Retails for $49.99.

Princess Leia Rebel Shirt
Princess Leia Rebel Shirt

If your favorite mom is a rebel, especially if she's a Star Wars fan, she may want to shout her alliances to the world with this Princess Leia rebel t-shirt. This 100 percent cotton, grey colored t-shirt with Rebel Princess Leia printed in the front tells the world that this mom isn't afraid to take on the challenges that come with being a modern lady rebel, including rocking that cinnamon bun hairdo, or even firing a blaster rifle. Retails for $21.99.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9\
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

With all the fanfare that iPhone 5, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note have received, it's easy to overlook Amazon's Kindle ereaders. What began as a simple interface and device for reading digital documents has become a full-fledged powerhouse with the release of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9", and more than one mom out there is hoping to receive one.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has the highest resolution and the largest HD display of any Kindle device. Along with the most obvious media choice--ebooks--the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" was designed with entertainment in mind. Based on the Android operating system, it's the perfect device for accessing the Web, games, apps, movies, books and magazines. Retail price of $269.

Withings Smart Baby Monitor for iPhone
Withings Smart Baby Monitor for iPhone

Moms have many things to keep track of in their lives, children being chief among them. Give your favorite mom the Withings Baby Monitor and she can use one of her favorite things--her iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch--to keep an eye on her most important asset--her baby.

Withings Baby Monitor enables mom to watch high-resolution video, complete with pan-tilt, zoom, and night vision. She can also listen to baby with crystal clarity, and can even play lullabies, talk to her baby and turn a nightlight off or on. Alerts can be automatically received if motion, sound, temperature, or humidity changes within the area where the unit is located. Retails for $284.99.

Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard
Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard

The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard is likely the most futuristic gift that mom will receive this year. Using this tiny device, a laser is used to project a keyboard on any flat surface. Mom is then able to use the keyboard just as she would any other--complete with simulated key-click sounds.

Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard features 63 keys and a full size QWERTY layout, and works with any iPad, iPhone or laptop. Using the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard, mom can almost match the typing speeds that she would on a standard keyboard. Retails for $107.99.

Sound Oasis Vibroacoustic Therapy System
Sound Oasis Vibroacoustic Therapy System

Sometimes it's difficult for moms to release the stresses of the day enough to get to sleep. The Sound Oasis Vibroacoustic Therapy System provides soothing music and clinically proven low frequency vibrations that stimulate the body's cells into therapeutic states which promote relaxation and healing.

Sound therapy--the combination of soothing music and brainwave entrainment, is effective for stress reduction, healing, relaxation, increased circulation, decreased pain and increased mobility. Retails for $279.99.

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

We've talked about iPhone 5 accessories, but what if mom doesn't have an iPhone 5? Fortunately for those looking to buy them as gifts, they have not increased in price since the iPhone 4S; $199 for the 16GB version; $299 for the 32GB version; and $399 for the 64GB version with a carrier contract.

The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone to date, measuring 7.6mm thick and weighing 112 grams. It has a 326ppi, 4-inch screen and the display's resolution is 1136 x 640. The iPhone 5's new A6 chip is two times faster than the previous A5 chip, and is 22 precent smaller and features better energy efficiency. In addition, there's an improved camera and a new panorama shooting mode. 

iPad UnderCabinet Dock
iPad UnderCabinet Dock

Many moms spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and the iPad UnderCabinet Dock has multiple features that can enhance the time spent there with movies, games, music, online recipes and more. Featuring a built-in AM/FM clock radio with remote control, the iPad UnderCabinet Dock charges the iPad while it entertains.

The iPad UnderCabinet Dock is compatible with the iPad, iPad2 and the latest iPad Generation 3, iPhone Generation 3 and 4, and iPods. It rotates to allow the user to adjust the screen orientation, and folds up under the clock radio when it's not being used. Dual 3 watt speakers provide crisp audio for the radio, iTunes, or when mom wants to play the latest podcast from the Internet. Retails for $129.99.