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Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide: Moms Love Mobile

April 24th, 2013 by Christen

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th and we’ve compiled the most practical and gift-worthy gifts for the mom in your life in our annual Mother’s Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide.  After researching online, polling tech-savvy women and outright asking moms from across the country what they’d like to see as their mother’s day gifts this year, we’ve narrowed down our list of TOP 40 Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day 2013.



This year, we’ll be announcing the top picks from a category each week from Mobile, Kitchen & Appliances, Beauty & Fashion leading up to Mother’s Day (for all you last minute shoppers…LOL)


Top Mobile Smartphones, Tablets & Accessories

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Mophie Juice Pack Battery Case for iPhone 5 (in Red, White or Black)


Mophie Juice Pack Air iPhone DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide


Wouldn’t you like to give mom the security of long-lasting battery life for her smartphone?  No longer will mom worry about keeping her iPhone 5 plugged up during the day with the Mophie Juice Pack Air.  This rechargeable smartphone case doubles as a battery pack.  The ideal case for the busy mom whose day doesn’t always end on schedule. Double moms’ power – Up to 100% extra battery with the flip of a switch. Turn on the case when your battery runs low to stay fully charged through the late nights.  From the busy day filled with meetings and presentations to the day off filled with errands and friends. The juice pack air ensures that mom has more than enough power packed into a streamlined, protective case so she’s ready to take on the day.  Starting online at $99.95 on



Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide


Give mom the gift of mobile sharing on the go with the Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi).  With the Samsung Galaxy Camera, mom can enjoy high-quality photography while using the Android platform via WiFi connectivity.  She can channel her inner paparazzo with the 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide angle lens all while editing photos on the go with the built-in photo wizard and video editor.  All of this on the large 4.8″ HD touch screen display.  (For full review CLICK HERE.)  Starting online at $429.99 on


Sony Walkman W-Series MP3 Headphones

SONY Walkman DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

Does mom like to jam out to her favorite tunes while working out or doing housework?  The Sony Walkman W-Series water resistant Mp3 player is for her.  Perfect for indoor or outdoor training, the wire-free one-piece W-Series MP3 Player’s inspired design fits comfortably and out of the way while mom works out. No more tangled headphones with this 2GB wireless walkman, the music will keep going non stop. A water-resistant seal keeps sweat out, while she can enjoy true-to-life, deep bass sound for the best musical experience on the go. Starting online at $36.99 on



Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

If mom still doesn’t have an iPad yet, there’s still hope.  The iPad Mini is still a leading gift on everyone’s list and now it’s more affordable than ever before.  iPad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The tablet features a front-facing display camera  allotting Mom hours of FaceTime with her friends, family and you!  Perfect for reading her favorite books, magazines or recipes, the iPad mini is a must have for moms this mother’s day.  Starting online at $284.99 on



The Samsung Universal Extended Battery Pack

Samsung Universal Battery pack DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

If you hate carrying charging wires around for your smartphones and devices, imagine how your mom feels.  Rid her of those tangled up wires with the Samsung Portable battery pack.  One single charge of this 9000 mAh battery pack will re-charge mom’s portable devices twice over and then some.  The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Up Pack is the perfect accessory for smartphone and tablet users who want the peace of mind that their device won’t run out of power at the worst possible time. Simply plug your smartphone or tablet in to the battery pack via the included USB cable and your device begins charging: no outlet needed. The Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Pack can store up to 9000mAh of power, enough for three full charges of most smartphones and one full charge on most tablet devices.  Best of all it’s compatible with all smartphones and tablets via USB charging – that’s portable power when you need, no matter where you need it.  Starting at $74.99 online at



BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone 

Blackberry Z10 DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

Upgrade mom’s “work” phone with the new BlackBerry Z10.  She’ll love the new BlackBerry Hub that’ll allow her to peek at her inbox from any app without having to stop what she’s doing. The touchscreen BlackBerry Keyboard learns her writing style and suggests words to help her type faster, more accurately. And she’ll be able to share content and apps right from her device using BBM Video with Screen Share.  Elegant and distinctive, the LTE-enabled BlackBerry Z10 is the fastest, most advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet, with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4.2-inch display with high pixel density, 16 GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus that can also capture Full HD 1080p video. With its razor-sharp 365 PPI display and new, thinner screen design, whatever mom is doing, she’ll enjoy a highly responsive and precise experience with the new BlackBerry Z10.  Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on



Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker (Black, White, Red or Pink)

Beats By Dre Pills  DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide



If mom loves to take her music with her then the Beats By Dre wireless Pill speakers may be just the gift for her.  Despite its compact size, the Pill produces powerful sound. It’s easy to enjoy soaring highs and deep, booming bass in every room of the house.  The Beats Pill is completely wireless, portable, NFC enabled (with most newer smartphones, pairing the device simply requires you to gently tap the phone against the speaker – no bluetooth settings required) and with it’s internal microphone, it also serves as a conferencing device.  Starting online at $125.95.



Samsung Galaxy Note II

Galaxy Note 2  DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

 If mom deserves the best of both worlds, then you should get the the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.  This mobile smartphone boasts a large 5.5″ touchscreen, suitable for online reading and searching (similar to a tablet) all within the mobility of a smartphone.  With a high quality camera, S Beam and multi-tasking features, this phablet gift would make any mom a proud mom on Mother’s day.  Starting at $99.99 (w/2-yr contract on various carriers) on



CaseMate Madison Collection Black Quilted iPhone 5 Case

CaseMate Madison  DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

Moms love tech accessories too and the Case Mate Madison Collection quilted iPhone case in black is a luxe accessory that she’ll never leave home without.  If you have Chanel tastes on a modest budget, this is the perfect alternative to give mom a classic accessory without breaking the bank.  The Madison Collection embodies the iconic trend of quilted fashion accessories. By combining quilted genuine leather with the added refinement of Swarovski Crystals, the Madison case is perfect for the fashionable, modern woman. Starting at $90.00 on



Jawbone Up

Jawbone-Up DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

If mom needs motivation to live a healthier lifestyle, then the Jawbone up bracelet it for her.  UP is a system, wristband + iPhone app, that Tracks how you sleep, move and eat so you can know yourself better, make smarter choices and feel your best. UP’s mobile app lets you log what you eat and drink and get as detailed as you want. Take a photo of your food, scan a barcode, browse the UP image gallery or search the ingredient database. UP also helps you Track calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, sugar, fiber and sodium. Gain Insight UP simply and beautifully visualizes your information so, at a glance, you can understand the meaning behind your data. UP also delivers personalized insights and clear, actionable tips to help you achieve your goals. Starting at $107.99 online at


If your mom is all set with mobile, check back soon for our next additions to the Top 40 Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide which will include more Kitchen & AppliancesBeauty & Fashion gift ideas for mom next week.


What gift is your mom expecting this year?  How do you plan on making this the best mother’s day ever?  Share your comments, questions and ideas below.




Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Your Techy Loved One

February 11th, 2013 by Analie

Not everyone is into the chocolate and flowers thing for Valentine’s Day. Also, if you have been with someone for a short while, picking out the right gift is exhausting. Picking out a gift for your tech-savvy friend/partner can be difficult. Trying to assemble a Valentine’s Day gadget/tech theme is also hard when some gadgets have dull and boring colors. These gifts included in this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide keep the red, pink and tech nerd in mind.

Here are a few gifts for the gadget girl this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in Garnet Red

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The very popular android tablet is now available in a limited edition color; “garnet red”. At the affordable price of $220; you can make your significant other feel special with this gift. The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Google Android Jellybean 4.1, has 8 GB of internal memory (wih a MicroSD expansion slot), and is lightweight making it extremely portable. Your giftee will love the matching case that comes with it making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. You can buy the Galaxy Tab 2 at Amazon, Fry’s, Walmart, and Tiger Direct.


2. Case-Mate Pink/Red Kayla Clutch

Case-Mate Kayla Clutch Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Case-Mate Kayla Clutch Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This is a great clutch for those girls constantly on the go. It doesn’t sacrifice style or mobility. With the Kayla Clutch; you have all the things you need, and the most important thing; your phone! It has a zipped compartment with slots for your credit cards, IDs, and a coin pouch. The outer pouch has a magnetic enclosure to ensure the safety of your smartphone. This is great for dinner dates and night life outings and a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the lady in your life.


3. Samsung TecTiles

Samsung TecTiles Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Samsung TecTiles

If your giftee has a NFC enabled phone; then why not make Valentine’s Day fun? With TecTiles  you can have them guess what their gift is by programming each tile to do something different. For example, programming a TecTile to the address of their favorite restaurant, or a new secret location. You can also program a TecTile to change the phone settings during your special date. If you’re giftee is a real techy; they will appreciate the effort or the TecTiles for personal use. You can find out more information here:

Samsung TecTiles

4. Case-Mate Pink Glam Case

CaseMate Pink Case - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

CaseMate Pink Case – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This is the ultimate in glamwear for your iPhone. The Case-Mate Pink (or Red) Glam Case has a smooth finish. There will be no glitter on your clothing and bags. It goes with well with casual daytime outfits or fired-up night life outfits.


5. X-Doria iPad Mini Covers

X-Doria Smart Style Case V-Day Valentine's Day Gift Guide

X-Doria Smart Style Case V-Day Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

For the loved one who enjoys bold cases on their gadgets; these very Valentine Day themed covers are a great friend, second, or third additional gift. X-Doria’s smart style cases come in two styles; Love’s Armor (which is red with white hearts) and XO (which is red with white X’s and O’s). These fall well into the Valentine’s Day theme of everything pink and red.




6. HDMX Jam Portable Speaker

HDMX Jam Strawberry Speaker Valentine's Day Gift Guide

HDMX Jam Strawberry Speaker Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

You would get this speaker in red of course. I use this speaker on a daily basis; and it’s great for trips, just lounging around the house, or low listening at the office. It charges through micro USB ports and while it is bluetooth, you can just attach the 3.5 mm audio cable for devices that allow it. You get more than your money’s worth at $49.99 for the speaker. Your significant other will think of you and thank you every time they’re listening to their music with ease.




#2013CES: iHome Goes Old School With The Composition Tablet Case

January 24th, 2013 by Christen

Long gone are the simple days where students carried composition notebooks and pencils to class. There was a time in the past where students had to carry paper into classrooms. And pens. And they used these pens to write on this paper. Often, this was done in a composition book. If you don’t miss the paper but do miss simplistic design of old, LifeWorks has you covered with the iHome Classic Composition Notebook for the iPads 2, 3, 4 and mini.




ihome composition case

From a paper filled notebook to a handy iPad case…

I had the chance to speak with Johnathan Freeman, Director of Product Quality and Design for LifeWorks about getting back to the simplicities of life in a technology-infused world. iHome designs take a unique approach to technology with designs that make you feel all melancholy inside


ihome composition case and composition notebook

iHome composition case measures up to the composition notebook nicely


In addition to providing “superior protection” for your iPad, the Composition Case will feature dual position display functionality, making it ideal for reading, playing games, watching movies, etc. It’s available online in four colors—black, red, green and blue—at a suggested retail price of $39.99 for full size, and $29.99 for iPad mini.

ihome Composition case


What do you think of the retro protection for your iPad?  Are you ready to go old school with an iHome Composition case of your own?



Five Reasons Why Buying The iPad Mini Is A BAD IDEA

November 2nd, 2012 by Tech Staff


It’s arrived in stores today with lack-luster thunder…yeah right.  Of course the masses will follow suit yet again and purchase Apple’s newest miniature iPad… Why? Because spending hard earned cash on anything Apple-related is always a great idea.. Right? WRONG..  Based on a few recent updates, redesigns and contrasts against similar mini tablets on the market, it’s safe to say that buying the iPad Mini today is a bad, BAD IDEA.


5.  The iPad Mini costs too much, ($329) especially considering the lower resolution of its 7.9-inch non-Retina Display. The A5 processor isn’t as robust as the one in the fourth-gen iPad and iPhone 5. Typing on the smaller screen is not quite as comfy.


4.  Based on numerous reports, crowds waiting in line at Apple retail stores are A LOT smaller than they have been in the past for other launches.  Which means that if there isn’t a great demand for the product, you probably shouldn’t be clamoring for one in your hands too soon.


3.  If you thought buying an iPad Mini today would get you the lightning speed you need, think again.  Apple isn’t launching the LTE-enabled iPad Minis until later in the month.  (Talk about a bait & switch…) This is a significant factor in analysts predicting WEAK opening weekend sales for the new device.


2.  Something as small as the iPad Mini should at least have multiple functions like the Galaxy Note II.  What’s the use of carrying a smaller tablet AND a smartphone if you don’t have to?


1.  Buying the iPad Mini opening weekend reinforces the idea that it’s okay to create updated versions of devices sooner than loyal consumers can afford them.  There are countless iPad 2 and even New iPad owners that will not be buying the iPad mini or 4th generation iPad because it’s too much, too soon.  Next thing you know, Apple will be expecting consumers to sell their first borns just to keep up with purchasing the production of new idevices…Good Luck With That…


What do you think?  Will you become a new iPad Mini owner this weekend?




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