Mother’s Day is Almost Here, and You Know that Mom Loves Her Gear!

Still debating what you should get the woman who loved you first for Mother’s Day? Look no further; we are here to help …

Eers PCS-150


Eers PCS-150 are “high-end headphones with a special twist”. Carly reviewed these amazing headphones and loved them. The music-loving parent will too. Here’s what they offer…

Custom-fitted earphones in only 4 Minutes!
Single driver, dynamic speaker
Single button in-line microphone compatible with all mobile devices
Crisp, detailed sound
Excellent Frequency response with hard driving bass
Safe and Comfortable SonoFit™ Fitting Process.
Custom-fitted shape creates Sound Isolation “Acoustic Seal”
Secure fit so earphones do not fall out even when active!

MSRP: $199.99

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BlueAnt EMBRACE headphones

If in-ear headphones aren’t your loved ones’ thing, maybe these on-ear headphones will fit the bill. The BlueAnt EMBRACE headphones look great, sound even better and are as comfortable as any headphones I have tried. I loved them when I reviewed them last summer and I like them just as much now… maybe more. So much so that I stand by my initial review roundup… “The Embrace headphones are high quality, well constructed, quite comfortable and sound great.”

MSRP: $199.99

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The Waterfield Indy Bag

Your loved one loves their iPad? Give ‘em an Indy. This minimalist bag is leather, light and awesome. Here’s what Judie had to say:

Measuring 10.3? wide x 12? tall  x 1? deep, the Indy weighs 17 ounces empty. It is composed of tumbled and distressed leather which comes complete with scratches, imperfections and other miscellaneous markings; this means that from the beginning you can fearlessly use the Indy without dreading the day when you’ll inevitably notice the first scratch, ding or water spot. This is a bag that begs to be taken everywhere, and it is slim enough and simple enough that it can be carried by either a man or a woman.

The Waterfield Indy is the perfect bag for anyone who wants a streamlined and fashionable way to carry their daily gear. Although it will appeal to those who like a rugged, outdoorsy look, I think that it will also look great on anyone who wants something “different” from the usual leather bag. The Indy has tons of personality, it’s extremely well made, and it has all of the special Waterfield touches that will make it a bag you’ll love to use.

MSRP: $179

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You want your mom around and healthy for as long as possible? Here are two items that would make a great gift:

Nike+ Fuelband

Francis reviewed the Nike+ Fuelband and loves it. His bottom line…

Basic but Amazingly cool LED display
Durability of construction, Water Resistance
Very simple to set up and use
Well designed software

MSRP: $150

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Striiv Smart Pedometer

If you want to get social you might want to take a look at the Striiv Smart Pedometer. The device recently got updated with a slew of new features. Here’s a look…

The company breaks the aspects of the Striiv system (yes, I believe we can now refer to it as a system) down so it can be easily understood.

Ready, Set, Race!: Step or stair-based competitions let people bet energy or real life prizes. Once the stakes are established, users connect devices, choose to walk together or separately, and Striiv keeps track of who reaches the finish line first. New Striiv characters (AKA Waddles, Sir Bacon or Walkatron), also provide opponents, and as in life, raise the stakes and win more! More difficult opponents and longer races, the more energy can be won!

Social Milestones: Beating friends’ or family members’ stats (like daily average or personal record for steps, stairs or minutes of activity) earns people bonus points and a trophy for that day. Social milestones are part of Striiv’s positive reinforcement focused Motivation System.
MyLand Expansion Pack: Myland, the addictive, Farmville-like, energy-based game launched with Striiv, adds new characters, plants, and structures. People can also spend energy points on Mystery Boxes, treasure boxes that contain exciting (or not so exciting) prizes.

More Reasons to Sync: Each time Striiv is connected to a computer, the latest activity information is stored, and people win a free Mystery Box to use in Myland! Syncing lets people record steps, stairs, calories burned and donations made, so they can keep track of progress.

MSRP $99.99

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JustMobile Xstand Go

On the go? Get mom/dad the JustMobile Xstand Go car mount. It will keep her/his iPhone safe and accessible while offering a degree of flexibility rarely found in a car mount. It works on the windshield. It works on the dash. It works anywhere you need it to be. And! It looks great.
Our conclusion…

I know it seems a bit funny to be so enthusiastic about something as pedestrian as an iPhone car mount, but this really takes a utilitarian accessory to an entirely new level. The flexibility it offers, the design that went into it, and the overall functionality of it is fantastic. If you are looking for a car mount for your iPhone — or for any other device — this is the way to go.

MSRP: $39.95

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EPSON LabelWorks Label Printers 

 Mother's Day is Almost Here, and You Know that Mom Loves Her Gear!


Crafty moms are dedicated to preserving family photos and memorable moments in fun, creative ways, and these unique projects – just like the women behind them – make a significant impact on the family. Epson helps expand these creative talents through advanced label making with its portable EPSON®LabelWorks LW-300 and LW-400.

Both models deliver several features to help crafting and scrapbooking enthusiasts with all their labeling needs, including more than 40 tape cartridges for customized projects with a wide variety of colors, symbols and print styles. In addition, iron-on labels can quickly be applied to almost any fabric, giving crafty moms a simple way to label clothing, felt scrapbook pages and more.

The LabelWorks LW-300 works with a variety of tape widths ranging from six millimeters (~1/4 inch) to 12 millimeters (~1/2 inch), and the LabelWorks LW-400 accommodates tapes up to 18 millimeters (~3/4 inch) wide. The highly durable tapes are available in a variety of traditional colors, as well as specialty colors and textures such as fluorescent, pearlized, iron-on, metallic, glow-in-the-dark, and colorful patterns such as blue checkered or white and pink polk-a-dots. They also provide dramatically smaller lead margins for up to 60 percent less margin waste 1, giving users a perfectly sized label for any application. With 14 font types, 75 frames and more than 300 symbols, the creative possibilities are almost endless.

The flagship LabelWorks LW-400 adds a two-line, back-lit display and features increased built-in memory for storing up to 50 labels. It also has expanded specialty print modes that include custom barcodes, cable and wire wrap, and a tab function that prints a mirror image for simple folder making.

For more information about Epson’s LabelWorks, visit

The EPSON LabelWorks LW-300 (MSRP $39.99) and LabelWorks LW-400 (MSRP $49.99) are available from a wide range of retailers, as well as from and

Element Case Vapor Dock


To mom it’s not just a phone. It is an iPhone!!! And THIS… This isn’t just a dock. It is ElementCases’ Vapor Dock. The Vapor Dock is built with ElementCases’ incredible quality, high-level of aesthetic and superior functionality. It does one thing and just one thing… it lets your iPhone sync and charge with style… and quality. The bottom line…

Great looking
Strong and sturdy
Made from a block of aluminum and the craftsmanship and refinement show
Sync/charge cable locks in place and extra cable stored beneath
Adjustable for different cases or no case at all
Enhances the sound

MSRP: $119.99

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Sony RDPX500IP Speaker Dock for iPod, iPhone, iPad

Sony’s RDPX500IP Speaker Dock is sleek, solid and sounds… awesome! It is a relatively traditional speaker dock since it offers nothing in the way of wireless connectivity (no WiFi, Bluetooth or AirPlay) but if you don’t need such things this is a fantastic choice. It gets remarkably loud and offers unbelievable bass. We love the retractable dock and the fact that it works with EVERY iOS device from iPod nanos to iPads. Add in the free iOS app and you have a winning combination.

MSRP: $299.99

Native Union’s Curve Twin

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch… each of them can serve as excellent VOiP phones when used with apps like Line2 or Vonage Mobile. And with Native Union’s Curve Twin you can use two devices at once AND keep the device (and the radiation from the iPhone and iPad) away from your head. And it does it in style…

The base is weighted and stable and allows you to connect two devices at once and switch between then with the press of a button. The handset itself is detachable so you can take it with you if you are out and about and want to make calls that don’t send radiation into your head. The sound quality is excellent and it easily rates a 9 or higher on the conversation-piece scale.

MSRP: $59.99

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Happy Mother’s Day! =)

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.