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HardwareZone's Top 10 Gifts for Mother's Day

By Alex Wong - 9 May 2014

HardwareZone's Top 10 Gifts for Mother's Day

May 11 is a special day for mothers around the globe. To put a smile on the face of the woman who raised you, you could simply take her out for a lovely lunch or dinner. But to truly make it a special event, however, you could get her something a little more 'gadgety'. We've come up with a list of recommendations to help make your shopping decisions easier!

Panasonic SD-P104 Bread Maker

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The Panasonic SD-P104 Bread Maker will allow her to bake fresh breads for breakfast or tea time with ease. The machine automatically mixes, kneads, rises and bakes bread with a few presses of the button. The yeast dispenser automatically adds in the dry yeast at a proper time, same goes to the raisin and nut dispenser. The SD-P104 Bread Maker includes 13 menus with eight bread cycles: bread, rapid mode, soft bread, French, whole wheat, pineapple bread, rice bread and rice flour bred; three dough cycles: bread dough, pizza dough and dumpling skin, and two snack cycles: chocolate and cake. There are also a two-level crust control: light and standard.


iPad Air

The Retina display on the iPad Air astounds as much as its light weight.

The iPad Air is by far the most portable iPad by Apple to date. Weighing only 469g and measuring only 6.6-inch wide, this iPad can easily fit into a typical handbag. Equipped with the A7 chip, the iPad Air is more than capable of running your basic apps, and then some. It's also running on iOS 7, so there's no doubting that this tablet can perform well. Perhaps the best feature of the iPad Air though, is that it features the Retina display, which offers a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. Needless to say, she'll be able to stream and watch her favorite dramas in better clarity.


Toshiba Pro Theatre 39L4300

The minimize bezel makes the TV looks clean and elegant.

Drama series are very addictive for the masses, especially moms. With the 39L4300 LED TV from Toshiba, she can now watch all her favorite soaps and dramas from ASTRO, HyppTV or ABN Xcess. The LED TV also allows you and your mom to share music, videos and games via Wi-Fi Alliance without the need for a Wi-Fi router or cable connection.


Panasonic Humidifying Nanoe Air Purifier F-VXF35

The Panasonic Humidifying Nanoe Air Purifier F-VXF35 has a clean overall design without compromise.

Nowadays, the air is not clean as a couple of years ago. With the Panasonic Humidifying Nanoe Air Purifier F-VXF35, you can enjoy healthy and comfortable living. It's equipped with Nanoe technology, and its capable of eliminating viruses, bacteria, odors and allergens by using hydrogen. This humidifying machine can be easily cleaned or refilled by removing the water-tank at the side. Despite the size of the machine, it can cover a small living room, bed room or studio room (26m2).



The CP-F2LSA's aluminum body emphasizes the trademark Sony design in their products.

The Sony CP-F12LSA can power up a smartphone anywhere, anytime. It has a battery capacity of 7,000 mAh that contains Sony-manufactured lithium-polymer rechargeable battery, and is compatible with most smartphones - a perfect companion for providing smartphones with emergency back-up power. The CP-F12LSA also has an ultra-slim aluminum body charger for charging smartphones on the go and measures at 26mm thickness.


Sony Alpha 5000

The Sony Alpha 5000 is a great mirrorless camera.

With the Sony Alpha 5000, you can easily capture beautiful images wherever you go, thanks to its pocket-able form factor. Its features include exceptional image quality from the large APS-C image sensor, which enables fast auto focusing with its BIONZ X processor, as well as interchangeable lens capability. With the 180-degree Tiltable LCD, she'll be able to shoot stunning self-portraits, perfectly framed low angle shots, and compose photos with incredibly precision. The Alpha 5000 also supports Full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording with choices of standard 60i or cinematic 24p frames per second. As its capable of Wi-Fi and NFC, the camera will also her to instantly connect to a smartphone or tablet. By using the app called PlayMemories Camera, she can shoot, share and save photos with tremendous ease.


Samsung Gear Fit

Samsung provides a variety of colorful straps to add a cool factor to her workout.

The Samsung Gear Fit is offered in a variety of colors, from black, orange, gray, red, green and blue. It comes equipped with an advanced curved Super AMOLED touchscreen display, along with customizable background colors, wallpapers and clock design. The Gear Fit also displays instant notifications of emails, SMS, incoming calls and third-party apps to keep you updated at all times. In addition, the Gear Fit provides personalized real-time information on the progress and results of the workout by deploying the device's optical heart rate sensor.


Philips Viva Collection Airfryer

Please don't mistake it with Glados. It's just a 'glammed-up' Airfryer from Philips.

Moms tend to worry about all the unhealthy food that their children consumes when they're out. The Philips Viva Collection Airfryer will enable anyone at home to enjoy fried, baked, roasted or grilled food with less than 80 percent oil. With the Rapid Air Technology, it also creates less smell than conventional fryers, while also easy to clean, safe and economical for your daily use. The machine comes with a recipe booklet written by culinary experts with low-fat fried food recommendations.


Huawei Honor 3C

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The Huawei Honor 3C has a 5.0-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution. It's equipped with ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM. The camera on this phone has 8MP with f/2.0 that is capable of shooting in low-light situations. It includes autofocus, geotagging, touch focus and face detection, whereas the front camera has 5MP with f/2.4 and offers features like Auto Beauty, Magic Preview Window and Smile Capture. Other than that, the phone also supports dual SIM standby. The Honor 3C comes in six colors: Pearl White, Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold, Lamborghini Yellow, Rococo Pink and Tiffany Green.


FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera

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The FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 is a camera that brings instant fun and excitement into everyday life. With its portable size, it can fit into any bag for easy carrying. All it takes is three simple steps to snap and print out memorable moments instantly. The camera also automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and will recommend the ideal setting by lighting the corresponding lamp. The camera comes in white, blue, pink, yellow and black.