The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr.
Moms who work hard need gadgets that can multitask and work just as hard as she does, whether she’s keeping tabs on the family schedule, reading, or capturing family memories. Here are 5 essentials that every mom needs along with where to go to find a stylish bag to keep everything in its place.
Tablet— Whether you’re a fan of iOS or a die hard Android user, there’s a tablet for everyone. Apple lovers swear by their iPads but Android users love devices such as the Galaxy Tab that come in two sizes- an ultra portable 7” size or an easier on the eyes 10.1” version. Even Blackberry users can get in on the tablet action with the 7” Blackberry Playbook with either16, 32, or 64 GB of storage.
eReader— More affordable than tablets but just as portable, the current models of eReaders are a great option for book loving moms who want to be able to check email, browse the web, and use apps. Kindle Fire and Nook Color are two great choices for less than $200.
Camera— Moms want to capture every moment, so a user friendly camera that takes fantastic photos which can be taken everywhere is a must have. Point and shoots are easy to pack but for great high resolution shots that can be cropped without compromising quality, the Olympus PM-1 is my favorite since it’s a compact DSLR with 12.3 MP and the ability to take HD video and interchange lenses based on your photographic needs. It comes with a standard 14-42 mm lens but I have my eye on a zoom lens that will allow me to capture special moments even when farther away.
Stylish Laptop Bag— Laptop bags have gone beyond the black and nylon and now come in a rainbow of colors, patterns, and stylish designs that make them more of a fashion accessory that allows them to transition from day to night and work just as well for commuting as a tote for family vacations. Franklin Planner features totes in every style, color, and material to suit every need while shutter bug moms will love Epiphanie’s gorgeous styles that work just as well for cameras as they do for laptops.
Wireless Mouse— Since everything is wireless these days, moms don’t need to be tethered to the computer with a corded mouse. These days, wireless mice are available to match everyone’s office décor and personality. The Logitech Global Graffiti prints found in the M325 and M310 wireless mice ($20-30) incorporate the hottest local trends and fashions while fitting comfortably in the palm on one’s hand thanks to the ergonomic design making them a great tech accessory. If mom prefers solids to prints, Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 (less than $20) come in gorgeous limited edition colors that are sure to brighten up anyone’s day.
What are your must have tech gadgets?