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Technically Speaking - Mother's Day Edition

What do you give one of the most important people in your life to thank her for all she does? Tech expert Andru Edwards knows shopping for Mom isn’t always easy, so on this episode of “Technically Speaking,” he’s sharing his top tech picks for Mother’s Day!

Speed: Instant Pot IP Smart Bluetooth Cooker

What it is: Multi-functional pressure cooker 
Available at: www.instantpot.com

Give Mom the gift of time! The Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth-Enabled Pressure Cooker is the high-tech version of your grandmother’s crockpot. It acts as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, a steamer, a yogurt maker and much more. The Instant Pot lives up to its name by reducing cooking time up to 70 percent and even allows you to take frozen meat out of the freezer and have a cooked meal on the table in just one hour. It comes with 14 built-in smart programs that include recipes, and you can monitor your cooking with a free app from your smartphone.

Choice: Kate Spade Everpurse

What it is: Purse with phone charging technology
Available at: www.everpurse.com

You can’t go wrong with this Mother’s Day gift. The Everpurse by Kate Spade is the perfect mix of technology and style. She will never have to choose between being late or having a charged phone again because this bag charges it on the go! The Everpurse comes in three sizes: a small wristlet, a medium-sized crossover bag and a larger purse to carry your laptop or iPad, so you can choose the style that best matches your mom’s personality.

Control: Bose QuietComfort 35

What it is: Noise canceling wireless headphones
Available at: www.bose.com

Every mom deserves a break with these: the Bose QuietComfort 35 noise canceling headphones. Whether she’s listening to her favorite songs or having a few minutes of peace while she’s reading, these are remarkable all the way around. They have a 20-hour battery life per charge and since they are wireless, they are completely hassle-free. She can even use these for important phone calls because they have a dual microphone system that makes calls clear on both ends.

How do Andru’s picks for the best tech gifts for Mother’s day hold up? We surprised three National Emerald Club road warriors and moms with the Kate Spade Everpurse for them to test out.

“It never fails that as soon as I am ready to leave the house for an extended period of time, the battery on my phone will be close to dead. With the Everpurse, I am able to charge my phone on the go. With little kids in school, it is nice to not have to worry if I am going to miss that ‘your kid is sick‘ phone call. As a business traveler, it is definitely important to be connected at all times, and with this purse, you don't have to worry about that. You just plug your phone in and go. Plus, it is stylish and cute to carry.”

- Lisa H., Austintown, Ohio

 “My first impression was WOW! This bag is lovely! It is sleek and smart looking. I always carry a purse, my phone and a portable charger. I will be able to leave the portable charger home from now on. I am amazed at the length of time the purse holds a charge. I will carry one less thing with me when I am out and about on the town. I'm a believer!”

- Shelby L., Odessa, Fla.

“It's about functionality for me. The Everpurse gives me the freedom to go anywhere without worrying about battery life. Having a charging station to lay the purse on makes it easy to use and frees me from having to find wall plugs. The storage bag for travel is a nice added touch.”

- Blossom T., Surprise, Ariz.