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SITI SYAMEEN MD KHALILI suggests 10 tech gift ideas for Mother's Day.

1. Ogawa Smart Lounge

Simple and elegant, the Smart Lounge is equipped with soft rollers in its adjustable back-rest to deliver five types of therapeutic massage motions, including shiatsu. Its retractable foot-rest and remote control can be nicely tucked into the chair's form factor and you even get to choose from 10 stylish colours for its overall cushion covers. For details, go to

2. Olympus TG-310

This compact camera offers a 14-megapixel sensor, 3.6X wide zoom, dual image stabilisation feature, Magic Filter and 3D effects as well as HD movie recording. It can also withstand sudden rain showers or splashes by the beach, along with being shockproof and dustproof. An additional feature is Eye-Fi, where photos can be saved and shared wirelessly.

3. Telcast K5 E-book Reader

Sold online at for RM375.50, the Telcast K5 e-book reader comes with 4GB internal memory and SD card slot to accommodate all of Mum's favourite literature. Able to support files in .txt, PDF, .doc, Epub and HTML formats, this reader also offers photo, music and movie playback functions and a digital calendar tool. This device comes with a 5-inch LCD display with zoom feature.

4. Samsung D8000 LED TV

Featuring an 800Hz CMR and LED backlight scanning, this smart television offers true-to-life 2-D, 3-D and HD images. To match the great graphics, the model employs SRS TheatreSound HD standard for great audio reproduction as well as Allshare and wireless LAN connectivity to stream more content for your viewing pleasure. The 46-inch UA46D7000LRXXM model under the D8000 series is now priced at RM8,999.

5. ViewSonic VFM842-52 Digital Photo Frame

This 8-inch digital photo frame packs 2GB memory and multiple card slots to accommodate more multimedia files, including music. Get it at for RM359.

6. Panasonic Nanocare Platinum Hot & Cold Steamer EH-2473

This steamer blasts out both hot and cold micro-mist to revitalise skin and help reduce dark circles around the eyes. Sold online at at RM1,499. It is easy to use with three automatic presets that improve skin elasticity and sebum balance.

7. Sony Xperia arc

Only 8.7mm thick, this model should fit nicely in Mum's trendiest clutch. At RM2,099, this HSPA model is powered by the Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system. It features a 4.2-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, HP support for photos, videos and games. There's also a preloaded media browser, extensive organiser function set, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a GPS feature, and Midnight Blue or Misty Silver finishing.

8. A4 Tech G9-310 Glass Run Mouse

Made to work without mousepads, it can run on various surfaces such as floor tiles, an aluminium surface table and even on the glass dressing table. It uses little power and will turn off automatically six seconds after you shut down your notebook. This plug-and-play device comes with a nano receiver to give up to 15m in signal range. Available at Vertex Distribution Sdn Bhd for RM85. Visit for details.

9. Electrolux EWW1274 Time Manager Washer Dryer

This compact combo makes laundry simpler. It washes, rinses, spins and dries your clothes using Magic Ball washing technology and Reverse Tumbling two-way drying technology. Available at leading electronic stores such as Sen Heng Electric for RM3,179. Visit for details.

10. Dell Streak 5

This Android-based pocket tablet device has a 5-inch Gorilla Glass screen and is only 10mm thick, making it compact and stylish. Features include 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor, connectivity options such as HSUPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HD video support, GPS functionality with Google Maps and 5-megapixel camera. Available at Dynamics Distribution Sdn Bhd authorised resellers for RM2,099. For details, visit

Source: NST-Life & Times, May 2, 2011
Byline / Author: By Siti Syameen Md Khalili
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