It’s important for families to stay connected these days, and there are so many ways that technology can help! Tech Lifestyle Expert Carley Knobloch takes a look at some “smart” ideas for parents!
Get Mom back into the family photos, help her tidy up her camera roll and perfect the moments she shares on social with GoPro’s HERO9 Black and Quik app!
HERO9 Black with the Quik App
This Mother’s Day, GoPro wants to put Mom BACK in the family photo. Moms are often responsible for capturing and scrolling for the best family moments, which leaves them OUT of the photos and videos. The new front-facing screen on the GoPro HERO9 camera makes it easy for Mom to make it into every shot. And afterwards, she can easily organize the “keeper” photos into a private feed of memories using the Mural feature in the Quik app. Quik also auto-creates videos from each event, making it easy for Mom to share on social feeds.
- Priced at $399.98 for the GoPro HERO9 Bundle. Quik limited features are free, while full access is $9.99 for an annual subscription.
- Available for purchase at www.GoPro.com and the Quik app which can be downloaded from the Apple and Google Play stores.
- For more information, visit www.GoPro.com.
The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 Cartridge-Free Supertank printer comes with up to two years of ink in the box, including a replacement ink set, so the entire family can print thousands of pages in color without worrying about running out of ink.
Epson EcoTank ET-4760 All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer
For busy families wanting to stay connected from the home, the EcoTank ET-4760 All-in-One Cartridge-Free Supertank printer is a cost-effective and reliable solution. Featuring easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks and savings of up to 90 percent with low-cost replacement ink bottles, the EcoTank ET- 4760 allows the entire family to print thousands of colorful pages without worrying about running out of ink. Easy-to-use features include auto two-sided and voice-activated printing and scan, copy, and fax capabilities, so users can stay on top of important tasks, express creativity, and be organized.
- Priced at $499.99.
- Available for purchase at www.epson.com/For-Work/Printers/Inkjet/EcoTank-ET-4760-All-in-One-Cartridge-Free-Supertank-Printer-White/p/C11CG19204.
- For more information, visit www.epson.com/ecotank-ink-tank-printers.
Echo Frames are designed to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most–with hands-free access to Alexa it’s easy to just ask to make calls, listen to podcasts, control your smart home, and more while still being able to listen to the environment around you.
Echo Frames are smart glasses designed to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most. With open-ear audio and Alexa as your voice AI, you can stay connected while being truly hands free, anywhere you go. You can hear phone notifications plus it’s easy to just ask to listen to your podcasts, music, audio books, make calls, add to your to-do lists, control your smart home, set reminders and more. The lightweight, flexible design delivers a style that’s both timeless and comfortable for all-day wear.
- Priced at $249.99.
- Available for purchase at www.amazon.com/echoframes, Amazon retail stores including Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star stores.
- For more information, visit www.amazon.com/echoframes.
With the One by Wacom digital pen tablet, teachers and students alike can now easily incorporate natural handwriting for note-taking, annotation, solving math problems and drawing diagrams for productive and collaborative online whiteboarding sessions.
One by Wacom
One by Wacom is now Works with Chromebook certified, taking digital learning to the next level. The digital pen recreates the classroom experience anywhere. It gives teachers and students the freedom to write, annotate, create, collaborate, study, complete assignments or teach in new ways. As learning has shifted to the digital whiteboard, One by Wacom allows you to seamlessly collaborate, share work, and interact with other students and teachers more effectively. Plus, thanks to the easy-to-use digital pen tablet and plug-and-play setup, teachers do not have to change the way they teach, and students can learn like they did in the classroom.
- Priced at $59.95.
- Available for purchase at Amazon, BestBuy and the Wacom e-Store.
- For more information, visit www.wacom.com/en-US/chromebook.
Looking for a smart home solution that’s simple, yet fun and unique? Here’s a smart idea to help mom entertain kids, or simply unwind with soothing music or a favorite podcast.
GE LED+ Speaker Bulb
The GE LED+ Speaker bulb connects to your phone, tablet or other Bluetooth® compatible device so you can stream music, podcasts and more from a light source. Sync up to 10 bulbs to create wire-free, high-quality surround sound. Use the included easy-to-use remote to control music and light separately. With no app to download, simply play music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. GE’s LED+ portfolio pairs the energy-saving benefits of LEDs with a simple—but standout feature—so you can get more out of your lights.
- Priced at $27.99.
- Available for purchase at Lowe’s stores nationwide and www.lowes.com.
- For more information, visit www.geledplus.com.