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CNET Top 5: Tech gifts for Mother's Day
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CNET Top 5: Tech gifts for Mother's Day

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Whether you're a mom, married to a mom, or have a mom, these are the top tech gifts to deliver this May 8.

Mother�s Day this year is May 8, everyone. Don�t miss it, and don�t go with the same old collection of flowers and candy you send every year. I'm Molly Wood, in for Brian Cooley with a CNET Top 5: the top 5 tech gifts for mom. Coming in at Number 5, it�s the Amazon Kindle. If she doesn�t have a Kindle yet, people, now is the time. Heck, the ad-supported model is only 114 bucks. Just make sure you pair it with an Amazon gift card for book buying, and a certificate for several hours of alone time for reading � preferably by a pool somewhere. It�s a winner. In at number 4, get her a smart phone. We�ve got a lot of favorites in this category, from the obvious iPhone 4 to the HTC Thunderbolt to the Shift 4G on Sprint. The main goal, though, is getting mom a gift that will help her take pictures, get on Facebook, text you if you don�t have time to talk, get e-mail, and play games on the go. If she doesn�t have one yet, this is the year to make it happen. Coming in at Number 3 � a Microsoft Xbox Kinect. Every mom I know right now is LOVING the Kinect for one reason: Dance Central. It�s an awesomely fun workout, and the kids love it, too. See? If you don�t have an Xbox, it�s a great bundle, and if you do, the Kinect add-on makes it less of a boy�s toy, and more of a family console. OR, if your mom is anything like me, get her a Kinect AND the new Mortal Kombat game. I�m not trying to stereotype, here. Much. At a very strong Number 2 � iPad 2. I got my mom an iPad, and we�ve never been better Facebook friends! It�s the perfect e-mail, Web, and video-watching device for mom -- especially if the dude in her life hogs the remote. Plus, hello. Angry Birds Rio. And, I can tell you from personal experience, the iPad is the best kid-entertainment and education tool you will EVER own. Kid, airplane � iPad. It�s a beautiful thing. And finally, my number one tech gift idea for mom this year? It�s my number one tech gift idea ALWAYS � a Roku streaming media box. The Roku is the perfect gift: it�s as cheap as 59 bucks now, no monthly fee, it�s dead simple to set up, and you�ll be watching streaming movies, Internet video, and don�t forget that every episode of �Mad Men� is coming to Netflix Instant Streaming. And if there�s one constant in the universe, it�s this: we ladies love to watch Don Draper. Ok, now I�m stereotyping. But don�t try to pretend it�s not true. It�s true. And that�s it for this edition of CNET Top 5. I�m Molly Wood, and you can find all the rest of our Top 5 videos over at CNET TV dot com.

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