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Smart home gadgets to make you mom's favorite

These devices are perfect for the tech-savvy mom.

David Priest
David Priest is an award-winning writer and editor who formerly covered home security for CNET.
David Priest
Anova Precision Cooker
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Anova Precision Cooker

Does your mom like to experiment with food and tech? The Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking more accessible, making it a fun and easy way to try a new technique. Plus, Anova integrates with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker
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Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker

If you want something a little safer, the Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker is a cool slow cooker that adds smarts to a cooking interface almost every parent is familiar with.

Vitamix Ascent
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Vitamix Ascent

If your mom is done making food for kids, the new Vitamix Ascent adds cool new smarts to the tried-and-true blender. This Vitamix knows which container you're using, and automatically adjusts the settings to get the best blend.

Breville Barista Express
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Breville Barista Express

If you want to splurge, the Breville Barista Express offers the features of a high-end espresso machine for a good price.

Amazon Tap
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Amazon Tap

If your mom doesn't spend much time in the kitchen, a digital assistant might be a better option. The Amazon Tap is a smart speaker that docks to charge, but can be brought around the house for Alexa access or music.

Google Home
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Google Home

If your mom uses Android, the Google Home might be a better fit. Plus, it can cast video and audio to TVs and Buetooth speakers if you have the right Chromecast devices.

Nest Learning Thermostat
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Nest Learning Thermostat

If you want to give your mom an edge in the battle for the thermostat, try sending her a Nest Learning Thermostat. Then, every time Dad changes the temp, she can switch it back from her phone, without even getting off the couch.

Neato Botvac Connected
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Neato Botvac Connected

While she's on the couch, it's always nice to have a robot vacuum the house for you. The Neato Botvac Connected is one of the best robot vacuums for the price.

Nest Protect
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Nest Protect

If your mom is safety- and security-minded, try the Nest Protect. It's a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and it will let her check on the house even when she's out celebrating her day.

Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector
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Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector

Or if floods are a bigger risk to her home, a flood detector like Roost's might do the trick. Bonus: If she asks you to set it up, it won't take more than 5 or 10 minutes.

See all of our Mother's Day Tech Gift Guides for 2017.

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