Gadgets Moms Really Want: 11 Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day

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iHome iSP5 Smart Plug

iHome iSP5 Smart Plug

The best, and most indispensable smart home product is the Nest. But a high-priced smart thermostat is a tough sell for a gift that others might chip in for. So go with the next-most-useful piece of smart home gear, a smart plug that lets you turn a lamp or other device on and off with a smartphone. iHome's iSP5 is the most straightforward in this category, and works with both Android and iOS, with a free app that lets you set timers, as well as cut or restore power from anywhere you have a signal. It also works with the Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa platforms, meaning you can potentially control the plug with your voice (by way of a phone or smart speaker). [$40;]

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