We speak to celebrity host Erin Lim and ask her all about
Mother’s Day is literally
just around the corner (10
th May) and if you still haven’t got any
idea on what to gift mum and would like to have a different set of
recommendations, well this is for you. We check in with Erin Lim who hosts
, which is a mini-series commissioned by Tech Storm, on her take on gifts for mum and how technology has
helped modern mothers today!
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, what are
the three gifts you feel are a must have for all Mothers out there?
EL: Well since I’m not a mother myself, I
decided to ask an expert – my mother! According to Lulu Lim, she thinks the top
3 tech gadgets that are hot for this Mother’s Day will be phablets (phone
tablets), fitness trackers (Fitbit or Jawbone) and nanny cams. Phablets are
great because they enable parents like her to communicate with their children
all over the world via FaceTime, Skype or Whatsapp. In addition to that, what
mum doesn’t like to do a little perusing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on
an XL screen (no zooming in needed)! Fitness trackers because it helps keep on
top of the healthy lifestyle with a busy day to day schedule. Nanny cams
because, mums just can’t let us leave their sight!
Mums also love having pretty gadgets once in
a while, is there any particular one that you are looking to get mum or
EL: I recommend a *gold* Edition Collection
Apple Watch for Lulu. Although this device comes with a heavy price tag and is
only first generation, I think this gadget totally suits my mum. She’s always
on the go and sometimes reaching for her phone at the bottom of her bag is
troublesome. This watch is literally a personal assistant on your wrist-
something my mum can really benefit from. Everything from retrieving text
messages, to monitoring heartrate, answering calls, tracking activity and even
telling the time! It’s really the way of the future with many generations to
With technology infiltrating our lives more and
more each day, how different is the role of a mother today as compared to being
a mother from two decades ago?
EL: Mothers today are very fortunate to have
the incredible advances of technology. The devices out there today enable
mums to be in many places at once. For example, my mum has 1 child in Southern
California, 1 in Hawaii and 1 in Singapore. She herself is in Los Angeles, CA. With
today’s technology she is able to be right there, face to face with all of us!
Mums in general can go back to work sooner after having a new-born because of
baby cam devices and they can feel confident leaving their toddler knowing that
they are able to see their child at home with use of a nanny camera. Mothers
these days are generally more eco-friendly too. They can read with Kindles,
iPads, and phones without needing a paperback subscription to Martha Stewart
living. They can even grocery shop online where the goods are delivered right
to their doorstep – talk about efficiency!
Lastly, do share with us what is the ONE
gadget you think can be a great help to mothers and why?
EL: My vote goes to cleaner robots. I know
they already exist and are on sale, but there’s still a whole lot of stuff they
cannot do. For example, it can’t go into places with there’s a low lying table
in the way and it won’t give special attention to a tough spot on the floor. If
cleaner robots could be improved to work that way, it would be one less
backbreaking chore all mothers would not have to do!
here to watch Erin in action on Storm Bytes, a mini-series
commissioned by Tech Storm!
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / May 7, 2015 12:45PM
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