December 05, 2014

Earlier this year, I officially joined the ‘Mom Club’ when I welcomed my new baby boy. So needless to say I am excited (and now qualified) to write this post about the best tech gadgets to get for the mobile mom in your life this year. Whether your mom is a tech genius or can’t turn her smartphone on without assistance, Sprint offers some gadgets that are sure to make her life a bit easier!

Sprint LivePro
The LivePro is part projector, part hotspot and fully portable! It offers so much flexibility and utility for the family, the mom in your life is sure to love it! With Live Pro, mom can host a movie night for the neighbors, keep the whole family entertained by connecting up to 8 devices to the hotspot to surf the web on your Wi-Fi-enabled tablets and computers as well as download apps from the Android PlayStore. LivePro is available with Sprint Easy Pay, for well-qualified buyers, for $0 down (plus tax) and 23 monthly payments of $18.75 and one payment of $18.74(excluding tax).

Nexus 6
The Nexus 6 is more than just a phone, it’s a personal assistant – and what mom wouldn’t LOVE to have a personal assistant in her back pocket?! Its advanced 13MP rear-facing camera and 2.0MP front-facing camera allows you to snap crystal clear pictures of moments that matter. The new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS offers brighter colors, richer animations and sharper shapes. With the ability to gain 7 hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of charge with the Turbo Charger, the Nexus 6 lets busy moms do more! Nexus 6 is available with Sprint Easy PaySM, for well-qualified buyers, for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27 (excluding taxes; service plan required).

Kyocera Hydro Vibe
Perfect for busy moms, this smartphone is waterproof up to one meter for 30 minutes, and it also has an impact resistant 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen. No more worries about sticky fingers, spilled milk or bath time destroying mom’s phone! What’s even better is this phone is available for $89.99 (excluding tax) with a no annual contract wireless plan from Virgin Mobile.

Wearables and Accessories
Jawbone UP
Moms are always running around like crazy! So why not give the mom in your life the gift of tracking those busy steps! The Jawbone UP band is a health and fitness accessory that helps track information about yourself and make healthy lifestyle changes. You wear the accessory on your wrist and through its accelerometer technology it tracks things like how many steps you take, how many miles you’ve walked, and how many calories you’re burning. Jawbone UP is available from Sprint for $79.99 (excluding tax).

Plantronics Marque-2 Bluetooth Headset
This ultralight mono Bluetooth headset with dual microphones will block background noise (aka – kids in the backseat of the car) and minimize wind for clear conversations. It includes DeepSleep technology that transfers the headset to a low power mode once out of range from your phone for 90 minutes enabling battery readiness for up to six months. It is available from Sprint for $59.99 (excluding tax).

Nichole Pichardo is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. She is based in sunny Southern California and primarily focuses on devices launching from HTC and LG. She is also knowledgeable about Sprint’s mobile broadband devices and service plans. Nichole can be reached at