Stuck for a Christmas gift for someone who loves their gadgets?…

ID-10018357Then here are some great gift ideas from D-Link’s range of home networking products that will easily satisfy even the most techy of friends or family:

EyeOn™ Baby Camera (DCS-825L)
Keep an eye on your little one with the EyeOn™ Baby Camera. This portable camera transforms your mobile device into a versatile, yet easy to use baby monitor. Connect to the camera wirelessly at home or through the Internet when you are at work, so you can check on your infant no matter where you are. It’s packed with features to help you care for your child, including motion, sound, and temperature monitoring, as well as night vision, automatic snapshots and recording. It can even play gentle lullabies to help ease your baby to sleep! RRP £109.99 incl. VAT

ShareCenter+ 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure
The DNS-327L ShareCenter™+ 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure is an easy-to-use yet powerful and versatile solution for accessing, sharing and backing up your important data or media like music, photos and video by creating your own personal cloud. Keep all of your data safely stored and protected at home, and still have it at your fingertips wherever you are. RRP £128.57 +VAT

Mobile Cloud Companion (DIR-505L)
The Mobile Cloud Companion (DIR-505) is a portable, multi-functional device that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. This device enables you to extend and boost your wireless Internet connection, by acting as a wireless router and Wi-Fi hotspot. Using built-in cloud technology, the Mobile Cloud Companion provides wireless access to files stored on a hard drive or flash storage device. This product also allows you to charge your mobile devices. RRP £36.04 +VAT

Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router(DIR-868L)
The Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router with AC SmartBeam™ Technology creates a blazingly fast home network that connects all of your computers and mobile devices to your broadband Internet connection, over four times faster than the previous standard. Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac brings you the future of high-bandwidth wireless connectivity allowing you to stream HD video, make Internet calls and surf the Internet from every corner of your home without interruption. RRP £132.88+VAT

 

The rise of tech savvy mums

Tech savvy mumWhile the majority of mums agree that being a mother brings with it considerable challenges as well as rewards, many have used the latest technology to make their lives easier.

What’s key for a new mum? Other mothers’ expertise, making new connections, savvy shopping and putting your feet up when you get the chance! Today, many mums are mastering technology to best utilise their time. New research carried out by Casabu and Mumsnet in November has revealed that more than eighty per cent of mums are shopping online for themselves or their children at least once or twice a month. The survey, which spoke to 1,000 mums, discovered they are also making use of technology such as smartphones and tablets to guarantee they don’t miss out on bargains – with 44% using their smartphones and 31% using computer tablets to shop online with.

The impact technology has had on mums reaches beyond shopping online. The Iam150 study earlier this year showed seven in ten parents use social sites like Facebook and Twitter as a regular channel of communication in their family – with over a third of parents using social websites like Pinterest and Instagram.

But it’s not just mobile technology and social networking sites that are a mum’s best friend. Mums are embracing new baby and parenting gadgets to make everything from baby changing, to breast feeding easier and more simple. Take, for example, our latest baby monitoring camera. It’s got everything rolled into one. In one purchase for the savvy mum, they’ve got thermometers, two way-audio, a choice of lullabies and a Hi-Definition camera, all in one!

And to help busy mum’s relax, D-Link has planned a night of fun for all the family to enjoy – to win one of two great family trips to sleep over with Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum in London, simply click here and fill in your details.