Today may be Cinco de Mayo, but before your third margarita remember that Sunday is Mother's Day. Yeah, it's a Hallmark holiday, but mom probably expects something and you love mom and…well, guilt is a powerful motivator, isn't it? But why tech? Because mom lives in the 21st century, too!
There's no reason for mom to be reliant on you to take photos of her kids and grandkids. Canons' PowerShot A1200 digital camera offers arguably the best price-performance value on the market – for $110, mom gets 12.1 MP images, high-def video, a big 2.7-inch screen and 4x optical zoom, plus pretty large buttons to make it easy for mom to manipulate (although she'll likely only have to keep it on auto). It also runs on a pair of AA batteries – it'll snap around 200 shots on a fresh pair – so she doesn't have to deal with rechargers.