Give the Gift of Time For Mother’s Day
For today’s busy mom, one of the best presents you can give her is time. There never seems to be enough of it in the day to keep up with the myriad of tasks moms must perform in their jobs and for their families and themselves.
Computer users could spend 13 minutes a day waiting for their technology to catch up to them – up to 3 days a year waiting and waiting and waiting… according to a [recent Intel survey conducted by Harris Interactive](http://scoop.intel.com/2010/03/hourglass-syndrome-do-you-suffer.php). And 66 percent of computer users said they are at least somewhat stressed when waiting for their computer.
Here are three time-saving tech products to help create happy work/life balance and give mom back that valuable time she craves:
**Hourglass Syndrome:** Relieve her suffering this mother’s day. Frustrated, staring at a 3-year old computer, watching that little hourglass spin. Research shows that performance (or lack of) is the number one pain point for PC users. Laptops powered by the 2010 IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ processors can help tackle that dreaded hourglass.
I’d recommend [three Intel Core i5 powered laptops ](http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Misc/Blue-Label/pcmcat161100050036.c?id=pcmcat161100050036&DCMP=rdr0001617)offered exclusively through the BestBuy Blue Label program that also include (for free) the Intel Wireless Display Technology. So, she can easily share her photos, videos and more from the PC onto the TV – wirelessly.
**Picture Perfect**: I take tons of wonderful photos, but no one would know because I always run out of time to load them onto my favorite photo sites. The picture perfect solution? [Eye-Fi, WiFi](http://www.eye.fi/how-it-works/basics). They make a card that pops into your camera and wirelessly loads all your photos to sites that you pre-designate, save time and energy. I saw this product for the first time at Ubergizmo’s [Digital Summer Party](http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2009/08/digital-summer.html) and instantly said “I want that.”
**Postcards from the Edge**: What does mom do with all those pictures taken with her mobile phone? Photo service sites offer tons of fun ideas -use your photos to create stationary, cards and more. But who has the time to take these visions from an idea to reality. Let alone wait in line at the post office to share these “works of art” with grandma and grandpa. In comes [ShootIt](https://www.shootit.com/) to take one more thing off mom’s to do list. The Shoot it app lets you select a photo from your smartphone, add a message, and send it as a physical postcard to anyone listed in your phone book. The personalized photo postcard is sent the next day via US Mail.
What tech products and services do you use to save time? Let us know what you would do with the time if you were given three days back a year?