As for Mother's Day Gifts, things can be a little hit or miss, but pictures of children and grandchildren are always a slam dunk here. The Google Home Hub, with its beautiful image mode and ease of use, is a perfect gift for mom.
A quick listing before we enter: Yesterday announced that the Google Home Store is merging with Nest and Google's home page is now known as Google Nest Hub ̵
The start of our search for the perfect mother's day gift is driven by some ideas that we had raised over the years of Mother's Day gift. First, almost all moms love photos-pictures of their children, pictures of their grandchildren, even pictures of their dangers. It is almost impossible to go wrong with pictures as a gift.
Second, almost all digital picture frames are quite cruddy and suffer from a host of interfaces and usability issues. Many of us on the staff had given digital photo frames like Mother's Day (or birthday or Christmas) gifts to our mothers over the years but inevitably found them.
Either they didn't have a cloud-based service and we got stuck updating them with SD cards (which spoiler alert, never happened) or if they had a cloud-based service it was just inconvenient to use or we forgot everything about it.
Third and not directly related to digital picture frames but related to Mother's Day gifts in general are many mother's day gifts of rather limited use. There is nothing wrong with getting your mother's flowers or a book she wants, but a bouquet is not exactly a gift that continues to give. Call us very pragmatically, but we like to give useful gifts.
Google Home Hub was our 2018 This year's annual product chooses a high for good reasons and many of these reasons overlap directly with the problems we just outlined. Therefore, we believe that a housewife is the perfect mother's day gift.
Picture frame mode is great to see
First and foremost, the Google Home Hub is a fantastic digital image frame. We keep every single home hub in our home and office and in slideshow mode because it is just so great on it.
Unlike the digital picture frames, you are probably familiar with (and perhaps even talented). The screen on the home hub does not look like a cheap computer screen panel, is sufficiently high resolution that the pixels are undetectable even at a close distance (and especially undetectable at normal distances), and this is the real magic sport and automatic dimming mode that makes it look like a real photograph and not a digital screen. 19659004] There really is no way to convey the last bit in words or pictures. It is such a great effect that if you put a home function in your house and use the photo mode, you will constantly find yourself forgetting that it is a screen … that is how much the dimming function makes the pictures look like actual photographs in a picture frame.
It is incredibly easy to update and manage the images
Stylish pictures are only part of the equation. Where the whole "Let's get my mother a digital picture frame!" The plan falls apart is at the back. You start with the best intentions: Choose carefully pictures, dump them on an SD card, set the picture frame and tell mom. Next time I visit, I take a new SD card with new pictures! "And then it never happens. Five years later, you find the picture frame in a box somewhere with the same photos on it as some form of time capsule.
The hub completely solves the update problem. All you have to do is create one or more photo albums using Google Photos (a totally free service) and you're in business. (If you're not already using Google Photos, you really have to. It's an incredibly easy way to back up and manage your photos.)