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Blog posts for January, 2015

Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blog will help make daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™
28 January, 2015

10 Totally Awesome and Accessible Valentine's Day 2015 Gifts for Him and Her

Valentine's Day 2015 is fast approaching and whether you have been with your loved one for 5 months, 15 years or 50 years, it's always a good idea to think outside the box when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. At MaxiAids, we pride ourselves on providing solutions on a daily basis that add accessibility and enhance the lives of everyone we serve, and Valentine's Day is no different. From cozy shawls to keep her warm to magnifiers that help him or her see, MaxiAids presents 10 Totally Awesome and Accessible Valentine's Day 2015 Gifts for Him and Her.

5 Valentine's Day 2015 Gift Ideas For Her

1. Shoulder Cozy Polar Fleece Shawl with Pockets - Black. Also available in Light Blue, and Navy Blue

Purpose: To keep her warm and comfortable in the winter months.

2. Natural 5x-1x Lighted Makeup Mirror - Black

Purpose: Helps her see more clearly and easily when applying makeup, color-matching or putting in contact lenses.

3. Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm Clock

Purpose: Extra-loud vibrating alarm clock with stylish hot pink, heart-shaped design.

4. Pro Style Bonnet Hair Dryer for Hands-Free Drying

Purpose: Enables her to dry her hair without having to grasp and hold a handheld blow dryer.

5. Mystique ILY Bracelet with 0.5-in Gold Plated Charm and Purple Beads.

Purpose: Show your love for her and let her show her love for sign language and deaf culture.

5 Valentine's Day 2015 Gift Ideas For Him

1. Reizen Talking Atomic Watch- White Face-Chips-Leather Band.

Purpose: Announces the time and even sets itself. Perfect for low vision or visually impaired.

2. LEVO G2 Hands Free Bookholder - Reading Book Stand.

Purpose: Takes the fatigue and stress out of reading, so he can read his favorite books without any straining.

3. The Larry 8 LED Pocket Work Light - Red. Also available in Yellow, Blue and Gray.

Purpose: Provides powerful and portable light with 8 LEDs and an ergonomic grip he'll be sure to love.

4. Reizen Flip-N-Clip Binocular Lens - 2.7x Hands Free Magnifier

Purpose: Binocular Magnifier with 2.7x lens. Fits over most eyeglasses or may be worn without glasses. Lens flips up for when magnification is not needed, making this a perfect low vision magnifier for him that keeps his hands free so he can focus on the tasks at hand. Flip-up feature provides added convenience.

5. I Love You Dad Keychain - Silver. Also available in Gold.

Purpose: A fun way to show dad he is loved, that he can take with him wherever he goes.

5 Valentine's Day 2015 Gift Ideas For Him or Her

1. Talking Photo Album with Personalized Voice Recorded Messages

Purpose: Fill 20 pages with pictures and audible captions. A romantic Valentine's Day gift idea for any loved one in your life when you want to add your own personal touch to your pictures and memories.

2. Reminder Rosie Talking Alarm Clock with Personalized Voice Reminders

Purpose: Exceptionally easy to use talking alarm clock with personalized voice reminders for seniors and caregivers. This is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for mom, dad or the caregiver in your life.

 3. Aukey Special Edition Video Magnifier - 1.9x and 13.6x

Purpose: Read more easily at home or on the go and toggle between 1.9x and 13.6x magnification. This is a reading support tool designed for both children and adults with low vision and can be given as a Valentine's Day gift to virtually anyone of any age.

4. Apple Shaped Talking Alarm Clock with Temperature and Calendar - White. Also available in Black.

Purpose: Sleek, attractive digital Apple Shaped Talking Alarm Clock that is packed with features everyone can enjoy and access. Makes a great Valentine's Day gift for teachers as well as anyone who just likes a fun, functional digital talking clock that can be placed anywhere.

5. Clarity Amplified Bluetooth Cordless Phone with Answering Machine

Purpose: Enjoy amplified calls without a landline and hear cell phone calls loud and clear while at home.

 

 

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18 January, 2015

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Super Bowl Viewing Experience

It is no secret that the Super Bowl is the biggest TV event of the year. Whether you are tuning in with a vested interest, watching for the commercials, checking out the Halftime show or all of the above, there is no question that the Super Bowl attracts interest in many ways. You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the Super Bowl experience, and no matter why you are watching or where you will be for the big game on Sunday, February 1st when the New England Patriots battle the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, there are ways you can improve your Super Bowl viewing experience and add accessibility to the party.

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Super Bowl Viewing Experience

1. Make Sure You Have a Clear View of the Action

If you have low vision or just want to see the Super Bowl more clearly, there are easy, affordable ways to magnify your view. First things first, you want to make sure you are in your most comfortable chair by game time so you can have the best seat in the house, especially if you are hosting this year's Super Bowl party. However, if you are visually impaired, this does not mean you need to sit directly in front of the TV. 

Instead, you can use these affordable and reliable MaxiSee TV Glasses by Reizen to bring the view closer to you. Designed to maximize the TV viewing experience, these hands-free glasses help you view the screen from more easily from at least 10 feet away. In addition, these eyeglass style binoculars provide 2.1x magnification for distance and feature a wide 20-degree field of vision. MaxiSee TV Glasses give the user the ability to focus each eye separately, allowing compensation for difference in vision between the eyes, as well as for any changes in the future. Lightweight, durable frames with molded bridge are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. You also get scratch-resistant lenses perfect for keeping your field of view clear as possible.

2. Give Your Ears a Chance to Hear All of the Action Loud and Clear

Can't listen to the big game or the halftime festivities because everyone is talking? Do you have some hearing loss and multiple conversations along with the game are bothersome to your ears? There are innovative solutions to help you hear your TV clearly so that you don't have to struggle to get through Super Bowl Sunday. Wireless TV listening devices such as the ClearSounds Wireless Infrared Home Audio Headset System and the Serene Innovations TVDirect system for private listening can help you hear better all game long. Both systems offer superior sound quality while safely allowing you to amplify your Super Bowl experience with lightweight systems that you can wear comfortably for hours at a time.

3. Hosting the Super Bowl Party this Year? Cook Easier and Enjoy the Game

If you are having friends over for the Super Bowl, chances are you will be doing the bulk of the food prep and cooking so that you can allow your guests to relax and enjoy the game. However, that doesn't mean you can't get everything ready faster and easier with a little help from these convenient and handy cooking tools. Whether you need to cook burgers and other game day foods quicker with the George Foreman Champ Grill or are hosting a party and need to boost your cooking production with the Proctor-Silex Fifth Burner Hot Plate, both of these kitchen saviors are ideal for saving you time so that you can have a fun time even while playing the role of gracious host.

4. Take Back Control of Your TV Remote

Rather than having to worry about which remote you need for whichever function you are trying to access on your TV, wouldn't it be nice if you could just have one easy to see remote that helps you put the control back in remote control? This Oversized Universal Remote Control is just the thing to help you make sure your brain doesn't become scrambled when you are scrambling to turn on the TV, find the right channel or turn up the volume on Super Bowl Sunday, or any other TV night for that matter.

No matter where you go, what you are doing or who you are with on Super Bowl Sunday, we hope you will find the above tips to be helpful in improving your Super Bowl experience.

Enjoy the game!

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