Technology rules our modern world. I mean look right now–you’re reading this article on a website using a computer or possibly some sort of iPhone or iPad. Nifty, eh? Well it may be all well and fine for you to enjoy a plethora of fun gadgets, but the elderly people in your life are missing out on all the fun. Well no longer. Here is a list of 5 fantastic gadgets that I personally approve for senior citizen use.
The Kindle e-Reader
The first successful e-reader to really take the market by storm was the Kindle by Amazon. This lightweight reading device is perfect for the elderly. The screen is designed with special electronic “ink” that is easy on the eyes because it acts like real paper in how it reflects light. The Kindle has an extremely easy connect and book download system that doesn’t include connecting the Kindle to any computers so senior citizens don’t have to go through the stress of dealing with special cords and computer problems. Elderly people spend a lot of time reading anyway, so this gadget is right up their alley.
The Old Faithful Senior Citizen Cell Phone
This special cell phone has larger than average buttons perfect for the elderly. Texting can be hard enough for a person with perfectly functioning hands, but trying to do so with arthritis becomes a cruel joke. With this phone, however, button mashing becomes easy. The screen is also large and crisp–perfect for those with poor eyesight. Plus, when dialing numbers, it has a function where a cool female voice speaks the numbers instead of just hearing tones. This makes it easier than ever to make sure you’re dialing right. Also includes an emergency button.
Whether considered a gadget or not, Life Alert is an excellent electronic device that can ensure the safety of senior citizens. This special device worn around the neck like a normal necklace has a button that signals the local authorities to immediately send help. These is not much to this device, which is what makes it so beautiful. Simplicity is important when it comes to calling for emergencies.
The Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker
Many senior citizens find themselves living alone. So why make an entire pot of coffee every morning when you only plan on drinking one? Well the Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker solves this problem once and for all. This excellent device presses steamed water through prepared plastic cups of coffee beans (sold separately). The resulting coffee pours directly into your cup which is placed at the bottom of the machine. The result is a single cup of delicious coffee and absolutely no mess. You can also buy K cups (as the plastic cups are called) for tea and hot chocolate as well as a variety of coffee flavors. A perfect gift!
The TKO Door Knob Turner
This great device makes turning knobs on doors a snap for senior citizens who would otherwise have difficulty doing so. This is one of those ideas that is so simple in its engineering and yet so brilliant all at the same time. You can get this particular model of door knob turner off of Amazon.com for about $23, but there are many other brands that all accomplish the same thing. Low technology, maybe, but still an excellent gift.
These are just five of the many great tech gadgets out there for senior citizens. Plan what your grandmother or grandfather should get this year for Christmas, today.
Source: http://www.amazon.com/TKO-Door-Knob-Turner/dp/B00024E1VI ; http://www.amazon.com/Faithful-Senior-Citizen-Phone-Buttons/dp/B003JN6KAY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1279418233&sr=8-1-catcorr