She may not be on the cutting edge of technological so do her a favor and get one or all of these five electronics your mom might actually appreciate. Be the gadget geek for her keeping in mind any age related challenges such as struggling vision or weak hearing. Take advantage of how these and other devices offer easy applications as well as a possible helping hand.
- Give Her Car a New Best Friend
- iPad2 Her
- Digital Family
- Big Font Books
- Beyond the Tin Can and String
The portable navigation system Tom Tom XXL 540 series offers a larger five inch diagonal screen with easy to read font and graphics. It comes with its EasyPort(TM) windshield mounting capability as you just fold it out and attach to the windshield. To avoid alerting thieves it easily dismounts, folds together and fits into a purse. It also includes a push button “Help Me” feature which immediately finds local hospitals, police stations, pharmacies, etc.
It just cannot be beat. The iPad2 in the hands of your mom will give her no choice but to say, “Wow”. There are no other tablet computers for tech challenged consumers that are easier to operate. It is best to set the whole system up beforehand which includes enlarging the fonts and adding some apps that may help her through life such as: iTunes, MyHealthRecords, FaceBook, Budget, The Recipe Box and The New York Times (or a similar e-read).
Digital frames are one of the simplest electronic gadgets that mom will find herself constantly reloading with images of family, friends or her own photo art if she collects or even creates. One design she may enjoy is the NIX 8 Inch Hu-Motion Digital Photo Frame X087 with Automatic On/Off Sensor which turns on for an allotted time when you enter the room. It also plays videos and MP3′s.
If your mom is not ready for a tablet computer, pick up a Kindle or Nook instead. Again, set it up and maybe download a couple of books. The font and light adjustments just may have her more excited about reading than ever before. Get the version that has wireless Internet access and with a touch of a button she will not only be reading novels but newspapers and magazines as well.
Pry that flip out of your mom’s hands and set her up with a smart phone. You can start her off with a plan and new number plus a broadband hook up. Teach her to text and email from her device as well as play games. The iPhone is the most User friendly with almost identical applications to the iPad. However, the Droid is right up there with similar as well as individual features. Blackberry may be more of a struggle.
If you are able give your mom one of these electronics, charged and ready to go right out of the box, she will surely embrace it. Technology has never been more simple, unique and practical.
About the Author: Jamey Gingerich is slowly but surely introducing his mother to the world of technology. While he’s pretty sure he’ll never get her to surf sites like Androidapps.org, he’s pretty sure he’ll be able to get her to use a scheduler and install a fancy ringtone or two on her new smartphone! This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for us?