Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Winner Chosen for MaxiAids $10,000 Keep That Catalog Contest

MaxiAids is happy to announce that the latest winner has been chosen in the MaxiAids $10,000 Keep That Catalog Contest. Aileen S., who works for the US Department of Education in Texas, was the lucky winner for the month of November. She'll get to go on a $1,000 shopping spree at and choose from over 7,000 products designed for those with special needs.

To win, Aileen simply completed the Contest Entry Form. Her name was chosen at random, and at the time MaxiAids called her, she had her MaxiAids Products for Independent Living catalog handy and was able to anwer a question about it. It's that easy to win!

So, don't miss out on your chance. There's still one more drawing, and it could be your chance to get $1,000 worth of merchandise for free! Go to the Contest Entry Form at and enter today.

The Web-A-Thon is On!!! Support Miami Lighthouse for the Blind: Shop at Today

Today's the Day! The MaxiAids 24-Hour Web-A-Thon to Benefit the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is in full swing. MaxiAids is donating a portion of the proceeds from all purchases made on Thursday, Nov. 12, starting at midnight last night and running through 11:59pm tonight.

So don't wait! Now's a great time to treat yourself and make that purchase you've been putting off, or to start your holiday shopping! Visit and remember that with every item you buy, you are helping support Miami Lighthouse and their important work with the blind and visually impaired community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MaxiAids to Donate Portion of 24-Hour Web-A-Thon Sales to Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is proud to support The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind with a 24-Hour Web-A-Thon. We have committed to donate to the Lighthouse a portion of the proceeds of web purchases made all day long (from 12:00am to 11:59pm) on Thursday, November 12.

This is a great opportunity for MaxiAids and it’s many loyal customers to team up and contribute to a truly worthy cause. Since 1931, The Miami Lighthouse has been a source of support for those who are blind and visually impaired. Now, we have a chance to give back to this organization that has given so much to so many people. Together, we can make a difference!

So, why not treat yourself to that cctv electronic magnifier, big button phone, low vision watch or talking clock? Or, start your holiday shopping early and pick the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones. With over 7,000 items to choose from, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list, no matter their age or special needs.

And remember that with each purchase you make, you are also helping The Miami Lighthouse continue to serve the community. Visit and start shopping now.

Monday, November 9, 2009

MaxiAids Distributing Kapten, the First Ultra-Compact and 100% Voice-Interactive Talking GPS Navigation System

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living ( today presented the Kapten Talking Pocket GPS Navigation System, the first ultra-compact, 100% voice interactive GPS. This product debut is noteworthy for both the features it offers, as well as for the fact that in a market where other models offering less functionality cost $1,000 or more, MaxiAids is offering Kapten for under $500.

Unlike other GPS systems, the palm-sized Kapten has no screen. It uses voice recognition technology that allows it to accept verbal input. You make navigation requests by talking to the Kapten and are in turn given spoken directions. For the sighted user, this means you are always able to keep your eyes on the road. And blind or visually impaired pedestrians finally have a reliable tool to help you get where you need to go.

“We are excited to be able to offer this innovative product,” says Elliot Zaretsky, MaxiAids’ founder and president, “as it’s an affordable, accessible GPS for our blind and visually impaired customers.”

The Kapten GPS was designed as much for the pedestrian as it was for those travelling by car, bicycle, motorcycle or public transportation. In addition to acting as a navigator, Kapten is an MP3 player, an FM radio, and it can be paired with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to provide hands-free dialing.

“We are happy to be working with MaxiAids to bring the Kapten to the US market,” said Marc Tastayre, Sales and Marketing Director at Kapsys, the French-based manufacturer of Kapten.

For more information on the Kapten or to place an order, visit or call 1-800-522-6294.

Friday, November 6, 2009

November is American Diabetes Month – How Many People Do You Think are Affected? How Many Are At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Most of us know someone affected by diabetes, but very few of us likely know the full impact it has on people’s lives. November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes. With that in mind, here are some statistics supplied by The American Diabetes Association:

- 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes
- 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes
- 1 out of every 3 children born today will face a future with diabetes if current trends continue

The American Diabetes Association is launching a national movement to Stop Diabetes. Visit the American Diabetes Association website to learn more.

Visit to view an assortment of products for diabetics, including blood glucose monitors (glucometers), insulin coolers and travel wallets, diabetic support socks and more.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Foot Flush: The Hands-Free, Germ-Free Toilet Flushing Device

With the cold and flu season upon us and the Swine Flu (H1N1) again front and center on so many people’s minds, here’s a product (or 2 products, actually) you may want to consider: Classic Foot Flush and the Fun Foot Flush, both of which are Foot Pedal Toilet Flushers.

Stomp out germs in your bathroom! The Foot Flush is a revolutionary foot pedal toilet flushing device designed to allow you hands-free flushing of your standard toilet, keeping germs away and keeping your family clean and healthy. There’s no more reaching, bending or twisting. You just step and flush. It’s great for arthritis and back pain sufferers, seniors, those with limited mobility and post-op patients. It’s also a good idea for any household to help reduce the spread of germs.

Fits most existing flapper-type toilets and can be installed in just 3 easy steps, in under 2 minutes, without tools. Made of strong, durable plastic, Foot Flush lasts for nearly one million flushes – enough for a family of five to use for over 10 years. It easily lifts off the floor for cleaning, and can simply be wiped clean with an antibacterial, disinfecting cloth. No batteries or electricity required. The Classic Foot Flush (item #155918), with its traditional style, will suit all bathroom decors. The Fun Foot Flush (item #155919), shaped like an oversized foot, is great for children and those wanting a fun, light-hearted design touch. The cost for each is $24.95.

Buy the Classic Foot Flush or the Fun Foot Flush, or visit to view more items that help prevent the spread of germs (including swine flu/H1N1). Among the available products are surgical gloves, facial masks and hand sanitizing lotions.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Low Vision Product from MaxiAids: Reizen Quartz Watch with 4x Swivel Out Magnifier

This stylish men’s quartz watch features a traditional white analog face with bold black numbers that are easy to see. As an added benefit, a built-in swivel out 4x magnifying lens is always at your fingertips for reading fine print or viewing small items.

When not in use, the 4x glass magnifying lens sits flush on the watch face. When you need to use it, simply swivel it out, place it over the item to be viewed and adjust the distance to focus. (Note: This lens does not magnify the watch face. It was designed to give you a convenient means of viewing fine print and other small items on demand.)

Measures approx. 1-1/4” diameter (plus crown.) Quartz movement. Polished metal finish with black leather band. Uses one SR626S battery (included.) 90-Day Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty. Item#: 701213. Price : $24.95 -->

Order the Magnifying Watch or see more low vision watches at

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dignity Mug Helps Those with Arthritis, Parkinson’s & Limited Strength

Drink with confidence! The Dignity Two-Handled Mug ensures independence for those with Arthritis, Parkinson’s and limited strength. The 2 large handles give you a secure grip so that you can more safely and easily drink your favorite hot or cold beverage or soup. Made of dishwasher and microwave-safe porcelain ceramic. 8-oz. capacity. Color: White. Item #555488. Cost: $5.49.

Get the Dignity Mug or visit to view more products to assist those with special needs.