Monday, November 28, 2011

MaxiAids Releases Annual List of Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Independent Living

FARMINGDALE, NY, November 27, 2011 -- With the huge post-Thanksgiving shopping days 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' upon us, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living has released its list of Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Independent Living. Among the items expected to be top sellers this year are the new Reizen Handheld Video Magnifier and the accessible, easy-to-use Just5 Cell Phone.

Despite continuing concerns about the economy, MaxiAids is anticipating solid sales this year. "More than ever, our customers are looking for practical gifts that will make their loved ones' lives a little easier," notes MaxiAids president and founder Elliot Zaretsky. "And if they can find something that's elegant and stylish on top of it... it's all the better."

As an example, he points to the top selling Reizen Stainless Steel Talking Watch. "It announces the time at the touch of a button... and it even sets itself," says Mr. Zaretsky. "With that convenience, plus a classic design and sleek stainless steel finish... it's exactly the type of item people want to give as a gift."

Here's the complete list:

1. JUST5 BIG BUTTON AMPLIFIED CELL PHONE. Designed for those who find today's cell phones too small or complicated to use with unwanted features. Big buttons, talking keypad & one-touch help in an emergency. 100dB amplification & hearing aid compatible. Prepaid or monthly plans - no contract or activation fees. Unlocked: Option to keep your existing AT&T/T-Mobile plan. Includes prepaid SIM card, battery, wall charger & earbuds. Item# 958565 (Black). Item# 958564 (Red). Price: $89.95

2. LEATHER MONEY ORGANIZER/WALLET. Keep Your Money & Credit Cards Safely Stored and Easy-to Find! Efficient bi-fold design with secure Velcro & zippered closures. Right side: Driver's license window, 9 credit card slots and full length pocket. Left side: 3 change pouches & 5 paper money slots (including 3 tabbed and 1 with zipper closure). Measures 8" x 4". Made of genuine leather. Black - Item# 81628. Price: $24.95 (Also available in Red - Item# 258162. Price: $22.49)

3. REIZEN TALKING SELF-SETTING CLOCK W/THERMOMETER. Hear Time, Date, Indoor and Outdoor Temperature Announced. Pleasant female voice. Big 5.04" x 1.73" display. Sets itself and automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings. Note: Self-setting function will not operate in Alaska or Hawaii. Clock can be set manually. Uses 2 AA's (main unit) and 2 AAA's (remote outdoor temp. sensor) - batteries not included. Size: 8.25" wide x 5" high x 2" deep. Item# 706800. Price: $34.75

4. SPEAKS VOLUMZ: TALKING 3-CUP MEASURING CUP. Makes measuring your cooking and baking ingredients easy! Measure in weight or volume (cups, ounces, milliliters or grams) and hear the measurements spoken in English. Programmed conversion for water, oil, milk, flour & sugar. Removable lid. Easy pour spout. Clear cup is dishwasher & microwave safe. Auto shut off. Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included). Measures (approx.): 6.5" x 4.75" x 6" High. Item# 550219. Price: $59.95

5. WILSON DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER. Record and play back shopping lists, reminders, to do lists, directions, meetings, lectures and more on your easy-to-use personal digital voice recorder! Up to 8 hours continuous recording time. Download messages to your computer via the included USB cable. Store multiple messages. Easily add and delete messages. Clips to belts, purses and car visors. Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included). Item# 309457. Price: $34.95

6. REIZEN HANDHELD VIDEO MAGNIFIER. Easily Read Labels, Menus and More on the Go. 2x-16x magnification on a 4.3" color screen. 10 hi-contrast viewing modes plus Freeze Frame. Connect to your TV to view text on TV screen. Also use as a writing stand for signing name, etc. With +/- keys for zoom. Includes rechargeable battery, AC/video cables & case. Item# 607669. Price: $549.00. (Upgraded model has easy zoom adjustment wheel and memory up to 100 images - Item# 607678. Price: $595.00)

7. BRAILLE AND LOW VISION MONOPOLY. This accessible version of the classic board game lets the whole family join in on the fun. It features extra large sized cards with Braille and large print markings. The 20-in. square game board has a tactile overlay molded to help players identify spaces and property locations by touch. The perimeter of each space is labeled in Braille and in print. Also includes Braille dice and Braille instructions. Item# 29957. Price: $58.95

8. OLD SCHOOL WOODEN LAP DESK. Turn any chair into a desk! Features classic styling with richly stained solid wood. Brass-hinged lid stays up while you're looking for items stored inside. Storage space is divided in two: smaller side for pens, pencils, erasers, etc. Larger side fits notebooks, calculator, envelopes & books. Both sections are lined in green felt. Soft, foam bead filled pillow with cotton canvas covering. Measures 13.875" H x 17.625" L x 3.5" W. Item# 204575. Price: $49.95

9. REIZEN TALKING SELF-SETTING STAINLESS STEEL WATCH. Announces the Time and You Never Have to Set It! Touch button for time report; touch again for day of week and date. Hourly chime. Beep alarm. Large 1.25" diam. white analog face with bold black numbers & hands. Sets itself and automatically adjusts for Daylight Savings. Note: The self-setting function works in the USA (except Alaska and Hawaii), UK, Germany and Japan. Stainless steel bezel. Black leather band. Item# 704034. Price: $59.95

10. MILESTONE 312 TEXT-TO-SPEECH BOOK READER/PLAYER. Why lug around multiple products to entertain, organize and simplify your life when the compact, 1.9 oz. Milestone does it all? Right out of the box, it is a Voice Recorder, Music Player, Text to Speech Player, DAISY-Audio Book Player, Radio, Clock & Alarm. Supports DAISY, NLS, TXT, MP3, WAV, AAC & WMA formats. Plus, with options it can also serve as an Agenda, a RFID Voice Labeling System, a Barcode Reader and a Color Reader! Item# 801308. Price: $449.00

About MaxiAids:
MaxiAids Products for Independent Living is an industry-leading supplier of products for seniors as well as those in the various special needs communities, including the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, arthritic, diabetic and those with mobility challenges. Visit or call 1-800-522-6294 for more information or to order a free catalog

No comments: