Thursday, May 31, 2012

Check the Time and Set Alarms by Voice, Plus Play FM Radio: ivee Flex Interactive Talking Alarm Clock

Now you can set an alarm - or turn it off - without ever moving from the comfort of your bed. No more small buttons and no more programming. Just speak, and this clock listens!

Meet ivee Flex , the Interactive Talking Alarm Clock that can tell you the time, date and temperature - all you need to do is ask. Her built-in FM radio can be turned on by voice and a large LCD offers adjustable lighting, while 6 sleep sounds will put you in a calm, relaxed state, helping you ease into your bedtime and morning routines.

With ivee's understanding of over 30 simple voice commands, she will become your hands-free personal assistant for telling the time, date and indoor temperature, as well as managing alarms, timers, sleep sounds, the nightlight and FM radio features. Simply say "hello ivee" to get started.

Get full information on ivee Flex or visit for thousands more products for seniors, the visually impaired, hearing impaired and those with physical and learning challenges and other special needs.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MaxiAids Awarded Defense Department Bid

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living, , strives to provide the largest variety of quality products at the lowest prices, and to give the best service. That is the goal for every customer – whether it’s someone shopping for themselves or a loved one, or an employee of a government agency helping larger numbers of people.

In winning a newly announced government bid, MaxiAids has once again proven to be the go-to source for products for special needs.

“We are proud to have been awarded a recent bid from the Health Affairs Division of the Department of Defense,” said Elliot Zaretsky, MaxiAids’ founder and president.

In awarding the bid, the contracting officer for the Defense Department noted that MaxiAids was selected because they were able to accommodate the terms & conditions and provide an acceptable price/cost proposal.

“By offering the lowest prices and winning these bids, we are able to help government agencies stretch their dollar further,” Mr. Zaretsky commented, “and help more people live active, healthy and independent lives.”

MaxiAids has a long tradition of dedicated service to government agencies. They have even established a department devoted to the GSA/Veterans Administration to be sure all of their needs are met.

“We look forward to fulfilling this bid, and to building on our successful relationship with the government,” Mr. Zaretsky concluded. “And we’re happy to be able to put our products in the hands of the people who really need them.”

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Reizen Star Audible Soccer Ball with Bells - Great for Accessible Play on Most Surfaces

The Reizen Star Soccer Ball with Bells provides lively performance and is suitable for play on most surfaces. Specially designed rust proof, non-magnetic jingling bells on the inside allow for audible tracking of the ball. Soft polyurethane surface has a light feel.

Its 100-percent latex bladder provides maximum bounce and twice the air retention of other match balls. 32-panel design with hand-sewn seams. Color: Yellow with black, grey and red imprinted design. Official Size 4 (8-in. Diam.) designed for players ages 8-12.

Get more information on the Reizen Star Soccer Ball with Bells or visit to view thousands more products for independent living designed for seniors as well as the blind and visually impaired and those with special needs.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

MaxiAids to Attend SEE FOR YOURSELF 2012, the SCLS/Talking Book Advisory and Outreach Center Assistive Technology and Resource Fair for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Come down and visit MaxiAids at SEE FOR YOURSELF 2012, the SCLS/Talking Book Advisory and Outreach Center Assistive Technology and Resource Fair for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired. It is being held on Friday, May 11, 2012, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, 627 North Sunrise Service Road, Bellport, New York.

MaxiAids representatives will be in attendance to familiarize guests with our range of well over 8,000 items, including magnifiers, talking products, Braille items, canes for the blind, and many more assistive aids for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

For information and directions to the fair, call (631) 286-1600. To learn more about or our products, visit, email or call 1-800-522-6294.

MaxiAids Participating in 5th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference Hosted by the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College in New York City

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living, , leading supplier of products for the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing and those with other special needs, is proud to be taking part in the 5th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Baruch College in Manhattan. The conference is hosted by the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch. This year’s theme will be “Ever Upward.”

Conference attendees, in the past numbering as many as 200-plus, will have the chance to participate in workshops that provide information, advice, encouragement and updates on current trends in the employment market for the visually impaired.

MaxiAids representatives will be on hand to show a sampling of low vision products, with a focus on those that can improve workplace accessibility. Among MaxiAids’ more than 8,000 items are magnifiers (handheld and stand, illuminated, portable electronic magnifiers, desktop models, etc.) and talking products (the TADI talking personal electronic organizer, talking watches, talking clocks, talking color identifiers, etc.)

For conference details, e-mail: or call (646) 312-1420. For more information about MaxiAids Products for Independent Living or our products, please visit , email or call 1-800-522-6294.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living Releases List of Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior and Special Needs Moms

- With Mother's Day fast approaching (on May 13th), many children, grandchildren and helpful husbands will be searching sales flyers, store shelves and retail websites hunting for the perfect gift for the moms and grandmothers in their families. This year, why not give the gift of a more healthy, active and independent lifestyle?

MaxiAids Products for Independent Living, leading supplier of products for seniors, the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, arthritic, diabetic and those with mobility challenges and other special needs, has released its list of Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior and Special Needs Moms.

The list has many helpful, practical gift ideas including an easy-to-see cell phone, a talking voice-controlled clock, a low vision lamp, an amplified phone, and other items to help seniors and those with special needs live more active, healthy and independent lives.

The complete list follows:

1. SUNSHINE VOICE INTERACTIVE TALKING ALARM CLOCK. "The Alarm Clock That Speaks and Listens!" Operate by buttons or using only your voice. Recognizes 8 voice commands. Record up to 3 personal alarm messages/memos. Multiple alarm sounds or set alarm to turn on your TV. Uses AC power (adapter incl.) or 3 C batteries (not incl.) Item #302561. Price: $49.95.

2. BOOST PERSONAL VIDEO MAGNIFIER: 1.9x to 13.6x. "Read More Easily At Home or On the Go!" The perfect reading support tool for those with low vision. Color, B/W and Reverse images. 2 levels: 1.9x to 13.6x magnification. User-friendly tactile buttons. 3.5" Wide-screen TFT LCD. Built-in rechargeable battery. Charger included. Item #352900. Price: $149.00.

3. TEL-TIME TALKING ONE BUTTON WATCH. "Announces the Time at the Touch of a Button". Easy to set. Talking Time Announcement Only. A clear, male voice reads the time. Perfect for people with low vision or lowlight situations. Uses SR621SW and CR2016 batteries (both included). Choose Gold-tone (#702255) or Chrome (#702256). Price: $29.95/each.

4. JUST5 BIG BUTTON AMPLIFIED CELL PHONE. "Easy Dialing, Loud Calls & SOS Emergency Button". Eliminates complicated, unwanted options. Features big buttons, talking keypad & emergency SOS button. 100dB amplification and hearing aid compatible. Prepaid or monthly plans - no contract or activation fees. Unlocked: Option to keep your existing AT&T/T-Mobile plan. Includes battery, wall charger & earbuds Choose Black (#958565) or Red (#958564). Price: $89.95/each.

5. LIFESTYLE BASIC VIDEO MAGNIFIER WITH 19" LCD. "Easily Read, View Family Photos & Enjoy Hobbies" For those with low vision, supports extended reading and writing comfort, viewing photos and pictures, and performing hobbies and crafts. Magnifies 3x-50x on a 19" monitor. 5 hi-contrast image modes. Easy to use with front panel controls. Adjust monitor up/down, tilt forward/back, swivel left/right. Dimensions: 20.8" x 17.3" x 19.5". Item #356309. Price: $2,295.00.

6. REIZEN 4X, 50MM PENDANT MAGNIFIER. "Keep Stylish Magnification at Your Fingertips". Elegant design compliments any outfit - day or night. Eight-karat gold plating. Wide two-inch (50mm) glass magnifier with 4x power. 33-inch twisted rope chain. Includes cleaning cloth and storage case. Item #R6602. Price: $19.75.

7. RAINBOW READER: TALKING COLOR IDENTIFIER. "Hear Color of Almost Any Item Announced". Reads a full range of 38 colors. Also acts as a light detector. Built in belt clip. Uses one AA battery (included). Measures 2.2" wide x 2.8" long x 0.95" thick. Item #307500. Price: $99.95.

8. DAYLIGHT ULTIMATE FLOORSTANDING LAMP. "Perfect for Reading, Needlework, Crafting and Hobbies" See fine details easily and clearly. Soft, powerful Daylight reduces eyestrain and glare. 20W energy-efficient, low heat bulb (100W equivalent) allows you to work in comfort for hours longer. With 3 adjustable, removable accessories: magnifier, project/task clip, storage tray. Finish: Antique Brass. Item #672178. Price: $219.95.

9. GO BIBLE VOYAGER AUDIO BIBLE WITH 3GB MP3 MEMORY. "Dramatic Bible Reading & Song/Audio Book Memory". Word of Promise version features a dramatic reading of the Bible from a star-studded cast of over 600 actors. Also holds 750 songs or over 100 hours of audio books. On-screen & accessible voice menu navigation. Measures 3.5" x 2.5" x 0.5". Includes rechargeable AAA battery, charger, earbuds & case. Item #203085. Price: $109.95.

10. REIZEN AMPLIFIED TELEPHONE. "Loud, Clear Phone Calls for Those with Severe Hearing Loss". Powerful adjustable amplification of incoming volume to 50dB. Adjustable Tone Control for enhanced sound clarity. Adjustable ringer volume to 95dB. Bright flashing ringer. 3.5mm audio jack for headset, neckloop, etc. 2-Way Speakerphone with volume control. A/C adapter included. Item #907305. Price: $99.95.

For more information on the above items, or any of MaxiAids' range of well over 8,000 products for independent living, visit or call 1-800-522-6294.