Set up your bedroom for a better night's sleep
Conversely, waking up to an alarm clock can be jarring. , since a Daily Mail article from Oct. 24, 2006, explained that , “subtle body changes that occur during sleep make us vulnerable in the early hours - and an alarm sounding only exacerbates this ...
September 6, 2015
iHome's Kineta K1 + Kineta K2 fuse awesome battery packs and chargers with ...
Kineta K1 ($150) and Kineta K2 ($100) are iHome's latest innovations: Bluetooth speakers with beautiful built-in battery charging docks and detachable USB battery packs. K2 is a nightstand- or desktop-friendly alarm clock radio with a large screen ...
August 17, 2015
The Oral B Pro 5000, Moxie shower and Serenity Mirror TV make bathrooms hi-tech
Models such as the Rainforest 78 offer a 16-jet hot tub, three shower heads, head-to-toe acupressure massage, steam box conditions, a foot massage system and emergency alarm. You can fit an LCD television, FM radio and a hands-free telephone inside the ...
September 10, 2015
Six of the best: Gadgets for the elderly
The 3.5-inch LCD touch screen is easy to navigate and, in addition to making calls and sending text messages, it also comes with a two-megapixel camera and FM radio. There is even hearing aid compatibility However, the clock face is just the start ...
September 11, 2015
2016 Audi TT: Audi's compact sprinter gets updated
Audi's MMI system comes with two USB ports, one auxiliary input, single disc, AM/FM and satellite radio, with phase diversity for better reception, and Bluetooth connect - all are standard, with a 90-day SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial subscription ...
August 20, 2015
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is extensively refined
Also new are the three-tube instrument cluster, the trapezoidal head-unit display, the air vent design and the analogue clock between the two central vents. When it comes to infotainment, the E-Class sedan is equipped with the COMAND system featuring ...
August 19, 2015
Tech Tools review: Doro Liberto 820 Mini
It comes with a 5MP camera, a 4-inch display and built-in GPS. The Liberto 820 Mini actually Or, if you prefer, you can add a contact or alarm to the screen. It's all pretty flexible. Then there's the An honourable mention has to go to the ...
August 27, 2015
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There are plenty of mobile phones targeted towards the grey market and the Binatone SM800 is a good budget option. A simple phone with clearly labelled functions, it will appeal to those who want their phone to perform basic tasks in a straight-forward manner. 5-inch LCD touch screen is easy to navigate and, in addition to making calls and sending text messages, it also comes with a two-megapixel camera and FM radio. The main benefit is on the back of the phone, where you'll find an SOS button. If you hold it down for three seconds, a pre-programmed text message will be sent to five emergency chosen contacts, before calling them one by one. If you're sick of having to lug a heavy vacuum cleaner around, this device will make light work of the chore. The result is this upright cleaner weighing just 3. 5kg. Charge the battery beforehand so there's no lead to trip over, and it's easy to get around those awkward corners. To the unknown eye, this is a sophisticated Swiss watch that simply helps you keep track of time. However, the clock face is just the start of its tech capabilities. If you're out and about but come into difficulties, press the button and you'll be transferred to a healthcare professional who you will be able to talk to you through the watch.
The company’s range of mobile phones is designed to be used by older consumers, taking into account things such as mobility, sight and hearing issues. Initially, that meant a heavy concentration on feature phones – ones with no touchscreen that fall outside the definition of smartphone – but Doro has shifted its attention to some Android handsets. There is an ageing population that has become used to certain things, and some may want to be able to access Instagram and Twitter through their phone, preferably one that doesn’t resemble a brick in size and weight. It’s an Android phone, so you can install your own apps and customise it as you see fit. The menu, home and back buttons are physical buttons instead of touch-sensitive options on the screen. On one side of the phone, you have a power button and a camera button, both of which are marked with a symbol to make it clear what they do. And on the rear of the phone is a recessed button that triggers an emergency contact when it’s pressed in... The skin Doro puts on the Android software is built for accessibility: the apps are all on tiles with white backgrounds, making them easy to see. It’s also simple to move through the different screens on the phones. You can pin apps to the home screen in one of six predefined positions. Or, if you prefer, you can add a contact or alarm to the screen.