Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Senior Friendly Cell Phone: Samsung C3060R

Samsung has manufactured a number of good mobile phones for seniors like the Jitterbug, and the Knack. Here's anther Samsung mobile phone that is targeted towards seniors, the Samsung C3060R.

The Samsung C3060R entered the market last year and it sports a modern look unlike other mobile phones for senior citizens. Don't be fooled by its slick looks though because this handset is suitable for the elderly.

This handset is a simple and easy-to-use candy bar phone. Samsung has redesigned the operating system to include a much larger font size and basic menus.

The Samsung C3060R also comes with illuminated keypad with large keys made out of rubber. These features are useful for elderly users with weak eyesight and frail hands.

This simple but elegant mobile phone also sports a 2.2 inch TFT display with 176 x 220 pixels. Other senior-friendly features include an SOS key, FM radio and a 1.3MP camera.

That's it for this short post on the Samsung C3060R senior-friendly phone. Tune in to this blog for more news and updates that are suitable foe seniors cell phone users.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dangers of Radiation from Cell Phones for Seniors

Cell phones are very useful gadgets that have become part of modern human life. However, these mobile devices might also cause harm since they emit electromagnetic radiation that may have negative effects to the human body. Are radiation from mobile phones for seniors causing harm to elderly users?

Well, the debate on the dangerous effects of mobile phones is still raging. Some research indicate that cell phone radiation can cause insomnia, exacerbate irritability and cause concentration and memory issues. However, there is no definitive proof that using mobile phones can cause cancer and other life-threatening effects.

So what should concerned seniors do about the possible dangers of radiation from mobile phones? Well, the government ensures that cell phones pass a safe standard for radiation. Specific absorption rate (SAR) is a measurement of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. The FCC requires that phones sold have a SAR level at or below 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg) .

Seniors may also choose a device that has a low radiation emission or reduce the length of phone calls to six minutes or less. Some studies also show that the further the phone is, the lower the radiation impact so the using phone at least 20 to 30 centimeters from the body lessens exposure to radiation.

Using accessories such as headsets may also allow users to minimize the damage of radiation from cell phones for senior citizens. Headsets emit radiation but at a lower level than mobile phones.

That's it for this post on the dangers of radiation from cell phones for senior citizens. Standby for more news, updates and information on senior-friendly mobile phones and services.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Magnifier or Monocle for Cell Phone for Seniors

A week ago, a posted about an accessory for cell phones for seniors that helps users with hearing problems. This time let's look at some mobile phone for seniors accessories for users with impaired or weak eyesight.

Many seniors usually suffer from weakening vision so a magnifier or monocle for a cell phone display can be helpful. A good senior-friendly handset should have a large display with big fonts but this may not be enough for some users and an accessory may be needed to remedy the problem.

These accessories enlarge the data on the phone display so it can be read with ease. Others enlarge the buttons to help users to press the correct keys every time.

There are many types of magnifier or monocle for cell phone displays. Some resemble a pair of reading glasses can be attached to the screen. Other types of this accessory look like magnifying lens which are embedded in a holder made of a flexible rubber-like material, which fits around the handset and hold the lens in place over the display.

There are also a few software programs that function similarly to physical magnifier or monocle for cell phones for senior citizens. However, since this programs can be complicated to operate physical accessories may be more suitable for elderly users.

So where can one purchase a magnifier or monocle for cell phone for the elderly. Well, there are plenty of them online and some can go for as cheap as thirteen bucks.

That's it for this post. keep on visiting this blog for more accessories, services and cell phones for senior citizens.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Video Reviews of Mobile Phone for Seniors

There are many ways to learn about cell phone phones for seniors such as visiting websites and blogs dedicated to handsets for the elderly. However, a visit to YouTube allowed me to come into contact with a new way to learn about cell phones for seniors, video reviews.

Here are a couple of videos that offer reviews on a couple of familiar mobile phones for senior citizens, the Jitterbug J and the DoroPhone Easy:

I chose to post these short videos because they are entertaining as well as informative. If you want to view longer videos online, then you can get them at Youtube. You can find a video on almost any phone and other gadgets.

That's it for this post on video reviews of cell phones for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more news and information on senior-friendly mobile phones and services.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HOP1890 ChitterChatter Cell Phones for Seniors

Looking for a cheap mobile phone for your grand parents? Check out the HOP1890 ChitterChatter.

The HOP1890 ChitterChatter is an affordable handset that is manufactured by an American mobile phone manufacturer. This handset for senior citizens can be purchased for only $10 but actually cost half of that price since you receive half of the $10 back if you return it for recycling.

The ChitterChatter is ideal for seniors because it's simple, easy-to-use and cheap. The body is design for elderly users with a large and bright TFT display with large text font for great readability as well as big buttons for easy dialing.

One of the most useful features of this phone include the a special panic button which seniors can use to contact emergency personnel and find the nearest hospital. This feature allows users to quickly upload medical records on the dedicated network, so that the hospital to get all the details required as soon as the user arrives for an emergency.

Here is a list of the features for the HOP1890 ChitterChatter cell phone for senior citizens.

  • Display: Color TFT 176 x 220 pixels
  • Support of Long SMS (760)
  • Predefined messages
  • Support of message classes : Class 0, 1, 2, 3
  • Big front and small front size selection
  • Address book vcard format
  • Handfree Speaker Built-in
  • Headphone: 2.5mm Mini Jack
  • Dimensions: 105 x 47 x 18 mm (L x W x D)
  • Volume: 76 cm³
  • Weight: 86 g
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1100 mAh Standby time: up to 300 hTalk time: up to 300 min
Thta's it for this senior-friendly mobile phone. Tune in to this blog for more mobile phones and services for the elderly.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Volume Amplifier for Mobile Phones for Seniors

I found a useful cell phone accessory while looking for new mobile phones for senior citizens. They are some gadgets that allow seniors to use their mobile phones more effectively. This particular accessory can be useful for elderly users who are hard of hearing.

The volume amplifier at is a good solution for senior mobile phone users with moderate hearing loss. This device can amplify the volume of a cell phone or cordless phone up to 3 times louder.

Elderly users with hearing problems can have clear and understandable conversations since this device increases incoming sound up to 24db. It can still be useful for user with no hearing issues since it enhance sounds from a phone by providing clarity in noisy environments.

The volume amplifier for cell phones for seniors easily connects between the phone and headset.

This device is compatible with most cell phones or cordless phones with a standard 2.5 mm handset jack. If your handset has a 3.5 mm handset jack then the product may not be suitable for your phone.

This volume amplifier for cell phones for seniors is being offered for $39.99.

That's it for this post. Tune in to this blog for more services, accessories and mobile phones for seniors.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Doro HandleEasy 330 Cell Phone for Seniors

Here's an ergonomically designed handset for senior citizens. It's another Doro mobile phone, the Doro HandleEasy 330.

Doro is turning out to be one of my favorite mobile phone for seniors supplier. Next to Jitterbug, this company is really doing good work to provide suitable handsets for the elderly. The company is even utilizing a a professor in ergonomics to help design handsets with oversized buttons to make dialing easier with stiff hands and low vision.

Let's look at the Doro HandleEasy 330. This is a phone that's designed for users with simple needs like seniors. It sports a large easy to read screen with simple basic functions making it ideal for senior citizens. It has contrasting colors and a white on black display for easy navigation.

The HandleEasy 330 also comes with very large rubberized button for easy dialing and is a hearing aid compatible device with a very loudspeaker. It can be fitted with an ear hook to allow users with hearing aids to hear more easily.

Other useful features include SMS, alarm clock, calculator , 100 Memory phone book, LED torch and a safety alarm button. It works with AT&T and T-Mobile and can be purchased at

That's it for this cell phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more news and updates on senior-friendly mobile phones and services.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Senior-Friendly Phone: EasyTouch Discovery

Here's a good phone for seniors that come in a clamshell or flip design: the EasyTouch Discovery.

This Telstra handset is suitable for seniors but is also great for all ages. It's a simple phone when compared with today's high-powered devices but it also offers a few modern features like a 3-megapixel camera, mobile web access and FM radio.

But none of those really matter when we talk about the EasyTouch Discovery as a mobile phone for seniors. Let's talk about the elements that make this handset suitable for senior citizens.

The EasyTouch Discovery comes with a large 2.4" QVGA Screen with a simple menu layout featuring main screen icons that are easily identifiable.

The body of this phone is also designed to be easily handled by elderly users. The texture at the back being reasonably non-slip therefore not easily dropped even by senior users with frail hands.

The keypad on the EasyTouch Discovery also identifies it as a suitable mobile phone for seniors. It has raised separated keys and the buttons are large and designed for easy dialing. It also comes with Keypad voice, a useful tool that allows users to to check the if right buttons were pressed to make a call.

Here's a list of the features for the EasyTouch Discovery cell phone for seniors:
  • 3.0 Megapixel auto-focus camera
  • 2.4" QVGA Screen
  • A-GPS Compatible
  • P2P Video Calling
  • MMS capable
  • Media Player and FM Radio
  • Expandable memory - T-Flash memory supported up to 4GB microSDHC
  • Person to Person Video Calling3
  • Picture Messaging (MMS) capability
  • Mobile to PC Video Calling
  • Email
  • Mobile Internet capability
  • Polyphonic Ringtones
  • FM Radio
  • Integrated MP3 Player
  • GPRS capability
  • Vibrating Alert
  • PC Synchronization
That's it for this mobile phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more services and cell phones for seniors.

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