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6 Problems & 6 Problem Solvers 2018

published on September 28th, 2018 . by Steve Greenberg

Here are 6 problems– and 6 problem solvers–

Problem 1: Wrinkled Clothes

Solution:

CHI Easy Steam Garment Steamer — Smooth wrinkles and refresh clothes the simple, hands-free way.  The CHI Easy Steam is a de-wrinkling game changer. It smooths your clothes with powerful steam, and the best part is, you barely have to lift a finger. That’s because this innovative steamer eliminates the work of a traditional hand-held – no more standing over your fabrics, searching for that perfect angle or wondering if you missed a spot.  The magic all happens in the breathable, fabric garment bag. Simply hang from a convenient spot such as the back of a door, a shower rod or the closet. Then fill-up the easy to access water cup, located in the base of the bag. Next, place one item on the built-in hook and zip up the bag. With one tap of the button, the steaming begins. Most garments can be steamed in less than two minutes!  Available on Amazon for $149.99 https://www.amazon.com/CHI-Steam-Clothing-Steamer-11572/dp/B077GH3NJ7/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537540003&sr=8-3&keywords=chi+easy+steam+garment+steamer 

AND at Wal-Mart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/CHI-Easy-Steam-Garment-Steamer-Model-11572/573025044

 

Problem 2: Out of Touch Seniors

Solution:

GrandPad Powered by Consumer Cellular — This device offers a simple, safe and secure way to stay in touch with senior loved ones. A recent study by AARP found that isolation among seniors is as detrimental to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. That’s why Consumer Cellular, the no-contract wireless provider ranked “Highest in Customer Service among Non-Contract Wireless Providers, Four Times in a Row” by J.D. Power, has launched GrandPad, a communications device to prevent isolation and loneliness.Unlike a tablet or iPad, GrandPad was designed specifically for seniors 75+ who don’t use a smartphone or computer. When a GrandPad is purchased, a family administrator is able to completely customize the device before it is sent to the user. The easy-to-use device allows seniors to video chat, make voice calls, send and receive photos and more. The large, bright-colored buttons are easy to navigate and the wireless charging cradle eliminates the need to hassle with cords. Additional features include an encyclopedia, flashlight, magnifying glass and weather.  GrandPad retails for $200, or $10 per month for 20 months with the Consumer Cellular EasyPay installment plan. The monthly service fee of $40 includes unlimited data and access to the award-winning Consumer Cellular support team. You can buy GrandPad online at consumercellular.com or at Target next month.

 

Problem 3: Affordable Home Security

Solution:

Ooma Home security system from Ooma – The easiest and most affordable way to turn your house into a Smart Home is with the Ooma Home Security Starter Pack, which comes in two versions. At $179.99, the starter pack provides an Ooma Telo base station, two door/window sensors and a motion sensor. At $299.99, the pack includes the Ooma Butterfleye – a smart home security camera with advanced features including facial recognition (which reduces false alarms), internal storage and battery backup for recording during power and internet outages, and more. You can build out the system by purchasing additional sensors – such as a water leak or garage door sensor – for as little as $25 each. Self-monitoring through your mobile phone is free, and the Secure plan, which offers advanced features such as remote 911 and geofencing, is only $5.99 a month with no burdensome contract. Learn more at https://www.ooma.com/home-security/.

 

Problem 4:  Home Internet Hacking

Solution:

Bitdefender BOX 2— simply plugs into a router to protect all internet-connected devices, from refrigerators to security cameras to laptops, phones and anything else that can ever go online. Whenever a new device connects to the network, it sends an instant notification so the user can take action and control permissions for the device. From that point Bitdefender BOX blocks malicious URLs to protect from phishing and online fraud, continuously scans for flaws in the users network security, fights cyber-bullying, online predators and other threats to children, ensures no sensitive data is sent unencrypted, and much more. The Bitdefender BOX 2 is $179 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bitdefender-BOX-Generation-Cybersecurity-router/dp/B076FML9B4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538082152&sr=8-1&keywords=bitdefender+box+2

 

Problem 5:  Can’t Read Small Print

Solution:

ThinOptics ThinOptics, the folks who brought you the world’s thinnest reading glasses you’ve seen your friends pull from the back of their phones, just launched their second generation glasses; the stylish and elegant Frontpage Collection.  Weighing in at 9g, the Frontpage Brooklyn and Manhattan styles are the lightest full-frame reading glasses out there. They come in a 4mm aircraft aluminum case that can slip into a pocket, or attach to the back of a phone, tablet, laptop or e-reader, so they are always with you. The Frontpage Collection comes in two styles – the ovular Manhattan and the rectangular Brooklyn, and in a multitude of colors and strengths.  Never ever be without your reading glasses again.  Glasses are $49.88 plus shipping and are available at:  www.thinoptics.com

 

Problem 6:  Too many videos and pics in your smartphone

Solution:

Yours.co— helps busy moms transform the hundreds of videos and thousands of images stored on their mobile devices into beautiful home movies with an easy-to-use mobile app. Yours.co uses an innovative technology to automate the video delivery process so families can re-experience life events and memories. There’s no editing on your part, no setting a sound track or inserting transitions all users do is upload video/images via the app and Yours.co adds the music, transitions and effects for family viewing. Family memories now get the attention they deserve and are delivered the way they were intended to the big screen in your home. Yours.co customers can access their movies through a personalized streaming channel (via Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast), in-app viewing or via DVD. Families can continue to capture and preserve every chapter of a family’s life and with Yours.co they can view them at anytime from anywhere.  It is $9.99 for each 30-min Home Movie. For more info go to: Yours.co

Sample Video: https://youtu.be/ZhAdNvU80S0