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MaxiAids Releases List of Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Special Needs

With the holiday season and the accompanying search for "the perfect gift for everyone on your list" in full swing, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living offers its Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Those with Special Needs

Farmingdale, NY, December 03, 2011 --( With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday shopping frenzy gearing up, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living has released its list of Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Special Needs.

Among the top picks are the Milestone 312 Text-to-Speech Book Reader/Player for accessible music and audio book enjoyment, the easy-to-use Just5 Cell Phone with its big buttons and amplification, and the Speaks Volumz Talking Measuring Cup for the blind and low vision chef.

Despite continuing concerns about the economy, MaxiAids is seeing solid sales this year. “More than ever, our customers are seeking practical gifts to 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.”

Here’s the complete list:

1. Just5 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. Includes prepaid SIM card, battery, wall charger & earbuds. Item# 958565 (Black). Item# 958564 (Red). Price: $89.95

2. Money Organizer/Wallet. Keep Your Money & Credit Cards Safely Stored and Easy-to Find. 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). 8” x 4”. Black leather. Item# 81628. Price: $24.95

3. Reizen Talking Self-Setting Clock with 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. 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 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. Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included). Measures (approx.): 6.5” x 4.75” x 6” High. Item# 550219. Price: $59.95

5. The Wilson: 12-Hour 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. Download messages to your computer via the included USB cable. Easily add and delete messages. 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. Includes rechargeable battery, AC/video cables & case. Item# 607669. Price: $549.00.

7. Braille & Low Vision Monopoly. Features extra large 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. Divided storage space: smaller side for pens, pencils, erasers, etc. Larger side fits notebooks, calculator, envelopes & books. 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 I.! 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. Black leather band. Item# 704034. Price: $59.95

10. Milestone 312 Text-to-Speech Book Reader/Player. 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

Visit or call 1-800-522-6294 for more information or to order any of the above items.

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