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All Mail folder on GMail accounts refills in Thunderbird

Steve Matzura
 

I delete   the contents of the "All Mail" folder inside the "GMail" folder for Gmail accounts in  Thunderbird, but every time I open that folder, it refills with over twelve hundred recent messages. To quote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, what's going on, and is there any way of stopping it? One twold think that when one deletes something, it stays deleted. Apparently not so with Gmail and the "All Mail" folder.


Re: Transferring a book from Book Share to an SD card.

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Carolyn, can you explain what you did? What format was the book in?

Ann P.

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: A good talking watch?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Bob,
 
Yes, I believe that's the 1!  What a great watch!  It's a damn shame they quit making them.  If you call them about repairing the watch, they might want an 8 digit / character number from the back of the watch.  Unfortunately because they've been out of production for so long, the most common parts are hard to find or nonexistent any more.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree

----- Original Message -----
From: Onwardbob
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

Hi Mike, do you mean the really nice Sieko, thin and speaks in either
English or Spanish? I bought one about 1992 and would love to get it working
again.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

Hi Jeffrey,
 
I've been wearing a Seiko watch for over 20 years, but I've broken the band
or watch case a couple of times & have been able to get it repaired.
Contact the people below, & you might be able to get your watch repaired as
well.  Call them, & they'll tell you what you need to do to send it to them,
& they might be able to tell you if they can fix it or not over the phone.
 
SCA Service Center
1111 Macarthur Blvd
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
 
1-800-722-4452


Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffrey Schwartz <mailto:jeffreyschwartz0238@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?


I've been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars,
but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a
real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was
no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff






Re: A good talking watch?

Onwardbob
 

Hi Mike, do you mean the really nice Sieko, thin and speaks in either
English or Spanish? I bought one about 1992 and would love to get it working
again.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

Hi Jeffrey,

I've been wearing a Seiko watch for over 20 years, but I've broken the band
or watch case a couple of times & have been able to get it repaired.
Contact the people below, & you might be able to get your watch repaired as
well. Call them, & they'll tell you what you need to do to send it to them,
& they might be able to tell you if they can fix it or not over the phone.

SCA Service Center
1111 Macarthur Blvd
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430

1-800-722-4452


Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement. In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeffrey Schwartz <mailto:jeffreyschwartz0238@comcast.net>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?


I've been getting mine from Maxi Aids. I buy their best, seventy dollars,
but they seem to crap out in a year or so. My first was a Seiko. It was a
real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was
no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff


Re: automaticaly launching to Amazon website

Steve Matzura
 

And has it always behaved this way, or is this reprehensible behavior recently begun occurring?


On 3/6/2018 8:22 PM, Gene wrote:
Changing these settings will likely stop the behavior.  That may be all that is wanted.  But why is the browser doing anything when the computer starts or restarts?  Do you want the browser to open automatically in the first place?  Perhaps you or someone put the browser in the start list, I don't recall just what the proper term is for it, or perhaps someone put a run on bootup command in the task scheduler.  Was this computer configured by someone for you?  Having a browser run at startup or on restart is not an option people would usually use.  So there are two questions.  the first part of the problem was discussed in the message quoted below.  But the second part is whether you want the browser to run automatically or not.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] automaticaly launching to Amazon website

In your browser's settings are two options for consideration. One is the page to which the browser opens when started, usually referred to as the home page. Check its   current settings. The other is a checkbox that says whether the browser should open the last page or pages (usually referred to as tabs) from the last time the browser was used. If this is checked, uncheck it and this behavior should go away. Since you didn't say what browser you're using, I can't be more specific than this, but it should be sufficient for you to find and fix the bad behavior.


On 3/6/2018 4:36 PM, Jerry hathaway wrote:
When I turn my computer on or when I restart the computer, my computer is connecting to Amazon website. How can I make the system to stop doing this operation. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thank you
 
Jerry
 



Re: automaticaly launching to Amazon website

Gene
 

Changing these settings will likely stop the behavior.  That may be all that is wanted.  But why is the browser doing anything when the computer starts or restarts?  Do you want the browser to open automatically in the first place?  Perhaps you or someone put the browser in the start list, I don't recall just what the proper term is for it, or perhaps someone put a run on bootup command in the task scheduler.  Was this computer configured by someone for you?  Having a browser run at startup or on restart is not an option people would usually use.  So there are two questions.  the first part of the problem was discussed in the message quoted below.  But the second part is whether you want the browser to run automatically or not.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] automaticaly launching to Amazon website

In your browser's settings are two options for consideration. One is the page to which the browser opens when started, usually referred to as the home page. Check its   current settings. The other is a checkbox that says whether the browser should open the last page or pages (usually referred to as tabs) from the last time the browser was used. If this is checked, uncheck it and this behavior should go away. Since you didn't say what browser you're using, I can't be more specific than this, but it should be sufficient for you to find and fix the bad behavior.


On 3/6/2018 4:36 PM, Jerry hathaway wrote:
When I turn my computer on or when I restart the computer, my computer is connecting to Amazon website. How can I make the system to stop doing this operation. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thank you
 
Jerry
 


Re: Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners

Kay Malmquist
 


Well, it's a round little guy and there is a brush that is underneath the edge and that brush spins around as the little fellow spins slowly and that does a pretty good job of getting in the corners and slurping up hair and dirt and such.
 
Kay Malmquist
 
"No life ends until all the lives it has touched end;
until all the good it has done has been forgotten."
 
 From the movie, "Battle Beyond the Stars"

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners

Not only that, but I have always wondered how it can get into corners and small spaces.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners
 
 
From what I have read about the Roomba vacs, they are not as effective at cleaning as a standard, upright vacuum.  The Roomba’s cleaning effectiveness has been compared to that of a lightweight, rechargeable stick vac.  This makes sense because there is no way that the Roomba’s rechargeable battery would have enough juice to power a heavy duty motor like the kind found in standard AC-operated upright and cannister vacs.  So while the Roomba may offer the convenience of cleaning each room in your home automatically, it may still be necessary to re-vacuum them manually with a standard vac to clean up the dirt the Roomba missed.  And keep in mind that the
Roomba’s rechargeable battery may not last long enough to vacuum your entire home in one pass before it needs to be recharged.
 
Gerald
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners
 

The most accessible models are the ones that will connect to WiFi IMHO. Using their iRobot app you can setup and control the Roomba as well as getting notifications for various events.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L. Roberts
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 11:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners

 

I know that there are several models of the Roomba vacuums.  Does anyone know whether the accessibility level varies significantly from one model to another?  If so, which is the most accessible for a totally blind user?   QVC had a great deal Saturday night on the so called 800 series which they were selling for $400.  .  But the price was so much lower than other models that I wondered just what the differences are.  Furthermore, if I buy one, I’ll probably get it from Costco because Costco has such a great return policy.

 

Don Roberts

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners

Pamela Dominguez
 

Not only that, but I have always wondered how it can get into corners and small spaces.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners
 
 
From what I have read about the Roomba vacs, they are not as effective at cleaning as a standard, upright vacuum.  The Roomba’s cleaning effectiveness has been compared to that of a lightweight, rechargeable stick vac.  This makes sense because there is no way that the Roomba’s rechargeable battery would have enough juice to power a heavy duty motor like the kind found in standard AC-operated upright and cannister vacs.  So while the Roomba may offer the convenience of cleaning each room in your home automatically, it may still be necessary to re-vacuum them manually with a standard vac to clean up the dirt the Roomba missed.  And keep in mind that the
Roomba’s rechargeable battery may not last long enough to vacuum your entire home in one pass before it needs to be recharged.
 
Gerald
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners
 

The most accessible models are the ones that will connect to WiFi IMHO. Using their iRobot app you can setup and control the Roomba as well as getting notifications for various events.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L. Roberts
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 11:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Questions re Roomba vacuum cleaners

 

I know that there are several models of the Roomba vacuums.  Does anyone know whether the accessibility level varies significantly from one model to another?  If so, which is the most accessible for a totally blind user?   QVC had a great deal Saturday night on the so called 800 series which they were selling for $400.  .  But the price was so much lower than other models that I wondered just what the differences are.  Furthermore, if I buy one, I’ll probably get it from Costco because Costco has such a great return policy.

 

Don Roberts

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: automaticaly launching to Amazon website

Steve Matzura
 

In your browser's settings are two options for consideration. One is the page to which the browser opens when started, usually referred to as the home page. Check its   current settings. The other is a checkbox that says whether the browser should open the last page or pages (usually referred to as tabs) from the last time the browser was used. If this is checked, uncheck it and this behavior should go away. Since you didn't say what browser you're using, I can't be more specific than this, but it should be sufficient for you to find and fix the bad behavior.


On 3/6/2018 4:36 PM, Jerry hathaway wrote:
When I turn my computer on or when I restart the computer, my computer is connecting to Amazon website. How can I make the system to stop doing this operation. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thank you
 
Jerry
 


Re: A good talking watch?

iram shabbir
 


kindly guide me how i can buy this pen like watch. and what does the betry costs? regards

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

Blindmicemart has an atomic for 29 bucks plus shipping.  I have help with battery.



On 06-Mar-18 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
This is precisely why I will never buy another talking watch.  Once the battery dies, it must be replaced by a watch repair shop, which in many cases costs as much or more as a new watch.  So now, I use a talking penwatch, which is available from Future Aids for $13.95.  It  is an attractive, aluminum pen that I can just keep in my shirt pocket, and whenever I want to hear the time, I just press a button on the pen barrel.  It even writes like an ordinary pen and can also record short memos.  Best of all, it runs on two AG13/LR44 button batteries that are easily replaced simply by unscrewing the pen barrel.
 
 
    
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 

Hi Jeffrey,

There is a website, www.future aids.com. I have been buying most of my blindness products from these guys for several years now. Their prices are good and they do not charge shipping on orders over $10. They have a Talking Atomic Watch for $34.95 I believe that I have owned. It lasted for several years before the batteries played out. The  problem these days is that it costs $30 or more to have the batteries changed in a watch that has 2 batteries in it, and most talking watches do not cost that much any longer, so I am usually purchasing a new watch every few years. The Atomic watch sets itself by the US military clock in Fort Collins Colorado, and it updates itself every morning around 3:00 AM. If it ever says that it has not updated, then you can set it in a window over night and it should take care of itself. Future aids has many other watches to choose from as well.

Michael

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

I’ve been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars, but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff



Re: Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Robert Mendoza
 

On the other note, it would be more easier to find if the documentations will be add directly in the Help section in the nvda.

Robert Mendoza
On 3/7/2018 7:31 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

I've been using nvda version 2017.4 version.

Robert Mendoza
On 3/7/2018 6:34 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

This is a pretty broad request, and the documentation located on the Dictation Bridge site does a pretty good job.  But top help, what screen reader are you using, and what version?  Are you using Dragon or Windows Speech Recognitio (WSR?)

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Mendoza
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

 

Been seen this many times in the thread but I haven't tried it and seems this is very interesting. However, looking and after installing the addons of this dictation bridge I could not find to search how to work this. I appreciate if you could give shed steps how to start the dictation? Thanks in advance.

Robert Mendoza

On 3/7/2018 6:02 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Well, so much for my predictive powers!  Dictation Bridge version 1.0 has been released.  To read about, visit http://dictationbridge.com/2018/03/06/a-free-libre-open-source-dictation-solution-at-last-introducing-dictationbridge-1-0/

 




Re: Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Robert Mendoza
 

I've been using nvda version 2017.4 version.

Robert Mendoza
On 3/7/2018 6:34 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

This is a pretty broad request, and the documentation located on the Dictation Bridge site does a pretty good job.  But top help, what screen reader are you using, and what version?  Are you using Dragon or Windows Speech Recognitio (WSR?)

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Mendoza
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

 

Been seen this many times in the thread but I haven't tried it and seems this is very interesting. However, looking and after installing the addons of this dictation bridge I could not find to search how to work this. I appreciate if you could give shed steps how to start the dictation? Thanks in advance.

Robert Mendoza

On 3/7/2018 6:02 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Well, so much for my predictive powers!  Dictation Bridge version 1.0 has been released.  To read about, visit http://dictationbridge.com/2018/03/06/a-free-libre-open-source-dictation-solution-at-last-introducing-dictationbridge-1-0/

 



Re: A good talking watch?

Gary Greico
 

Blindmicemart has an atomic for 29 bucks plus shipping.  I have help with battery.



On 06-Mar-18 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
This is precisely why I will never buy another talking watch.  Once the battery dies, it must be replaced by a watch repair shop, which in many cases costs as much or more as a new watch.  So now, I use a talking penwatch, which is available from Future Aids for $13.95.  It  is an attractive, aluminum pen that I can just keep in my shirt pocket, and whenever I want to hear the time, I just press a button on the pen barrel.  It even writes like an ordinary pen and can also record short memos.  Best of all, it runs on two AG13/LR44 button batteries that are easily replaced simply by unscrewing the pen barrel.
 
 
    
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 

 

Hi Jeffrey,

 

There is a website, www.future aids.com. I have been buying most of my blindness products from these guys for several years now. Their prices are good and they do not charge shipping on orders over $10. They have a Talking Atomic Watch for $34.95 I believe that I have owned. It lasted for several years before the batteries played out. The  problem these days is that it costs $30 or more to have the batteries changed in a watch that has 2 batteries in it, and most talking watches do not cost that much any longer, so I am usually purchasing a new watch every few years. The Atomic watch sets itself by the US military clock in Fort Collins Colorado, and it updates itself every morning around 3:00 AM. If it ever says that it has not updated, then you can set it in a window over night and it should take care of itself. Future aids has many other watches to choose from as well.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 

I’ve been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars, but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff



Re: Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

This is a pretty broad request, and the documentation located on the Dictation Bridge site does a pretty good job.  But top help, what screen reader are you using, and what version?  Are you using Dragon or Windows Speech Recognitio (WSR?)

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Mendoza
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

 

Been seen this many times in the thread but I haven't tried it and seems this is very interesting. However, looking and after installing the addons of this dictation bridge I could not find to search how to work this. I appreciate if you could give shed steps how to start the dictation? Thanks in advance.

Robert Mendoza

On 3/7/2018 6:02 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Well, so much for my predictive powers!  Dictation Bridge version 1.0 has been released.  To read about, visit http://dictationbridge.com/2018/03/06/a-free-libre-open-source-dictation-solution-at-last-introducing-dictationbridge-1-0/

 


Re: A good talking watch?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Jeffrey,
 
I've been wearing a Seiko watch for over 20 years, but I've broken the band or watch case a couple of times & have been able to get it repaired.  Contact the people below, & you might be able to get your watch repaired as well.  Call them, & they'll tell you what you need to do to send it to them, & they might be able to tell you if they can fix it or not over the phone.
 
SCA Service Center
1111 Macarthur Blvd
Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
 
1-800-722-4452

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
Sennt from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:29 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

I’ve been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars, but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff


Re: Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Robert Mendoza
 

Been seen this many times in the thread but I haven't tried it and seems this is very interesting. However, looking and after installing the addons of this dictation bridge I could not find to search how to work this. I appreciate if you could give shed steps how to start the dictation? Thanks in advance.

Robert Mendoza
On 3/7/2018 6:02 AM, Dean Martineau wrote:

Well, so much for my predictive powers!  Dictation Bridge version 1.0 has been released.  To read about, visit http://dictationbridge.com/2018/03/06/a-free-libre-open-source-dictation-solution-at-last-introducing-dictationbridge-1-0/



Free access to Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

Well, so much for my predictive powers!  Dictation Bridge version 1.0 has been released.  To read about, visit http://dictationbridge.com/2018/03/06/a-free-libre-open-source-dictation-solution-at-last-introducing-dictationbridge-1-0/


automaticaly launching to Amazon website

Jerry hathaway
 

When I turn my computer on or when I restart the computer, my computer is connecting to Amazon website. How can I make the system to stop doing this operation. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thank you
 
Jerry
 


Re: A good talking watch?

Richard <thegothot@...>
 


Finding the screws to remove them isn't the challenge,
it is putting them back in, and I have large hands.
It takes time and a lot of patience.
I put the screws in a small container so as not to lose themuntil time to put them back,
and as for the clip, well on the last watches I have had, I was able to slide the battery out from under the clip.
A sighted person might use  something to help them see the screws,
but since I can't see anything, I am used to doing it by feel.
 
 
Rick

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 
How do you remove those tiny screws that hold the battery cover in place without losing them?  And then once you remove the cover,how do you remove the small clip that holds the battery in place without having it fly across the room?  Even a jeweler uses a loupe to see what he’s doing because the screws are so small.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Richard
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 
Hi Gerald,
Not true, every talking watch that I have owned up to now,
I have replaced the batteries myself.
Rick
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 
This is precisely why I will never buy another talking watch.  Once the battery dies, it must be replaced by a watch repair shop, which in many cases costs as much or more as a new watch.  So now, I use a talking penwatch, which is available from Future Aids for $13.95.  It  is an attractive, aluminum pen that I can just keep in my shirt pocket, and whenever I want to hear the time, I just press a button on the pen barrel.  It even writes like an ordinary pen and can also record short memos.  Best of all, it runs on two AG13/LR44 button batteries that are easily replaced simply by unscrewing the pen barrel.
 
 
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 

 

Hi Jeffrey,

 

There is a website, www.future aids.com. I have been buying most of my blindness products from these guys for several years now. Their prices are good and they do not charge shipping on orders over $10. They have a Talking Atomic Watch for $34.95 I believe that I have owned. It lasted for several years before the batteries played out. The  problem these days is that it costs $30 or more to have the batteries changed in a watch that has 2 batteries in it, and most talking watches do not cost that much any longer, so I am usually purchasing a new watch every few years. The Atomic watch sets itself by the US military clock in Fort Collins Colorado, and it updates itself every morning around 3:00 AM. If it ever says that it has not updated, then you can set it in a window over night and it should take care of itself. Future aids has many other watches to choose from as well.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 

I’ve been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars, but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff


Re: A good talking watch?

Gerald Levy
 

 
How do you remove those tiny screws that hold the battery cover in place without losing them?  And then once you remove the cover,how do you remove the small clip that holds the battery in place without having it fly across the room?  Even a jeweler uses a loupe to see what he’s doing because the screws are so small.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Richard
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 
Hi Gerald,
Not true, every talking watch that I have owned up to now,
I have replaced the batteries myself.
Rick
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 
This is precisely why I will never buy another talking watch.  Once the battery dies, it must be replaced by a watch repair shop, which in many cases costs as much or more as a new watch.  So now, I use a talking penwatch, which is available from Future Aids for $13.95.  It  is an attractive, aluminum pen that I can just keep in my shirt pocket, and whenever I want to hear the time, I just press a button on the pen barrel.  It even writes like an ordinary pen and can also record short memos.  Best of all, it runs on two AG13/LR44 button batteries that are easily replaced simply by unscrewing the pen barrel.
 
 
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?
 

 

Hi Jeffrey,

 

There is a website, www.future aids.com. I have been buying most of my blindness products from these guys for several years now. Their prices are good and they do not charge shipping on orders over $10. They have a Talking Atomic Watch for $34.95 I believe that I have owned. It lasted for several years before the batteries played out. The  problem these days is that it costs $30 or more to have the batteries changed in a watch that has 2 batteries in it, and most talking watches do not cost that much any longer, so I am usually purchasing a new watch every few years. The Atomic watch sets itself by the US military clock in Fort Collins Colorado, and it updates itself every morning around 3:00 AM. If it ever says that it has not updated, then you can set it in a window over night and it should take care of itself. Future aids has many other watches to choose from as well.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A good talking watch?

 

I’ve been getting mine from Maxi Aids.  I buy their best, seventy dollars, but they seem to crap out in a year or so.  My first was a Seiko.  It was a real tank and lasted for many years until the band broke off and their was no replacing it.

Thanks,

Jeff

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