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Medfolio Pill Organizer



Medfolio Do you have a relative or love one who is on a lot of medication that they are constantly forgetting to take. Perhaps you have trouble keeping track of your own medicine. If these cases sound familiar to you then you may be interested in the new Pill box by Medfolio. Julie Fulmer-Mason a pharmacist is the creator of the pill-box by Medfolio.

This is an old fashion pill-box brought into the twenty-first century. The pill-box comes with a CD which the user down loads to their computer. They connect the box to the computer by USB. They then enter the medicine they are taking, how often they are supposed to take it, how many days they are to take it for and what time of day they should take it into the easy to use software. Then they put the pills in the proper box. This can be either set up by the user or often their pharmacist will set it up for them.

Once it is set up then when it is a time to take a pill the box will send out both an audio and visual reminder. The actual compartment where the correct pill is will also light up. The user can remove a compartment and take it with them and still get a reminder by either text or email. The user can print out a chart of the pills they are taking and place that chart on the pill-box lid along with sample pills. The patient can take the box along with them to the doctor, that way both the patient and the doctor will know exactly what medicine the patient is on. There is also a  cloud service available which can be used to keep track of things remotely. Great for families with elderly parents who live far away.

The basic pill-box is $248 and the WiFi version with cloud service is $298.00. There is an $8.00 monthly service fee for the text and email reminders.  The Medfolio Pill Organizer is available through Medfolio,  Amazon, QVC and Buy.com

Interview by Chris Montera of Health Tech Weekly

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LifeProof Cases



LifeProof Jamie Davis talked to Gary the CEO of  LifeProof.  LifeProof makes cases that are built to be used in a medical environment, such as a hospital or ambulance. There are cases for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and some Android devices. They are waterproof, dirt proof, and shock proof up to military specifications.  Unlike some waterproof cases, the LifeProof cases are not bulky. If you get fluids on it, you can wash it with disinfectant or detergent. There is a strap on the back so you can handle it with just one hand. You can connect a cord to it so if you need both hands you can just let it hang down. There are optional mounts and stands that you can lock the case into perfect for use in an ambulance.

You can buy the case at various retail stores including Best Buy, Target and on the LifeProof website. The iPad case is $99.00. They also work with large orders from institutions like hospitals or clinics.

Interview by Jamie Davis of the MedicCast and the Health Tech Weekly.

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Trakdot Interview at CES 2013



trakdotDo you fly a lot for business or pleasure. Do you constantly worry about your bags being lost. Then you maybe interested in the new device from Trakdot. This is a device that you stick in your luggage and when your plane lands the device sends you an SMS message letting you know that the baggage is also arrived. If for some reason the baggage gets lost the device will tell you what city it is in. You can see from the video that Todd who is doing the interview at CES 2013 and travels a lot is very much looking forward to using this device.

The device should be available in April for $49.99. There will be an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual fee of $12.99. To find out more about the device you can go to the Trakdot website.

Trakdot is also working on a second device that has GPS embedded that will notify you if the baggage has been dropped. This would be excellent for people who carry a lot of equipment, like photographers.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Felt Audio Introduces a Bluetooth Modular System at CES 2013



Felt Audio I love the idea of Bluetooth audio there are no tangled wires, however I have never found a Bluetooth headset that I liked. To me they’re uncomfortable and hard to use. I prefer regular ear buds, but I hate untangling the wires every time I want to use them. So when I saw the newest Felt Audio product I was intrigued. Felt Audio has created a Blue tooth modular system that connects to any Bluetooth device. What makes this device unique is that the cables retract into the modular system. So when you’re finished with your phone call or listening to your music  the cables simply retract back into the device. You can have this device in one pocket and then have your smart phone or tablet in a completely different pocket that is more secure. You can control your phone calls and music directly from the device. The system will sync to any bluetooth device within 3 second. If you prefer to have everything together Felt Audio also makes a case that you can use to attach the device directly to your smart phone. When it is attached to your phone’s you can use it to recharge your phone.

Felt Audio also introduced what they call the world’s smallest speaker system at CES 2013. It also works through Bluetooth. It has omnidirectional microphone so you can use it in a meeting or any group. You can use the speaker either attached to the smart phone or separate like the modular system. It will connect with any Bluetooth device within three-seconds. You can clip the speaker to your belt or you can use the included stand and place it on a table.

Both the Bluetooth modular system and the speaker will be available in April for $99. The first 5000 customers who purchase the modular system from the Felt Audio website will receive a free case. You can preorder either the modular system or the speakers through the website now. It appears to be well made and I like the way to looks. As soon as I have some money available I’m going to preorder the modular system. Once I have it I will give you my review on how it works in the real world, but for now just the idea intrigues me.

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Track Your Luggage with Trakdot



Have you ever lost baggage while flying or has your baggage arrived late to your location. Do you wonder where the bags have gone. What cities they might have visited without you. If you ever wonder about this and would love to track your bags while flying than Trakdot maybe what you are looking for.

Trakdot is an affordable real-time Airport Baggage tracking system. The device is small enough to fit in any luggage and runs on AA batteries.  It can be tracked using any cell phone or SMS enabled device. You can also track your luggage on the Trakdot website. The Trakdot tells the user what city their baggage is in real-time. It can send you a text message or email when you land at an airport to let you know that your checked in baggage has also arrived. Even if the baggage does get lost with the Trakdot at least you will know what city it is in.

The Trakdot will be available for $49.95 MSRP starting in March 2013. There is an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99. Globatrac LLC the maker of Trakdot will be at Booth LVCC, South Hall 2- MP25639.


Griffin Technology Shows the new Kiosk Retail and AirStrap Retail at CES 2013



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Griffin Technology is offering a line of iPad kiosks for point-of-sale solutions. The Kiosk Retail which starts at $299 has a built-in magnetic card reader with TDES encryption and DUKPT key management for security. It works with either iPad 2 or iPad third-generation inside an impact resistant housing. It is built so the cables can be routed through the center of the steel armature for a clean look. Griffin Technology is partnering with both the ShopKeepPOS and POSiOS. The Kiosk Retail hardware is being integrated into both Shopkeeper and the POSiOS and the solution will be offered to merchants starting in February.

The Kiosk Retail works great in a store or restaurant through its integration with ShopKeeper or POSiOS, but what if you work on the road, Griffin Technology has an answer for that also with the AirStrap Retail. The AirStrap Retail case protects the iPad. The built-in strap makes holding the iPad with one hand easy and secure. This frees the other hand to manipulate the touchscreen or swipe cards. The Air Strap Retail for iPad comes with support for MagTek’s iDynamo credit card reader installed. Air Strapped Retail will be available in January 2013. If you want to view these are and other Griffin products and you are at CES 2013 they will be on display at LV CC in the North Hall at booth 5212.


Trident Introduces the Electra Charging Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 at CES 2013



TridentIf you are looking for a rugged case for your smartphone or tablet you may want to take a look at the products available at Trident. Trident which manufacture protective cases is introducing the new Elektra Charging Case for the Samsung Galaxy S3, starting January 15, 2013.

Electra Charging Case

This is a three-piece solution which transforms from a standalone case into a rugged charging case. There are nine color combinations. The case is made of hardened polycarbonate and has a double thick impact resistant silicone corner. The case can be either be used as a charging case or as a simple case when charging is not needed. The power port and audio jack have silicon cover to protect them from dust and dirt when not in use. It also has four LED lights that display the amount of charge left. There is a replaceable 200 mill amp battery. This battery doubles the life of the default smartphone battery. The electric charging case features built-in screen protector and stand.

The case is manufactured using bio enhanced plastic. Bio enhanced means the plastic is degradable, compostable and recyclable. Beginning January 1, 2013, all Trident plastic-based products will be bio enhanced. All Trident cases are manufactured in the US.  If you are at CES 2013 and want to see this and other Trident product come to Both LVCC, North Hall – 3610.