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Recommended for Seniors

Latest update: 4/23/15

In an effort to identify those products which work exceptionally well for active seniors, DougBardwell.com will now start awarding our Senior Citizen’s Thumbs-Up rating for products we recommend. Products that have poor instructions, confusing controls or are too small to comfortably see or hold, won’t get our Thumbs-Up rating.  Products that simplify your life, keep you safer, are easy and enjoyable to use will get the symbol above at the bottom of their review page.

This hub page will also be a great check list for shopping or gift  ideas, knowing that they are age appropriate for that special won’t-sit-still  senior in your life.

N.B. Look for this symbol on all reviews done after this date.  We’ll also be going back and adding it to select reviews prior to this date, but the lack of the symbol on previous reviews should not necessarily be viewed negatively. We might just not have gotten to it yet.

Price legend:           $ – under $20    $$ – under $100   $$$ – over $100  $$$$ – over $1,000

 

Cameras and Accessories

Brenthaven BX2 Camera Backpack   $$$                   Read review or Check prices

Capture the Magic photo book  $$                                       Read review or Check prices

Domke Next Generation Metro Messenger Bag $$$   Read review or Check Prices

HP f200 Car Camcorder $$                                                    Read review or Check prices

Honestech Film and Slide Scanner $$                            Read review or Check prices

Kingston 64GB SDXC card and reader  $$$             Read review or Check prices

Leef memory cards $ – $$                                                        Read review or Check prices

Rapid Design’s the Leash camera strap   $$               Read review or Check prices

Joby Action Clamp & Gorillapod Arm $$                    Read review or Check prices

WD My Passport Slim portable drive   $$                    Read review or Check prices

Clothing and Accessories

 

Cushe Matthias WP Boots $$$                                       Read review or Check prices

Cocoons sunglasses  $$                                                      Read review or Check Prices

Craghoppers Hensall Jacket  $$                               Read review or Check Prices

Farnsworth Jacket by Big Agnes $$                        Read review or Check Prices

Frogg Toggs Tekk Toad rain gear $$                         Read review or Check prices

Obtainium wallet   $$$                                                      Read review or Check prices

Microfiber travel robe $$                                                 Read review or Check Prices

Pakems slippers $$                                                            Read reviews or Check prices

Redington shirt and slacks $$                                         Read review or Check Prices

Scottevest Pack Jacket  $$                                                Read review or Check Prices

Tilley explorers hat $$                                                                Read review or Check Prices

UV Skinz sun protective clothing  $$                             Read review or Check prices

Vim & Vigr Compression Socks  $$                                   Read review or Check Prices

 

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ChefsChoice Waffle Maker Model 853 $$            Read review or Check Prices

Cookina BBQ sheets $                                                     Read review or Check Prices

Eco-Fill refillable K-Cup replacements $          Read review or Check Prices

George Foreman Evolve Grill $$$                   Read review or Check Prices

Good To-Go meals $                                               Read review or Check prices

Hot Logic Mini oven   $$                                                   Read review or Check prices

Stanley Coffee Press & Vacuum Bottle $$               Read review or Check prices

Wüsthof 7 Piece Travel Set $$$                                    Read review or Check prices

 

Electronics

Accell PowerGenius $$                                                 Read review or Check prices

Braven 855S portable speaker  $$$                               Read review or Check prices

d.light D20 Solar home system $$$                           Read review or Check prices 

Gtech Ram Air cordless vacuum cleaner $$$           Read review or Check prices

iHome iBN97 Clock Radio and Speakerphone   $$    Read review or Check prices

IOGEAR GoFor2+ $$                                                           Read review or Check prices

Jackery Giant+ portable power   $$$                                Read review or Check prices

JUD500 docking station  $$                                              Read review or Check prices

K1 USB drive  $$                                                                   Read review or Check prices

Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB  $$      Read review or Check prices

Leef memory cards $ – $$                                                        Read review or Check prices

Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 $$$                                                Read review oCheck prices

Lenovo Dual Mode Wireless Mouse N700 $$            Read review or Check prices

Neptor Battery Pack $$                                                   Read review or Check prices

Ontrion 16,800 mAh Battery Pack $$                           Read review or Check prices

PAE-300 Personal Audio Enhancer  $$$                          Read review or Check Prices

PanaVise PortaGRIP cellphone Holders $$              Read review or Check prices

PK K’3 Flash Drive 32 GB $$                                                 Read review or Check prices

Rokform Cellphone Holders & mounts $$                   Read review or Check prices

Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive $$                  Read review or Check prices

Seagate Backup Plus Fast portable drive $$$       Read review or Check prices

Sugar Sync (free and paid plans)                                      Read review or Get free account

TYLT Cellphone holder $$                                            Read review or Check prices

UNU DX-6 battery case for iPhone 6  $$                         Read review or Check prices

Upper Desk Portable Table & Cabinet mounts $$   Read review or Check prices

WD My Passport Slim portable drive   $$                    Read review or Check prices

Indoor Activities

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads   $                                              Read review or Check prices

Life Gear Glow Sticks   $                                                       Read review or Check prices

NiteIze GearTies Tube Assortment $                           Read review or Check Prices

Outdoor Activities

Alps Mountaineering Escalade Cot $$                                Read review or Check Prices

Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 tent $$$                     Read review or Check prices

Big House 4 person tent   $$$                                       Read review or Check prices

Cocoons sunglasses  $$                                                      Read review or Check Prices

Crazy Creek Folding Chairs   $ – $$$                                    Read review or Check prices

Fishpond Blizzard Soft Cooler $$                                      Read review or Check Prices

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads   $                                          Read review or Check prices

Frogg Toggs Tekk Toad rain gear $$                         Read review or Check prices

GoMotion Light Belt  $$                                                   Read review or Check prices

Obtainium wallet   $$$                                            Read review or Check prices

IcyBreeze airconditioner/cooler $$$                             Read review or Check prices

iOauto cellphone holder   $$                                               Read review or Check prices

Life Gear Glow Sticks   $                                                          Read review or Check prices

Magellan RV GPS Model RV-9365T-LMB  $$$           Read review or Check prices

Miracle LED Grow and Bug Lights $                                Read review or Check Prices

Mosquitno Bandzzz and Spotzzz   $                                  Read review  or Check prices

MTI Voyager Highback PFD $$$                                           Read review or Check prices

NiteIze Clippable Twist Tie $                                         Read review or Check prices

One Wipe Charlies Travel $                                      Read review or Check Prices

Pelican 2750 Headlamp  $$                                      Read review or Check prices

Prism Stowaway Parafoil Kite $$                                           Read review or Check prices

Strongback chairs $$                                                 Read review or Check prices

Tovatec Sport Tac 2000 Flashlight $$                     Read review or Check Prices

UV Skinz sun protective clothing  $$                        Read review or Check prices

 

Travel Accessories

Cat Nap travel pillow $$                                                           Read review or Check prices

Cocoons sunglasses  $$                                                      Read review or Check Prices

Contigo West Loop Travel Mug $$                            Read review or Check prices

HP f200 Car Camcorder $$                                                    Read review or Check prices

LoopRope $$                                                                              Read review or Check prices

Microfiber travel robe $$                                            Read review or Check Prices

NiteIze DoohicKey QuicKey $                                  Read review or Check prices

One Wipe Charlies Travel $                                      Read review or Check Prices

PanaVise PortaGRIP cellphone Holders $$              Read review or Check prices

Rodeo Drive luggage collection $$$                                 Read review or Check prices

Rokform windshield mount $$                                          Read review or Check Prices

Skooba V.3 Laptop Weekender $$                                    Read review or Check prices

TomTom GO 600 GPS $$$                                                Read review or Check Prices

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