Review Content Great phone aid Gift for 88 year old mother, a big hit with the family. Entered numbers for her. Simple to use. Already recommended to others. Big Button Photo Dialer I got this phone for my Aunt who is loosing her sight. I live several states away and was unable to program it for her, (I thought the information may be lost when mailed out, as would be unplugged) but I did program one button to my phone and it worked very well. I only had one question and that was how to program over a button that had already been put in the system. I tried several times reprogramming over the button I had experimented with, but it didnt change the number. Finally, I left it disconnected for a couple of days and was then able to reprogram that button. There were no instructions how to change a number however. I believe it will be a fine asset for my Aunt and I like the concept very much of just one button to push. A great idea and I believe a great product. One Touch access Purchased this as a gift for my Mother-In-Law (91st Birthday) - with her failing eyesight we thought this would be a helpful gift. It was easy to program and works very well. It has made her calling much easier and fast. She just loves it - only wish we had purchased it earlier. Relax, we found the answer This is a blessing. I purchased this machine to make life simpler for all of us. It is stationed in my mothers room (lives with me) and connected to her portable phone. This machine enables my mother to pick up the phone and call anybody instead of trying to press small phone buttons..she likes it alot. I give this an A+.......great idea. It is that convenient, we all have a tendacy to use it. So simple to set up! Great gift for seniors. Easy to set up. A great idea for the visually impared I purchased this for a family member with macular degeneration, who can no longer see well enough to operate a phone. It has helped her a lot, but would be better with even bigger buttons. Someone has to set it up for people that need this type of device, they would not be able to do it on their own. It does help with maintaining independence. Highly recommended! I bought this product for my grandma who is struggling with mental clarity and dexterity. This phone is great because it helps in both scenarios. We didnt have readily available pictures of everyone for the 12 Speed Dial options, so I just wrote all of her close contacts in large bold letters that are easy to see on each Speed Dial button. The buttons are large so she doesnt have to struggle pressing the small buttons on a phone. All she has to do is get a dial tone on her phone and press one of the names on her dialer. It was super easy to program too! Make a list of each person and their number and you can program all 12 buttons in one sequence of events. It literally took 10 minutes to hook up, write 12 names on the buttons and program the dialer. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to make using and dialing a phone a little easier for a loved one. Super Easy to Use We bought this phone for my elderly mom so that she could quickly dial the phone if she were in need and had to get a hold of one of us right away. The photos also just make it convenient for her to not have to worry about remembering phone numbers or looking them up. I would definitely recommend this phone. Great Product! We ordered this for use in a Nursing Home/Rehab facility and it works GREAT. The medical assistants, nurses etc...were all impressed with it! Great Product! I bought this for my mother who is blind. She can not see to dial a phone anymore so I thought this would be perfect for her. She can not see but she can feel the large buttons to make calls. I think this is perfect for someone that is loosing their eyesite. Awesome phone I bought for my husband who has dementia he cant remember how to use a phone. Now he can just look at a picture and make a call. I was worried if I left the house he couldnt call. This is perfect! This phone was exactly what I was looking for! My father has dementia and can no longer dial my Number. I set this up for him and he was able to use it. unable to connect it This was to be a gift but it could not be connected to the phone in use. This product is a blessing to my father This product is just what my father needed Great for elders! This phone is perfect for my grandmother. She cant remember phone numbers anymore. I only wish it was a portable system, because it can only be used by the phone base. love it my aunt has memory loss now she can call the family much easier Perfect for elders to stay in touch. Senior citizen who has Alzheimers, is able to keep in touch with 12 of her favorite people. Its the best thing ever. Shes not so lonely anymore. Does its job, easy to use, but bulky! I purchased this for my mother after her Stroke, she cant dial numbers and this offered a great alternative. It has worked out well, except that its bulky and takes up allot of space. Truly great and functional Got this for my mother in-law who is 92, and starting to get forgetful. It has helped her to be able to stay in contact with my wife and her siblings. Very easy set up and the idea of just selecting a picture to dial is fantastic. Great for the elderly this works really well for people who have a hard time with sight and arthritis. Good product for mobility. Recommended for our mobility customers due to ease of use. Good quality for the price. Expectations Met....Almost Product was for my 88 yr old mother. Would like to use it with a cordless phone.....landline somewhat confining. Senior Phone Great for Stroke Recovery This was a gift to my father who lost his ability to use numbers after a stroke. He is fine physically but had to rely on others to dial the phone for him. Now he can call up to 11 pre programmed numbers with the push of one button. The unit is reliable and super easy to program. Thanks Sharper Image, I can always count on your products! Big Button Photo Dialer Bought this item for my family member with memory/cognitive issues. Works great! Easy to program. SI should include extra plastic photo covers. We lost one and the template is difficult to replicate. Actual button size is that of a postage stamp, so found it best to cut up pics of existing 4x6 photos. Great for senior citizens My mother is 90 and had trouble dialing the phone. This helps her call her children and sisters without frustration Big Button Phone is Big Hit! I bought this for my mother who is nearly blind after a recent stroke. She can no longer see well enough to dial from a standard sized number pad on a phone. When she opened her gift of the Big Button Picture Phone and realized that a part of her life that she thought was gone would be realized once again she wept with joy. Thank you for helping my mother; being able to dial a phone may not seem like a big deal to most of us, but to her its freedom. Great product. Does exactly what it says Easy to use; easy to program. While the instructions on how to program it (the most important thing) are great, instructions/information about the device itself are poor. How to remove plastic tabs covering the buttons, the fact that you have to peel to protective covering on each of them, how to replace the plastic covers and the correct size to crop your photos to are not mentioned. Some of these things might be intuitive, but they are not as obvious as the directions author seems to think. Awesome idea This dialer was intended to be used by an elderly relative who has trouble dialing a phone... hes already been using this as an alternative, having called several times a day so far! Great for my Dad since his eye sight is I purchased this for my Dad he has macular degeneration and now he is able to call his family and emergency number without help. Perfect solution Gifted this to my elderly, arthritic mother so she can instantly connect by phone with her loved ones any time she pleases, without having to get used to a new phone itself. Setting it up is a bit challenging even for someone highly-educated & able-bodied. But its worth the trouble. Wish Id found this a long time ago Got this for my 88 year old father with macular degeneration after trying other "big button" phones. They were all low quality and didnt last. This lets him use whatever phone he wants and still allows him to call his family and friends. Some have said that when its unplugged that it loses its memory and has to be reprogrammed. Ive unplugged this two or three times, and its always retained its memory. What a great idea! Helpful Phone Accessory I bought this for my elderly mother who was having difficulty dialing out in her phone. It couldnt be easier for her to use: she picks up the handset (it cant connect to a cordless phone)and press the photo of the person you want to call. Two small issues: it wasnt easy to find photos that fit into the buttons. Also, the instructions should note that there were already plastic protectors on all of the buttons in addition to the bag of plastic button covers that was in the box. I couldnt figure out why the covers wouldnt fit over the photos initially. A few frustrations, but got it to work Setting up the phone numbers was frustrating, due to incomplete/vague instructions. We finally figured out how to do it (set each number as quickly as possible once you take the phone receiver off the base), but it was just trial and error. The instruction booklet that comes with the product is extremely basic, so it doesnt help much. With the phone numbers finally all set up, the device seems like it will be a great help to my 87-year-old father. He was very happy to have such an easy way to call anyone he may need, especially in an emergency. Perfect for all ages After a family emergency in the house with elder, I found in desperate need to avoid at all coast not to have an reaccourance. This was the best solution. And it had been very effective. The price is right, quick delivery, easy to program & most importantly easy to use. great product for my mother Easy to use for someone with seeing problems Great for elderly with memory problems! I bought this item for my Mother who has problems with memory and cant see very well! She loves it! Great product My husband had eye surgery and could not dial a conventional telephone if I was not home. This product was easy to set up, program and use. We highly recommend this product. Pain to set up, ultimatly worthwhile Very poorly engineered: impossible to tell whether the "set" button was engaged. This led to several attempts at entering the same number. This is unfortunate, because the product is very useful for the elderly. Made Moms Life Easier My mom has difficulty dialing the phone - this limited her initiating communications with friends and family. Once I installed this easy to use dialing product, she can easily dial favorite friends and family with the touch of one button. This product has made such a positive difference in her life. Great Device My 90 year old mom was getting frustrated when she would misdial numbers and couldnt always easily reach friends and relatives. This device gives fast calls, and eliminates frustration. She loves it. Great idea This was perfect for my mom. She cant remember phones numbers and with this all she has to do is push the button with the picture of the person she wants to call. Perfect for people with impaired sight It is perfect for someone who has a problem reading numbers especially those with macular degeneration. Very easy to set up and use. Great Idea Our Dad has slight sight impairment and limited motor skills due to a stroke. This is a great idea to enable him to call us, his friends, and emergency numbers if needed. Wish I thought of it! Works FANTASTIC for a 90 year old!!!! Really awesome for my 90 year old Mother who lives in a nursing home and has trouble remembering telephone numbers and dialing. I just hooked it up (very easy) and she LOVES it. I think I created a monster! She is now pushing my picture 10 times a day!!!! Ha, Ha!!!! Really I am so glad to have made it easier for her. The only negative is that it needs a supportive stand for older people to keep it steady. My son-in-law is going to make one out of wood. Simple product simple to use for the elderly. Love the idea of having picture in place of numbers for those who are illiterate. Very pleased Big Button Dialer Bought this for my 87-year old Mom, who has severe arthritis and does have the dexterity to dial a phone, or the ability to remember phone numbers. This auto-dialer not only can hold big letter names, but can display pictures of the individuals that you frequently call. I have this hooked up to her regular phone/portable phone system, where she can press the button to dial and then use her portable phone to get around to a place she wants to chat. All seniors should have one! Awesome Gift! "Wow…what an innovative product! I bought this photo dialer for my elderly parents who have a hard time dialing the small numbers on the telephone. I was able to pre program and easily install for them. Now when my mother wants to call me she just presses my picture! No need to remember a phone number. I just love it and have told all of my friends about this product. A must for every household! Great for Kids Too" Great machine I bought this for my 94 year old mother-in-law who has vision, memory and acuity issues that prevented her from using the tiny "memorized" phone number buttons on regular telephones. She kept getting wrong numbers when trying to dial our phone number. Of course she blamed the wrong numbers on the phone company and kept telling me to have our phone line checked. We tried several BIG button phones without success so we purchased this unit and put BIG BLACK initials instead of the photoes to make it easy to see. VERY EASY to setup. Works great when she remembers to push the button. Buttons are BIG - approximately 1.25 x 1.0 inches. Big Button Photo Dialer Picture needs to fit size of postage stamp i would buy this product again awsome bought this for my handicapped fathe who has trouble using his hands its perfect now he can call family and friends without help Perfect for my Dad My dad has had a stroke and has use of only one arm. I hope this will let him more comfortable using a phone again. Delighted Mother Bought this for my mother who has macular degeneration. She loves the ease of use. Would recommend to others with low vision. Easy to use and dependable Easy to use and program. It has been 100% dependable so far and is so easy to use that our 4 year old calls Grandma all the time! But thats ok considering the intent was to give our daughter the ability to call for help in the event of an emergency. Power outages have no impact on the ability to use the dialer since its powered by the phone jack. However, it would be nice to have a battery backup to protect the phone number programming just in case the dialer becomes unplugged from the phone jack. I recommend this product. very easy to use my mom is losing her sight. this product was the best option I found. GREAT PRODUCT Mother has Parkinsons disease and this unit allowes her to easily call her friends and children. Amazing! Easy to set up and easy to use! My husband lost most of his sight and is able to stay in touch with family all with the touch of a Button! Great gift for my mother who is a senior My mom has cataracts and sometimes cant see the numbers of her phone. Saw this in your catalog and thought Id try it for her. She loves it. So easy to use, with photos and big buttons. Best investment Ive made for her. exactly as advertised exactly as advertised. unfortunately did not work for recipient. Passed it on to another person. GREAT PRODUCT Very helpful for my mother with Parkinsons disease. I programmed the phone with photos for my mother to use and names of her children for nursing staff to use. There is no battery backup, so all programing is lost if someone unplugs the unit from the wall jack. Normal power outage is not affected as Tel, Co. jacks have backup power. This was just at it appeared on line. This is just as advertised. Very nice product. Great for elderly. I purchased this phone dialer for my parents who are having a hard time remembering phone numbers. It is perfect. They just push the button with the picture of whom they want to call and thats it. Great product/ Lifesaver Purchased for my 92 year old father with limited eyesight. He can easily contact those we have set up on the phone. Peace of mind for everyone, especially him. A good limited mobility product. Purchased on a Wisconsin voucher program. A good product for our mobility customers. I would recommend this purchase Bought this my mother-in-law who is vision challenged. This is great for her to make phone calls. Demential household lifesaver Perfect for the Dementia patient. Pictures of the kids added to the big one-button dialers make calling very easy. The caregiver can relax just a little when out of the house. Yes, yes, yes. I bought the phone dialer for my mother who, due to some health issues, has difficulty dialing the phone and it has been her salvation. She can now call her family and friends, when she couldnt before, so she feels less isolated than she did waiting for us to call her. Whether you use photos or just write the names on the buttons, it can be a great help to a person with health issues. And its very easy to set up. I highly recommend this product. Easy to set up/install! My dad is disabled and almost blind. With this product he. Simply picks up the phone and presses one button to dial. Before this he couldnt make calls. Now he calls people daily! Photo buttons are large enough for him to see and push. Excellent product. Very easy to set up! Product will be purchased again. This equipment was provided to our mobility customers so ease of use is critical. wonderful product We purchased this product for my fatherwho was having difficulty dialing his phone. This big button dealer has solved the issue. Great disgn and easy to program. This product is a winner.