Mommy Katie: Give the Gift of Technology with the RealPad from AARP

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Give the Gift of Technology with the RealPad from AARP


Being the daughter of Baby Boomers, I find that when it comes to the gift giving, it can be a lot harder than most would think. My parents are very simple, in that if I ask what they want, I will never get a answer. And when I say simple, I mean simple, like my dad, who still has a flip phone that is at least 10 years old if not older, that he uses. They do not care for those big fancy gadgets, or the latest apps that are out there. Which in hand leaves myself and my sister scratching our heads, when trying to figure out what to get them when it comes to the gift giving. Well this year, to help with that question that I struggle with each year, on what to give mom and dad, I was sent the new RealPad from AARP.

The RealPad is a tablet that is made with people 50+ in mind. Giving them a way to have the technology that is out there, but that is not so intimidating when it comes to using it. So unlike those other devices we have bought our parents in previous years to try to bring them into the world of today, where the gifts get stored away never seen again, my parents can actually use this device since it is made to be very user friendly!

The RealPad is easy to use, so when it comes to those web chats with the kids, I do not have to go through a 2 hour tutorial in order to get my parents on and connected with us. In fact, the RealPad has the latest technology installed using the Intel software, but it is specifically designed for the technology apprehensive customer, making it easy to use and giving them quick and convenient access that they want and need. Then for those times when something were to go amiss, instead of them just putting the tablet away to never be seen again, my parents can actually troubleshoot any issues with the easy RealQuick Fix feature that can help them troubleshoot and identify any problems like Wifi, Bluetooth and other common issues, then fix it or go through the steps with my parents so they can easily fix it themselves.

Also, say if they come across a issue that they can not fix or need additional help with, instead of calling me, they can utilize the 24/7 customer service and Remote Assistance. This is a great service, which is set for those who might need help with being guided through their RealPad and the features, and for those times when a issue arises and tech support is needed.
The RealPad is affordable and comes with a 1 year AARP membership along with a 1 year warranty. Then with the preloaded content, they can watch the tutorials on how to use the various features and apps, and even watch tutorials on how to download apps and use them. Other great features include the 7.85 inch screen, the 16 GB storage, and much more! In all, making the RealTab from AARP the perfect gift to give this holiday season to those Baby Boomers on your list!!!



Product received, thank you to AARP RealPad and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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3 comments:

Remus said...

I have the same problem buying for my parents. This would make a good present for my dad.... he is the more knowledgeable one when it comes to technology

Mommy Katie said...

you know, with my dad, he is not tech savvy what so ever, but he has found this tablet to be very easy to use and navigate. My mom is usually the one who can handle the various devices, but one thing about the tablets that she did not like was that the icons and words were very small, and she likes that this one has larger icons and a bigger screen size with bigger lettering!

Janet W. said...

This would be an excellent gift for my husband, and we are already AARP members.