Hot Gadgets for Boomers
By Amy Nicole
Youth may be wasted on the young, but that doesn’t mean the youngest generations get all the fun.
According to the Forrester Report, the age group that spends the most money online is adults 56-66, followed by adults ages 46-55. With all the new technology and gadgets to play with, who can blame anyone for spending some of their hard-earned money on a few fun tech toys?
If you’re approaching retirement, retired, or are still years away from even beginning to consider what to do with your well-deserved retirement respite, the good news is there is no shortage of fun and practical gadgets that are bound to make your life better and easier by the time you are set to retire. The following are some products and services sure to make your retirement that much sweeter, no matter if it’s happening five, 10, or 15 years or more from now.
More motorized transportation options
A motorized scooter isn’t the only kind of electric vehicles you can look forward to driving in the upcoming years. Depending on where you live, your neighborhood could use alternative transportation vehicles like golf carts or other electric vehicles. These fun electric vehicles are a more entertaining way to get around than public transportation or the minivan you’ve been using to commute and drop the kids off at all their extracurricular activities. Road Rat Motors offers scooters, electric vehicles and even go karts for those who really want to crank up the speed as they whir around the neighborhood.
(Even more) portable electronics
While laptops and MP3 players are nothing new, the past few years have given us some great new toys to make travel and leisure time even more enjoyable. With tablets and e-readers, access to information has become easier than ever. Tablets are more lightweight and portable than laptops of the past and give you an easy way to store videos, music, games and endless apps for your entertainment. E-readers are also proving to be increasingly popular as it makes it easy to have hundreds of books available at any given time. Plus, the e-readers make it easy to adjust text size as needed, letting the old and young alike easily enjoy catching up on their favorite novel.
Vitamin or medication reminder apps
Now you no longer need to worry about forgetting antibiotics or to take your vitamins. Whether you’re on antibiotics, multivitamins or any other sort of medication, Walgreens offers a pharmacy app to remind you when to take pills and can even allow you to refill any medication by scanning the label.