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Bringrr-Bringrr! Who’s There?

This month we cover some cool technology products that promise to make your life a little easier and more fun. Don’t worry – no cutting-edge gadgets that require a doctorate in engineering to operate. Everything here is real-world tested and easy to use for grandparents and grandkids!

You fought it and resisted it, but now you feel naked if you leave your house without it. We are of course talking about the cell phone. Now a new device called the Bringrr Charger makes sure you never leave home without your cell phone. The Bringrr plugs into the power port in your car. Each time you start your car, the Bringrr wirelessly scans the car for your cell phone; if it cannot find it, it flashes a red light and says “Bring.” The Bringrr Charger also includes a cable to charge your phone, so not only will you remember your phone, you can keep it charged. [Bringrr Charger, $34.95. Full Review]

Grandkids, we all love them, but they sure have sticky hands! Get the new Seal Shield Dishwasher Safe Keyboard and next time the grandkids get your keyboard sticky or spill something on it, just throw it in the dishwasher! The Seal Shield Keyboard is 100 percent waterproof, and washing your keyboard is a great way to keep it germ free. [Seal Shield Keyboard, $42.99. Full Review]

For years we have been told that solar power was coming soon; well, it has now arrived – in a backpack! The Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack has two solar cells on the back and a battery inside. After a few hours in the sun, the backpack can charge your cell phones, cameras, music players and more. As if having a Solar Backpack was not eco-friendly enough, the bag is made out of recycled soda bottles. Take a walk, spend some time outside and let the power of the sun recharge you and your phone. [Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack, $199. Full Review]

Finally, we give you something to bring out the creative genius in your grandkids. Flip Boom All-Star is a terrific animation software package for kids. The software is very easy to use and teaches kids the basic concepts of animation. As an added bonus, the grandkids can make some wonderful “Thanks, Gram” animations with the included themes and then easily email them to you. [Flip Boom All-Star, $70. Full Review]

Dan Nessel is Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes.Com. Join Dad Does and read real-world, brutally honest product reviews geared toward parents and grandparents.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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