Mobile World Congress 2014: Emporia Connect senior phones keeps loved ones in the know with remote access
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Mobile World Congress 2014: Emporia Connect senior phones keeps loved ones in the know with remote access

1:16 /

The Emporia Connect isn't just a run in the mill flip-phone for seniors. It also allows loved ones to remotely access and manage the handset's calendars and contact information via a smartphone app.

Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET here at MWC in Barcelona, Spain with the Emporia Connect senior phone. As a senior phone you could see that the Connect has very large buttons that are very comfortable and generously spaced on the screen. The screen is 2.2 inches. You could see the text is very large and easy to read. On the side here you could see that there's a shortcut camera button, and there's a button here that will act as a flashlight for emergency situations. On the back there's an emergency call button here that you could press when something happens and will dial 5 preprogrammed numbers consecutively. Now the Emporia Connect also works on conjunction with this app called Emporia ME. The app enables loved ones to remotely control the Emporia Connect. So as you could see here, you can manage someone's calendar, and you could manage their address book and their emergency numbers. There's even a collaborative picture viewing option so you could view photos together at the same time. The Connect will start rolling out in Europe starting April or May and there are plans for it to come into the U.S. Again, I'm Lynn and this has been the Emporia Connect.

New releases

Memorize these Fire Phone gest...
2:01 July 28, 2014
Tilt and swivel your way around the Amazon Fire Phone with a few handy gestures.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 025: Our Comic-Con...
23:14 July 28, 2014
Ashley and Rich tackle all the best news that came from San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, including the...
Play video
Exploring with tech outdoors
12:21 July 28, 2014
This week The Fix takes fitness to a whole new level with the help of our smartphones. Try golfing, biking,...
Play video
PS2: Gaming's greatest sequel
3:46 July 28, 2014
How do you build the most popular games console ever? CNET explains the magic behind Sony's PlayStation 2...
Play video
Give yourself a helping hand with...
6:28 July 25, 2014
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail...
Play video
Nokia Treasure Tag tracks your...
1:30 July 25, 2014
If you're constantly misplacing your things -- or are worried you might -- this Bluetooth tracker for iOS,...
Play video
GE's Advantium wall oven combo...
1:34 July 25, 2014
Equipped with a super-charged microwave that browns as well as bakes, the two-drawer Advantium wall oven combo...
Play video
Disable the Fire Phone's 3D fe...
0:55 July 25, 2014
Dynamic Perspective can quickly become more annoying than useful. Here's how to disable it.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre