favorite this post Telikin Elite 1 Touch Screen Senior's Computer - $500 (downtown) hide this posting unhide


condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Telikin
model name / number: Elite 1

We're selling a well-reviewed senior's touch-screen all-in-one computer, designed for anyone with mobility or mild cognition issues. It's actually a great family computer. Read on:

* Is your beloved senior relative struggling to use a PC, Mac, smartphone or ipad? ...
* Are they starting to have a hard time with a mouse? ...
* Do they just use computers for email, web browsing, Skyping with family, looking at pictures, and simple games? ...
* Are you worried about Windows and Mac software security and the risk of privacy and security protection for your senior relative. ...
* Do you want to be able to easily support your senior relatives' computing needs remotely? ...
* Are you sick of Windows and Apple devices forcing reboots, patches, and random popups on your confused loved-ones? ...

Then the purpose-built senior's computer - the Telikin - is for you. Telikin units retail new for $800 (small) to $1,200 (this size) US. This 21"-screen unit was $1,526 Canadian when purchased in 2014. This unit is being sold for $500 Canadian in excellent working condition.

This is a Telikin touch-screen senior's computer with power supply, wired keyboard and mouse.

It has a black chassis, a silver-coloured speaker bezel, and a clear plexiglass frame surrounding the unit. It is a self-contained computer and screen with no separate tower.

- Main computer/ screen unit is 22" wide, and 16" tall
- Leaning back on it's integrated rear support, it is about 14" tall and 10" deep
- Wired mouse and keyboard are fairly standard sizes

Our mother used this very successfully, until she could no longer type or use a mouse due to her Alzheimers and Arthritis. She loved simply looking at a picture album we set up for her. My sister could skype with our mother from Europe. Mum could write emails, play some of the games, and we could use the spreadsheet and document function to keep track of her health, and take notes while we were with her. Mum had been using a PC, but we were constantly struggling to remotely support her all the time, when Windows forced an update, or Mum minimized an app and couldn't find it any more. We used remote desktop software but it was a pain given the frequency of which we had to connect to solve a problem.

The computer is designed to be more simple to use than a PC, Mac or iPad. It is specially designed with a bespoke operating system and application interface for use by people who struggle with using a traditional windows-based interface. It supports both touch screen and a traditional keyboard and mouse.

** NOTE I've had inquiries about the CPU and RAM (below) but be aware this is not a computer where you can install your own games or applications. There's no way really to benchmark it's performance unless you want to do so against the newer Telikins. It runs a closed UI and application layer. If you're experienced, you could probably break the OS/Application layer (the OS is open source, and there's a lot of open source code on it) and make use of this computer for other purposes, but I'd suggest that if this is your focus, this is not for you. If you care about CPU and RAM, you're not looking for a senior's basic computer.

This unit comes with

* Telikin Elite 1 (2014 model) all-in-one computer and monitor with 21" screen, 2GB of Memory, 500GB of storage
* Intel powered CPU - I believe this is a 1.6 GHz but it is not published in any of Telikin's materials **
* 2 GB RAM for those of you who care **
* Linux-based operating system
* Power supply
* Hi visibility Keyboard (UK Style - but any USB keyboard will work)
* Mouse
* SD card and USB interfaces to make it easy to load pictures from your cameras
* Phone jacks in/out for external speakers and microphones
* CD player
* Built in Speakers and Camera
* WifI or Ethernet connectivity
* The latest version of the Telikin operating system, embedded software as listed below.
* Much smaller foot print than laptops or desktop computers

The bundled, locked-down, reliable Linux-based software includes:

* an always-there touch screen menu with easy buttons to switch between email, web browsing, video calling, games, pictures and more
* A home-screen desktop that presents a picture carousel (of pictures you can load in) news of the day, weather, trivia, and notifications about new emails alerts and messages that have come in
* Support for online email accounts like Gmail
* Built in Email, Web browser, Photo gallery, Contacts, Calendar, News Feed, Games
* Simplified Word processing, Spreadsheet, Slide Show viewer and other apps, compatible with common file formats
* Help documents
* Built in "tech buddy" remote support tools to allow family members to remotely support the Telikin device
* Video chat via Skype using your existing accounts
* Contacts application to make it easy to find friends and family to contact
* Calendar that syncs to Google, with home screen reminders

Here is an online example:

Here's the company's website. Note that the unit I'm selling is from 2014, and is no longer shown on their website

Our mother used it until her dementia advanced to the point that it became impossible to use a computing device

About this unit:
The good:
1. Unit in excellent working condition, nothing broken, cracked or worn-out
2. Good cosmetic condition
3. Everything functions perfectly - all external interfaces (such as CD, USB, SD, HDMI, 1/8" phono) work
4. Unit was reset to factory settings in Feb 2019 by Telikin support
5. Keyboard has large-print high visibility keys
6. This unit was over $1,500 Canadian when new. this is a significantly discounted machine.
7. Was used in a pet-free environment

The bad
1. The fan has become a bit noisier over time, so sounds a little "hissy" when on. Haven't been able to rectify. It is not annoying, but is noticeable

2. The keyboard is a UK keyboard so is set up slightly differently than an NA keyboard (the @ sign isn't where you'd expect it to be, the $ is a £ instead --- might want to replace the keyboard ... inexpensive to do so.

3. Some tape residue around the side LED lights where we covered them up. This unit was in our mother's bedroom and the lights distracted her at night.

4. These units should be power-cycled every month or so, as over time we've found that the photos app will start to slow down a little

5. The physical buttons on the side of the unit - including the power button - are a bit hard to operate by a senior with dexterity issues

The price reflects these. These units do not come up for sale very often on Ebay or Craigslist --- people hang on to them.

Feel free to research the Telikin device online. It's not for everyone, and your loved-one's use of it will depend on their ability and cognition skills. But we took a gamble on it, and it worked extremely well for our mother for four full years.

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6810275811



best of [?]