ViewClix

ViewClix

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Summary

The ViewClix Smart Frame is designed to be placed in the home of an older adult to display pictures shared from smart phones, PCs or other mobile devices. It is also intended to be used for video calls.

From the website: "For Family and Friends, the ViewClix Mobile App provides a secure connection with a Frame to share pictures and make video calls. The app runs on nearly all Apple or Android smart phones or tablets and is downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores.  

Each ViewClix Smart Frame has a 'Share List' that includes the names and email addresses of all Family and Friends that are authorized to share pictures and make video calls with the Frame."

 

Other Ways to Connect Virtually

The Tech-enhanced Life community has been exploring a variety of ways to connect virtually — especially with older adults who have become isolated.

See the overview of our research in the article below.

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Discussion and Reviews

 

from faengelm (member) at June 26, 2020

This person did more than just an unboxing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYIAQbN6cZY

 

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from Judith  (unverified) at September 11, 2021

We loved the ViewClix when it worked … but after 4 months, mom’s Xfinity modem was updated to dual track 2.4 and 5 GHz. I live 6.5 hours away, mom is no longer able to do anything tech - she has no computer or smartphone and has no one to help her with this. Customer service has been great, but we just cannot get this to work, especially with my limited visits. And yes, I also tried to redirect the xfinity password, making it specific for the 2.4 GHz track. We are so disappointed. Bottom-line, ViewClix needs to address this issue themselves and not expect their clients to fix it. And now, I definitely recommend not buying ViewClix until the problem is fixed, if you are a Comcast Xfinity customer with one of their modems.

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from faengelm (member) at September 11, 2021

Hello Judith,

I don’t have a ViewClix or a Xfinity Modem, but I have experienced the same problems when a 2.4GHz device needs to connect to a dual-band modem/router.

I checked the ViewClix FAQ and they only support 2.4GHz, so I think that is the problem.

Is your mom’s network name the same for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz?

What has happened is that the latest modem/routers think they are doing users a favor by naming the Wi-Fi network the same name, rather than the previous convention of adding a “-5G” onto the network name. That way devices that support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz would not need to have the network configuration changed.

 

Although the modem/router can support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz on that network name, some 2.4Ghz devices get confused during setup. That is why some router manufacturers such as eero have added a feature where you can temporarily disable 5GHz to complete the setup for 2.4Ghz devices.

If Xfinity doesn’t offer a way to do this, you may have to get BestBuy Geek Squad or some other service to install a separate 2.4GHz Access Point on your mom’s network.

 

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This is one of hundreds of products and resources in the Tech-enhanced Life database of "useful products and resources".

The theme of this collection of resources is "tools we can use to help improve our quality of life as we grow older".

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Listing type: 
Product or Service
Filed as: 
Communication or social tools
Key words: 
ViewClix, social engagement, Photo storage and sharing