Tech Items up for Auction and pre-reg reminder

Carla Ruschival

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From: Carla Ruschival <carla40206@...>
Date: November 30, 2019 at 7:24:16 AM EST
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Subject: Tech Items up for Auction and pre-reg reminder

The 2019 ACB Radio Holiday Auction is coming to you live on Sunday,
December 8, from 6:00 PM to midnight Eastern Time (3:00 to 9:00 PM
Pacific), or until all items are sold.

Filled with fun and excitement, there are 71 items in this year's
auction.  Today's featured items are all about technology, and are
guaranteed to please.

Item 5  iPhone 7 Charging Case

This quality Forever iPhone 7 battery case is MFI-certified.  It has a
lithium polymer battery, and a 3100mAH capacity.  Slide your phone
lightly into the power case and make sure it is well connected to the
case's lightning connector.  Press the on/off switch to start or stop
charging; the charging symbol will show on the phone screen.

Donated by Tom Tobin, ACB Development Consultant, Cleveland Heights, OH

Item 13  AmazonBasics Microwave

This 700-watt, 0.7 cu. ft. smart microwave oven features Alexa
technology.  Quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you
just ask Alexa to start microwaving.  Compact size saves countertop
space; perfect for apartments, dorm rooms, family rooms or anywhere
with limited countertop space.  Features 10 power levels, a kitchen
timer, a child lock, and a turntable.  External dimensions - 17.3 in.
wide, 10.1 in. high, and 14.1 in. deep; turntable - 10 inches; maximum
popcorn bag size - 3 oz.  Echo device (not included) is required to
use the voice-control features and quick-cook voice presets.

Donated by Blind Treasures, Orlando, FL; discover a unique shopping
experience with their daily Treasure Scroll in your inbox; email

Item 21  Aira - Minutes plus Glasses

Aira values our partnership with ACB and our many Explorers who love
ACB Radio. Here's your chance to bid on an Aira package that includes:

(1) Bose Glasses: Aira has partnered with Bose and they are excited to
share the superior sound quality of the Bose Glasses to enhance the
audio experience when using Aira, or listening to music or ACB Radio;
(2) 3 months of Aira's Intro Plan: If you are already an Explorer, 30
minutes per month of Aira will be added to your account.

If you are the winning bidder, Aira will contact you to order the
correct size of Bose glasses. They will be sent to you along with your
certificate for the Intro Plan.

Donated by Aira,

Item 29  Smart Wi-fi Instant Pot

The 6-quart Smart WiFi Instant Pot is the Programmable Multicooker
that you can control from your mobile devices: cook, schedule, adjust
and monitor the progress of your meals on the go.  It's a Pressure
Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice and Porridge Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake
Maker, Steamer, and Warmer. The Instant Pot APP gives you access to
hundreds of pre-programmed recipes from slow-cooked meats, stews, and
chili, to yogurt, grains, and cake. No stirring or watching over the
dish as it cooks. Simply monitor the progress of your meal from your
mobile devices, and get notifications along the way.  For Android 5.0
or later and iOS 9.0 or later; requires 2.4GHz frequency band to
operate with App.

Donated by

Item 31  Sangean PG-D17 Radio

Digitally tuning portable radio designed with the blind and visually
impaired in mind.  Voice prompts; 5 AM and 5 FM pre-sets.  High
contrast yellow controls; easy to read LCD display with backlight.
Pre-set keys have raised symbols to help with identification.
Excellent reception and stereo audio performance.  Auto scans
stations.  Alarm timer by buzzer or radio.  2.5-in. full-range speaker
gives exceptional sound performance.  Large volume and tuner control
knobs.  Adapter included.

Donated by Kim Charlson, ACB Immediate Past President, Watertown, MA

Item 37  Echo Studio

The new Echo Studio creates an immersive, 3-dimensional soundscape,
wrapping you in studio-quality audio from every direction. Just ask
Alexa to play a song, artist, or genre and hear new details revealed
in your favorite music. Echo Studio's five strategically positioned
speakers generate room-filling sound, sending different parts of the
song to your ears from different directions. Whatever the source, Echo
Studio makes your music sound incredible. Dolby Atmos technology
enables a multidimensional audio experience, adding space, clarity,
and depth. Echo Studio also plays new music formats that have been
mastered in 3D. Echo Studio automatically analyzes the acoustics of
your room, fine-tuning playback for optimal sound, no matter where
it's placed. Streams through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify,
Pandora, Tidal, and more. With a subscription to the all-new
                              Amazon Music HD, you'll have unlimited
access to 50 million songs in high definition - double the bitrate of
standard streaming services.

Donated by Blind Information Technology Specialists (BITS)

Item 39  OTR - The Ultimate Collection

Approximately 100,000 shows on one external hard drive! Shows are
arranged into categories, including adventure, children and juvenile,
Christmas, comedy, crime and detective and police, drama, historical
broadcasts and shows, music and variety shows, quiz shows, sci-Fi,
soaps, sports, and westerns. There are Australian, British, Canadian
and South African shows. From your favorite comedy shows like Jack
Benny or Fibber McGee and Molly, to great historical events such as
World War II and space flight that shaped our world, to great moments
in sports, to thrilling mysteries and suspense, this amazing
collection will give you a lifetime of entertainment.

Donated by Bill Sparks, Indianapolis, IN

Item 41  Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Enjoy your favorite music anywhere with these compact, rechargeable
aluminum Bluetooth 4.2 speakers from iJoy!  Rechargeable dock; 3-watt
output; 3 to 4 hours playtime; 3.7 V/400 mAh battery.  Measures about
2 by 1.3 inches and weighs 2.5 oz.  Includes 2 speakers, charging pad,
charging cable and straps.  Comes with a 1-year warranty through the

Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ

Item 45  Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa

This red Amazon Fire Tablet has an 8-inch HD display and 16GB internal
storage.  Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, music, books, apps and
games.  Stream your favorite entertainment or enjoy off-line with up
to 400GB of expandable storage via the micro SD slot.  Use your voice
to ask Alexa to provide information.  Make hands-free voice or video
calls with friends and family who have an echo device or alexa app.
Vibrant HD display; quad-core dual-band wi-fi; front and rear cameras;
dolby; stereo speakers.

Donated by the Library Users of America

Item 47  Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills; watch
your favorites on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, showTime, Prime Video, and NBC.
Access live news and sports and millions of websites.  Includes Alexa
voice remote (second generation), alexa 4k ultra hd, high dynamic
range, dolby vision, and a powerful quad-core processor.  Comes with 2
AAA batteries, power adapter, USB cable, and HDMI extender cable.  You
will need high-speed Internet with wi-fi, an HDTV or 4k HDTV with HDMI

donated by David Trott, ACB Treasurer, Talladega, AL

Item 59  Picture Keeper Connect

Whether you're switching to a new phone, running out of storage on
your smartphone, backing up the cloud, or wanting to safeguard
important photos, you can easily transfer files to new devices or use
as a secure and safe storage space.  The easy to use app provides a
fast and simple solution for your photo backup needs. Future backups
only save new files, avoiding duplications. If you run out of room on
one Picture Keeper, just add another - the app seamlessly picks up
where the last drive left off. Easy to carry around; needs no internet
connection.  iPhone 5 and newer (iOS 8+) and Android OTG (Android
4.1+) required.  The included zippered Keeper Case hold up to six
Picture Keeper USBs.

Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ

Item 62  Plug and Safe

This Plug & Safe Infrasonic Security Device helps detect the opening
or breaking of windows or doors and turns on whatever device or
appliance is connected to it.  Works when exterior doors open or
close, allowing it to be used as a home sensor to trigger a visual
and/or sound alarm.  Easy to set up - no wires or lengthy
installation; simply plug into a wall outlet and connect a device.
Works by detecting the low-level subsonic vibrations created by
movement.  Choose the right device to plug-in - using light at night
and a sound device when you are not home is suggested.  Connect a
multi outlet adapter to the Plug & Safe so lighting and sound can be
activated simultaneously.  The device is designed to detect opening of
any window or door at the perimeter of an average size property with
up to four bedrooms.  Resets itself after three minutes.

Donated by Connie Jacomini, Gilbert, AZ


The Auction Preview Page is available now where you will find photos
and descriptions of every item in the auction.  Visit and follow the 2019 Holiday Auction link to the
Preview Page.

The auction pre-registration line is now open.  Pre-registering for
the auction does not obligate you to bid; it just helps the auction
run more smoothly and quickly.  Call (877) 630-7190 before 11:00 PM
Eastern Time (8:00 PM Pacific) on Friday, December 6 and leave your
first and last name, telephone number, email address, and city and
state where you live.  If you do not pre-register, you will need to
supply the same information on December 8, the day of the auction,
before we can accept your bids.

Watch your email every day and follow the 2019 Holiday Auction link at for more exciting Holiday Auction news.