Take the same great custom designed, easy to use software and enhance the hardware capabilities to the next level and what do you get?... The Telikin Elite 20" Touchscreen Computer. With a larger and sharper screen, more hard drive space and faster processing power, the Telikin Elite offers significant advantages over the Touch model.
Seniors love the easy to read, 20% larger high definition touchscreen monitor that comes standard with the Telikin Elite. The Telikin Elite Computer also utilizes infrared technology to make the touchscreen even more sensitive than our 18" Telikin Touch model.As with all Telikin models, the Telikin Elite comes with our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee and a full year warranty. And, if you ever need help, you have many options:
VIP Support is the best way to get the most out of your Telikin computer. VIP Support Members get remote access help from our 100% US Based Tech Support Team to teach them how to use the computer. Additionally, with VIP Support, you get online backup of files and documents on your Telikin.
Click on the features below to learn more or watch an example help video.
Thanks to large easy-to-read quick access buttons, whatever you want to do is just a simple touch away. Your Home screen displays email notifications, calendar reminders, weather alerts, news updates, even trivia and quotes all centered around a lovely slideshow of your special photos!
Like everything else about Telikin, we've made video chatting fun and incredibly easy to use! In just 3 taps, you can see and hear your friends & family anywhere in the world at any time.
We've partnered with Skype, the most popular video chat service in the world. This brings you free and unlimited video and audio calling to anyone else with a computer worldwide!
Skype also provides very low rates to call regular phones anywhere in the world from your computer. This is very popular with international callers.
Digital cameras have revolutionized the way we share photos… be part of it! Telikin makes it unbelievably easy to view your friends and families photos by automatically displaying their Facebook photos right on your device!!
Emailed photos are also automatically saved to your photo albums, safely, securely, and easily. And just like everything else with Telikin, its all just a few touches away!
With large fonts, a big touch screen display, clear instructions, and even in-app video tutorials... Telikin makes email fun and easy!
Don't have email? Don't worry - a Tech Buddy (our support, or a friend you designate) can remotely help you set up a free email account in just a few minutes. You'll be emailing in no time!
Unlike other PC alternatives, Telikin fully supports Flash technology so you can enjoy more of what the web offers - Watch videos, listen to live radio, get recipes, read your hometown newspaper, track investments, follow any sports team in the world, play games, view pictures and so much more!
New to the web? No problem! Some of the most popular websites are already preset and categorized for you. Using our Quick Links feature, you just touch and go - News, Entertainment, Sports, Cooking, Spiritual Sites and more… all on your schedule.
Telikin's unique touch system makes it easy to set up appointments and keep track of birthdays and anniversaries. Telikin's interactive calendar allows families to schedule, manage, and share events remotely! Telikin even reminds you of events right on your home screen!
All your friends' and family's contact information are organized in one convenient location. Just tap a picture or name right in the address book to email, call or even video chat!
When you add special events like birthdays and anniversaries into your telikin address book, they are automatically added to the Calendar so you won't forget!
Instantly view the top news of the day. Read local, national or even international news anytime. Watch video coverage of breaking news, top stories and storm coverage. Telikin will automatically list the top stories right on your home screen - just touch the story to see more!
Telikin will automatically list your local weather right on your home screen… just tap to see a more detailed overview of conditions as well as a five-day forecast for your local area.
As if being a fully functioning, easy to use touchscreen computer wasn't enough, Telikin is also an LCD flat screen DVD player! Control your DVD movies with a tap of your finger using clear and easy to use on-screen controls. View digital photos or home movies saved to DVDs!
Telikin's built in CD player allows you to enjoy your music when you want it. The beautifully designed and easy to use interface makes it simple.
Pass the time with a variety of fun and challenging games. Telikin comes with a standard selection of games such as blackjack, mahjong and solitaire and with new games always on the way, you'll never get bored.
No need to go buy an expensive word-processing program… Telikin's Write app allows you to create or edit MS Word compatible documents right out of the box! Email your document with just a couple taps or print and mail it the old-fashioned way. It does everything short of licking the stamp.
Need a printer? Just add one with your Telikin order take advantage of our special price and free shipping!
Now you can view downloaded presentations from the web or view a set of slides shared by friends and family.
Whether it's a highlight of a vacation, birthday party, wedding or more, you'll be able to enjoy viewing them in this uncluttered, easy to use presentation viewer developed especially with our users and seniors in mind.
Of course, like everything on the Telikin, you won't need to buy an extra program or learn complex menu systems and ribbons. It's built in and easy to use, so just watch and enjoy!
We've made Telikin very easy to use, but you might still have questions on the set-up and/or use of your device. Telikin's Tech Buddy feature allows a designated friend or family member to access Telikin from their personal computer. Your tech buddy can connect to your Telikin, see what you see, and help guide you through any questions you might have - anywhere in the world.
Telikin comes with textual as well as video help to answer any question you might have while operating your Telikin. By clicking the Help button at the top of the screen, you will be presented with a helpful guide based on whatever application you happen to be in. And if you can't find the answer you're looking for, our friendly customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. The great part is, by using our Tech Buddy feature, they can instantly show you how to send an email, browse photos or navigate through any part of the Telikin… it couldnt be easier.
Whether you're trying out a new recipe or balancing your checkbook, Our virtual toolbox will help get the job done. We've included some of the most popular and useful functions, with new ones always on the way.
At telikin, our goal is to make a product that you, the consumer, really wants so we value customer feedback! if you have an idea or suggestion for something you'd like to see in the Telikin, drop us a line!
Most other computers require you to periodically install new software or drivers to keep it running smoothly or to enjoy new functionality. Telikin is different... we automatically update your system with new software so you'll always be sure that you have the latest apps and functionality.
“I just got the Elite 20 system for my mom and I want to say it is a very nice and easy to use system. Couldn't believe how quick it was to set up and love the 20 inch screen.
In a matter of minutes I had it hooked up, running on our cable modem, and she was sending email for the first time in her life … [T]he computer is awesome and was extremely easy to use.
First thing my mom said was it was very easy for her to read.
You have a great product.”
–Tony A., Evansville, IL“...the most incredible device I have ever seen in a long time” More
“Just wanted to say that this computer is the most incredible device I have ever seen in a long time, I placed the order for my father. Because now webtv service will no longer be working soon, Where do I start for $999.00 and having nearly all the capabilities and speed of a regular computer. But having the design factor modeled for a senior citizen shows the level of caring that Telikin has put into this system. Also a plus no anti-virus needed, speedy fast and easy to use my Dad loves his! Thank you Telikin also for your excellent customer support through phone and remote management! God Bless! You've made my Father and I very happy!”
–Jeffrey H. on Facebook“I for one am glad to be a part of the Telikin experience...” More
“I just want to thank all the people at Telikin for making a product that is user friendly when as for me, I am not of the thechnical age.
The product is great but even greater are the people of Telikin. In my opinion they are one big family and as for me they make me feel a part of their family.
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences from the purchase to the set up on the technical side. No fustration on their part at my lack of computer knowledge.
All I can say is if anyone has any doubt about Telikin in any way, just forget it, I for one am glad to be a part of the Telikin experience.
–William F., Apex, NC“…you make a fine product and I enjoy it daily. It has really changed my life!....” More
“Hello Telikin Staff,
I have wanted a personal computer for a long time, but I did NOT want the complicated problems that can go with it. I am a senior and so I was cautious about this. I decided to get a 20" touch screen Telikin because this computer seemed to be less complex & easier for a senior to deal with. It was a very good decision. I got my computer & printer copier in Aug. 2011. I now exchange E mails with friends & family, do on-line searches, and one of my favorite things to do is to watch videos of my favorite artists. I really love the fact that Telikin can send me a blog from time to time with new information & it rolls right off the printer so I can look at the copy whenever I choose. Also when used as a copy machine I often do copies in color which I enjoy. Also Telikin has a very nice staff of people who can help if there are any questions.
Thank you Telikin. I believe you make a fine product and I enjoy it daily. It has really changed my life!”
–Carol S., "The Villages", Lady Lake, FL“…where do you find these nice, polite, and knowledgeable people?” More
“You must keep them hidden somewhere, because I can't find the same kind of service anywhere else. Thanks again, please pass along my gratitude to technical support for their patience! Best regards, ”
–Bonnie H., Fort Worth, TX“I cannot believe what all I can do with my computer...” More
“I am 83 years old and could never do in my 83 years what I can do now. Speak to my deaf niece and her deaf husband. They read my lips and we can have a nice conversation. They call every night and tell me good night and they wave and throw a kiss. I could never call them on the telephone before, because they cannot hear. I am so thankful that I bought this computer...”
–Hannah R., Louisville, KY“The Telikin is just great. Mom sits down with it every day and is always learning something new...” More
“Dad enjoys seeing updates about his grandson’s volleyball games at college. Customer support has been very helpful the few times I have had to contact them. It is a great computer and a great service. I would recommend it to anyone!”
–Annemarie D., Oxford, PA“I proudly show off my Telikin and would recommend it to anyone!!!” More
“The look of the Telikin is great! The extra large, sleek, picture frame–like monitor attracted me right away. It’s easy to clean touch screen is fun and helps to reduce the carpel tunnel discomfort that I get after being on a computer.
I love the simplicity of my Telikin and how easy it is to navigate each function. The extra steps that I normally had to go through in order to search the web are eliminated with the quick links. A touch of a button brings me where I need to go. The calendar feature is so easy to use and I really appreciate the reminders on the notice board.
Having my own personal digital picture frame right there on the screen is great. I love walking past my Telikin and seeing my family and friends, so much better then a screen saver! The video chat, email, contacts and photos features keep me easily in touch with everyone. I proudly show off my Telikin and would recommend it to anyone!!!”
–Laura D., Chalfont, PA“I love Telikin! Telikin is easy to read and to use!” More
“I get photo updates from my children and grandchildren all the time.”
–Janet F., Punta Gorda, FL“Telikin is awesome, very slick… a great product!”
–Doug V., Sellersville, PA
“One year ago, we gave my 71-year-old mother an android-tablet (which I setup first and shipped to her) as entertainment and to be able to see her family's facebook pages, e-mail, etc. As a result of 50+ years of rheumatoid arthritis (diagnosed when she was 16) a touch-screen, using a stylus, was imperative. Surprising us all (the woman never used a computer in her life, and still types invoices for a family business on an old electric typwriter) she used her little 8-inch tablet CONSTANTLY. Yes, she plays Words with Friends, Angry Birds, a few non-revenue gambling games, watches Netflix, etc.
Now, I'm fairly tech-savvy, and subscribe to the "do it without the book first" modus operandi. In less than 20 minutes, out of the box, we had the Telikin up & running, connected to wifi, facebook, e-mail, and she was able to do most basic tasks without help. Seriously... If I had given her a laptop... a MacBook, even... do you suppose that would have been the case? No. I'm in the graphics industry, and have run both Mac & PC... I have a bit of experience here.
I did have to call tech support once regarding my facebook photos not showing up in her gallery. Want to talk about good customer service? Three thumbs up (that is, if I had a third thumb). They answered fast, spoke english, were courteous, and SOLVED the problem. How about that?
A few things which clearly differed from the tablet: No Netflix. this IS a bummer, but there are a number of streaming video services which the Telikin handles just fine. Hopefully, in the future, they remedy this issue. Games: Both Angry Birds and Words with Friends must be played on the Telikin using a web-based interface (as opposed to an app) I created bookmarks to the facebook versions of both and linked to her facebook login. They had a learning-curve of about 15 minutes, and work flawlessly.
One exceptionally cool feature -- the Telikin automatically imports her facebook friends AND their photo albums (depending on their permissions restrictions) which means grandma can now see all new photos I upload to my facebook profile, and can even save them to a folder that the Telikin uses as a screen-saver. Kudos, Telikin. Grandma now has a 20 (or 18)-inch HD digital-frame... Well done.
I don't work for Telikin. I have no financial interest in blowing their horn. After spending a substantial amount of time researching tablets, realizing the iPad would be great (I own one), but was still a bit small, a bit buggy, had to be updated, etc... I think the Telikin, with it's few minor limitations, is the best choice for my mature, but still-on-the-ball mom. Hands down. I now receive coherent e-mails from my mother, and she gets to see my uploaded photos right away, without the long phone-call where I try to explain how to open an attachment. Did I forget to mention TechBuddy? Skype? Those work too... without issue. It's worth the money, especially if you live some distance from your parents... grandparents... whatever. Telikin has earned my respect & review... a rare thing, indeed. ”
–In Illinois - Amazon Review (October 18, 2012)
“Over the years I've looked at several computers which were "senior friendly". In the past, they all pretty much were shells over Windows, which essentially added another layer of code that could go wrong. This computer is Linux-based, and everything is coded from the ground up for senior use.
Although my mother is not a complete technophobe, she is not comfortable with technology, and my father retired early rather than deal with computers in his business, so he would never allow one in the house. A couple years ago she bought an HP laptop and hired a woman to help her set it up and learn how to use it. SInce the woman was a senior herself, we thought this might work out ok. It has been a disaster. There were so many cautions and "don't do this" and different menus involved that she would get frustrated and eventually quit trying. Add to this trying to deal with at&t's email system and she hasn't gone near it in months. A couple weeks ago she decided to give it another go and things turned into a complete farce, until I finally figured what the consultant had done and also determined that there is an apparent fault in the keyboard.
Then my mother spotted this computer in the aarp magazine (it is marketed there under another name -- but it is the same machine-at the same price,). When it first arrived and she opened the box and saw cables and a keyboard box she felt a little intimidated and was ready to send it back, but she called the company and calmed down a bit, and then told me about it and showed me the ad. When I went online I realized it was the same machine that was getting good reviews and that nothing else out there seems to be in the same class, so I convinced her it give it a try. There is a 60 day trial period, during which she gets free "VIP" service, which normally runs about $10 a month.
On the day I was set to help her set it up, she opened the box, and, following the pictures in the manual (which runs to almost 100 large-type pages), had everything connected before we got there. While she and my wife were talking, I had it up and running.in about 10 minutes (or less). We set her up with a new gmail account and within a few minutes she was in front of the machine.
To begin with, she was impressed with how bright the screen was (although it can be adjusted) and how easy everything was to read. When I showed her how she could navigate using the touch screen buttons down the left side she was thrilled. She was happy that she didn't have to log in (you can set it up for different users but we didn't need to) The web home page has links to pretty much the web pages she'll most need, but additional sites can be added. All the links are at least one inch buttons and logos as well as names and, of course, operate by touch. She was pleased that she doesn't need to use the mouse and only needs the keyboard when actually putting information in.
We had a minor issue with email and called the support number. They are open until 8pm eastern time and we called at 7:55. After about a two minute wait, the US based support person answered. You could tell it was end of the day, but the person talked us through the issue. Try calling any other computer company five minutes before tech support closes and see how far you get.
When you do need to make changes in settings, sometimes they take a while to propagate and you think they haven't taken effect, but they have
We walked my mother through the menu system and showed her how to shut down the computer, then had her re-start it and play a game of solitaire. I told her to practice using the touch screen (she tends to press harder than necessary but remove her finger too fast) by playing with the game, and also to practice her mouse skills (which she'll still need on some web sites) The important point we emphasized is that she can't hurt the machine or lock it up. If she gets in any trouble all she has to do is hit the "home" button at the upper left and start over. She's already spent more time with this machine than she ever did with the laptop;
And that's the important point. This review has already rambled on too long, but there are many features of the operating system that were clearly thought through for seniors and those uncomfortable with computers for whatever reason. And you can't mess it up. That, more than anything else, makes it worth while for my mother. All software, security, and system updates are sent automatically by the company, so there are no annoying popups or emails.or concerns about how to download and install.
I've seen complaints in other reviews about the cost of this computer because the physical machine could be purchased for half the price and installing outside programs is basically not possible. These completely miss the point. The simple, unbreakable OS with all the basics (email, web, skype, basic office applications, pdf reader and more) on a large bright touch screen and support that is geared toward novices and actually answers the phone are the whole point of this machine. That is what you are paying for, and, in my estimation it is well worth it. ”
–Robert Riley "Information Seeker" - Amazon Review (August 3, 2012)
“My mother was given a regular computer a while back and was utterly frustrated by it. At age 80 she couldnt even master email on it. She was lost. I was a little skeptical about the Telikin after reading one of the reviews. However, at Christmas, the family gave her one as a gift. I was amazed at how much more quickly she picked this up. Now she emails me regularly, Is able to save photos, listens to Pandora effortlessly, bookmarks favorites, plays bridge online, and surfs the web. It is a lot more intuitive than a regular computer. I even enjoy using it when I come to visit her. She is very set in her ways though. I was just trying to teach her to use the middle scroll dial on the mouse and she insisted that the best way to scroll was by dragging the scrollbar on the right of her moniter with her mouse. LOL. Mother knows best. I highly recommend it for the elderly.”
–Quiltbat - Amazon Review (July 10, 2012)
“My mom has had an Apple PC that was supposed to be easy to use but it is always doing something unexpected and as a result, she was constantly frustrated and hardly ever used it. It collects dust.
By contrast, the Telikin has a tight controlled interface system that is complete with features so she is not messing with installing software, answering questions in weird pop-up windows or getting confused with program windows that appear and are then gone (in the background). This thing is very easy to use and you just touch the screen or use a mouse. The e-mail is simple, the automatic Face-Book photo integration is just awesome and new F-B photos by her friends now magically appear on the photo albums. Mom checks the news, weather, email and her calendar every morning now. It is fun to actually communicate with her via e-mail a few times a day, finally. Even the grand kids email with her now from the East Coast.
The free video chat (Skype) feature is the easiest implementation to use I have seen. We cannot believe how simple it is for her to see the grand-kids and talk to them 3,000 miles away for Free with just three touches to the Telikin's screen. This PC is so cool! This has opened up the world to her, literally. We have relatives in Europe that she now connects with regularly via Video Chat and FaceBook. The touch screen is intuitive to use and it looks great in her kitchen. Everything, like email and contacts, links to the other programs. Even the easy to see keyboard is designed for seniors.
But perhaps the best feature is the Tech Buddy. If she has a question or is confused, she just calls me and I link to her PC with mine over the net. With this 'Tech Buddy' feature, I can see what is on her PC desktop and I just walk her through it while I'm at home or at work. She is actually getting pretty independent now after a few weeks. So glad someone invented the Telikin and solved this problem that novice PC users have!
In conclusion, if you need a high powered business or game PC, this is NOT for you. But if you want a simple PC that has all the needed features and games for the modern world but with a super easy & simple point and touch interface, then this is the one to get! Highly recommended for PC newbies and seniors. My mother in law is next on the gift list!.”
JerrySPA - Amazon Review (February 10, 2012)
“Others will cover functional details better than I can. This review will focus instead upon my experience in purchasing this product for my mother, who is now 90 years old. She had been using MSN WEB-TV for the past eight years or so, but locally it had become too slow. She wanted something better and had planned to purchase a laptop and cable internet on her own.
While my mom is pretty smart, she has never commanded a mouse and she has pretty severe arthritis, so I knew I had to seek an alternative. That was to be the Telikin.
Over the past 10 years, I have purchased three laptops. The first two each cost $2500+. The most resent, an ASUS, was around $700, and so I figured I could afford to spend that much on mom even though I didn't have a good track record and only the word of Rachel Ray to go on. I wanted to wait a few more years to see how this start-up company would pan out, but I realized my mom was 90, and I wanted her to have it now to enjoy it while she can.
So that's what went into this leap of faith. I wasn't disappointed, Rachel Ray. It is "the coolest thing ever.” at least so far.
The design is very beautiful; you can put it anywhere you might place a photo-frame. It has a huge 18.5" touch-screen display with beautiful, bright color and resolution, including integral speakers, camera, and microphone; video-chat ready. And the computer is part of the touch display. A nice white, color-coordinated keyboard and mouse are included, but my mom loves the touch screen.
While it has dual processors, 2GB RAM, and a 350GB HD, this computer isn't about number crunching. If you are into multivariate statistics, this isn't for you. But if you are mainly interested in surfing the net, e-mails, facebook, pictures and videos, keeping up with friends and relatives, tracking the weather and the news, watching DVD's in HDR, and watching your calendar of events, then this might just be the computer for you and your family, regardless of your age(s).
Along the left side of the touch-sensitive display, you have the following selections: Home, Video Chat, EMail, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, Weather, News, Web, Games (nice selection), and...
"More" which includes currently a calculator, units converter, DVD player, File Manager, PDF reader, stopwatch, and timer (many of these useful in cooking, which may in part explain Rachel's reaction.)
Within 24 hours, my 90 year old mom was loving this device. She is even committed to trying to learn how to control a mouse, but she realizes that is irrelevant to using this system. At every screen, she can use the + and - magnification icons to enlarge the screen when necessary for her, and everything is legible and accessible. But "easy to use" is the key point, not necessarily "elderly". This will be well received by anyone who wishes to use a computer for the above applications.
You cannot download applications software. The trade-off is, in part, you don't have to worry about viruses at all, and the seller updates yours software for you. But it is strictly limited to the applications provided, though one has unlimited access to web surfing insofar as I can see."
Update: 2 Weeks (July 2011)
"Update after two weeks: My mom is loving this computer. No issues. She called customer service once to make a suggested improvement, and they told her it would be imminent and automatic. Even just after we got it installed, her voice over the phone sounded so much more up-beat. My sisters and everyone who calls her said so. I am so glad we got this for her. What a great product; what a wonderful company. We're now talking with the nursing home where my wife's father recently passed away to see about getting a couple of these put in there in his name. I'm tellin' ya; this is a great design, and I know it will go far. But I want to emphasize yet again, when people have come over and tried mom's computer, they say, "Geez! This is better than our computer." And they are like, you know, middle-aged folks. So this isn't just a computer for older folks, it is, like I said before, finally a realization of design concept for everyone that finally will realize the main purposes we all use these devices. This is a great device for any family."
Update: 3 Months (October 2011) Stardate October 16, 2011:
"Just left Mom's house. She says this is the best thing she's ever had. 91 years old young. Me and my sisters are able to send her photos, video conference, send all the video links... It's wonderful. And she has used the great technical support from Teliken on her own and reports are they are so very helpful. So I think this is an amazing piece of technology, not just for the elderly, but also for families who want to have a "family-friendly" central computer that is totally accessible to everyone and safe from viruses etc. This is it."
"As of today, many months later, thank God mom is still alive. She is so much appreciating the ability to live in her home independently at 91 years and we get and send her e-mails daily and picutres and videos on the net. And she has had great support from the folkes a Teliken. I'm just so happy they have provided this technology to us so that we can make it available to Mom to keep in touch from Chicago to Ohio in her later years. The Teliken is an amazing and so well implemented design. It really is."
Update: 9 Months (March 12, 2012)
"Shortly after writing my last update, mom had a significant heart attack. But after a stint and physical therapy, she came back home in January and is now doing everything she did before, including, of course, using her Telikin daily. During her time away from home, the one thing she said she missed was her computer, and she asked us to use it to send e-mails to her friends telling them about her progress. I will reiterate: This is a wonderful design for folks like my mom, and a product we can highly recommend.”
Chicago John - Amazon Review (June 30, 2011 - March 12, 2012)
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