Mystic Access Podcast

Mystic Access Podcast

We record podcasts on assistive technology and products and services which we find of interest. We specialize in providing comprehensive tools for people who are blind and visually impaired to become empowered to maximize the use of their access technology while having fun doing it.

Episodes

November 29, 2022 52 min
In this episode Chris and Kim first discuss some new website changes they hope will be beneficial. Next they give their impressions on the iPhone 14 Pro and the reasons for acquiring one. Finally they unbox the Amazon Echo Studio and give their impressions.
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In this episode Chris and Kim announce the annual black Friday Open House. You can register at htttps://www.mysticaccess.com/openhouse They then give updates on black Friday sales as well as the BlindShell audio tutorial. Kim takes a trip into the Mystic Access Magic Castle where she speaks with Kesel Wilson from National Braille Press about this year's holiday catalog.
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November 1, 2022 36 min
In this episode Chris and Kim discuss what they did when they were recently sick to get medication delivered. They also discuss the features of the new Echo dot 5 and Echo Studio.
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October 18, 2022 41 min
In this episode Chris and Kim talk about some website changes. Reward points are back as well as a new notification sound to let customers know a notificatiion/announcement is on the screen. Next they talk about the inaccessibility of the ring app and demonstrate the Google Home app quickly with a Nest router. Chris demonstrates Flighty, an app for iOS to track flights. Finally, Kim demonstrates Slumber, an app for sleep. She says ...
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In this episode Chris and Kim make a few announcements for this Halloween season. First announcement is the production of a BlindShell classic 2 audio tutorial. This is a pre-order product and is slated to be released on November 15 2022. The sales are pretty scarry this year. Each week we will place two products on sale at a heavy discount. October 7, 14, 21, and 28. We next discuss our Apple AirPods virtual event. This is also a...
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October 4, 2022 41 min
In this episode Chris and Kim discuss their first impressions of the new Apple AirPods pro 2. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission.
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September 20, 2022 62 min
There's lots of timely info in today's episode, plus an exciting interview in the magic castle. First, though some announcements. First, due to major time constraints and a desire to always provide you the highest quality teaching materials, we're unfortunately not having a free event during September. We're already planning the final two free events for 2022, however, and are looking forward to bringing you useful...
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September 6, 2022 58 min
In this episode Chris and Kim have two follow-ups from last episode. The rest of the show is dedicated to Deanna Johnston, a voice Over and audio discription artest.
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August 23, 2022 52 min
In this episode Chris and Kim discuss lessons learned about cell phones and share their experiences while roaming. Next they talk about GPS while not following any roads as well as other miscellaneous stuff. For best listening, use headphones.
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August 9, 2022 29 min
In this episode Chris and Kim discuss why they had to track their own flight to NC. We also discuss StarPlayrX an accessible app to stream satellite radio. We Demo accessibility of the Philo app on iOS. Sorry Android users, it isn't accessible. Please know because of our vacation we didn't seperate this episode into chapters.
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July 26, 2022 54 min
In this episode Chris and Kim have a conversation with Kesel Wilson, National Braille Press's editorial director, about the publisher's summer picks. Whether you want to increase your skills with technology, snuggle up with your kids to read a fun book, or find a helpful cheat sheet for learning more about nutrition, there's something here for you. Visit National Braille Press to check out their wide selection of braill...
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July 12, 2022 55 min
We share a lot in this episode. We start by announcing our July free event. This is going to be one of our famus open houses. The event takes place on Friday July 29 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern time. Anyone can drop in but we are making you register just to keep the bots out. Please register here. Next we talk about a situation where we were glad to have our outside cameras. We received a visit from people claming to be fro...
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June 28, 2022 43 min
In this episode we start by discussing our free event for June. We first want to apologize for taking this long to announce our free June event, but we were waiting for a package in the mail! This month, we're discussing and demoing the Envision glasses and companion app, which is available for iOS and Android. We'll discuss the glasses themselves, how to wear, charge and use them, the features available, and the accuracy ...
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June 14, 2022 60 min
In this episode Chris and Kim start out with announcements. Next we discuss and demonstrate a service that assists in keeping your inbox sane. It is called SaneBox. It uses AI to sort your emails into different folders. If you'd like to sign up, please use this link. In a recent podcast Chris and Kim demonstrate some of the features of the WeWALK smart cane. Chris finds himself in the Mystic Access magic castle joined by Joe an...
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May 31, 2022 38 min
This episode of the podcast is devoted to all things Braille. First, we unbox and describe a Braille keyboard from Logickeyboard. Then we talk with Alan and Michelle Malkin (a father and daughter team) all about Logickeyboard and the assistive line of keyboards they offer. Want to purchase a Braille keyboard of your own? We're delighted to be resellers for Logickeyboard, so several of their fantastic products are now available...
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May 17, 2022 56 min
In this podcast we welcome the arrival of podcast chapters. This will allow players that support them the ability to skip around, like a DAISY book. Next we discuss our latest paid product Delicious Eats and More, Direct to Your Door This product discusses food delivery services. Chris and Kim than announce May's class about the HableOne. This is a small device used to control your iOS and Android devices while they are in a...
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May 3, 2022 50 min
We start by discussing our LyriQ event that was held on the 28th. It was so popular we decided to hold it again on May 5, 2022. For more information activate this link to register. Chris next discusses and demonstrates features of the WeWALK cane. Kim discusses her new cane she purchased from Ambutech. Here is an interesting YouTube video all about Ambutech canes. Finally we announce the audio contest from the last episode. Than...
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April 19, 2022 51 min
today's episode focuses on comparisons. More on that in a moment. First, we share that our April free monthly event will be a public event, and will concentrate on the LyriQ reading device. Our recent podcast unboxing generated a lot of interest in this little device, so we wanted to delve deeper. The event will require registration this time, and will take place on Thursday, April 28, at 8:30 PM ET. Check our News page, or, if...
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April 5, 2022 44 min
In this episode Chris and Kim discuss their new Ring Alarm Pro system.This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission. They discuss the benefits of the second generation wireless keypad for the alarm system. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission. Finally, they unbox the LyriQ Assistive Reader and orient you to the device and...
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March 8, 2022 39 min
In this episode we update listeners on the fate of our magic beans. They had to be discontinued but will return in the future. Kim shares with listeners what may happen when not paying attention when online, it wasn't fun. Next Kim demonstrates her new sonic electric toothbrush for travel. This is an Amazon affiliate link. If you purchase this product we may receive a small commission. Finally, Chris demonstrates Parcel an ...
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