We Couldn’t Even Find Our Kitchen

We’re so excited to share about two bran new events happening in October. If you’d like to learn various ways to discover, subscribe to, and listen to podcasts on a variety of platforms and through multiple methods, we’re offering a four-week event packed with demos and helpful info. Are you frustrated trying to manually put a podcast feed on your specialized player? Are you wondering what a feed even is? Do you want to know what exactly to say to your voice assistant to bring up a podcast? Curious about players for Android? We’ll cover these subjects and so much more, plus have a full week for questions at the end of the event. Read all the details and register here for only $34.

If your dream is to create your own podcast, we have a six-week event coming up on that topic beginning in mid October. From planning your podcast, to discovering how to host it, to marketing it and inviting guests to interview, you’ll learn all that and more. Plus there’s a full week at the end dedicated to your questions. Between us we have decades of experience hosting successful podcasts, and we’re thrilled to share with you. Activate this link to learn more and register your seat for $69.

Thinking you may wish to join both events? You’ll save $10 if you register for both at the same time, or if you buy the listening to podcasts event and then return to purchase the podcast creation event.

One cool thing about these events is that both have associated mailing lists, so we can begin getting to know each other prior to the event start date, and you can really customize the structure and topics covered. In other words, you can really make these events your own.

Our main topic this time is the importance of knowing your local surroundings. When Kim moved to Buffalo, she began exploring the area online, and found a delicious meal delivery service, Eat Rite Foods, that we discuss briefly. But primarily, we talk about why it’s so important to know your area, especially when traveling. This is even important when using a GPS app such as BlindSquare. We share some stories about helpful features found in GPS apps, and also when they aren’t really so helpful. We hope you enjoy this interesting discussion.

As always, thanks for listening!


A Little Bit Clippy

we have a special intro to open this week’s episode which we hope you’ll enjoy. We then jump into a reminder about this week’s upcoming event on entertainment and cleaning options for the smart home. If you’re ready to make your home smarter, more convenient, or more fun, you may enjoy attending the event at 8:30 PM ET on August 26, or downloading it afterwards when it’s available. All joining info will be mailed to our free Events list a couple days prior. Join the Events list from any page of the Mystic Access site, or when placing an order.

On our return to NY, we visited a person who is currently hospitalized. We share a bit about our experience, what we encountered on arrival, and some rules you may need to follow when visiting a loved one yourself.

We also had an interesting experience when going through security on our homeward journey. And no, it didn’t involve one of Chris’s cool electronics. Listen to find out more.

Finally, for those desiring to learn more about the new BlindShell cell phone, we have a demo, comparison with the original BlindShell Classic, and some info on the new phone’s upcoming release. We hope you find it helpful.

As always, thanks for listening.


Better Than Black Friday

We have exciting news to begin this episode. We’re celebrating our upcoming wedding with the biggest discount on audio documentation we ever plan to offer. On Wednesday, August 11 only, we’re giving you a crazy forty percent discount on all digital documentation. If you’re new to us and want to try out a particular Mystic Access product for yourself, or you’ve been waiting to buy that one thing you can’t wait to learn, this is your chance! The discount will be applied automatically online, or give us a call at (716) 543, 3323, extension 1, and Lisa, who’s filling in for us on phones until our return, will take good care of you.

And speaking of our return, we begin business as usual again on Monday, August 23.

Today we share some fun changes to Alexa, including the new Ziggy wake word, the fantastic new male voice, and a few skills we’ve recently discovered, including Color Guide, Can I Stream, and others.

Kim also demos the Tastemade app, available for iOS, Android, Roku, and several other platforms. Free recipes and cooking shows were something Kim thought others may really enjoy, too!

Thanks as always for listening, and when we return for our next episode, we’ll be an old married couple. LOL


Stadium Girl

We begin today’s episode by discussing our upcoming July event. Because there’s so much to say, and we haven’t talked about this topic in so long, this will be part one of a two-part event. Part two will occur in August. we’re discussing the smart home; namely security, comfort and cooking in your home, and the appliances that can improve those areas or make them more convenient. Topics will include how to use, configure and otherwise enjoy relevant apps and hardware. To receive joining details for this event on July 29, make sure you’re on our Events mailing list, which you can subscribe to on any page of MysticAccess.com.

Next, we update you on the Apple Watch bug we discussed previously, where the watch doesn’t speak after powering on the watch. Fortunately there is an easy solution, though it may annoy you, as it does us.

Finally, Kim demos the Mr. Dj PXBAT8 8 Inch 500 Watt Max Power Speaker. We tell the story of why we got it, discuss the pros and cons, and put this powerhouse through its paces. Did we mention there’s a cool free app to control it, available for both iOS and Android? We hope you enjoy this super fun demo.

As always, thanks for listening!


Suck Up An SD Card

In this episode we announce July’s free event.
We than discuss the Wyze Robot Vacuum with LIDAR Mapping Technology. Chris gives his impressions and Chris and kim compare it to other vacuums.

Next Chris describes the LC-dolida Sleep Headphones Bluetooth Sleep Mask and Kim gives her thoughts on Chris’s mask and the one Kim uses.

Here is the link to the podcast where Kim demonstrates her sleep mask.
We hope you enjoy the podcast!


The Picturesque Front Porch Edition

Welcome to today’s episode from my front porch in the beautiful NC mountains. Yes, Chris and I are physically together for this one. There’s a lot of fun discussion in addition to some beautiful ambient sounds, so it’s all best enjoyed with good stereo headphones, if possible.

We primarily discuss our visit to the Historic Carson House,and our wonderful tour led by its executive director, Martha. We discuss some of the amazing artifacts we saw, and touched… yikes, and our impressions of the house and tour. May already go without saying that we highly recommend the experience if you’re in the area.

This is something a little different for us, but we hope you enjoy this more casual, and personal episode. thanks for your interest in what we do.


It Was So Dead It Couldn’t Ding

Welcome to another episode. We’re actually ahead of the eight ball this month, as we’re happy to announce June’s free class already. This one is about travel and leisure in the time of, hopefully, heading towards post Covid. What do you need to travel safely? How do you know when to wear a mask? We’ll discuss the accessibility of travel and transportation, as well. For all the information you’ll need to join us, please make sure you’re signed up for our free Events one-way mailing list. All events are held on Zoom. A recording will hopefully be available pretty quickly afterwards.

Also remember that you can use coupon code “spring” without the quotes to save ten percent on most Mystic Access products. This code ends promptly at the time of the Summer Solstice on June 20.

Have you experienced having no speech when restarting your Apple watch? We have, too, and we discuss this nasty bug and its fix in detail. We certainly hope this is resolved quickly.

Kim takes you on a tour of a cool snack / pantry site, Snackathon Foods. It has a huge variety of options, highly affordable prices, and free shipping options. Check out the demo and our thoughts.

Please be sure to listen through the end of this week’s episode, as we have a very important discussion about our products and their continued relevance.

Thanks so much for listening and spreading the word!