Tochie available at Best Buy CanadaHow would you use a Tochie Personal Voice Aide? There are many ways this little smart device can make life better for you and your family. Once you learn that it will deliver reminders at any time or day you decide, you’ll want more than one in your home and the homes of your loved ones. In fact, this could be the most unique and most used tech gift you give this year. Learn some suggestions for how to get the most from this device below, then post your own creative tips, for a chance to win one.

Benefits of sending Tochie messages from anywhere to anyone

Limitless! That’s how I’d describe the number of ways to use a Tochie. Parents will love it: their kids will too. And of course, it could be a life-saver for seniors on their own. Even with my personal situation, where it’s just my wife and I, the Tochie would be perfect for reminders, contact me when the phone is on mute (which mine almost always is), etc. I know I’d get a lot of use from it … but I want to hear how you would use it. After all, Best Buy contests wouldn’t be very fair if I was eligible to win (given that I will be selecting the winner, haha).

I’ll suggest a scenario from my past life as a parent of young children to illustrate.

Go to bed now … wake up now … turn off your phone now

My children are adults, making the most of any lessons I imparted before they fled the nest. But several years ago, a Tochie in each child’s room would have been so useful. Schedule a message for bedtime (aka, toothbrush time, lights-out time, phones-off time). Schedule a message for mornings too. I have to admit I would have found this the most fun. Each day I’d add another message to play a minute after the previous ones I had recorded. They’d wake up to the same series of messages each morning: some inspirational, some motivational, some absolutely parental, and some just dad-joke comical. They would learn to listen through the repetition until finally they reach the new tasty tidbit of knowledge most recently added to the thread. There is no limit to the number of messages you record so I’d likely adjust the series to begin a little earlier each morning so they would not be late for school. Like I said kids would love it!

Getting back to the point of this post: how would you use the Tochie? Tell us and enter for a chance to win the same device that our reviewer Leo tested, then I tested (because I had to give it a try!), and now we are giving to one lucky blog reader.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter once in a comment below. Tell us one creative, interesting, or practical way you would use a Tochie Personal Voice Aide, and how many you think you would ideally want for you and your loved ones.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly select one winner for all eligible entries to receive the Tochie Personal Voice Aide that Leo reviewed on the Best Buy blog.

This contest runs from November 17th until December 2nd.

Remember you can enter once here on the blog. However, you could tell your family and friends to enter too. Or, you could put a Tochie on your giftlist, but don’t forget to post that list online or on the fridge: that’s another thing you could use the Tochie for … to remind your family to post their wishlists!

Win a Tochie Personal Voice Aide Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck


  1. I would use it to set timers and to set reminders for myself and my family. I have a quite busy life, don’t get me wrong, I love it, but sometimes the lack of sleep and constant care to others allows me to easily forget to add things to a shopping list or I just don’t find the time to write appointments and tasks onto a calendar. I think introducing a Tochie into my home is truly what I need to get organized! Thank you so much for the chance!

  2. I’d love this to help my parents with their reminders for their daily things they always seem to forget! And of course, I’d love one for myself, too.

  3. Hi I’d love to win a Tochie Personal Voice Aide
    bcs I’d like to access my new Qled 43′ tv and
    stay in touch with my loved ones.

  4. I would use it for my boomer parents who has difficulties with Alexa. It looks more useful and better for them. Jope I win and good luck guys.

  5. I would line up my Alexa, Google Home, and my Tochie up side-by-side; and my grandmother and I will proceed to see which one is the “SMARTEST SMART SPEAKER”… Jeopardy-style… LOL

  6. Well, if I was selected to win this amazing prize; one practical way I would use the Tochie Personal Voice Aide would be as my ‘personal tutor’ that can create notes from my online lectures me on the fly as I create them with simple voice commands as I go! It will also act as a tutor to help me study important material when I am up at midnight studying for my next exam!!
    Two Tochie Personal Voice aides would be ideal for my family; as it is just me and my grandmother! I would use my Tochie as my “personal tutor”, and my grandmother would use it as her new “best freind”! (They can talk together for hours! LOL)

  7. Can she hold a conversation? Give directions? I am tired of being told of where to go and how to get there but if Tochie can tell people I am vaccinated and have my papers I’ll take 6 of them!

  8. I would like one – I need all sorts of reminders . Kike what to pack on vacation. Having someone read a list would make the task faster.

  9. Hubby’s a senior – he could use one to keep track of his medications. I could use one to help keep me motivated, focused and on track as I work towards my goal: Streamer Superstar! We could also gift a pair to the son & daughter-in-law to help them keep track of their busy lives.

  10. My wife needs a morning reminder to turn off the security system before opening the door. We only need one voice for one person in need.

  11. We are already living in an Alexa powered house (somewhat). Introducing a Tochie would be an interesting experiment.

  12. Just a couple; the wife and me – We agree we’d like to have the voice give orders to the kids -like pick up toys. They will be amazed that somebody else is telling them to do that!

  13. I would set up reminders to pay the bills! I am very forgetful, and this would really help! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Interesting device but I can’t think of anything that my Google Home can’t already do that this would do better. Maybe reminders of things to do since I tend to put them on sticky notes now.


  15. I think this would be fabulous for an older relative of mine who has a bit of trouble remembering things whether she just forgets or gets involved in something else. I would include funny little memory aids and also stories about her helping me when I was younger to show my appreciation of her to soften the reminders. A few jokes would also be fun as she loves jokes.

  16. This sounds great for medication reminders and for scheduling appointment/work reminders. I could see our family using at least 2 of these devices!

  17. I think this would be great to remind myself as well as my husband to take our meds as the med schedule is somewhat new to us. It would also be get to remind me of upcoming birthdays, appointments etc…..I think w would be one for me and one for my husband….but It would also be a good thing for my grown son as well as our granddaughter. I believe these would be great for anybody really!

  18. I’d use it to remind me when to take pills or when to walk the dog, I tend to forget small things easily and often have to rely on post-it notes to help me.

  19. To remind me of appointments, of my granddaughters schedule for PA days and activities, birthdays and when to set the clock for daylight savings time. I’d love a few for my family to remind them of medication schedules and such

  20. I have severe ADHD and I am a computer programmer so I often get sucked into my work and forget to do well… EVERYTHING ELSE! This could potentially make my life 100x easier, I would actually remember to eat! If it helps I would get one for every room of my house!! (That would be 7 !)

  21. We would set one up in our grandmother’s house and our house, as our grandmother is unable to get out much and this would allow us a great way to communicate with her and easily check in on her health and safety!

  22. We are already living in an Alexa powered house (somewhat). Introducing a Tochie would be an interesting experiment. Will probably pick up a google assistant and an Apple smart home device and have all out fight to the death. Could be fun.

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