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

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I would use this as a much needed back-up alarm clock. I would prefer to have three of them in my home.

  2. I could really use this to remind me when to take my daily medications. I think many family and friends could use this too.

  3. I write comedy and need a little prompt to set aside 10 minutes a day to write, this might just keep me on track!

  4. I would mainly use this for reminders to pick up my daughter from daycare. When I am busy working I tend not to notice the time and I have been late for pickup a few times.

  5. Love that you can add message to play a minute to the same series of messages each morning: some inspirational, some motivational, some absolutely parental, and some just dad-joke comical. Sounds like great reminders to start the day and end the day!

  6. Need Tochie Personal Voice Aides around my home for my mother. We are her caregiver and can’t be there every minute. She is always forgetting and we have to write reminders for her. With aides like these it will make it possible for her keep her independence

  7. I would love this for my dad so it will give him reminders on appointments, when to drink his water, or to take his medication!

  8. I would use it for reminders about my son. He is starting to walk and every day we need to move something or gate something else. So I would use reminders to try to keep up with him which is seemingly impossible at this point unless we empty every room.

    • I would use it for reminders and to communicate with my nephews. Ideally, I would probably need 6 for all the rooms.

  9. My memory from trauma and functional neurological disorder. Gives me very poor memory. So for reminders.

  10. I would use the voice aid to remind myself of any exams or papers coming up. Ideally I would like 5 voice aids one for each family member to set up weekly family check ins with everyone.

  11. I would like to utilize the Tochie to motivate me to practise non-judgmental mercy and manifest compassion to absolutely everyone I encounter regardless of their background and beliefs. Wholeheartedly wish to obtain as many Tochie as humanly possible for the sake of sharing them–sparking positive attitude and broadcasting inspiration

  12. I would use this to set up reminders for my Dad who doesn’t live with me and tends to forget things much more often these days. I could set up the reminders when I go to visit him each week!

  13. My parents are senior citizens, so this could help them to make sure they take their medication on a consistent time daily. I think two would be enough in our household, as it would also help make sure the reminders are heard across the home.

  14. i would use it to remind me of my son’s appointments and classes, ideally i would have 3, one for each floor of my house

  15. I would use it to leave myself reminders of when to take my meds and for my husband to remind him to put the dinner in the oven or take it out so it doesn’t burn!

  16. I think it would be great to remind me of scheduled appointments such as doctor and dentist as well as reminding me of birthdays and other special days that I don’t want to let slip by me

  17. I would use this to set reminders so that I am not always forgetting things I am supposed to be doing.

  18. i would use this to tell me to go to sleep at night. I can stay up all night reading without realizing how late it is.

  19. I would use it with my daughter to give her affirmations and help with her confidence. I would try to send messages to make her feel better about herself.

  20. I’d love to have this actually for my grandkids to say it’s time to turn off any screens you have going and do something different for the rest of the evening.

  21. We would need about 5 of these Tochie Personal Voice Aides around my home for my mother. We are her caregiver and can’t be there every minute. She is always forgetting and we have to write reminders for her. With aides like these it will make it possible for her keep her independence.

  22. I used a personal voice assistant for the first time at my daughter’s home and I found out how useful it can be. I would use it to remember important dates like doctor appointments, birthdays and reminders that I should stop gaming for the day!

  23. I would use it for helping my kids to remember to do chores. Pick up toys and dirty clothes . One for each of my kids would be great.

  24. I’d use for a morning reminder such as a checklist because I’d often forget things on the rush out the door in the morning.

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