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Old 08-26-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Ereader for my 64 year old mother

I am looking for an ereader for the technology impaired. I let my mother try my Kindle 3 and it is to complex for her. She does not know how to select the book she wants to read....only turn pages and read it. She tried my cousin's B&N Nook eink model and same thing....to complex. Is there a simple ereader for her? I would be side loading books on it for her and managing it for her....she would just be reading from it. Her eyes are fine so a huge screen is not needed. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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I'm 66, and just bought a Kobo Touch - so far, so good. I should think that with 5 books to select from at any one time, she could read happily until you visit to change her selection.

How will she cope with recharging the battery?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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she was plugging the Kindle into the cable which was plugged into the computer. You know how they have those basic cell phones and remotes and such? I am looking for that in an ereader for her. She loves to read.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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Not sure what to recommend. My 66 year old dad loves his Kindle 3 and my 79 year old upstairs neighbor loves her Kindle also. If you are going to be sideloading and managing it for her then just a minute on how to select the book to read? I do agree that the split screen of the nook was difficult ... I didn't like it at all (but that was 2 years ago?)
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
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The simplest ones I can think of are Kobo Touch and nook simple touch, though I can't give you firsthand advice on them because I own neither.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:37 AM   #6
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The Sony x50 line has a very straightforward user interface. Even for a non-techie!

Although Kobo Touch is good in many ways the user interface is not very intuitive for someone who is not used to electronic devices.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #7
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I have never heard of anyone saying a Kindle was too complex. My 70 year old mother uses a DXG without a problem. Each individual is different...

If the K3 is too difficult for her to use, I seriously doubt that any other e-reader is going to work for your Mom.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the help. My 60 year old aunt loves her K3....I got her to get one....she is a trucker for a living and just loves it. My mother on the other hand is just not technical at all. Thanks for the help with this.
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