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4 Best E-Readers for Seniors

By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:13 AM

Senior bookworms are better off with e-readers than traditional books, according to The Telegraph.

That’s because the devices are less of a strain on your eyes and require less brain activity.

There are plenty of other advantages to e-readers though. As Hooked to Books points out, having all your books on one device makes it easier to take them with you wherever you go.

Then there’s the added advantage of being able to find a book in seconds and, what’s more, digitizing your favorite reads is kinder on the environment.

Here’s a look at some of the best e-reader options for seniors:

1. Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite — The Kindle Paperwhite is consistently ranked as the best mid-level e-reader.

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While Kindle has many other, more expensive devices on offer, Lifewire ranked this one as the top choice for seniors because of its display light that’s great for avoiding eye fatigue when reading in the dark.

It also offers plenty of versatility when it comes to font size thanks to its six-inch display.

2. Kobo Aura One — If you’re looking for an even bigger screen, Business Insider suggests the Kobo Aura One.

Although it’s about $100 more than the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kobo Aura One boasts a 7.8 inch display with a blue light filter.

It’s also compatible with a much wider variety of file formats and, thanks to OneDrive Integration, you’ll easily be able to access library books.

The real clincher here though is the fact that it’s waterproof, making it safe to use on the beach or in the bath.

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3. Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus — If you’re looking for a device with a long battery life, Lifewire suggests the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus.

The Wire Cutter also rates this best non-Kindle e-reader.

According to its review, the Nook GlowLight Plus’ specs are about the same as the Paperwhite, except for the fact that it is another waterproof option.

It also has a nifty home button, much like you’d find on a smartphone, but you’ll only be able to access content from Barnes & Noble.

4. Amazon KindleAccording to Tom’s Guide, the standard Amazon Kindle remains the best budget e-reader.

It costs just $80 and you’ll have access to the Kindle library with plenty of titles to choose from. It’s also lightweight and less complicated than some of the other options.

The only downside is that you won’t have a backlight, but with a bedside lamp you’ll still be able to use it at night.

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