Kindle or nook for elderly?
I have a friend that can't see very well but loves to read, I can't find information in descriptions, is there a nook or kindle or other brand that is audio so it will read it to her?
I believe the kindle dx can read out loud to you. I had a kindle and dont remember if it had this feature but i heard the dx will. I got this from amazon web site… "Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable"
Hi, All Kindle models can read to you (text to audio function).
You can look at the different models here:
I think you might also want to consider getting one of the "3g" kindles, since it is easier for non computer geeks to use. The "3g" kindle doesn't require you to setup any of the wireless settings, it just works out of the box. You can just buy books right on the device store.
So for example you could consider this 3g kindle with "special offers" (which just means it just has ads in non critical areas for a $25 discount):
Or if you don't want any advertising, you could just get the regular 3g kindle:
I would not recommend the nook - it doesn't have as good features or selection as the amazon kindle.
The color nook also causes eyestrain for some since it has a backlit screen. I can view the kindle screen fine all day in normal lighting, with no strain.
Kindles support 8 font sizes and so are good for people who need magnified fonts. BTW, the new Kobo Touch has the same E Ink Pearl display as the Kindles do and supports 15 fonts sizes. (This is up from only 5 font sizes of the previous generation Kobo.) The new Nook Touch supports 7 font sizes. For more info on font sizes and ereaders, see
These ereaders support text-to-speech, another useful feature for the elderly: