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E-Book readers forum: E-book choices, oh my!

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) October 7, 2011 3:53 PM PDT

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E-book choices, oh my!

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 10/7/11 3:53 PM


E-book choices, oh my!

Hello! I want to get my grandmother an e-book reader for her 71st birthday but I don't know where to start! There are so many choices right now with the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and more. Does anyone have recommendations? If you have a reader, what do you like or dislike about it? I need one that's easy enough for my grandmother to use, just like she's reading a real book. But it needs to have portability and a decent battery life. She does use e-mail at home so she has some familiarity with current technology.

--Submitted by: Kaitlyn P.

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Hints to Purchase an eBook Reader -Submitted by: ajtrek

Horses for courses -Submitted by: grahamstroud

I am a 72 year old grand dad and I love kindle -Submitted by: VANMAN

E-readers for seniors -Submitted by: Bazebolljim

Kindle -Submitted by: mspday

ereader -Submitted by: LGGC

Thanks to all who contributed!

If you have any additional advice, tips, or buying advice for Kaitlyn, click on the reply link and submit away. Thanks!

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