Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet: Seniors and Tablets
While most seniors spend a lot of time reading and researching Medicare plans, Medigap insurance coverage, prescription drug options, and the future of social security, it’s safe to say that these are not the types of things we enjoy reading for pleasure. Like most people, we’d rather settle down and escape with a good book, catch up on the latest news with an old fashioned newspaper, check out one of our favorite movies, or spend a little time just searching the web.
Of course, these days, books come in several different forms than they used to. Many seniors (and many over the age of 30) still prefer a good paperback or hard cover to an electronic book downloaded on one of the many new forms of e-reader technology out there. However, it’s clear that the publishing business is changing and that e-books continue to grow in popularity. Now, with new tablets entering the space, seniors have the option of finding their favorite books, magazines, newspapers, movies, and websites all on one portable device.
So, if you’re ready to leave the old books behind, if you’re just looking for something that makes it possible to carry hundreds of titles when traveling without having to pack an extra suitcase, or if you want an easy way to read multiple newspapers while on the go, it’s time to compare some of the most popular e-readers out there.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire (which is more than just an e-reader) offers seniors and Americans of all ages the chance to download their favorite old books, new best sellers, a range of newspapers, magazines, and more. Likewise, Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet allows you to expand your digital library. So, which one is the right one for you? There are differences between the two, and each has its own staunch supporters. Before you lay down your money on either Amazon’s or Barnes and Noble’s product, it’s a good idea to break down the benefits and shortcomings of both. Recently, Huffington Post offered some Kindle Fire is Perfect for Seniors)
While that’s clearly marketing-speak, it does ring true. If you have a large catalog of books, songs, and music and you travel or take the train or just find yourself running around town on a regular basis, an effective tablet like Amazon’s Kindle Fire of Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet can keep you in touch with all of your entertainment and news.