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Kindle DX on sale Dec 2013

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Initial post: Dec 3, 2013 1:33:32 PM PST
Ducky says:
Kindle DX, Free 3G, 9.7" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally On sale for $169 currently. I really wanted to get one for my grandmother, but she keeps turning me down. Says she doesn't want to learn the newfangled technology at her age.

Oh well. Though, if there were a way to get a lit DX with adjustable text size on the menus, I'd buy it anyway.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 4:26:05 PM PST
samkitty says:
The DX is not lit but if a light is needed there are clip ons you can buy and add to it. And while the menus don't have adjustable fonts the font size for what you are reading is adjustable. There is one issue that you may not be aware of and that is the DX (which I had and loved) is a little heavy on the hands/wrist/arms because of the size of the machine.

The Paperwhite (which I now use and also love) has a built in light so it does not need one. The fonts are also adjustable and it is lighter. If your grandmother has wifi set up then the cheaper paperwhite may be a good choice but if she doesn't have wifi go w/the DX or Paperwhite w/the 3G. Is very easy to use and no real additional steps needed as that is what I used for both my DX and now my paperwhite.

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 6:50:42 AM PST
Ducky says:
we tried using my paperwhite, but the size font she needs makes the turn pages too frequent. In addition, she couldn't read the menus and quickly got frustrated trying to learn/remember where to poke the machine.

I just wanted to point out the sale for people that COULD use a DX and lament the fact that it doesn't work for my grandmother because of how bad her macular degeneration is.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 12:03:06 AM PST
The DX has (I believe) a voice menu similar to that in the Kindle Keyboard - it will read the menu options to you.

It sounds to me as if the problem is more with your grandmother's resistance to technology than her macular degeneration.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 12:14:27 AM PST
I said the same thing & since I have retired & am almost 80 yrs, I find that I read almost everything on my Kindle Fire. Get it for her & teach her how to use it, she will learn to love it, I'll bet. Mine also has some text adjustment, I believe. Nit charged now & it is plenty bright.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 3:01:02 AM PST
JoshuaJohn says:
Go for it. Mom turns 88 in February. She swore she would neve own a computer, or cell phone. She's on second computer and just upgraded to an I-phone. BE PATIENT.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 7:32:22 AM PST
Debi says:
While it is a kindle keyboard, it won't read the menu options to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 1:19:01 PM PST
Thanks for the info/correction, Debi.
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