My mom wants an e-reader, and with Mother's Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time. Our local library does e-lending of books, which makes much more sense for my mom since she's not the kind of person to re-read anything. (I know some can store 3,000 books or whatever, but that's not something we care about, since she'll probably be more of a "read and delete" user.)
I am pretty clueless when it comes to them, so am turning to the wise FSU community for advice. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Mom is legally blind, so she really needs a super-clear reader. The Large Print Editions of regular books are ok for her, and she can make her way around a laptop if it's at 800x600 resolution. I'm assuming her need for large text would mean more "page" turning on an e-reader, so it would need to be easy to do.
The e-reader will just be used for reading. No interest in something like an iPad that can do all kinds of other stuff. That's what she has a laptop for. The e-reader will just take the place of a library book.
Since she'd be holding it in her hand rather than having it propped up on something, I guess the lighter weight the better.
From the ones we saw in Target, she liked the look of the "matte" glass rather than the shiny (gorilla?) glass. Target didn't have a lot on display, but from our quick pass down that aisle, the Nook ones all seemed to have the shiny glass. The Kindle looked matte. I hadn't heard of the other brands they had, but they seemed very heavy (although the security clamp may have skewed this).
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!