Amazon Kindle Fire vs Barnes and Noble’s Nook Tablet Seniors and Tablets

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					Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet: Seniors and
TabletsWhile 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 tips on choosing the right
tablet for you.If you're a big movie watcher and music listener, they
suggest the Kindle Fire is the way to go:"The Kindle Fire has direct
access to that online Amazon store of TV shows, movies and music that can
be bought straight from and downloaded straight to the tablet; with the
Nook Tablet, you have to connect your device to your computer via USB
cord, download movies and music elsewhere, and then drag those files from
your Downloads folder to your Nook folder to put them on your
device."However, for many of us, it's more about reading books and not
having to strain the old eyes to do so. The Huffington Post comparison
ranks the Nook higher when it comes to display:"A study by Display-Mate
analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the screens on the Kindle Fire,
Nook Tablet and iPad 2 found that the Nook Tablet was much, much stronger
in terms of anti-reflection and glare, and in displaying a wider range of
colors than the Kindle Fire."Before choosing one of these (or other)
tablets out there, it's a good idea to take them for a test drive.
Regardless of which way you go, you will be joining the growing number of
seniors who are embracing this growing technology. The folks at Amazon
are doing their best to show seniors how effective a tool the Kindle Fire
can be for them, highlighting the entertainment options for seniors:"It's
not hard to see why this is great for seniors: it's a device that can be
slipped into a purse or travel bag, and allows easy access to
communication and near-infinite entertainment." (from 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.

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