Whilst Tablets are winning the competition to become the ebook reading device of choice for most people, there are still several ways in which the humble dedicated ereader is still the best device there is for reading for the elderly or people with eye problems.
All such ereaders – The Kobos, Sonys, Kindles and so on – are great for reading text with, and for those of us whose eye-sight is not all that it might be, they have several great advantages over their backlit and rather glaring competition, the Tablet.
Currently, the latest ereader from Kobo, the Kobo Aura HD seems to me to be the best ereader so far for all with eye problems. It offers an amazing range of possibilities in this area, having 10 different font styles, a grand total of 24 font sizes – this means the size of the letters on the screen – and it can also adjust the sharpness of the letters on the page, and how bold (dark) the letters are. Further it has the highest resolution of all such hand-held reading devices (an amazing 1440 x 1080 pixels with a resolution of 265 dots per inch, which is slightly better than the much vaunted retina display of the current iPad), so reading with this ereader is almost as good as reading an expensively published paper book.. beautifully sharp letters (see photo).