Ask Engadget: best device for the elderly?

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Daniel Cooper
October 26, 2013 10:04 PM
Ask Engadget: best device for the elderly?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Douglas, who wants to help his aunt get online. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.

"I live in California and my elderly aunt lives in New York. I'm looking for a way to get her online in an easy and accessible way. I've looked at a Chromebook, but I'm worried that it'll be too intimidating and the text will be too small for her weak eyes. I've also looked at a first-gen iPad, since I can find one for $150 which is about my budget. All she really needs to do is run Skype and Facetime, Facebook, email and looking at pictures."

Well, if you're concerned that a Chromebook will be too intimidating, then perhaps a first-generation (or second-hand iPad 2) will be just the thing. Then again, you can't just take our word for it, so let's open this up to the commenters to see if they've found something even easier for getting your elderly relatives online.

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