November 2015: Most older people I know who have shunned computers in the past are happily and capably using an iPad or tablet. And not surprisingly 2-3-year-old grandkids run in and grab those iPads, quickly finding the kiddie games.That said, computers are a way of life for many, but not all. For the latter–
4 options worth looking at:
A-Plus Senior Computer: 2015 update-Check Cyber Monday Specials http://www.aplusseniorcomputer.com/
Big Screen Live: http://bigscreenlive.com/. “Software to turn a pc into an easy-to-use senior computer.” Click YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja_6VpxqUpc&feature=related for details. 2015 available from HSN: http://www.hsn.com/products/big-screen-live-computing-solution-software/6345429
Telikin: http://www.telikin.com/ 22″ large screen for seniors with vision issues– can read email out loud, has HD. 18″ most affordable, not HD, doesn’t read email. All 3 models have virus protection and software preloaded into computer. Black Friday 2015 special on all–$100 off 22.” $75 off 18″ and laptop.
WOW! computer: www,mywowcomputer.com — easy to use with a touch screen (mouse pops up), can read out loud, linux virus protection, is updated daily. “Ready to go–just plug in after delivery.” Only sold through firstStreet. 2 month trial period. Nov. 22, 2015 SALE GOING ON: $200 off reg price
In our efforts to help aging parents, a senior-friendly computer could be a most welcome gift.
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