1. dolores46's Avatar
    70 yr old granny here. I have a iMac desktopthe thing is huge. My needs have changed because of health related issues I have to spend a lot of time in bed.
    Been looking at the iPad air 2 and the iPad mini.
    Heres what I need it for :
    1. stream Amazon & Netflix movies
    2. download and listen to library audiobooks via Overdrive app.
    3. research various subjects on the web
    4. once in a while take a picture of my cat
    5. It will never leave the house so weight is not a big factor and compared to my iMac everything seems light.

    Thats it. I don't have or use cell phones, although I do have my daughters old iPhone without cellular service that I listen to Overdrive library audiobooks on but its not ideal as the sound is pretty bad.

    I want to spend as little as possible as I am retired on a fixed income but I also want to get the right thing for my needs
    Now when I have bad spells and am in bed a lot I am hauling that big desktop into the bedroom and that has to stop before I kill myself.
    I will see what you guys have to say and then ask my dumb questions. thanks
    06-06-2016 05:30 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The iPad Air 2 would be an excellent option for you, in my opinion, and the extra screen real estate would be better for watching shows & movies as well as provide a better experience vision-wise than the iPad Mini.
    06-06-2016 05:33 PM
  3. dolores46's Avatar
    Thats what I am thinking but can I ask how is the sound on the thing? For listening to my audiobooksI won't have problems with the Overdrive app will I? Its Overdrive for iPhone will it work on an iPad?
    06-06-2016 05:45 PM
  4. rdmartin1's Avatar
    iPhone app will work just fine. Not sure of audio on the air 2. I believe it has two speakers on the bottom so it will depend on how you hold it. That holds true with all iPads except the Pros.
    06-06-2016 06:12 PM
  5. dolores46's Avatar
    Ok thank you I just read a couple of articles online and it seems the sound is not the best…..so will need to look into some small speakers.
    Would bluetooth speakers be best or speakers that plug into the iPad?
    06-06-2016 06:28 PM
  6. rdmartin1's Avatar
    I have the Bose soundlink color. I think that would be perfect for your usage.
    06-06-2016 06:37 PM

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