I owned the first Kindle and now have the Kindle 2. I read Ben’s review with great interest. I agree Ben! I am legally blind. I can however read using my Clarity Reader and my IMAC. I can still make out words with the use of strong glasses and setting the font to the largest possible on the Kindle2. I bought the Kindle2 for the text to speech option. The voice is not very good but it suffices. I can strain to read the text but then close my eye for awhile and listen. Plus the Kindle2 changes the pages so I do not get lost. The text is easier to read than the Kindle1. All in all I love my Kindle2.