Posts Tagged ‘Nook’

Nook Review

Monday, August 30th, 2010

I got an early Birthday gift last month, a Nook from Barnes and Noble. So far I love the Nook. My reading time has increased because of it, mainly I find it easier to read in various places then a traditional book or magazine. I’ll out forth the pros and cons as I see them.

Pros

  • Light weight
  • No problem not charging it for a week even with 3G/Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Uses the ePub open book format, no vendor lock-in as you have with the Kindle
  • Plenty of books available.

Cons

  • Could use a better way to organize your books, such as by genre
  • e-Book prices can still be high
  • Magazine prices for the e-readers tend to be higher then a regular subscription.

The last two cons apply to all e-book readers, so not just a knock against the Nook. I know people that have the Kindle and love them, but I prefer the open format of the Nook. No problems getting books from Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc.

In my opinion, if you are a reader an e-book device is worth the money with the Nook being worth a serious look.

The Barnes and Noble “Nook”, A Kindle Killer?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I don’t have an Amazon Kindle, but have been eying one. I enjoy reading and an ebook reader would be perfect for me. My plan was to wait for the prices to keep dropping then pick up a Kindle.

Now Barnes and Noble has released their ebook reader, the Nook. Reading the features I’m glad I didn’t purchase a Kindle. Seeing the pictures, looking at the features, all I can say is move over Kindle.

Of course my goal on the Kindle was to wait for it to hit the $200 price point. I’m going to wager that the Kindle will come out with a new version and prices will continue to drop. So right now I would purchase a Nook, but once that $200 price point nears I’ll have to re-examine the market.

Capitalism is goo.