Excerpt: I wanted to get the Nook because unlike the Kindle you can borrow books from my public library with it. I like the convenience of being able to take it along on a trip and have several books and internetaccess available at the touch of a few keys. It is also great to be able to enlarge your text size to where you want it. However I find the keyboard akward to use and kind of irritating.
Excerpt: I received the Nook wifi as a gift from work. It is a nice size and ez to hold. It took some time figuring out how to "flip" pages. It has good size memory and will hold ..like a 1000 books, although, I still like the big stacks of books lying around and a regular feels more personnal. At times when fliping pages it flips to many. It also takes some time to turn on, All n' all I prefer a real book.
Excerpt: I received my WiFi Nook this Christmas and have been tinkering with it ever since. Since I took it out of the box I have experienced a handful of frustrating problems with setting it up. The first was updating the software to the new 1.5 version. As the Nook has WiFi built right in this should have been an automatic feature, or at the very least a simple search on B&N Library.
Excerpt: It's not as great as the Amazon Kindle is but it's a pretty decent ereader. The page turns are a lot faster with the new update and that is very much appreciated. I am still not sure how I feel about the touch screen, I am trying to like it but so far I just don't. I like to use the buttons to turn the pages. It is much easier to hold the Nook and click with one hand but it is a known fact that continued use of the buttons will cause cracks.
A worth competitor to the Kindle but still lacking
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Barnes and Nobles has been out for a year now and with numerous software updates it has become a worth competitor to the Kindle. Compared to the Kindle the form factor is bigger and heavier, the screen supports less shades of gray and a slower refresh rate, the battery doesn't last a long on a single charge, and the 3G model does not support international purchasing of books.
Excerpt: I received the B&N Nook as a birthday gift earlier this year. The size and weight are great, as well as the size and type of font (which you can change). It took some getting used to learning how to "flip" pages but I eventually got the hang of it. The fact that you can literally save 1000s of books in one place is awesome - no more stacks of books lying around already read or to be read. However, there are a few things that I don't like about the Nook. 1.
Excerpt: I bought the Nook 3G expecting to be able to access the internet at any time. Nowhere does it tell you the only page you can access anytime is Barnes & Noble's site. What a waste of an extra $50. I also was not overall impressed with the device in general. I don't think it is worth the money they charge. I sent it back and am ordering a Kindle to try out.
Excerpt: If you're interested in this go ahead and get it. I personally am not a fan of it, I prefer reading a book, not to mention I can usually buy a book cheaper then buying an ebook. Also it's hard for me to read off screens, so this product just isn't for me I have issues reading off screens, so I don't like it