Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook Color
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Krystal Matias, Amazon
23 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for a librarian friend, but I did give it a go around before I gave it away to see how it worked. I can't judge it too harshly because it is an older version, but it worked well for it's intended use.
Excerpt: When I first saw this product, I was incredibly excited. I automatically assumed it would be the best ereader offered because it's offered by Barnes & Noble and it comes in color! I couldn't be happier. Once I started using it, I realized that I jumped the gun. It's an average ereader and does the job it's meant to do, but it's not exactly user friendly and it freezes and resets on occasion. Shop around before settling on the Nook.
Excerpt: I am the previous owner of a Kindle2, and I bought my NookColor shortly after Christmas this year. I really like it, but there are a few things about it that could use some improvement. The greatest feature is the color screen. Although this doesn't have much effect on the typical adult reading book, it's so nice for reading magazines and childrens books.
Excerpt: I was researching a few weeks ago about a book reader and found two interesting products 1. Amazon Kindle 2. Barns and Nolble's Nook. Sony ereader review are not that great. So I visited B&N store and started playing around with Nook reader. On first hand it is very cool , They quietly embeded two screens in to one a 6-inch eInk screen and a 3.5-inch LCD screen. It has compact size but when it comes with User Interface it can not beat Kindle.
Excerpt: I recently received a Nook Color as a birthday present and, while I have been attached at the hip to it since then, I just don't love it. The convenience is great, don't get me wrong, but there are just certain things that I dislike. I have poor circulation in my hands, so they are often cold, and I think that keeps the touch-screen from working properly for me all the time.
You are leasing books, limited sharing, AWFUL power cord quality.
27 August 2012
Summary: GOOD: fairly intuitive use, wireless is quick, removable drive allows big-file extras to be added (movies, etc). Visual image is good, great for 'toss-away reading', although a VERY limited number of newspaper subscriptions available for a national device. Decent magazine availability. BAD: Awful, awful, awful power cord w/$25 replacement cost (read B&N site, 305 complaints, some resolved; others not).
Excerpt: The Nook Color is a tablet device that offers ebooks as well as apps and web browsing. It is currently $169 at Barnes and Noble I personally own the Nook Color and the Kindle Fire. The Nook Color is definitely the lesser of the two. Both offer a 7 inch display and similar features, but the Nook Color has a sluggish touch screen display and less features. First, the positive side of the Nook Color .
Excerpt: The nook color is a fair tablet, but while I do enjoy the reading experience I can't say that the nook color really excites me anymore. I suppose this is why I upgraded to the nook tablet, but it does accomplish everything one would want in a tablet. The battery life is a bit lacking, but is much better than my phone lol. The digital book store that Barnes and Noble proposes is relatively fair, but while it pales to amazons' offering it is well stocked.
Excerpt: I use the Nook color primarily for playing games as well as reading e-books from the library. 95% of the time I can go a whole week without needing to charge the battery. If I play games, it depletes the battery quicker. I also reside in CO, where the weather can change drastically throughout the day. The colder temperatures also deplete the battery life quicker.
Excerpt: I recieved the Barnes and Noble Nook Color as a gift and was very excited about it. I had trouble setting it up because the home button would not work, so I called a number that was on the instructions and they were very helpful. After their help, the home button began working and I was thrilled to begin using my new ereader. The Barnes and Noble library offers plenty of books although not as many free books as the Amazon store.