Look who’s got a Nook…

Posted: July 11, 2011 in Miscellaneous

After a lot of debate and going back and forth between the various ereaders, I finally decided on the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader rather than the ever popular Amazon Kindle. And I have not been disappointed. 

The two things that swayed me to the Nook were these: the battery life is two months (versus Kindle’s one) and that it has as touch screen. I can advance pages with a touch of the screen, but can also use the bumpers if I desire. Overall it is lighter, smaller,  and just slicker all the way around. When you need to use a keyboard, a digital one appears on the screen.

I’ve also heard that the Nook Simple Touch runs on the popular Android software. Here is a little known fact: you can use the search feature on the Nook when connected to Internet and you have a simple web browser at your disposal. Good for viewing, but the Nook software does not let you type when pulling up Gmail or Facebook. Maybe this feature will come in a future software update.

Overall, I have been very satisfied with the Nook. I was looking for an ereader, not a tablet. The iPad 2 would win that battle, even though the Nook Color is a pretty slick little tablet coming in at a mere $249. I have read several books on the Nook so far and am very happy with it. I just downloaded a NKJV bible for it, and that has been cool so far as well.


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