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5 Stars plus 5 more,
This review is from: Barnes & Noble Nook eReader - no 3G (Electronics)I went from the Sony Reader Pocket Edition (which I really did like) to the Nook after the Wifi only version came out and I do not regret the move. I love everything about the Nook and BN reader store. The Nook is bigger than the Sony Pocket Reader and after reading the Nook for awhile - I just could not go back to reading something on the Pocket Reader. I like the fact that you can enlarge the print up to extra extra large and choose between several font styles. I like the clock at the top of the reader so now I don't have to waste my morning reading time on the porch by constantly running in to check the clock in the kitchen to see when I need to get ready for work. I like the fact that you can look at the covers of the books when you want to pick out what you want to read next. I like that you can add so much extra space to your device (the Pocket reader only accepted 150 books before freezing and acting up). I really like the fact that you can preorder ebooks which will just download to your device when they are available. I like the fact that the power cord is $14.99 so I can buy extra (one for home, one for work) - where Sony Reader's power cord was almost $30.00. I like the fact that I can install my own new battery when the time comes and not have to send my reader off to have it done for me. I like the fact that if there are any questions about the Nook, I just have to go to a nearby B&N and get the help I need instead of wasting time with emails only to receive vague answers from the techs. All in all I think this is a wonderful device - exactly what I wanted. I usually read about three to four books a week and being able to carry my whole library with me is great! I would definitely recommend this product.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2010 5:43:22 AM PST
K. Garren says:
Great review! I've been dancing between Kindle and Nook, trying to examine all the pro's and con's of each. The fact that you mentioned being able to take the Nook into a store and speak to an actual person really has me leaning towards Nook. That's a big issue for me--I hate having to communicate via email only! Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2011 11:41:22 AM PDT
Thanks for the great review. I'm vacillating between Kindle and Nook. I don't like the fact that you can't download from public libraries on Kindle, but can with the Nook. You bring up several good points, such as being able to replace the battery. That's a big plus!
Posted on May 30, 2011 10:45:30 PM PDT
Steve C says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2011 4:19:30 PM PDT
Rene S. Hoepelman Jr. says:
I got one of these and the online features / web browsing work pefect. you must have had a bad internet connection or something.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2011 12:10:17 AM PDT
Steve, take it to a B&N store. You might not have set something up correctly. If its a lemon they will replace it.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2011 8:47:25 AM PDT
Well, I finally made up my mind and bought a Nook Color. I love it! The main two factors in my decision were the ability to download library books and the back lit screen. I followed advice to dim the screen to prevent eyestrain and it works! I can read in a dimly lit room (or a dark one) and when outside, I simply brighten the screen. Of course, I can't read in direct sunlight, but I wouldn't do that anyway. My only complaint is that the Barnes and Noble website is miles behind Amazon's. Wish I could buy my books from Amazon...oh well, can't have everything.
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