- Brand Name: Barnes & Noble
- Model Number: NOOK WIFI + 3G
- Display Size: 0.00 inches
Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]
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- Barnes & Noble brand ebook reader: Nook
- E Ink main display with 16-level gray scale [B&W]
- Color touchscreen navigation panel
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My review includes details of Kindle 3, the newest version! With the time period, I could still return my nook, but I'm still completely in love with it and don't want the kindle for the reasons below.
I was one of those people who was averse to the idea of an e-reader for a long time. I liked the feel of a real book, I was in love with free books at the library, why would I start paying for them? Then, my library got "overdrive", which is e-books FREE from the library. Then one day soon after, I woke up and the urge for an e-reader was there. The Nook was my final choice. It took a lot of back and forth and research to get to this point. I bought and tried the Sony Touch reader, returned it, and went and got the Nook. I really honestly wanted the Kindle most, because I'm a loyalist. I love Amazon and felt really comfortable here if I decided to actually start purchasing books again. But below, I'll give you comparisons to the three big readers and the reasons I got the nook:
- Nook(N) by barnes & noble
- Kindle 3(K) by amazon.com
- Sony Reader Touch(ST)
1. My biggest decision maker was Epub. This is the format in which you can take ebooks out of the library, so I needed whatever I got to be Epub friendly.
N: The Nook is epub friendly. As well as PDF, and many other formats.
K: The Kindle won't use Epub, which was all I needed to know. It mainly uses it's own Amazon format,while it also uses PDF, mobi and a few others. It makes me feel like Amazon is being greedy, wanting us to only use and buy books from the amazon site. Don't they understand that I love my library?
ST: Sony reader is Epub friendly. pretty much the same as the nook.
2. PRICE!Read more ›
My nook arrived on January 28th. Since then, I've experienced one crash and had to figure out how to use the touchscreen so that I can flip the pages without having to use the arrow keys. The latter took some practice, but I eventually mastered it and have been enjoying this feature ever since. I've also read three books in the space of a week, which is a personal record for me, as it normally takes two weeks for me to read a single paperback, longer if I'm reading an ebook on an LCD screen.
The eInk technology is fabulous. I can read all day (and do) without eyestrain. The letters are very crisp on a plain white background. Even better, you can adjust the font size from small to extra large. Not only that but the nook comes with several fonts: Amasis, Helvetica Neue and Light Classic. I'm happy with the Amasis as it resembles Times Roman.
My only complaint so far is that I am not able to categorize my books into categories. At the moment, I'm forced to wade through my list until I find the book that I want to read. B&N has already sent out an update, which is a good improvement over the old interface. While the touch interface can be a bit buggy (Sometimes you have to flick your finger more than once or use the arrow keys to turn the page.Read more ›
1. Battery life is grossly, I mean grossly overstated. They say 10 days in "Airplane mode", I'm going to be generous and say maybe, maybe two days-- if and only if you shorten the color display blank time, change pages by the button instead of swiping the touch screen, etc. as recommended for "hypermiling" the device. If you leave the wi-fi and wireless on and use the other default settings for blanking the display, the battery will deplete quickly enough that the battery display reads like an animation. It reminds me of an old 1968 four-barrel Cadillac Eldorado that gets 5 miles per gallon. You barely use it and it needs to be filled up again.
2. The color screen used for navigation has tiny selection buttons that will cause you often to choose the wrong menu item. Also, some features that would have been better on a button or multi-directional switch require that you wake up the color screen and use it for navigation. For example, scroll up and down.
3. The form factor was thick and clunky. Almost entirely made of plastic.
4. Buggy software crashed and misbehaved, OFTEN.
5. Free preview download of books often would not format correctly--- missing characters, centered text on one page, justified on another. Complete sentences cut off or missing, pages missing. Note: If you buy the book it would be formatted perfectly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a new book. It did not show in my library. The tech told me to sign out and sign back in and it would show along with my other 20 books. I only have the new book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Florida Consumer
Thought it had a backlight but doesn't but nicely UPDATED fon he old version. Available to put in personalized security codePublished 2 months ago by June Waters
Bought as a Father's Day gift, this worked literally like it was brand new out of the box. Easy to set up and transfer books to and from.Published 3 months ago by Shannon Cassello
The vendor knowingly sold me a worthless Nook. I asked for it to be taken back and I was refused for a lousy $48 dollars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Victoria Goodwin
I did not like the Nook because it did not work. The seller did not allow me to return it within the 30 dayw.Published 4 months ago by Victoria Goodwin
The nook is okay untill you decide that you want to transfer to a Windows based system. Then all of your books are no longer available. I suggest you avoid purchasing a nook.Published 8 months ago by Joseh J. Villademoros
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!! Have had the 9-inch HD for just under 2 years & it just quit! Called Tech Support(UGH) only to conclude that it was dead. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kathirita
This was my first reader. Big mistake. I found it limited and unusable for my needs. I couldn't use the books I bought on any other device. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Goldie