(Closed) Kindle v Nook

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was thinking bout getting one as well but the one reason I didn’t was that if it breaks then your out of luck. It’s expensive to replace plus I beleive you’ll have to rebuy every book you had on there. To me it’s cheaper to just buy the actual book.

Post # 4
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You actually don’t have to rebuy everybook.. they all get stored on your computer and in your online cataloge. I have a nook and I LOVE it!! It’s been the greatest investment ever! And now that the price has dropped, it’s an even better deal!

Post # 5
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you have an android phone you can download the kindle app for free! You can buy books and there are some free ones. I LOVE the kindle app. I’d personally rather use the kindle app on my phone and save my money for an ipad.

Post # 6
9096 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I just got the Kindle & I LOVE it.  I went with that b/c I think there are more books available in amazon than elsewhere but I could be wrong.

I read a lot for work & for recreation so it makes a lot of sense for me.  And I’m really tired of lugging books around in airports.


Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a 1st generation sony reader, which I realize isnt one of your options, but thought I’d have a few suggestions if you get the chance to try one out (maybe in store even?)

Check how long it takes the pages to change/load – this isnt a big deal to me, but fi is a much faster reader and it drives him nuts that he has to wait a few seconds for the new page to load.

Check how large the font can go – the Sony Reader has 3 options and honestly I’d like a 4th (even bigger) option.

Check into storage options (mine has a regular usb port as well as a card reader, so i can easily add a ton of storage).

Find out what types of files each will read (pdf, doc, mp3, etc.)

If there is a difference in screen size, definitely get the biggest screen you can.

Not sure if the others have this option, but the sony reader can store mp3s, so you can include audiobooks or music on the same device.

gutenberg.org has a ton of books for free (and is actually legal, unlike a lot of the free websites.)

Well, sorry I cant really answer your question, but I thought this might help you decide which would be better for you.


Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did a lot of research on both Kindle and Nook, and in the end I ended up buying a Nook (the wifi-only version, no 3G). Here’s why: the Nook supports open source e-book types and the Kindle does not. You can download ebooks from almost anywhere and read them on your Nook. With Kindle, you’re stuck buying from Amazon.

Page turns: you won’t notice “20% faster page turns”. No matter what, it’ll be faster than turning a physical page. So I wouldn’t use this as a big deciding factor.

Touch screen vs. keyboard: In My Humble Opinion, the touch screen is cool! But some people prefer a physical keyboard.

Web browsing: In short, you won’t want to web browse on an e-reader. It blows. So don’t worry too much about this.

Hope this all helps!

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