(Closed) Nook or Kindle?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Nook or Kindle?
    Nook : (11 votes)
    30 %
    Kindle : (26 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I prefer the Kindle, but it’s probably because that’s what I used first. I don’t actually own an e-reader, but I have handled both and preferred the Kindle. (When I say “handled”, I mean I read a book on a flight during the Kindle and a few chapters on a Nook at some point.) I can’t say exactly what I prefer about it, so I’m not that helpful, but I do definitely prefer the Kindle.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the kindle with the 3g built in. No hooking up to computers or connecting to wi-fi required. and I also like the e-readers that are only in black in white. Lighter, thinner, longer battery life, and easier on the eyes. 

    FWIW- I have a kindle (second gen) AND a nook color(FI got it super cheap from when he had to shut his *insert dying retail company* down) .. and while the nook color has some neat features… I definitely prefer the kindle. 

    *edit* and from what I’ve noticed the book prices and availibility are the same on both products

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have nook tablet 16g and I love it!  I used it everyday not just for e-reading but for surfing the net and watching netflix.

    It was one of the best investments I’ve made.  Now I don’t have hundreds of books laying around the house.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a first gen Nook and 3rd gen Kindle and love them both.  That being said, I plan on getting my mother a Kindle Fire for Christmas because Amazon is so easy to deal with and I think books and what-not are much easier to find on Amazon.

    I know people that have the new Paperwhite and love it.

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have a Sony but they’ve since fallen out of the e-reader market a lot.  When it dies, I plan to replace it with a Kindle.

    Either way though, get one of the e-ink e-readers and not a backlit e-reader.  It is way easier on the eyes.

    Post # 9
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think that the kindle (the super basic $80 one) is amazing for those who just want to read books. The e-ink is great, small, light, they have lights built in now I think, amazon is super easy to work with. But the only thing is as far as I have figured out the books HAVE to come from Amazon. Which isn’t a problem if you read mostly main stream books. 

    My dad and sister who are uber sci-fi nerds have nooks because they can download books from places like Project Guttenburg and other free places online that are a lot of self published not known authors. But I think the kindle is super user friendly and easy to work. I love mine! 

    ETA: I am also not a fan of the more “tablet” e readers like the fire. I don’t like reading off the back lit screen that are more computer like. My kindle is seriously exactly like a real book on the screen which I love. But it does mean you have to have light to read! 

    Post # 10
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    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @chasesgirl:  Having light to read doesn’t strain your eyes, so.. you’re good!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    A lot of libraries have books for Kindle. They also have “e-reader books”, but I honestly don’t know what that means. I’ve never downloaded a library book for anything but my free Kindle app (which is on my tablet and therefore NOT like the book-iike Kindles). So if your mom’s a library gal, that’s something to consider, if it turns out that the library “e-reader books” aren’t as user friendly as the Kindle ones. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    LOVE MY KINDLE 4!! My sis has the Kindle Touch and loves it too.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have the Nook with the “glow light” – it isn’t backlit so it’s incredibly easy on the eyes and I can read in dim rooms. I love it and have never had any problems with it. I bought an older generation nook for my mother a few Christmases ago – she’s not exactly the best with technology and she’s had no issues figuring it out.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I say Kindle because I’m a Prime Member and they have the free lending library!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    Kindle, and as mchitt329 said, the Prime free library is awesome! (Not to mention you save on shipping and other products from Amazon.) I would order the new paperwhite version if you go Kindle; I have one of the older ones and while I love it, I’m replacing it to have the backlight.

    Post # 16
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have the Nook Simple Touch and I love it. I’m looking to upgrade to the new Nook HD sometime soon 🙂

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