Post # 1
I guarantee this has been posted before, but I haven’t been on in a while. I would like to get my mom an e-reader for Christmas however, she is NOT technologically saavy. Is one easier to use than the other? Are there more books available for one as opposed to the other? Just curious to hear of some opinions out there!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
The point of the e-reader was to make a screen that looks like a book so.. I don’t like the newer screens. I prefer my Kindle 3g keyboard (3rd generation)
Post # 8
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
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
@chasesgirl: Having light to read doesn’t strain your eyes, so.. you’re good!
Post # 11
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
LOVE MY KINDLE 4!! My sis has the Kindle Touch and loves it too.
Post # 13
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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I say Kindle because I’m a Prime Member and they have the free lending library!
Post # 15
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
I have the Nook Simple Touch and I love it. I’m looking to upgrade to the new Nook HD sometime soon 🙂