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E-Reader Suggestions

Postby aspen13 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:43 pm

I am thinking about getting an e-reader and can’t decide on the brand (Kindle, Nook, Sony).

There are pro’s and con’s for both.

Nook Pro – $149
Wi-fi can download books direct to device, browse library, etc
You can buy books from Barnes and Nobel
you can lend books
you can check out books from the library (which would save money)
Replaceable battery
Can get issues fixed in Barnes and Nobles, versus shipping it back
Can manage books online and on the device
Can support audio book files (MP3 format)
Can add additional memory, with memory card
Hold 1,500 books

Nook Con –
Ease of use is poor,
it’s slow to turn pages and load content
first generation, so they are working out bugs
The battery life is short w/ wi-fi 8 hours, with it turned off two weeks.


Kindle Pro $139 –
Wi-fi can download books direct to device, browse library, etc
Text is way better on the kindle
Very easy to use
very fast
Battery life with wi-fi off is 1 month
Hold 3,500 books

Kindle Con -
Can only purchase books from Amazon
Proprietary software / format
Can not check out books from library
Can not share books

Sony Pro –
Not sure, lol…I haven’t tested one

Sony Con –
Can not manage books on the device, you have to download them to your PC and upload them to your e-reader
Very small data hold 350 books, you have to get a memory card to hold more books

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Re: E-Reader Suggestions

Postby karenb » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:57 pm

I'm afraid I can't help you much... all of them give me eye strain, which is made worse by my progressive lenses (even though they beat bifocals).

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Re: E-Reader Suggestions

Postby Amy Joe » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:38 am

I vote for the Nook. Just went thru this with BIL for his DD's 16th Bday. She loves it...Better value and serviceablity.

Personally I can't use one for it strains my eyes, I too have progressive lenses.. I prefer hard copy books!

Good luck!

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Re: E-Reader Suggestions

Postby wendi » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:19 am

I love my Kindle. My DH bought me one for our anniversary and I just love it. There are free books you can get and brand new hardback books that cost $26 are about $10. You can make the print larger. It can also read to you. I still read regular books too so you can still go to the library and get your free books there. There are also Amazon Kindle free books and I am always finding books for 1.99-2.99.

The battery does not last a month tho, I charge mine about once a week, unless that was a typo. My books download in seconds and I already had an Amazon account. My GF had one and loved hers. My DH reserched it tons B4 he bought if for me. The next thing I really want is an IPAD, but want to wait till the price comes down. The only thing is I wish the screen lit up so I could read it in the dark. There are book lites you can buy for it I hear and that price is really good. From everything I have heard, the Kindle it the best.

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Re: E-Reader Suggestions

Postby jswack » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:16 pm

I have an iPhone and I have all the available readers on it (they are free). I've read several novels using the Kindle program and I really like it. It's always with me and I have the font and background adjusted to be quite legible. It's light as well. There is not a lot of prose per screen, but I don't mind that. Jeanne in Madison
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Re: E-Reader Suggestions

Postby aspen13 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:30 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions, I am still undecided, lol. I guess I will take a couple more days/weeks to decide.
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