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    Nook vs Kindle

    Which one should I get? Both are around the 150 mark. both have the same costs for books. So what makes each one special?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    Which one should I get? Both are around the 150 mark. both have the same costs for books. So what makes each one special?

    Thanks in advance
    My wife got the Nook so she can lend ebooks to her sister, and vice versa. That plus there are a few B&N stores around here that she likes to frequent.

    I thought they were too expensive before, but $150 is a much better price.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    My gf, and mother both have nooks. They love them.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    I have the last generation Kindle. It does everything I need it to do.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    I know it's triple the cost but you may want consider an Ipad. Larger screen, ebooks, plus all the extra amenities.


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    I know it's triple the cost but you may want consider an Ipad. Larger screen, ebooks, plus all the extra amenities.
    I like the kindle because my wife and I use the same account and I can read on my iPad and iPhone in a pinch. Whisper sync keeps the book I'm reading at the right page across all my devices. Barnes and noble put out a great product, but I'm worried about them going up for sale earlier this week.

    Note that I have about 75 books in my library and I've added both my mom and my brother's devices to my account so that they can read from my books as well.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by josh777 View Post
    I know it's triple the cost but you may want consider an Ipad. Larger screen, ebooks, plus all the extra amenities.
    The Ipad is very cool and has a lot of features but for reading I find the Kindle and Nook to be better.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    I like the kindle because my wife and I use the same account and I can read on my iPad and iPhone in a pinch. Whisper sync keeps the book I'm reading at the right page across all my devices. Barnes and noble put out a great product, but I'm worried about them going up for sale earlier this week.

    Note that I have about 75 books in my library and I've added both my mom and my brother's devices to my account so that they can read from my books as well.
    Whisper sync is awesome. I don't even own a Kindle but I use the software on my work and home laptops and my Android phone. Whenever I open the book I'm reading it is at the correct page no matter which device I'm using. Very cool.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    I like the kindle because my wife and I use the same account and I can read on my iPad and iPhone in a pinch. Whisper sync keeps the book I'm reading at the right page across all my devices. Barnes and noble put out a great product, but I'm worried about them going up for sale earlier this week.

    Note that I have about 75 books in my library and I've added both my mom and my brother's devices to my account so that they can read from my books as well.
    This is awesome! I had no idea you could do this. My dad and I share books all of the time, so if I ever get through the 200+ paperback books I have at home to read and get a Kindle, I'll definitely consider getting him to get one too so we can share.


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Things to consider with the Kindle:

    Amazon HAS pulled books that customers have paid for OFF of their Kindles after a squabble with the publishers. Imagine being halfway thru a book then poof its gone. Just as you download the books over the air, they can be taken away too.

    Formats. I know the Kindle is proprietary. I purchased a sony pocket reader and like it so far. It doesn't have any wireless so you just hook it up the computer to charge and transfer books. It adds a step but not a big deal for me. I prefer having the open formats (The Sony will read adobe, epub etc) Just remember if you buy books specifically in the Kindle or Nook formats and then in a year or two want to switch, you won't be able to read them on the other devices unless you find a way to convert them.


    Someone mentioned the Ipad....please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that uses the e-ink technology. You can read books on it sure but like a laptop, extended reading is not good or comfortable on your eyes. That's why the other readers use the e-ink technology.

    Anywho I'm surprised the prices have dropped so much. I got a refurb Sony e-reader back a few months ago for like $115 and thought that was a heckuva deal. These new kindles and Nooks at 150 are too.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Also I just noticed the $149 Nook only has wifi, so you won't be able to connect just anywhere like the Kindle or the 3g + Wifi model of the Nook ($199).

    Still a pretty good deal though IMO.


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Unless you travel a lot, I don't see why you really need the 3G internet on these devices. It's really not that much of an inconvenience to hook up to your computer and put a book on it. It takes 30 seconds.

    Save your money and go with the wi-fi version, or better yet, get a Sony PRS-505. I have that model, and it plays all formats, unlike the Kindle/Nook. It's not fancy, but I don't want my e-reader for internet access, games, etc. I want it for reading, and it does that well.

    I really think there will be a $99 e-reader price point by Christmas...there's lots of competition now.


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    At $150, both are a good deal. You cannot go wrong.


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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    This is awesome! I had no idea you could do this. My dad and I share books all of the time, so if I ever get through the 200+ paperback books I have at home to read and get a Kindle, I'll definitely consider getting him to get one too so we can share.
    Just a note... It's a bit of a workaround as every book that I share I've purchased. If my mom would go and get her own amazon kindle account and register her kindle on her own, then she would be dropped from mine. You need to trust whoever you share with as if they purchase items on their kindle, you'll get charged...

    It works for us cuz we're family and I just tell them to let me know if they want a book before they actually add it. (I also have it set up on an amazon store card so they can't go too crazy). My brother uses his iphone, but he can't really purchase anything cuz he always has to enter a password. He just picks and chooses from the library I've already established...

    A e-reader is a must (albeit a premium) in NYC when you don't have bookshelf space, and have a subway commute.



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    Re: Nook vs Kindle

    I'd recommend getting some kind of cover. I laid mine on the side of our chair and it got knocked off and hit the coffee table. I know have a couple of dead pixels. It reall doesn't bother me while reading but I want to kick myself every time I turn it on.



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