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03 February 2010 @ 10:15 pm
Barnes & Noble's Nook  
I've got a problem, so I'll explain the situation.

I love to read and even more, I love to read eBooks. They don't take up space on my bookshelf and they save trees. I've got an iPod Touch and I've been using B&N's eReader App to read my e-books. I can also read them on my computer, but I've prefered my iPod Touch. But now that my library is growing and the number of ebooks I like to keep on hand (this means not having every ebook I've ever downloaded in an active viewing library) is becoming too much for my little iPod to handle.

So. Is it worth paying nearly $300 for Nook?

Pros:
Larger library capacity
Instant purchase and download of books
No glare on the screen (YAY!)
Displays PDF's (this is very good news)
Free Wireless in any B&N store (I practically live there anyway)
Customizable skins and covers XD
Storage upgrades for more memory
Removable battery + extra batteries available

Cons:
Cost, but it's what Amazon's Kindle is running for
I've heard the Lending feature has bugs and you can only lend an eBook once. That's it.
With the first Nook version on the run, a new version will soon be available like the Kindle2, with improved features and technical fixes.
....I can't think of anymore. But that's good, right?

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I also read THIS article and it was very, very help. It's just a scary though to be buy something so expensive and it living up to your expectations. *facepalm*

F-list, if anyone got a helpful opinion, I'd love to hear it - good or bad. XD I LUV you guys.  :3
 
 
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Nashasleepy_beautyy on February 4th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Well, from what I read it seems like it has more pros than cons, which is always good.
But, if I were you, I would probably wait to a 2nd version to be available. It wouldn't be any good spending $300 just to find that it's not what you were expecting =S. Most of new products always have bugs, so you have to be careful with that and be well informed.
Maybe you can wait to somebody you know, being friend or family, buy one, and then you can have a more reliable opinion ;).
Ruyuruyu on February 4th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
True. I guess I could live with my iPod a little bit longer. It does ok, but on some of the larger eBooks, it crashes the app and doens't turn pages very well and messes up the page layout. Eh. I can live with that rather than paying and being sorely dissapointed. XD

Thanks for the advice.