Nook or Kindle??

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  1. MuggleBug

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    I am hoping they do another special promotion for Father's Day because I want to buy a Kindle for my mom for her birthday. For Mother's Day they offered a $25 bonus gift card with purchase of the 3G Kindle (the one I want to get her) but I wasn't ready to buy it then. I'm crossing my fingers there's a similar deal for FD because then she can use the GC for books or towards a case.
     
  2. Pisces_Fish

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    Well, I'm the new owner of a Kindle :)

    After these threads I decided on a Nook, but then I found out only Kindle will let me play my Audible.com books. I have about 20 audiobooks, and I listen to one each night. Having all my ebooks and audiobooks one one device was the deal-breaker for me. I got the cheapest ($114) one at Best Buy. I bought Hunger Games first, and I was BLOWN AWAY by the speed. It literally took all of about 5 seconds to download.

    Off to go read! :thumb:
     
  3. MuggleBug

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    Enjoy it!
     
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    I had to make a graph with Nook on one side and Kindle on the other so that I can organize the pros and cons. It seems to me, JUST based on what I read on this site, that while both are pretty similar, the Kindle won because you can read it outside in the sun, which is a big plus to me.

    I think that when my birthday rolls around this summer, that I'm going to ask for the Kindle, the non-ads version.

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    I should say, the advertisements are really more "special offers". For example, the tiny one at the bottom of my homescreen now is for 50% of the lighted cover.
     
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    That's what I have, something useful.
     
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    I can read my Nook in the sun. Can others not?
     
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    I don't have a Nook, but I heard it's more difficult (with the Nook with the computer-like screen) to read with one in the sunlight. I think more than anything that screen would strain my eyes. I look at a computer screen enough and I really think it would stress my eyeballs to read for two hours at a time. But my eyes are somewhat sensitive.
     
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    I've only bought a handful of books for my Kindle, and the Hunger Games are on the list even though I already have them in print AND audio! I could read them 100 times and not get tired of them.
     
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    I can too. I think that people are forgetting or don't realize that there are three different kinds of nooks, one of which is lit and the other two of which are not. The regular nook and the newest touchscreen nook are e-ink (exact same technology as the Kindle) and you can read them in direct sunlight and any other light because they are e-ink. I thought I posted that once or twice, but maybe I didn't actually post it and just meant to.
     
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    It's only the nookColor that is backlit. The other two versions aren't lit and use e-ink and therefore cause no eyestrain.
     
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    Maybe this will help.

    Nook Simple Touch Reader (newest version)
    • Most advanced E-Ink® display—crisp text, even in bright sun
    • Longest battery life—read up to 2 months on just 1 charge
    • Ultra-light and thin—under 8 ounces

    [​IMG]



    and then there's....



    nookColor Reader's Tablet
    • Stunning 7-inch color touchscreen
    • Enhanced books, magazines, newspapers & interactive kids books

    [​IMG]



    and finally the one I have....



    Nook 1st Edition
    • Reads like paper with crisp, clear text
    • Extra-long battery life, read for days
    • Exclusive LendMe™ lets you share reading with friends

    [​IMG]



     
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    Yes, I know. That's what I meant by "computer-like" screen. :)
     
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    You're right, the screens should be the same on the nook and kindle (except for the color nook). I'm sure I would like a nook too if I got one, but I got a kindle first and I am obsessed with it. And I actually like it having buttons-sometimes I get tired of so many things being touch screen. But I think people usually end up loving whichever one they choose!
     
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    LOL. This will be the mac/pc drama of this generation. :)
     
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    I saw one of these readers this weekend at my brothers graduation. I had never seen one in person, and I do believe I am hooked. Not sure which one it was, but both sound awesome...

    I think I'm going to start saving a bit from each paycheck!
     
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    For those of you who bought the ones with the ads, can you tell me what they're like? Are the ads just on the home screen/screen saver?
     
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    I'm 60% through, and bored! :eek::confused:
     
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    Yes, only on the home screen and screensaver. They're really not that annoying!
     
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    I don't notice the ads.
     

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