Nook or Kindle??

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  1. Peachyness

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    Thanks Caeser. Are you happy with your Nook, or do you wish you had gotten the Kindle instead?
     
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    If you buy the 3G version for $50 more, then you always have an Internet connection. You do not have to pay monthly for it like you can for a phone with Internet. The other version is wifi, so it connects wherever there is wireless Internet. I have wifi at my house, so I just got the wifi version. A lot of people love the 3G though, especially when traveling and you don't know what places will have wifi.
     
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    Hmmm, I see. And so only the Kindle has that feature? Honestly, I have my iphone, and if I download a lot of books ahead of time, I don't really see the need for constant internet access (especially if you happen upon free wifi hot spots)
     
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    I'm not sure if the new nook is offered with 3G or not. I think the original nook was, but I'm not sure if they're still offering that version. I haven't had any problem with needing 3G. I just download books ahead of time-I have more than I could ever read on my kindle.

    I'm sure you'll like whichever one you get. I love my kindle, but I love it because of the screen and how easy it is to get books. I'm sure that I would love a nook if I had one too!
     
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    I love my nook! I think I would have been happy with a Kindle, but for me the nook is better. I like the fact that it doesn't have buttons (who needs buttons on an e-reader, anyway?).

    My nook is not the 3G version. My home wi-fi is enough for me, and when it's not there's free wi-fi at so many places these days. Before traveling, I just download everything I want for the trip. If I traveled more frequently or for longer periods of time, I might go ahead and invest in the 3G.
     
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    With the Kindle 3G, if you jailbreak it (Something that voids the warranty), you can use the Kindle as a wireless hotspot.
     
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    Just a note regarding the Nook battery life: never turn it off. I know that sounds counter intuitive, but it really does prolong the life of the battery. (I was given that advice from the Nook people at BN, and, like someone else said, I can go nearly 2 weeks without recharging... as long as I'm in airplane mode.)
     
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    Definitely correct! It'll go to sleep on its own after each use.
     
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    I use the little keyboard often when searching for new purchases, when playing vocabulary games, and when on Facebook. I won't sit in the living room and check Facebook (since I'd rather just go to the office), but when I'm bed and finish reading I'll sometimes check in or play a game.
     
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    I mean actual physical buttons. It just seems like a big waste of screen space. My nook has a touch screen, so I can use it when I need to type but no buttons get in the way.
     
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    I guess it's just more comfortable for some to have the traditional buttons. I don't know if I'd want the on-screen keyboard taking up space when playing a game that requires I type (I don't have another gadget for those applications). That said, if I had my druthers I'd probably have a Nook, but mine was a gift from my husband, so of course I absolutely love it:wub:.
     
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    I bought a Nook Color as a present to myself a couple of weeks ago. Then my husband bought one too. We both love it. The Nook Color's battery doesn't last as long but I love the color for magazines, kids' books, games, etc. I use it mostly to read. My husband uses the internet, games, apps, etc. It doesn't come in 3G and I forget the reason why. I always have a couple of extra books downloaded. I have decided to budget myself - it is so tempting! Lunch out or a book - I can't have both is my current budget strategy. We'll see if that works.
     
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    I was really worried that I'd overspend and buy tons and tons of books once I got my nook, but that hasn't happened. I got two giftcards at Xmas and linked them to my nook. In the 6 months that I've had my nook, I've spent around $25 on books! I bought the Hunger Games trilogy and a few 99-centers. All the other books I've downloaded, and there are around 500 at this point on my nook, were free. Most of them have been very good.
     
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    Same here, Caesar! If you know the right places to look, there are TONS of LEGALLY free books out there. Nearly all of mine have been free!
     
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    I actually like the buttons-I was surprised, because I own a lot of other touch screen electronics.

    I agree about spending money. I have over 1,000 books on my kindle. The ones I've paid for were mostly $0.99 (besides The Hunger Games), but most of my books were free. I need to stop getting the free books, because I have too many books!
     
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    Do you know if they sell some sort of case to protect your nook if you take it to the beach?
     
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    I have a trendy digital case for my kindle when I go to the beach. I'm sure they sell them for the nook also. I'm glad I have it, because I've had kids run past and kick sand and water on it. They sell more expensive versions too, but I'm just careful with the one I have. I've also heard that some people just use a ziplock bag.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I was just going to stick it in a ziplock bag, as my hubby suggested, but that one looks a bit nicer.

    Oh, and I just purchased the Nook! :D

    What did it for me was the keyboard that came with the Kindle. I just didn't need that feature and felt it was wasted, extra space.
     
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    Yay! I'm sure you'll love it! :)
     

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