quality posts: 8
I was gifted a WiFi Nook and I absolutely love it! I was one of those people who thought I would never use an eBook reader because I really love books, but having both is even better! It's really convenient and there is a ton of free content for it. I can even check out eBooks from the library so that I can save myself time and gas because I just download them from the comfort of my own home. It's fast too!
Lucky Purchaser of 3 Random Craps...
quality posts: 2
nook is one of the best gadgets i own. i was worried about it's limited use (i.e. reading books), but real books only have one use, right? then i realized i have other gadgets for web browsing, email, etc. that more than get the job done.
i've only paid for a few books because so many are available for free, especially if you're into classics or older books like i am. my wife uses her nook all the time to check out e-books from our local library. so awesome! as others have mentioned, one huge advantage to this over kindle is that the nook works w/ the epub format - the format libaries use, and the format of most of the free ebooks out there.
if you keep in mind that the nook is a device that will allow you to carry around a ton of books at one time and that is its main function, you will love it. it's not an ipad, so don't expect it to be. mine's a refurb and i've had zero problems. a must own device!
2 Barrels of Crud roomba, 15 screaming monkeys, 10 woot-off lights, ? shirt!, 3 mini paper shredders, 2 garage lasers, other random crap.
quality posts: 1
gotta make some comments here ... got one for christmas ... absolutely the best gift ever!!
- the non-color e-ink version battery lasts longer than the color nook.
- every friday you get the ability to download a free book. i have discovered several new authors this way and then order more from them.
- by downloading the first chapter of any book for free, i have discovered several new authors i never would have found if i only bought from the grocery store (my main source before)
- you can read a book with one hand, flipping pages with your thumb. (no more holding back the unread side of the book and changing from my left to right side in bed)
- if i want a new book, i get it right away instead of spending gas to go to the store.
- can search the book for a word or phrase ("gee wasn't that the name of the person who mugged him when ...?")
- local libraries all over the country have stuff to download. you'll need a library card from their library and a pc to download ... then transfer to the nook using usb. (directions make it easier than that sounded)
- free food! when i got it, there was a free smoothie coupon if you went to b&n and showed your nook. recently we got a free parfait with purchase of coffee (the current freebie).
- at their store you can read for free for an hour ... but only for books whose authors allow it.
- cool skins available (i got mine at decalgirl.com) to spruce up the looks.
- touch screen at bottom way cooler than tiny keyboard.
- since they are linked with adobe, chances are there will be stuff to read even if b&n goes away.
- you can load your own screensavers and backgrounds using usb.
- books are cheaper on nook than on paper. (the prices from nook to kindle to sony are set by publishers so are virtually the same)
- can load pdf's from work so you can take your nook to work and read, um, work stuff there.
Just my humble opinion(s).
downside? wish the battery lasted even longer and the internet browser is no great shakes (doesn't seem to let me get into hotmail)also, there was such a backup at christmas that it took a while to ask a question at the support. but its not christmas now.
go for it!
... are we having fun here or what?