Nook Pros: - Easy to check out books from local library and with wider availability than options which work with the Kindle (file types differ and the common digital library service used by most local libraries has more titles available in the format the Nook uses). - Newer version (I have the old one) has a full color screen and would be better for people who like to use the reader for magazine and newspaper subscriptions, (or kids books if you have children). - Lending books to friends is already developed for the Nook – still being worked out for Kindle - Games pre-loaded on nook include chess and suduko
Nook Cons: - Books can be leant to only one person (one loan) - Shorter battery life (probably due to color screen and touch screen) - When adding text files (or image files) the text size is super tiny – I’ve tried adding the same file to both the Nook and the Kindle (borrowed from my hubby) to see how I could use the readers to make recipes from instead of taking a laptop into the kitchen. Much better in the Kindle (can make the words larger – and keep the spacing between lines with the Kindle – with the Nook, making the words larger pushes all the words together on the same line which is not ideal for making recipes).
Kindle Pros: - Easy dictionary search for any document type (doesn’t work with checked out titles on the Nook). - Better internet browsing capability than the Nook - No games are pre-loaded, but there are more options than there are for the Nook including word games, minesweeper, etc. - Long battery life
Kindle Cons: - No lending feature currently for books you buy - Difficult to find wide variety of titles to check out from local library’s digital library (my hubby has found ways to strip the digital rights from the books for the format the Nook uses in order to add to his Kindle – this makes me uncomfortable). - No color.
Major Differences: Touch screen (nook) or type buttons (Kindle) navigation Books must be purchased through Barnes and Noble (Nook) or Amazon (Kindle) There may be other places you can purchase books, but those are the primary sites to purchase these books.
My vote: If you are to choose one or the other – I think that the Kindle will be the better investment. It is a little cheaper and the types of things that I find it convenient for are a little better with the Kindle – but the Nook is perhaps a better investment depending on the type of reader your hubby is.
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Thinking about buying hubby one, anybody have either and have pros and cons?
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