I recently purchased a Nook Color e-reader from Barnes & Noble for my online writing and marketing business. I’m working on a book for the Kindle and Nook platforms, and wanted a Nook to better understand the e-reader experience. Not only is it a tax-deductible business expense, but it’s a fun way to catch up on blogs, magazines, newspapers and books pertaining to my niches.
My Nook Color Review:
Overall, I’ve been pleased with the Nook, which is sort of a hybrid between a tablet (think iPad) and ebook reader (such as the original Kindle). It has a color screen, basic web browser, and thanks to an update this past week, the ability to run certain paid and free apps created just for the Nook. On the ereader side, it features book navigation and note-taking features as well as instant access to all of Barnes & Nobles NookBook library. And unlike the Kindle, you can use it to read books borrowed from your local library or pdf ebooks purchased or downloaded online.
It’s easy to navigate the Nook with its simple touch screen menu options and finger-scrolling feature. It’s also very simple to buy and organize new ebooks, and reading from it does not bother my eyes. Video and apps run smoothly and are clear and crisp.
I can see how one would spend hundreds of dollars very quickly if you did all your reading on the nook and didn’t take advantage of library ebook borrowing options and Nooks LendMe feature.
In sum, it’s great. But since I’d like to also experience a dedicated e-reader with the ink screen technology and 3G capability, I’m planning on investing in an Amazon Kindle reader as well.
Do you have an ereader? What do you like (or dislike) about it?