Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Magan wants an Ereader: The Nook
In the first of my research of a quest for an Ereader/Tablet I decided to check out The Nook. The president of my local RWA chapter, Dixie, agreed to answer some questions for me about the Nook and my critique partner, Kienna Riley, offered to let me play with hers. So without further ado: The Nook.
Basic questions (yes or no, usually):
Does the device have a USB port: YES
Can you read in the sunlight: YES
Can you listen to music?: YES
Can you access the internet/ email: NO
Can you write on this device? (i.e. use word): NO
Can you edit on this device or critique?: NO
Is it easy to use?: YES
More in-depth questions:
What do you mainly use this device for?: READING AND BUYING BOOKS
What do you like best about this device: I CAN READ IT ANYWHERE AND BUY ANYWHERE. EASY TO USE. AND IF I HAVE PROBLEMS, B&N IS RIGHT HERE TO HELP ME OUT
What do you like the least about this device: NOTHING. CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING.
What program do you use to read books?: NOOK
How long is the battery life?: 10 HOURS
What are the graphics like?: NO GRAPHICS BUT CAN ADJUST WORD SIZE
What is the coolest feature of this device?: NON GLARE SCREEN
How much does this device usually cost?: WELL, I BOUGHT THE EXPENSIVE ONE. THE ONE THAT HAS USB AND WI FI. ABOUT $200
Do you have any upgrades on this device?: YES. I GET NOTIFIED WHEN UPGRADES ARE AVAILABLE.
Do you have any apps on this device? What kind?: NOPE
My thoughts on the Nook: The biggest thing that bothered me about The Nook was that it was basically an Ereader and that's it. Yes, I want to be able to read books and my critique partner's manuscripts, but what if I want to edit them? What if I want to play games? I like that I can play music on the device and that B&N is right there if I have questions, but all in all I'm not sure that The Nook will be the winner.