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Nook vs. Kindle

We're going to NY on Sunday and I'm tempted to get one.  I know DH really wants one and I gave him a choice of a camcorder or digital reader for his birthday/anniversary/father's day, since they all occur within 10 days.

He was leaning toward the camcorder because he wants a digital reader that supports PDFs, since he uses them a lot for his job.

I really want to get him this (clicky), partially because I won't have to lug my baby info books home this week.  I'm more impulsive than him and would run out and get it right now, but he's debating if he really NEEDS it.  Silly boy.  That's what presents are for!  Things you don't 'need'!

So, since I'm too lazy to compare the 2 on my own, do you fine ladies have any thoughts between the two?

As a side note, I'm AWing what he got me for our anniversary - and he came up with the idea completely by himself!!



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    I'd go with the Kindle, but only because the e-readers are in the middle of a war just like the HD DVDs v Bluray war and I think the Kindle is going to come out on top.  It has better marketing and has a much bigger backer.
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    I know nothing about either but I've gotta say that's an adorable anniversary gift that he got you.  And I'm totally sad that you're taking Em to NY and I'm not there :(
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    I don't know anything about either, but I have a book reader on my Droid and I LOVE it.  So I think it's a good investment.

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    Here you go, Sucrets.  If it helps, I just got a kindle yesterday when it was on woot.  http://bookbio.pbworks.com/E-Reader+Pros+and+Cons
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    Great anniversary gift - good job, DH!


    I haven't compared it to the Nook, but I LOVE my Kindle.  No eyestrain, easy to use, battery lasts forever (especially if you turn the wireless off).  I carry it in my purse all the time.  And you can download books from the website on your PC, or directly from the Kindle.  The only thing I'm bummed about is that DH bought it before the price dropped. 

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_nook-vs-kindle?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:ddeb8dc4-3667-44c0-b8dd-4e7b521ac9bbPost:d7e3ce99-11cf-4d3e-a9cd-ba773ea4face">Re: Nook vs. Kindle</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'd go with the Kindle, but only because the e-readers are in the middle of a war just like the HD DVDs v Bluray war and I think the Kindle is going to come out on top.  It has better marketing and has a much bigger backer.
    Posted by betrothed123[/QUOTE]

    I agree with this. To put it in perspective, I think the Kindle is the iPod of digital readers and the Nook is more like a Zune. But the Nook is making a valiant effort.

    The format on each is different. There's a special "kindle" format for the kindle. But it can also read .mobi, .txt and .pdf files. I've gotten free books for my kindle by downloding them and manually moving them to the kindle through my computer. But I think buying books for kindle through amazon (wirelessly) is SUPER easy and convenient. So is annotation - that's an area in which the kindle really excels. It's easy to highlight and make notes. And it has a built-in dictionary. With the nook, those things seem much more complex, the way it was demonstrated to me.

    But overall, they're both good products. A lot of people see the nook as being a little more open source, so there might be even more free book options and different files it can read.
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    My vote is for the Kindle, but I'm bias. When I publish my book it can be downloaded on Kindle so I'm all for promoting it (I don't actually know what the Nook is).
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_nook-vs-kindle?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:ddeb8dc4-3667-44c0-b8dd-4e7b521ac9bbPost:f2949bfe-75d9-40da-9187-bcb3df3e21ad">Re: Nook vs. Kindle</a>:
    [QUOTE]Here you go, Sucrets.  If it helps, I just got a kindle yesterday when it was on woot.   <a href="http://bookbio.pbworks.com/E-Reader+Pros+and+Cons" rel="nofollow">http://bookbio.pbworks.com/E-Reader+Pros+and+Cons</a>
    Posted by Night_Sprite[/QUOTE]

    They just released an updated version of the software, so now you can organize your books into folders/a filing system.

    And I don't see "no touch screen" as a con, necessarily.
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    Thanks, guys!  I ran to get some lunch, but I'll definitely forward all the ideas to DH so he can make a decision.  I'm selfish and want it for our trip, though.  Embarassed
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    I have a nook and love it. I really don't see the iPod-Zune comparison at all. FWIW, I don't see any "pros" that anyone has mentioned for the Kindle that the nook doesn't also have:

    Great battery life
    No eyestrain
    Buy books either online or from nook
    Get free books from bn.com or gutenberg.org


    +Lend Me--you can share books with friends
    +Touch screen makes it easy to navigate
    + reads epub format, which is more open

    Also, that comparison site is misleading or out of date. Nook does have a browser, text-to-speak and full pdf support.
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    i have a sony e-reader and my only issue thus far has been purchasing a book from bn.com (because they'd rather you have a nook, it won't read on kindle or e-reader)  my e-reader doesn't have wireless, but i wanted it that way because i'd be buying books left and right and would rather consciously have to plug in in order to download... so nook and kindle aren't the only options - sorry if i made it more complicated instead of less.
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    They both have gotten rave reviews. I bought the nook for my mom and she loves it! The only complaint is it doesn't really have a backlight so she had to buy a little external light.
    I work at Best Buy so I've gotten a ridiculous amount of info about them recently because they're supposed to be the next big thing. The only one I'm not a fan of is the Sony ereader and that's mainly because, like most Sony products, it is very proprietary about it's adapters and formats it accepts.

    Barnes and Noble did a great job with with Nook. Pretty much returns and I think the only complaint I've gotten so far was it was a bit hard to connect to the internet. But it was from one older lady who was a little bit technology illiterate.

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    FI has a Nook and loves it for all of the reasons Opal mentioned. 
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    Thanks, guys!  This has inspired DH to do some more research.  :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_nook-vs-kindle?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:ddeb8dc4-3667-44c0-b8dd-4e7b521ac9bbPost:6a795f3b-1818-45b6-94c7-9c1121e2ce4d">Re: Nook vs. Kindle</a>:
    [QUOTE]I know nothing about either but I've gotta say that's an adorable anniversary gift that he got you.  And I'm totally sad that you're taking Em to NY and I'm not there :(
    Posted by julezlee[/QUOTE]

    Julez!  I just saw this!

    I'm sad, too.  And more sad that we're moving far away from your awesomeness.  :(
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    I've had my Kindle for only a few days and I'm in love already.

    I was going back and forth for a while before the giant price drops (And Kindle only being $10 cheaper wasn't enough of an edge). I finally picked the Kindle mainly because I hate touch screens.

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    I have a Nook and I love it.  Mostly for the reasons opal stated.
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    I have two Kindles and adore them both.  I've also had a Nook and it had a ton of technical issues and Barnes and Noble was not all that helpful with getting things fixed.  When my button on my Kindle DX broke Amazon shipped me a new one and it arrived in 48 hours.  I wasn't charged a cent and all I had to do was send my broken one back.  Also, the ease of the Kindle is amazing. 
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