JCC Kindle vs. Nook (vs. Other?)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Valyn, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Valyn Force Ghost

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    I've always preferred physical books too but I agree that the nook color's screen doesn't irritate my eyes. At least not yet.

    So blade of tyshale is worth getting?

    Jello/mouse: while the novelty hasn't worn off yet, I will say that the kindle's easier to read screen and easier to use buttons were getting me to lean towards it. But now that I have the nook, I can say that the only thing that might bother me about the screen is the fingerprints :p

    The touch keys themselves work fairly well...though if took me like 15min to type this post
  2. Valyn Force Ghost

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    Also b&n claims that the nook color's battery can last 3 days.
  3. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    That's still a far cry from a few weeks like the purely e-ink readers. That's the difference between bothering to bring a charger and not bringing a charger on almost every vacation with me.
  4. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    kindle is easier on the eyes, I believe.

    Has this already been stated?
  5. G-FETT Force Ghost

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    I will NEVER own a Kindle on principle.
  6. Valyn Force Ghost

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    I always bring chargers with me when I go on vacation anyway. But I guess I can see how this could be a problem for some people. My fiancee, for instance, often forgets to pack her phone charger and seldom remembers to charge it while she's at home, so her phone occasionally dies.

    But keeping things charged has never been an issue for me.
  7. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    Why did the nook switch from e-ink to an LCD screen considering the biggest advantage of dedicated e-readers over tablets is supposedly the the e-ink. I know the Nook color is a very slick looking device, but still.
  8. World_Cup_Wally Jedi Master

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    Is it called a Kindle because we're supposed to burn books now that it's available?
  9. Valyn Force Ghost

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    No idea, but I would have liked to compare an e-ink screen to the Nook's LCD. In all honesty though, I haven't yet had any trouble reading off of the Nook's LCD screen. Maybe the eye irritation everyone here is talking about will happen gradually, but it hasn't happened yet.
  10. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    I always bring my chargers with me, because I'm type A like that, although I haven't lost the charge on my Kindle yet.

    I would not own an e-reader with an LCD screen though. I'm already right on the edge of needing reading glasses, old fart that I am. That's one thing I like about the Kindle as well, I can change the size of the print if needed. And it's as easy on the eyes as a regular book.
  11. xblackout Force Ghost

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    Yes, but not the $100 new copy :p Try to find a used one on ebay. But definitely get your hands on it.
  12. Valyn Force Ghost

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    You can change the size of the text on the Nook too ;)


    As for Blade of Tyshalle, the ebook version is $6 and I got a $30 B&N gift card for my bday. Considered it purchased :)
  13. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I absolutely agree with you there. There are places like Project Gurenberg that have lots of books that are out of copyright and therefore available for free. You can even order CDs or DVDs of most of their collection. Now that I have a kindle, will I stop reading or even buying paper books? No! I know where to get books really cheaply and I often find collections of books that I want. I recently got the True Blood series, the Sharpe series, all four Celia Rees books, and the Redwall books, all for great prices. I think that, rather than replacing print media, the kindle and other ebook readers compliment it rather nicely and help expose readers to things that they wouldn't normally read.

    One of the great things about the kindle and other eink devices is that they use no power when on other than when the display is changing. This means that they can display a picture when in standby and no drain the battery. On of the images the kindle has is someone under a tree with the text:
    And that's where it gets the name from, or so I'm guessing.
  14. Valyn Force Ghost

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    I agree with this last part definitely. Before I had my Nook, I wouldn't have considered a number of titles that are now in my library (even if many of them are just samples currently). Having access to such an expansive library at your fingertips is quite intriguing. While before it often took me days to decide on a book purchase, now I almost feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading I can do.

    The free samples is really a plus for me. I literally used to spend a lot of time researching a book before I bought it. I hated picking up a book that sounded good based on the back cover synopsis only to find out that the writing style was lame, the dialogue sloppy, and the plot uneventful. So I would spend time studying customer reviews, Wikipedia entries, etc, etc.

    Obviously this meant that I would have to return to the book store after my research has been completed. However, with the Nook, I can do all this research immediately. I can browse customer reviews on Amazon or B&N.com. I can read sample chapters, etc, etc.

    Before I had the Nook, I was pretty lost on what my next novel would be. Now I have a list of books that I'm eager to go through.
  15. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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  16. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    I love my nookcolor [face_love]
  17. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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  18. Valyn Force Ghost

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    I have recently encountered the conflict between the Nook's LCD and sunlight. Since I was outside at the time, I had been waring sunglasses, which further added to the utter invisibility of the Nook's screen. Once the glasses were removed, the screen became somewhat more visible, but now I had to deal with sunlight in my eyes.

    Luckily, I don't use the Nook outdoors all that much anyway so this was just a minor setback.
  19. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Until recently, I agreed, but my recent attempt to read Stephen King's Under The Dome are changing my mind. Its a great book, but a huge, beast of a book to try and read, and the paperback isn't much smaller. Add in the ability to carry every book I own around in my pocket, and I'm starting to come around on the idea.
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Yeah, I've got a couple of King's books that were major tree-killers. I could see a Nook or Kindle for something like that, especially if you wanted to read it when the hardcover came out.
  21. darth_boy Jedi Master

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    I bet all the people here who complain about ebooks are the types who kept their claws on their walkmans...
  22. Valyn Force Ghost

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    My local news just reported that E-book sales have surpassed the sales of regular books.
  23. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Got my mom a Kindle for M-Day. Got the cheapest "wireless" vs "3G" one. Didn't work out, as we use wired networks and I can't find any free ones near the house.
  24. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    I believe that I will always enjoy a real book over an e-book. But with that said, I'm being forced to compromise due to the lack of space I will have in my future. I will be buying a Kindle sometime in the next month before I start going out to sea for months at a time. The long battery life is a must for me.

    Evil.
  25. jedi_john_33 Jedi Grand Master

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    I've only ever used a Kindle as far as eBooks and don't have any complaints with it. A coworker has a color Nook and it looks pretty spiffy.