Hmm it looks better than the kindle but I still cant justify an ebook reader thats over $100, when a dead tree version costs me $5. Whats the kindle worth now? Like $400+ right?
When we first caught wind of Barnes & Noble's Nook -- a device clearly positioned to give the Amazon Kindle and Sony's options a run for their money -- we were understandably interested. As voracious readers and lovers of fresh gadgetry, a new contender on the e-reader scene is more than welcome. When we discovered that Barnes & Noble's offering would not only feature a full color touchscreen component, but would run Google's Android OS as well... let's just say we were pretty much in gadget-hog-heaven. We weren't without our reservations, mind you; the appearance of this device made for some pretty heated conversations amongst the staff over whether or not we were seeing the dawn of a truly commercially viable e-reader. Of course, for us the proof is always in the pudding, and since B&N is about to launch a full assault against the current offerings, it's our duty to turn over a report. Is the Nook the answer to our e-reader prayers, or just a stepping stone to greener pastures? We've taken a long, hard look at the device -- so read on for the official Engadget review.
Originally Posted by MAD_J
Sorry I meant the DX (which is $490) and I couldn't get it even if I wanted to because its not available in Canada (yet)...
Even $260 for a device to read books (when a book costs $5) seems a little much im sure they will come down drastically in the next year or so.
Originally Posted by nathris
I've never really understood the whole E-Ink thing. eReader on my iPod Touch has a parchment theme, with a beige background and dark brown text and I just turn the brightness down and don't get any eye strain.
Oh and the iPod touch also costs half as much, its considerably faster and does exponentially more things while fitting snugly in your pocket.
Until these things drop down to at least the $100 mark I'm going to keep viewing Kindle/Nook/etc.. owners the same way I view Segway owners
Originally Posted by arekieh
lol, how can u compare reading on an itouch to an e-ink screen. im guessing uve never used one
have u ever tried one? theyre pricy but if your willing to pay its definitely worth the novelty.
i personally dont like either the kindle or the nook, kindle's keyboard is annoying and the form facter is kinda wierd, way too long, crappy format, nasty keyboard, useless wireless (i cant remember the last time i needed a book within 2 minutes or id die). the only good thing i see about the kindle is newspaper/magazine subscribtions although im totally fine with syncing my devices each morning on my computer.
The nook looked awesome but now its just ........ the lag is badd