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Old 06-01-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Nook STR Reviews

Ok the reviews should start to pour in the next few days

Cnet has released their's giving it 4 out 5 Stars (Excellent)

http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-reade...ml?tag=rvwBody

Pretty cool feature that you can switch the physical buttons (top and bottom) between forward and backwards.



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You got that right!

I could care less about fanboy reviews or reviews from those who really have little concept of what an ereader should be. I want to see a real hands on review where they put the STR through its paces rather than a review based on published specs. What I want to read about is how nicely does it play with sideloaded books. Does it do landscape reading with ePubs. How much or how little text format customization can be done. Does it actually look at CSS or does it mostly ignore it. I don't expect much text customization as Kindles, Sony Readers, and previous Nooks don't allow for much customization, but it would be nice to see an ereader that went way beyond the current trend.

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:41 PM   #4
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David Carnoy is a reader and actually owns both the kindle and the nook classic. His reviews aren't the most indepth, but I think that's mostly based on length restraints.

but his opinion overall I value. but as I said the one I'm really waiting on is mobiletechreview. Lisa does a great very indepth reviews of their products and is a member here as well.

but David carnoy is one of the good guys, I wouldn't waste my time with Engadget. Engadget in summary : "Doesn't start my car, doesn't have an apple logo, , doesn't have the speed of an iPad,, doesn't have color then , Can't do anything else besides read, it's no good."
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http://gizmodo.com/5807381/barnes-an...eader-you-want

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386227,00.asp

A few more positive hands-on reviews. ConsumerReports is also waiting for a press model to do a review, and said display Nooks will be arriving in stores tomorrow, with in-store sales starting Monday.
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386227,00.asp

A few more positive hands-on reviews. ConsumerReports is also waiting for a press model to do a review, and said display Nooks will be arriving in stores tomorrow, with in-store sales starting Monday.
wow that PC Mag was a very positive review. Editors Choice
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Macworld -- 4 out of 5 mice. The complaints are the buttons are difficult to press and the blacks seem less black than the Kindle, but they love the screen refresh.
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good thing then, it has so few buttons
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...I wouldn't waste my time with Engadget. Engadget in summary : "Doesn't start my car, doesn't have an apple logo, , doesn't have the speed of an iPad,, doesn't have color then , Can't do anything else besides read, it's no good."
...are you disparaging Applegadget?
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...are you disparaging Applegadget?
yeah they were pretty bad at Engadget for a while with the fawning over Apple.


Engadgets review of the Nook STR actually wasn't too bad, they liked it, they still complain how slow eink refreshing is. but that's Engadget.
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Uh Oh... The article mentions the text not being as clear and crisp as the Kindle. It also says the grey bsckground is darker on the NOOK Touch. Hmmm, I don't care for the background on the Kindle. One of the reasons I enjoy reading on the NOOKcolor so much. This may be a no go after all.
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Uh Oh... The article mentions the text not being as clear and crisp as the Kindle. It also says the grey bsckground is darker on the NOOK Touch. Hmmm, I don't care for the background on the Kindle. One of the reasons I enjoy reading on the NOOKcolor so much. This may be a no go after all.
The text and background issue, if it exists, might be due to B&N doing a complete refresh every 5th page rather than with every page turn. That 5th page refresh just might bite them in the backside. I think it was little more than a marketing ploy to say the STR turns pages faster than brand XYZ, much like their battery life is just a bunch of meaningless hype.

The lack of landscape mode for ePubs, the same thing that plagues the NC, is a no go for me. But I wasn't in the market for an eInk anyway.

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is our Scion gradually leaving the eink fold?

other reviews I've read had the new nook and kindle almost identicle or at least not any sort of notable margin of difference between the two.

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The text and background issue, if it exists, might be due to B&N doing a complete refresh every 5th page rather than with every page turn. That 5th page refresh just might bite them in the backside. I think it was little more than a marketing ploy to say the STR turns pages faster than brand XYZ, much like their battery life is just a bunch of meaningless hype.

The lack of landscape mode for ePubs, the same thing that plagues the NC, is a no go for me. But I wasn't in the market for an eInk anyway.
I don't think it's a marketing ploy, to be honest. I think we are in the early stages of seeing better page refreshing and the cache'ing of 5 or so pages is the first step. If eink continues to grow I think the flashing is will eventually be gone all together.

but seeing video demos comparing traditionally eink page turning and the way the new nook changes. it's really nice and it is noticably better. Perfect? no, I think eink tech is still a few years from perfect page turning but one of the first major steps, yeah.
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