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Old 03-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Nook lovers: what is your reason for choosing the Nook over the Kindle?

The Kindle is much more popular. For that matter, I have one, bot I don't have a Nook.

For choosing my next reader, I want to hear about your opinions on why the Nook is more compelling to you?

Edit: I'm particularly interested in your insights on the user interface differences between the Kindle and the Nook. Which do you like better and why?

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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Ultimately, I wanted an ePub reader.

And I wanted a front-lit reader.

That left me Kobo (which I couldn't test in town) or Nook. So I bought a Nook Glow.
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I want an ePub reader.
I've tried different Sonys, Nooks and Kobos, and I always go back to Nook, mainly because it's so comfortable to hold. I sighed when the STR first was introduced, because it looked "bulky" and ugly. That was before I had tried it! It's still bulky an sort of ugly, but it's so comfortable to hold whenI use it without cover at home.
(When on the go I have my little Sony 350)
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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At the time (15 months ago), STR was the better product. You could read outside with it, the display was better, and you had choices from where you got your reading material. The libraries had not yet made arrangements with Amazon, so you could use it to borrow books from the library.

Today, it may still be the better product, but I'm not familiar with the latest on Kindles, so can't say. You'll have to do the research to determine that.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Ditto on epub and the Simple Touch being the best reviewed e-reader on the market in 2011.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
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For me, the deal-breaker on the Kindle was no external memory card. Between Fictionwise, Baen, and Project Gutenberg, I had over 3,000 ebooks when I bought my Nook First Edition, and when it's far worse now. With the Nook, I can keep my entire library with my Nook. With a Kindle, I have to rely on wifi or get a 3G.

I am hoping that B&N will come out with a higher resolution Nook Glow. I have an STR, but I'd get a Glow if it had the same resolution as the Kobo and Kindle.
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I started on Nook because I got one as a gift. But even with both that and the Kindle, I find myself reading the Nook more. I've heard people complain about the more squarish shape, but I think it's the shape and how it feels in my hands that I like about it.
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Additionally, I'm particularly interested in your insights on the user interface differences between the Kindle and the Nook. Which do you like better and why?
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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I use my Nook ST for all my ebook reading except pdf for which I use a larger tablet. Nook was my choice because I favor epub over mobi, but also especially for the ease in rooting. With the rooted NST essentially all ebook formats are available. Another plus for me is the sd card so that side loading apps is simple as is moving ebooks from my pc to the Nook. A strong negative for all the Kindles, as far as I know, is the lack of folders for organizing my ebooks whereas Mantano and Coolreader apps accomodate a file system similar to that on my pc.

As for interface, I don't like it for the unrooted Nook. -can't organize epubs according to a folder system. With the rooted NST, the interface is great.

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Old 03-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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(1) ePub
(2) much more comfortable to hold (at the time)
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(3) clean, simple touchscreen interface (which kindle has now)
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Additionally, I'm particularly interested in your insights on the user interface differences between the Kindle and the Nook. Which do you like better and why?
The biggest difference for me as far as that goes isn't a huge deal. The NST has an option to show books in your library as a list, as my Kindle does, OR to show all the book covers. I like seeing the book covers because I remember the book cover sometimes better than the name of the author and title. On my Kindle, I see a list of authors and titles and try to remember what the book cover looks like. So the Nook works the way my brain works as far as that goes. Not everyone might prefer that as it means there are a lot more pages to scroll through, but then there is a button at the top of the library screen that allows you to very easily switch back and forth between the two options (book covers, or list.)
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As for interface, I don't like it for the unrooted Nook. -can't organize epubs according to a folder system. With the rooted NST, the interface is great.
If you store sideloaded ebooks in a folder, the unrooted NST has an option to traverse the file system by folders.
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The reason I bought nook touch was that it was the only eink reader at the time based on android. Was easily rotatable so allowed for a lot of customization. Also I like its shape and button placements for both hands. I hope they don't close down as my next reader would likely would be its glow version but I am happy with current one see no reason to upgrade unless it breaks down or something. I hope they update it to Android 4.2 for the newer version of their eink devices. As many of the new android app dont work on 2.1 Android like google currents etc
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Thanks for your additional info. As the Nook is not supported internationally, I have to stick with Kindle, but your insights are interesting.
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