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Old 05-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Considering buying an ereader as a gift

My sister has been borrowing my Nook STR recently. She has gotten back into reading and does not like reading on tablets or her iPhone.

I am debating on whether I should get her a Nook STR like mine since she already knows how to use it or if I should get a Kobo Aura or Kindle Paperwhite so she can read at night. (She stays up late ALOT.)

Most of my books are DRM free classics that I can easily load onto any reader that I purchase using Calibre and I don't think she will have an issue buy books from amazing vs B&N vs Kobo.

In terms of pricing, screen resolution, and battery life, which would be the best bet? I have only ever had Nook products so I have no idea on how the others compare.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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The Kobo Aura (or Glo) or Kindle Paperwhite are all good devices and have higher screen resolutions that the STR if that matters to you. Keep in mind that with the Kindle you'd need to convert your books, not that it's hard with Calibre. The other option is the Nook Glow. Operates like and has the look/feel of the STR, but with the addition of the light. As far as I know battery life is similar on most eInk readers with similar features.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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The Kobo Aura (or Glo) or Kindle Paperwhite are all good devices and have higher screen resolutions that the STR if that matters to you. Keep in mind that with the Kindle you'd need to convert your books, not that it's hard with Calibre. The other option is the Nook Glow. Operates like and has the look/feel of the STR, but with the addition of the light. As far as I know battery life is similar on most eInk readers with similar features.
Unless she's a techie and can strip DRM and edit eBooks, forget Kobo, the oddities/bugs will just make it more of a hassle then it's worth.

Given that the sister knows how to use the nook str, I'd suggest the nook glo.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:24 AM   #4
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Unless she's a techie and can strip DRM and edit eBooks, forget Kobo, the oddities/bugs will just make it more of a hassle then it's worth.
Don't discount the Kobo on this comment alone, I'm certainly not a techie and manage just fine with my Kobo Glo. I'd love the Aura but bought the Glo a month before it came out so can't justify it at the moment.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:24 AM   #5
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Most of my books are DRM free classics that I can easily load onto any reader that I purchase using Calibre and I don't think she will have an issue buy books from amazing vs B&N vs Kobo.

In terms of pricing, screen resolution, and battery life, which would be the best bet? I have only ever had Nook products so I have no idea on how the others compare.
If you're going to be loading all her ebooks for her, then Nook GlowLight. If you think she might be buying a lot of ebooks, loathe as I am to say this, I'd recommend the Kindle Paperwhite.
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Don't discount the Kobo on this comment alone, I'm certainly not a techie and manage just fine with my Kobo Glo. I'd love the Aura but bought the Glo a month before it came out so can't justify it at the moment.
I second this.
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Unless she's a techie and can strip DRM and edit eBooks, forget Kobo, the oddities/bugs will just make it more of a hassle then it's worth.
Not everyone cares about linespacing and widows/orphans as much as you do.

The Kindle Paperwhite would have an advantage though, you could email her books to her kindle email address (that is if she's got w-lan or the 3G version).
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