Nook VS Kindle And The Winner Is . . .
The debate on the Nook versus a Kindle continues.
The Nook vs Kindle dilemma finally came to a head. In our first Nook vs Kindle article we asked: “What’s it going to be for this enthusiastic reader a Nook or a Kindle?”
After much consideration and research I decided to make an executive decision. With Silke’s birthday approaching I went ahead and bought the Kindle Fire. She had mentioned the Ipad awhile back but cost considerations played a factor into omitting that as an option.
The specific purpose of what she really wanted to do with the eReader was the real deal maker and that purpose was to read.
I’ve never met anyone who reads more books than Silke.
Once we moved in together and our personal libraries were put together, it took her no time at all to read all of mine. Granted we had some duplicates but still it was an early sign that she was highly motivated. With digital media at her finger tips and a whole library of books ‘up in the clouds’, the books at her disposal seemed endless.
When she opened the Kindle Fire on her birthday I was anticipating her reluctance towards it.
Instead she was more than eager to get it going. On top of all the books that are available came web browsing, a Facebook tab, and countless news feeds. There was so much that she would be able to do I began to wonder if she would have time to read. Since Silke has spent more time with the device and it is her present, I asked her what she thought of the e-reader.
Silke – My first impression upon opening my birthday present, was how much heavier the Kindle Fire is than what I imagined. It’s is very substantial, sleek and holds well in your hand.
Once I activated my Kindle Fire I received a FREE month subscription to Amazon Prime, where I was able to download free books, watch videos and also get free shipping when ordering anything through Amazon. This will come in handy since I’m going to need a case so I can carry it with me.
The Kindle Fire is all color, with very crisp imaging, and great for browsing, although the keyboard is a little bit hard to get used to.
I have fairly small fingers so it’s not too bad for me, I can’t image a guy with huge hands being able to use the keyboard very efficiently though. So far we only watched a couple of movie trailers that streamed without any hiccups. I was very impressed with the picture quality!
Like Nick said earlier I love to read, and have downloaded several free books onto my Kindle Fire as of today. The download itself only took a few seconds, it’s nice that you can see your content, books, apps, etc, in the ‘carousel’ without having to hunt for it.
The fact that the screen can be adjusted for brightness, background color and font size is very helpful as well. I am able to ‘dial’ it down when reading in bed at night and turn it back up when using it outside. By the way, I had no trouble reading on the Kindle Fire while sitting in the sunshine on our deck this morning.
So far I am very pleased with what the Kindle Fire has to offer and how it operates.
The Nook by Barnes & Noble seems like a long forgotten option. It just doesn’t have the functionality that the Kindle does. I thought that our options through Amazon would be more substantial and they are.
Do you own either a Nook or Kindle? We would like to hear what you think. Leave us a comment.