Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Just Do It!
Both the Nook and Kindle are priced about the same: $250. Of course, I wish they were cheaper, and I know that I'll hate myself in another year when they're selling for $150--or less.
And, yeah, the Nook is touchscreen and has color functionality, but I'm not exactly sure those were the selling points for me. What I liked about the Nook is that the battery ($30) is replaceable. With the Kindle, the battery is enclosed so when it runs out, I guess you're screwed. Not that I'm planning on running back to Barnes & Noble every time I have a question, but it is nice that you can speak to a human being at the B&N store. Who do you talk to about your Kindle when you have a problem? I read that the Kindles were going to be sold in Target stores but that's not exactly a huge selling point for me. I've never been a Target fan. Plus, it's not sold in my local Target at the moment. Kindle fail.
The Nook also has "airplane mode" functionality so I can still read on takeoffs and landings when I'm not praying that the plane doesn't crash. Both can go a long time on a single charge (e.g. like 3 days or something); the Nook can play music. That's kind of a cool feature too, especially if you travel. Which I do.
Anyway, I think I'm going with the Nook. Get the checkbook!