Thursday, July 15, 2010
Oo! My first post!
Ah hem, anyways. This first post is all about Barnes and Nobel's Nook and its because I just purchased one and I absolutely LOVE it. If you like to read, the Nook is a must have.
I researched all of the e-readers out there before deciding upon this one. The Wi-Fi is what really won me over, but there is so much more! First of all, the price came down to $199.00 from $259.00. It has 2 GB of memory and stores up to 1,500 books. And then you can go and add a memory card if you need even more space. Can you imagine trying to shelf 1,500 books? You would have books up to the ceiling and more. Most of the e-books I've found so far are close to the same price as a paperback you can buy at the store, but I did see some that were cheaper while browsing. You can also download free sample books which gives you like the first 40 pages of a book you are interested in before you buy it. You can also read the e-books for free at the Barnes and Nobel stores.
The actual reading of the book is neat too. You can adjust the size of your font to suit you. You can bookmark pages and the Nook automatically saves the page you left off on. Just simply go to the bottom touch screen and touch "Reading Now" and your page pops right up!
You can shop, play games, try the web beta and access Wi-Fi all from the touch screen. You can also upload your own photos for a custom screen saver, which I think is awesome! The only thing I would change, would be that the big screen was touch, too. Other than that, so far so good!