E-reader review: Kindle 2 vs Nook

The best thing about e-readers is the fact that you are reading. We all know the “absorption” factor when reading something interesting. Whether you are reading an article in a magazine or newspaper, a short story, fiction or non-fiction; when you are absorbed in the subject matter, the material world falls away. You don’t register your surroundings – you don’t hear people call your name, noises, temperature or anything else outside of the book or magazine. You forget you are holding a magazine, you forget you are turning the page. It’s like the words are beaming straight into your brain. Well, the good thing about the new generation e-readers like the Nook and the Kindle2 is that the same thing happens to you! Whether you have downloaded a novel, self-help book, magazine or newspaper, when you are reading on your Kindle 2 or Nook, the outside world falls away. You cease to register the outside world, you forget you are holding a device or touching a button to turn the page. Just like when reading a paper book!

There are a few differences between the Nook and the Kindle 2 – and there are similarities as well. The e-ink is exactly the same technology. The display screens are the same size. They both allow you to download wirelessly. They are a similar size. They cost the same. Now for some of the differences: the Nook is heavier, and thicker. The Kindle 2 only has one font (Nook has three), but you can change the font size. The Kindle 2 doesn’t have WiFi capability, but with 3G and WiFi, the Nook lets you browse the ebook store with whichever system is available. You can expand the memory on the Nook with a microSD card slot. Kindle 2 doesn’t offer this capability, but since you can offload into your account archives, it shouldn’t be a problem. The Nook allows you to lend books you have purchased, the Kindle 2 doesn’t. The battery lasts a lot longer between recharges on the Kindle 2.

The Kindle 2 has no touchscreen, the Nook does.

There are several highly technical differences between the formats supported on both devices, although they each allow you to download free books from sources other than their own stores. You can find out more by playing with the Nook at Best Buy, and the Kindle 2 at Target, or read more on their respective websites.

Whichever e-reader you choose to buy, or already have, you already know about the absorption factor. One of the best things is that you can now add skins to both the Kindle 2 and the Nook!

A skin adds individualization and style, as well as protection to you Kindle 2 or Nook. When you buy from us, we offer unparalleled customer service including real, live people that answer your phone questions, or livehelp! online chats to help you with any questions you have. Don’t let your new e-reader be blah and plain Jane – decorate it today with an e-reader skin


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One Response to “E-reader review: Kindle 2 vs Nook”

  1. skinsreviews Says:

    Nice article, good review

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