"Too sexy for its own good"4.0 starson by pc2macandluvinit
Pros: - Allt the usual benefits of an e-reader.
- Feels great to hold for a long read over the Kindle.The padded/rubber back is nice to hold.
- Cheap! Light! Good battery life!
Cons: - GLARE. See below for more.
- Slower response than the Kindle.
- Shorter battery life than the Kindle.
Summary: This is a great device overall.
The Nook has one glaring problem. Glare. The designers of the Nook did a great job making a device that looks... well, great. However, by deciding to follow the iDesign school of thought and using shiny plastic and a shiny black bevel, this reader catches light from pretty much any angle. The screen stays relatively glare-free, but there is always a stray light source from somewhere. The touchpad acts as a little mirror, allowing you to see yourself, the light, or the ceiling fan above you quite often.
Why, oh why couldn't this be matte? I have a lot of difficulty with screen glare induced headaches, so this, sadly, meant the Nook had to go back. Come out with a smooth matte finish, and we're on!
Great device if you don't mind the little bit of glare.