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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesomeee Device!

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    This E-reader is by far the best I've ever used or owned. I have the Nook 1st Edition and this 2nd Edition is so much better. It did have a few little bugs when I first purchased it but an update has already been installed which has fixed all of these. It is much lighter than the 1st edition and the battery life is outstanding, even with wi-fi constantly on I've had my device for two weeks and with heavy use I still have 82% of battery left. The new interface is so friendly and much easier to use, downloading books is extremely easy and simple, and the Nook friends feature is great. The screen has a much better contrast than my previous nook and now I can choose my line spacing and much more. I definitely recommend this e-reader to anyone that is looking for a simple "reader". The touch screen is also very responsive! I can't say enough good things about this Nook.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent e-reader (and only an e-reader)

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    I picked this up on a whim because I needed an e-reader to take on my vacation to the beaches of West Michigan (I already have the Nook Color). After a week with this device, I must say I really enjoy it. This device does one thing, and does it well -- it is an e-reader, only an e-reader, and will never be anything but an e-reader (unlike its sibling, the Nook Color). Of course, it has all the benefits of e-ink -- read in sunlight, easy on the eyes, etc. In addition to this, the screen is crisp and clear and does refresh faster than my wife's 3rd gen Kindle. The battery life is wonderful. I haven't even had the device long enough to truly break in the battery, but I've read for about 20 hours this week and the battery says I have 70% left. In my opinion, this device was designed mainly for books. Yes, you can read magazines and newspapers on it, but it isn't as easy to do so, or as intuitive, as it is on the Nook Color or a tablet. They still look good, but it frustrated me a little bit. Given that I mostly read books, this won't bother me, but it is something to take into consideration if you read a lot of digital magazines and newspapers. I also enjoy the touch navigation of the device rather than buttons/keyboards like the Kindle. The software is very responsive, and the menus are easy to understand. If you have the Nook Color, you'll feel right at home on this device immediately. If this is your first Nook, you'll figure out the menus in about 30 seconds. Seriously, it's that easy -- the menus aren't filled with layer after layer and they're pretty intuitive. The form factor and design of the device is, overall, pretty good. Obviously, this thing is light -- about 7.5 ounces. You can hold it with one hand comfortably for a long, long time. It's thin, too, which is nice, and the rubberized texture of the bezel and back of the device give it a nice grip and feel in the hand without being "tacky." However, it is a bit wide to be able to stick in it a pocket, which may be a drawback for some. Doesn't really bug me though. Also, for you Kindle owners, this device is easy to root (it is Android 2.1 after all) and you can then install the Kindle Android app on the device and have access to both the B&N and Amazon bookstores. Is the device perfect? Of course not, but its pretty close. Why are there buttons to advance/go back within books? Not needed, and they can be hard to press correctly. Also, the power button on the top of the device is a little awkward to press correctly. Not deal breakers, but certainly a little odd for a device that nailed just about everything else. To respond to a couple of the other reviews, one person is unhappy with the price of e-books. Well, that isn't this devices fault, or even B&N's fault. You can thank the publishers for that. Don't knock this device, which is excellent and does what it is designed to do and does it well. As to the content, yes, there is 1 GB of storage, of which 750 MB is reserved for content purchased from B&N. I think that's reasonable, but that's just me. It is their device, after all. This leaves about 250 MB (263 on my device, if you want to be accurate) for sideloaded content. Given that the average ePub file is about 3 MB, you can place about 85 sideloaded books on this device without a microsd card. Also, I have an 8 GB microsd card in mine, and I have had no trouble with the device recognizing the microsd card. I just had to format it in the device first, and now it works like a charm. The annoying thing about it is that you can't transfer files between the internal and external storage without hooking the device to a computer (at least, if there is, I haven't figured out how to do it yet). Overall, a great device. I'm glad I picked it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great e-reader!

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    My experience is the opposite of the last review. I compared this device to the Nook color (with which I immediately experienced eye strain), and to the Kindle 3. The Kindle 3 is a good reader, but has too many drawbacks. Navigating around the screen is a pain using the keyboard, and the keyboard itself is difficult to type on. The keys are tiny and too hard to press for any kind of quick input. The letters on the keys are incredibly hard to see. The Kindle is bigger because of the keyboard, but the actual reading screen is the same size as the Nook's. The Nook has been wonderfully easy to use. I was able to hook it up to WI-FI without any problems, and books download within a few seconds. The touch screen is very responsive. The previous reviewer said that his touch screen often didn't read the input, but that just hasn't been the case at all with mine. (His is probably defective). There are three ways to turn a page--either touching the side of the screen, swiping from side to side, or clicking a section on the frame. I prefer to touch the side of the screen. One thing I love is that the text notes or end notes can be immediately accessed by just touching the super-scripted number or letter of the note. In my current book, that takes me to a page at the very end of the book where I can read the note, and then just hit the word "Back" at the top of the screen. This takes me back to the page I was on. VERY quick. Also, from what I understand, the dictionary functions much better with the Nook than with the Kindle. All you do is touch and hold on the word you want to look up, and you get a menu, wherein you touch "Look up," and this gives you the definition of the word. You don't have to leave your book to do this. "X" out of that window, and you're back to reading again. Huge advantage and I use this all the time. Also, you are not obligated to only purchase books from B&N as you are obligated by Amazon with the Kindle. You can also borrow e-books from your local library, a function not yet available on the Kindle (though I hear it is coming soon). You can expand the memory with a micro-SD card, another advantage over the Kindle. I haven't found anything I don't like about this e-reader, and plan to get one for my daughter too. What I don't like has nothing to do with the Nook. I am pretty unhappy that the B&N membership, which cost $25, does not give you a discount on Nook accessories, such as covers and lights. You get $10 off the initial purchase of this Nook, 10% off on hard copies of books, but nothing off of Nook accessories. They did not make this clear when I bought the membership. By definition, when you buy an e-reader, chances are you won't be buying too many hard copy books after that. I was counting on making up the rest of the membership fee in accessories. But as far as the Nook goes, it's awesome. My sister has one too and takes it everywhere she goes. By the way, it's significantly smaller and about an ounce lighter than the Kindle. This is the best purchase I've made in awhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect Ereader

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    I purchased the Nook for my wife and she loves it! My wife traditionally loves reading a good book, but never liked reading on the iPad 2. So she wanted something closer to the feeling she gets reading a real book and that's exactly what the Nook delivers. Don't hesitate buying this device. It's so easy to use and if you have a collection of snooks or PDF's you can just load them with simple drag and drop!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So Awesome

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    This e-reader is just soooo cool and easy to use. I had the original nook and this second generation is a vast improvement over it. The device is so light weight that holding it is doesn't hurt my arms or strain them at all. I love that it doesn't have a dedicated key pad like the kindle and the touch key pad that you can make pop up is very reliable. The touch technology seems very user friendly. It does what I want and doesn't turn pages when it isn't suppossed to. I just lightly touch the screen and away it goes. I also love the features. I can change the fonts, the text, the ... everything. The e-ink screen is crisp and clear and reading on it is so relaxing. Downloading books onto the nook is simple and easy. I wouldn't really recommend trying to surf the internet with it, but I didn't buy it to do that....just to read books, so this isn't a negative in my book. My only complaint with the nook touch is that you cannot delete books from the device itself. You can only delete them the same way you load new books onto the device, either from the bn site itself, or with software like Adobe digital. Not much of an issue now that I know and am not reading through the manual or playing with the device driving myself mad trying to delete bn's stupid sample books. Also, I purchased the device over two weeks ago and the device has only been charged that first day...even though I read hours every night! Great device. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Encourages you to read more

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    Ereaders make it very easy to carry your library around and read whenever you have the chance which encourages you to read more. The touch screen is great, responds to your touch without being too sensitive. The screen is crisp and clear and with multiple fonts and font sizes you shouldn't have any problems being able to read your favorites. Page turning is a breeze with multiple options; tap the side of the screen, swipe the screen, or push one of the buttons on the side bars. The battery life has been great. I tested the battery life leaving the WiFi on all the time and I got around two weeks of life while reading a few hours a day. Normal use I leave the WiFi off unless I need it and I get over a month of life before having to recharge. (The specs say 2 months but that is w/ WiFi off and reading a 1/2 hour a day, I read at least 2-3hrs/day). You are also not locked into getting your ebooks from just the manufacturer. You can get them from anyone that has the epub format. I don't want to get in trouble for mentioning other sites so check out the manufacturer's forums to get an idea of your options. Getting ebooks from the library is a great option as well. Having the microSD slot really lets you carry around a library's worth of books. One thing that needs improvement is organization. If you want to set-up shelves it is all done on the nook itself, there is no option to do it online. This a frequent request on the manufacturer's forums and will hopefully be something we see in the future. Overall this is a great ereader and I have really enjoyed it over the past 5-6 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Much Improved

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    This is my second reader I just upgraded from a Generation 1 Nook. I have also borrowed a Nook color for 2 weeks. This is a much improved unit over Gen 1. I was very happy with the older unit with the exception of the split reading screen and touch screen. With all the touch devices out there I kept finding myself touching the upper screen to do something. That said this new unit is "Excellent". It flows very well, the touch screen is logical and intuitive and this device is really small. Much smaller then Gen 1 and the Kindle, but the reading screen is the same as both! No loud click page buttons and the on off button in backs is very slick too. It can be turned off even while inside a protective cover by design. Just give it a little squeeze and click iton or off. Very well thought out user design. Keyboard and touch screen are surprisingly responsive. I was expecting something a little less responsive and am very impressed. The screen does give a slight flash during page jumps as noted by other reveiwers but this is with all e-ink readers and should be expected. This reader is much better than the nook color in my opinion which is more like a tablet. Good for short reads magazines etc. but can cause just before bed eye strain and takes some getting used too. Bottom line: This is the BEST reader out there for book reading, hands down over Gen 1 Nook, Kindle and Nook Color. Cool tricks: Here are some of may favorite reading tricks. -Load my sheet music in as PDF's no need to carry music anymore -Save a informative web page as a PDF on the device for later reading -Save some technical manuals on the device from work for homework reading -And of course books...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    They've really gotten the eReader right this time

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    If you are shopping for an eReader, consider the Nook Simple Touch I own at least 5 eReaders or tablets, have tested several others, and for reading, this one is hands-down the best. The WiFi Connection means you can buy books and magazines without connecting a cable to your computer. I am able to read books purchased from B&N, the Sony Book Store, Adobe Digital Editions, plus PDFs, and eBooks from my library, which covers everything I need at this point. The screen responds quickly, meaning page changes happen very quickly. The e-ink display is clear in bright or dim light. I have had the unit for a month or so, including 30-40 hours of reading, and charged the battery once. The best thing about the unit, however, is how light and comfortable it feels in my hand. I can read for hours. It's not too big, nor too small.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Clear choice over Kindle

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    I just wrote a lengthy review which got deleted so, rather than try to recreate it, I'll just boil it down to the essentials: 1) The touch screen on the new Nook allows the unit to be smaller and lighter than a Kindle. Typing is MUCH easier than on that ridiculous Kindle keyboard and the functionality is flawless. You can turn the page just by tapping the screen. 2) Our local library, like many, will NOT be supporting Kindle when they start offering ebooks. That may come in the long term but, for now, Amazon is being proprietary with their file format. 3) A current edge for Kindle is still their cases with a booklight that runs off the KINDLE'S battery. Nook cases utilize clip-on lights or an integrated light that runs off a AAA (read: added weight) Still wondering whether ANY ereader is right for you? Here are the advantages over printed books: 1) carry an entire library with you at all times (it's like an iPod for books) 2) get the book without driving to the bookstore (sorry, local retailers) 3) adjust font size (for all my presbyopic friends) 4) Take one look at an e-ink screen and you'll be amazed. This is NOT like staring at a computer or iPad screen. Note: Color Nook is a backlit screen. 5) book downloads are generally cheaper

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good, basic tool

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    The Nook Simple Touch is just that: a simple, basic eReader. The downloads are easy from either a PC or by WiFi (note: I work computers so your mileage may vary). I resisted getting one for a long time, but I commute by Light Rail and I can carry a huge over-sized 800-page book in the palm of my hand. I can switch books and it remembers where I was. It's simple, easy, rather plain. And a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Marvelous Product

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    This is my first e-reader after having been a computer user for years and years. What a revelation this thing is! I can't believe how easy on the eyes it is. Never realized how different E-ink is from regular computer screen! Turning pages is so simple it's almost ridiculous. Navigating around the device is almost completely intuitive. Have only owned it for a week but I've already read a complete book and several magazine issues. Looks like I'm going to be doing a lot more book reading with this amazing product. Still haven't found anything about it to dislike which is pretty amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Reader

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    You are a reader and when you pick up a book, you do not want to be distracted by email arrival chimes, game updates, or any such thing - you just want to read a book undisturbed. If that is you, the Nook Simple Touch may be just what you are seeking. This Nook will not let you check your email, view YouTube videos, or play Angry Birds. The kids will not beg you to let them play with it. It is all about one thing, and only one thing - reading books. It has a battery life in the neighborhood of a month and a clear, crisp screen. It has no color, just like the pages of a real novel. It has no backlight, just like a real book. If you want to read at night, you will have to sit in a well-lit room or under a lamp. It is perfect for outside reading too. On this device you can store hundreds of books, books which are also kept safely for you in the Barnes and Noble cloud. This means that if your Nook is ever broken or lost, you can put all of your books on another one without losing a single page. In a WiFi environment, you can buy books and have them ready to read in only seconds. The price of these ebooks is generally several dollars less than the paper counterparts. Did I fail to mention that you can adjust the type size so reading is easy for anyone. I highly recommend the Nook Simple Touch for the person who wants to read novels, reference books, you name it. At this price you cannot go wrong. Also remember that Best Buy has a return policy that allows you to take the product back for a full refund if you are not satisfied with it. Give it a go and I bet you will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best e-Reader on the Market

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    I am an avid reader and have been all my life. After resisting the whole e-reader concept because I wanted the feel of my books, I decided to research and compare all e-readers on the market. The Nook won hands down. I recently purchased my Nook Simple Touch and have not been disappointed. I love the e-ink concept as it is so easy to read. I love the fact that the screen is not back-lit and it doesn't seem like you are staring at a computer screen. Also, the Nook comes with the plug-in adapter and you don't have to buy it as you do with the Kindle. Also, you don't have to pay an extra $50 (as you do with the Kindle) to avoid "special offer" pop ups - you don't get them. I have already checked out e-books from my local Mid-Continent library and it was a breeze!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great, simple E-Reader

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    I bought my first Nook Simple Touch last November, and have enjoyed having it. My kids also like reading it, so I decided to buy a second one. Barnes and Noble no longer sells this version, but I didn't want the version with the Glowlight as the reviews aren't very good. We mainly use these to read books we download from the library using ePub format. Transferring these to the device has to be done through the wired USB cable. The device does have Wifi, but it can only be used to download books from B&N. It is a very simple, low feature device (just for reading books), but the battery life is fantastic. I think I could take it on a few week trip, read a few hours a day, and not have to charge it (as long as you turn it off when you are not reading it). It isn't as bright as the Kindle Paperwhite, but is easily readable anywhere you can read a standard paperback. The touchscreen is a little slow, but not terrible.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Grandma hasn't put it down yet....

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    We bought this as a gift for my mother. I did alot of research and found this one was perfect for her. It is simple to use and quick to set-up. We gave it to her all set-up and downloaded with over forty free books( we purchased a few too just to make sure it was simple also). They offer alot more but we didn't want to overwhelm or guess what she likes to read. She now has read over 7 books in a short period. The entire family is happy to see her enjoying herself reading books again. You also can download books from the local library for free, we will try that next week. After seeing hers', and getting it ready for her, we will be purchasing another for ourselves. While in standby mode, the screen switches to nice scenery pictures. It is the perfect coffee table book and is a great conversation piece.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent ereader

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    I have an iPad 2 and use the Nook app but it is not good for reading outside due to glare and I worry about leaving an $700 device poolside when I go in the water. I decided to try the Nook Simple Touch for a trip to the beach and it has exceeded my expectations. It is very light and the shape of the back with the rubberized surface feels great. I can hold it in either hand for hours and just turn pages with my thumb. It is small enough to fit in the pocket of my cargo shorts. Buying books is simple. I have also downloaded books from my local public library, although you do have to connect the Nook to a computer for that. Nook has "shelves" so you can organize your books. I have posted comments on books to Facebook, reviewed books and lended books with no problem. Battery life is excellent, especially if you turn off the wifi when you are not using it. You get perks if you take your Nook into Barnes and Noble, such as reading their ebook library for free for a hour. The Nook has replaced my iPad for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good in almost every way...

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    I previosly had a Sony 505 which I loved but had issues with. Sony's software sucks. No doubt about it. The Nook is much better in that way and most of all the hardware is much better. Holding is is much easier as it's lighter, more ergo in shape and best of all the touchscreen is a joy to use. I never even use the page buttons, they seem redundant to me. Regarding software to transfer books to it, try Calibre (I have to plug it. I designed the logo for it!) it's easier to convert almost any format known to man into ePub using it than any other program. It also great for managing you library. If you're like me and read mostly classics, out of copyright books and free books you will love the Nook as it uses by default ePub files which almost every publisher both free and for $ are changing to. You will not regret this purchase in any way weather you're an avid reader or only read 4 or 5 novels a week. It's easy on the eyes (I have an iPad also and talk about eye strain!) and easy on the pocketbook. It's expandable with up to 32GB Micro SDHC. I have an 8GB card in mine and currently have about 900 SciFi books on it, so transferring files to it is going to be a rare thing. My one and only complaint is that they used a Micro SDHC instead of a standard sized SDHC card. I always have to get a pair of tweezers to put in or take out the Micro sized cards. To hard to deal with and to easy to loose. Plus there is plenty of room for a full sized SDHC card slot in the Nook! All in all a great product. One last plus. There is a hidden web browser! When in the library section of the software if your connected to WiFi you can type a web address in the search and it opens a browser. Not in the included literature but is well know on many blogs. Not a great browser but good enough for the basics.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good when you're on the go

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    I love reading, but I hated having to carry my books everywhere. Now I can read wherever I go, and carry all of my books in my purse. The screen is easy to read and the adjustable options (like font size) make it exactly what I am comfortable with. Footnotes are easy to flip to/from, the books are easy to navigate, and I personalized my screensavers! The library can be organized onto 'shelves' making it easier to find books when I want them The only thing I don't care for is the home screen. I would prefer it not be so busy. I feel like a home screen should be simple and functional. The recommendations at the bottom feel like an advertisement, which I feel should be on the Shop page only. Instead, I would prefer the home page to show me all of the books I am currently reading instead of just the last one opened.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Size is perfect for holding and easy to take along

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    I am a retired woman with arthritis in my hands. Most hardback and some paperbacks weigh enough to make them difficult to hold for any length of time. My Nook doesn't tire me or make my hands ache. The print is clear with virtually no glare so I may read for extended periods of time with tiring my hand or eyes and the page turns with just a light touch. I read a lot and only charge my nook once or twice a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good for a newbie with an eReader

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    This is the first eReader that I've ever owned or used. I originally purchased it because one eReader is easy to travel with or move with than boxes of books. The Good: So far I've had wonderful battery life from it. The eInk is great for long term reading. It's super light. I can navigate my book one handed if I need to take a drink or stir a pot of food. Accepts tons of ebook formats. You can expand the hard drive using a memory card. The Bad: It does take a little bit of time to load up. The pages flash a bit when changing the page. Extra: Personally I've had one freeze up on the Nook. Considering this is a new product and the firmware hasn't been updated it's to be expected. Overall: I really like the Nook Simple Touch and I've recommended it to a few friends. Most would prefer color but since I get eye strain easily the eInk works perfect for me. Plus I'm only reading novels and not magazines so no need for color.

    I would recommend this to a friend