I know many people have ereaders and others are considering investing in one. So I figured we could discuss ereaders for a bit. Amazon's Kindle - Sony's Reader Barnes & Noble's Nook and Borders Kobo. Apple's iPad isn't an ereader though ibooks is one of its many functions.
The Kindle and Sony readers are both second in second generations. The B&N's Nook was released earlier this year. Engadget's review Borders Kobo will be released in June Engadget's review I decided not to link to any review of Kindle and Sony readers, since they have both been on the market for awhile. Besides reading up on the Nook, Kobo and iPad has started to make my eyes gloss over. Please mention any ereaders I missed in the comment box.
I don't have an ereader, I work at a bookstore, it's not in my budget. If it was I probably still wouldn't buy one now, though I would consider one in the future. It would actually come in handy for reviews. If I am like a book I want the actual book in hand. But if I was reading something for review, I'd be okay with a electronic copy. I wonder if could claim a tax right off for an ereader. Since blogging is not a job probably not but its a nice thought. Though I do work at a bookstore and reading books is a part of the job description. Maybe a nice IRS person would understand.
One of my co-workers has a Kindle, another one has a Sony reader (both gifts). They are happy with their ereaders. So, I suppose it simply a matter of choosing an ereader that works best for you.
If I was going to get one the above, I'd go with the Kobo. I like the low price point of $149. It's strictly no frills (no Wifi), but I am okay with that. I've never been a stranger to the no frill aisle in the supermarket. With the Kobo, it looks like the only thing you can do with it is read books. that would be perfect for me, other wise I would get easily distracted.
Three questions for people have ereaders
Do you like your ereader? Why or why not?
What should someone who is looking to buy an ereader pay close attention to?
Do you still buy books?
Two questions for people without ereaders
Would you consider buying one? Why or why not?
If you are in the market for an ereader which one are you considering?
I am hoping everyone with an ereader or an extensive knowledge of them will help educate the rest of us.