Mother’s Day meant a pretty big sale on the Nook ereader. I’ve been eyeing one for some time, but the hassle of having to root seemed like a pain in the balls because – let’s face it – I live in the Amazon universe. That said, I wasn’t going to shell out $300 for a smaller device just because it had Amazon’s name on it.
So. Mother’s Day big Nook sale. Then I notice that the Nook has been opened up on Android – meaning I can use all my google and Amazon apps on it. WHAT.
I took the plunge and got myself a tablet. Here’s the dirt:
It’s heavy enough that I won’t forget it/leave it someplace but not too heavy to make it difficult or unwieldy to use.
The picture is wicked good.
Love the open app platform and it’s the number one sell point.
I got an anti-glare screen protector and I’m surprised at how much I enjoy reading on it. I’ve read more than a half-dozen books with no noticeable eye fatigue.
They’ve got a profile option – you can create profiles for different users (e.g. guests, kids) so you don’t have to worry about someone being all up in your content.
The only downside seems to be no flash, but I’ve found that many tv channels (like the CW) have a dedicated app you can watch their content through which solves that problem.
The nook is on sale this week for $150. If you’re looking for a good tablet and great media device, this is worth it.