It was but a few years ago when the Amazon Kindle came into the scene quietly, but after some time, e-readers are getting to be popular as a must-have in the world of cool tech gadgets and electronics. As a comparison, the Kindle is to books while MP3 player is to music. The scenario is electronic readers have the best of the books and computers, and mix them together to form a hand held book reader called the Kindle. Some old fashioned book lovers though would still prefer the traditional way of reading books than a small electronic gadget.
On the positive side, the Kindle has slowly gaining grounds in turning old-fashioned book worms into die-hards e-reader fans. Although book lovers are still sceptical with the idea of having an e-reader, they are already recognizing the convenience aspect of having a small gadget with a seemingly like library, rather than a suitcase of books for example if they are travelling. Imagine yourself lying on the beach during your vacation and you can read any book you like with just a touch of a button. The idea of replacing the textbooks in schools with this gadget is already floating, and in fact currently, a high school in Florida is now trying the Kindle with their students and is being received positively.
The Kindle has a competition in the name of the Nook from another company and it has similar features as the Kindle. The selling prices of these gadgets are very competitive, on the other hand, for you to decide on which is your better choice, you might want to check out some of their differences.
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The speed and battery life of the Kindle seems to be better than the Nook. In terms of battery life, the Kindle has a 30-day life while the Nook has a 10 day life.
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At around $140 for their basic models, both the Kindle and the Nook seem to be comparable. The Kindle offers more selections as far as content is concern, but the Nook can also download through the electronic advancement of some cities and libraries.
As far as features are concern, the Kindle is using push buttons and can access the internet worldwide, while the Nook has the touch screen but can only be used in the USA.
The battery life of the Kindle at 30 days still edges out another new brand with a battery life of 22 days. Plus this new brand is a bit pricey at $950 compared to the $240 of the Kindle. This new brand has a larger screen but still only available in the US for use, and this makes the Kindle still at an advantage.