Go Go Gadget Girl

I’m a gadget fiend…I’ll admit it. It all started with my Sony E-Reader. Then, my husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday a few years ago. Next up was my iPhone and then a netbook. I’ve also owned several Garmin watches….anyway…you get the point. Well, I went and did it again this weekend.

Oh, well hello Walt!

I went to Barnes and Noble last week during lunch and saw the Nook Touch. My hands started itching and my mind reeling…it really wanted to go home with me. However, I was able to resist, that day. After doing some research on the lovely little device I found out you could root it and be able to get android apps to work. Now, I’m not exactly sure what rooting means other than you’re opening up hidden files that B&N really didn’t want you messing with (and voids your warranty). Of course, you may be asking “Why on Earth would you want to run Android apps on an e-ink screen? It’s not like you can play angry birds.” Well, actually you can. It’s just not very pretty. I digress…no, I don’t want to play games. I want the Kindle app! How awesome would it be to have my Kindle books and Nook books all on one e-ink device?!

Pretty friggen cool! I have an Ipad (did I forget to mention that?) where I can access all of my books but I don’t like to read on the backlit screen. I find the font isn’t as crisp and it bothers me after a while. Most of the time I prefer to read ebooks on my Kindle. Of course, I told myself I needed to have this little lovely before my vacation. Whatever I need to say to justify it, right? Right?

While it looks quite a bit smaller than my Kindle, the screen is actually the same size. Take away the keyboard and it really changes the look. My husband made the comment that I’ve had every e-reader ever made now. Well, that’s simply not true! However, I think I’m set for quite a while.

What type of e-reader do you use? Do you prefer e-ink or is the backlit screen your favorite? Let me know!

 

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