In case you missed it or were doing something constructive with your lives, Attack Of The Show reviewed the Barnes & Noble Nook a while back. Good stuff to know if you’re in the market for a new e-book reader.
B&N set out to make their device the most feature rich imaginable to access and download from their extensive catalog (over 1 million titles) via its free 3G/WiFi connections. You get free samples and can store up to 1500 titles, all for $269.
Overall they liked the design, thought it felt comfortable while holding it, the color touch screen on the bottom (although it takes a bit of a learning curve), and thought it was better than a Kindle as far as the interface goes. It also knows if you’re in a Barnes & Noble store, and lets you read complete ebooks in the store, for FREE, which is pretty damn cool (but encourages loitering, which is not cool).
They wished it was a little cheaper (like $199) but gave it a very respectable 4 out of 5 rating. “The more we used the Nook, the more we enjoyed the Nook.”
Here’s the clip on Hulu.
Eventually my book Free Love – True Stories of Love and Lust on the Internet by Thomas Kelleher will be made available for the Nook format. Meanwhile, the e-book version is currently available for Kindle, iPhone, Blackberry and iPad platforms via Amazon. A print version will also be coming out in the next few months. Stay tuned!