Skipping the topic of the iPad altogether, Digital Trends takes a look a two very popular ebook readers in their latest review.  The Kindle 2 comes from Amazon, offering quick response in black and white with storage for 1,500 books and a very good connection to the web.  The Nook does offer colour, though that reduces battery life, storage space that initially matches the Kindle but can be expanded and the ability to lend books for free for up to 14 days.  If you haven’t yet abandoned paper altogether then you will be less than impressed but if you are looking to make the switch to ebooks you must drop by.

“We ve decided to compare and contrast two formidable devices from the e-reader sector, Amazon s Kindle 2 and Barnes & Noble s Nook. Sure, e-readers can be alike in specs and size, but we think choosing an e-reader is definitely more of a personal preference then an epic battle of devices but there are some features and factors that you should consider before purchasing an e-reader. Before buying an e-reader you should think about how much you read, what you read and where you read it. When it comes down to the Nook and the Kindle 2, the Kindle 2 has a much more utilitarian interface design while the Nook has a less intuitive interface [or at least it does right now] but more aesthetically pleasing design. Now some people say these two e-readers are quite different dare we say, apples and oranges and it would be unfair to compare them, but we feel that every e-reader deserves a chance to battle. Let us forewarn you though, there will be no winner to this battle as we said, choosing an e-reader is a personal purchase that relies on the specs that fit your specific needs, so we ll try to take an objective stance.”

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