Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nook Simple Touch

 
I have just ordered a Nook Touch from Asda for a mere £29 including delivery. The little reader is relatively well reviewed and can be rooted to run quite a few Android Apps as well as stacks of reading tools. I'm looking to benefit from a few features:
  • PDF reader: I have built up a decent library of pdfs but don't enjoy viewing them on my laptop.
  • Free texts: I'm a fan of lots of stuff that is out of copyright and often find myself paying for paper versions of books that are otherwise freely available!
  • Read It Later: I have a few hundred long-form articles bookmarked via Instapaper and will never get around to reading them unless I use a half decent reading tool 
  • Highlighting tool: If you read my blog, you'll see I'm a big fan of writing out quotes, something that should become a "touch" easier with the reader.
It's a bit of a low cost foray in the world of e-readers, although I imagine I'll get my money back in gained utility within the first 3-6 months. Nice.

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