Best E-Reader for My Disability: The Nook ColorBy Twardowski, Barbara; Quest, Volume 18, Number 4
Publication Date: October-December 2011
Product review by an individual with hand weakness compares the Barnes & Noble Nook Color and Amazon Kindle e-readers. Advantages of the Kindle noted are its transportability and slim design and a black and white screen that is easy on the eyes. The reviewer found the Kindle’s controls for turning pages too small and difficult to manipulate, however. The Nook was favored for its WiFi function, which allows for free Internet connection at many coffee shops and bookstores; a touchscreen which makes turning pages easy; the ability to read a book in either a portrait or landscape format; excellent customer service; perks available for the device at Barnes & Noble bookstores, including free reading of e-format books for an hour a day and Free Fridays Nook book giveaways; and storage that is expandable to 32 gigabytes. In addition, the Nook can be expanded into an Android-based tablet computer with the Nook2Android microSD card. Disadvantages of the Nook noted include its weight, which at 15.8 ounces is wearing on the hands; and a battery charge the time of which is greatly reduced when the WiFi is turned on.
Assistive Products Discussed: KINDLE TOUCH & KINDLE TOUCH 3G
Published by: Muscular Dystrophy Association (Website:http://www.mdausa.org)
Link to text: http://quest.mda.org/article/best-e-reader-my-disability-nook-color