The Love of My Life is over the moon excited about Microsoft’s latest offering,
the Surface tablet. http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx
The device runs on Windows 8 with touch technology, but also includes a
pressure sensitive keyboard/ cover. Gone are the days of pecking keys with
touch screen keyboards. Technology aside, it comes in pink. I’m sold.
The catch is that the Surface will not be available until the fall. And I need an e-book, like, now. Immediately, I narrowed my search to a Nook. My sister-in-law is on her second Nook and loves it. The Lend-Me feature allows borrowing between Nooks, so Sarah and I can exchange books designated as Lend-Me.
Next question… which Nook? Barnes & Noble offers four Nook options:
1) Simple Touch
2) Simple Touch with Glow Light
3) Nook Color
4) Nook Tablet
The eminent arrival of the Surface eliminated Nook Color and Nook Tablet from the contenders. Left with the decision between Simple Touch and Glow Light, I researched the specs online, answered a questionnaire, and categorized the pros and cons for each.
My Top Criteria
1) Easy Downloads (both)
2) Light weight (both)
3) Limited Glare (both)
4) Fluid page turns (both)
5) Bedtime reading (Glow Light)
I finally landed on the Glow Light. The day before our trip to Las Vegas, Brett and I arrived at Barnes & Noble prepared to purchase the Glow Light. I was excited to lounge by the pool with a margarita in one hand and my Glow Light in the other. As we swung arms across the parking lot, a giant poster read, “Glow Light: OUT OF STOCK”. Indefinitely.
So, I finally landed on the Simple Touch. In the end, I saved myself $40, which I promptly spent on an adorable Jonathan Alder cover.
My verdict is in and I’m thoroughly happy with my Simple Touch. I pack the light weight Nook with me everywhere I go. I download new books on the fly. I look super stylish and sophisticated. Speaking of stylish, how adorable will I be when I’m rocking my new Surface in PINK?!