1. nmoreman's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide on Nook vs Ipad for reading, and yes I want the Ipad because it is much more than an expensive reader.

    Any feedback on reading in sunlight, then should I wait for Ipad2 for any improvement. And I am new, did search, found nothing, so would like personal opinions before purchase.

    So how is it, less expensive off Craig's List, or worth the wait for improvements coming. Thanks.
    02-08-2011 05:49 AM
  2. jdavis530's Avatar
    I think both the nook and iPad would both be horrbile in the sunlight. The new Kindle is suppose to be the best ereader for direct sunlight.
    02-08-2011 10:39 AM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide on Nook vs Ipad for reading, and yes I want the Ipad because it is much more than an expensive reader.

    Any feedback on reading in sunlight, then should I wait for Ipad2 for any improvement. And I am new, did search, found nothing, so would like personal opinions before purchase.

    So how is it, less expensive off Craig's List, or worth the wait for improvements coming. Thanks.
    The original Nook or the new color Nook?
    02-08-2011 03:52 PM
  4. nmoreman's Avatar
    Color - I just cant see spending that kind of money on a reader that does nothing else.
    If Nook is purchased, will hack and add Android capabilities.
    If Ipad is purchased, will jailbreak.
    I do like the 10 inch screen better for reading, might be tighter in purse.
    I like the price of the Nook, and would probably learn to live with size.

    I also have a netbook, so might just live with it and continue to hit the library at no cost. I love to read outside in summer, so if I can't use anything but black and white, this last option will probably be it.
    02-09-2011 06:35 AM
  5. monitoronly's Avatar
    Size of ipad is great, a bit heavy as a book and all devices are poor in sunlight except epaper screens.
    02-10-2011 01:50 PM
  6. carmendiva#AC's Avatar
    i absolutely love my ipad
    such a nifty device!
    02-13-2011 03:56 PM
  7. breeeeathe's Avatar
    doing anything in direct sunlight is far from stellar on the iPad
    02-13-2011 07:24 PM
  8. nmoreman's Avatar
    Ended up buying Ipad anyway and don't care.

    $139 for a book reader is too much for too little a screen (not much bigger than phone that does same), 389 way too much for bigger screen. Nook in the middle was very cool but found a great deal on a used Ipad that was just a little more and a whole lot more screen and functionality.

    And I decided full sun means I'm sweating anyway and don't want to get it "wet" so will read books, the old fashioned way outside, use it inside, and enjoy everything the Ipad does
    02-14-2011 09:33 AM
  9. Luis Carli's Avatar
    wait for iPad 2
    02-14-2011 03:02 PM
  10. Blackbelt's Avatar
    For all current Ipad users the idea of a front facing camera does not justify another $725. I have been using my Ipad since August and have loved every minute of it. You can always wait for the next bigger and better item , so you never make a move.
    Thank you
    Last edited by Blackbelt; 02-14-2011 at 04:12 PM.
    02-14-2011 04:08 PM
  11. Flagatorfan's Avatar
    Here is a tip for ipad users wanting to use the ipad outside. Get a good pair of polarized sunglasses, Costa Del Mar is what I use. Then turn the ipad horizontally. The difference is amazing.
    02-22-2011 02:30 AM
  12. iPadJay's Avatar
    can't really read my iPad in sunlight and i'm not sure ipad2 solves that issue either
    03-04-2011 10:29 AM
  13. Elaine5006's Avatar
    When I wear my sunglasses I can't see my ipad screen. It looks like it is off.
    03-04-2011 10:33 AM
  14. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    For all you current iPad owners: do anti-glare screen protectors make any difference in direct sunlight? I just bought a used 1st gen on Ebay (pray it comes tomorrow!) and was just wondering if I should get the anti-glare versus clear for this reason.

    Thanks!
    03-04-2011 04:38 PM
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