Nook? Kindle? Something else? Holiday gift for my Sister!
September 23, 2010 8:01 AM Subscribe
My sister loves to read. My mother and I have decided to chip in and buy her an e-reader for the holidays . At first I thought to buy her a Nook, since she lives within walking distance of a Barnes and Noble.. but after doing some preliminary research of pros and cons.. I am a little confused.
posted by royalsong to technology (35 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
A lot of the websites out there that compare the different e-readers are out of date or talk about older models. I was hoping the mefi community could help me find the best e-reader to give my sister if I give you some details about her.
She has average computer skills. She can do email, surf the web, etc. The computer in her house is almost always suffering from malware of some sort. This brings up concerns about buying books only online. She does have a wireless router and would spend a majority of her time reading these books at home.. so having cellphone-style connectivity isn't really important. She's big on sci-fi and fantasy books.
Our budget is around $150.
Should we also consider a protective case for it?
Any suggestions or personal experiences with e-readers are welcome!
A second related question: When should we buy this? What's the chances of barnes and noble/amazon/sony running out of e-readers before the end of November?
It is possible she won't like it and will want to return it. Or someone else had this brilliant idea and got her one too.