11-03-2010 02:49 PM
I am trying to figure out what nook I would like to buy, and I'm really unsure of which one offers the best deal. I need something that allows me to read it wherever im at. Im not sure whether i should get the one with just wi-fi or the 3g and wi-fi.
I also if when i do purchase the nook, will i need to purchase anything else just to use it or can i use it right away? I know i will have to charge it but what is the process of how to do all that? Do i have to do certain things to get the books? or is it like when we order them online?
11-03-2010 02:54 PM
Either model will allow you to read wherever you are located ... the main decision factor between 3G/WiFi and WiFi-only is whether or not you want the ability to purchase books on-the-fly wherever you are. If you want that flexibility, the 3G model might be the best option. Aside from the networking options, the two devices are identical.
When you first activate your Nook, you link it to your B&N account (either through the 3G network or over a WiFi network) and that's it. You can then purchase books and download them directly to the device, or you can buy them from the website, download them to your computer and then copy them to the Nook via the USB cable.
11-03-2010 03:00 PM - edited 11-03-2010 03:11 PM
As JamieOutlaw stated, either model is great. It's just a personal preference for the wifi and 3G. If u have wifi at home or always accessible to a wifi hotspot u can download books by wifi. If u don't have wifi at home or not always accessible to a wifi hotspot, then 3G+Wifi is a deciding factor. U don't need either to read your ebooks, just to download them to your device.
I'm a new user to the Nook, and I luv it. I just put in the book I want in search and whawla, it's there in less than 5 seconds. I take my Nook everywhere. I still have alot to learn but it's fascinating learning each day what the Nook can do.
11-03-2010 03:04 PM
11-03-2010 03:32 PM
In my opinion, you should get the 3G model unless you understand how to configure your home Wi-Fi router. You absolutely must know your SSID and your security key in order to get your NOOK to connect to your home Wi-Fi system. You might need to know how to log into your router to configure it, and have a basic understanding of Wi-Fi security systems.
11-03-2010 04:12 PM
yeah I would go with 3g then u will be connected where ever you have signal which is pretty much every where now
11-03-2010 04:19 PM
I only need to connect over Wi-Fi since I have a wireless router in my home. If I would need to download a book while out, there are a ton of wireless hotspots such as B&N stores, Starbucks, Panera, McDonalds, etc.
There are web sites that will show you where hotspots are on a map.
11-03-2010 05:00 PM
don't forget to buy a cover. You don't want to break it and covers add a bit of protection.
I like the industriell covers.
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11-03-2010 05:13 PM
I too have wifi everywhere I go, so the choice for me was easy. Connecting to secured networks just takes a little patience and good typing skills.
As for things to get. If your local library has ebooks, you might want to consider downloading Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. It's free and library cards are usually free too (not all are these days but most). This is a great option if you are on a limited budget.
I agree with others to get a cover. It makes transporting your nook much easier.
Finally I would recommend getting a book light for the e-ink nook. I took mine camping and enjoyed reading a book at night. Also when traveling a light comes in really handy.
11-03-2010 05:26 PM
I agree with posts that say go with the 3G version. There have been times when I've been out and about with my nook, with no WiFi hotspot nearby and have heard of a book I want to look into. My addled brain usually forgets things so very quickly, so I tend to look up things ASAP so that doesn't happen. Then I can put the book on my wishlist to decide later. It's not absolutely necessary, but it doesn't cost that much more for that functionality. In my opinion.
Then a book light and cover are necessities. My cover is a really good one and it cost $29. I did get the Lyra light but also had a Mighty Bright light that I used for dead tree books that works great. Some people don't like the Lyra light, so you should look into what has been said and lights that have been recommended.