We're excited to announce that nook won the Best New Gadget Award at TechCrunch's 2009 Crunchies awards!


Many thanks to everyone who voted. We reallycouldn't have done it without all your support.


And without further ado, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park gives out the award!



For more on the 2009 Crunchies and to see the other category winners, Click here.



by CMegalodon on ‎01-03-2010 09:08 PM

You are kidding, right?  While the hardware design is next generation for an eReader, the software is horrible and B&N support is even worse.

by eloism on ‎01-04-2010 08:08 PM

My Nook was a Christmas present.  What a dud!  The software is terrible.  I am tired of turning page by

page every time a start reading because the "reading now" doesn't work.  It's worse that a paper book!


by magictaco on ‎01-04-2010 11:17 PM

I voted!  What an absolutely wonderful device.  I got mine mid-December, and I can't put it down.  Only problem I had was the touchscreen, but the updates fixed it.  I love my nook!

by grantcv1 on ‎01-05-2010 12:02 AM

@eloism - Unless you didn't do the 1.1.1 update, the page turn is perfectly acceptable now. Given the screen technology used - e-Ink - it's not going to get better than it already is IMHO. Take a look at the other readers - the Kindle and the Sony eReader. They are all pretty much the same now.

by sub_rosa on ‎01-05-2010 12:49 PM

For me, the jury's still out on the Nook.  I like it so far - but I don't love it.  The battery life is disappointing - it doesn't live up to the claims.  It's a new product, and I'm willing to give B&N time to iron out the issues.  But I would be lying if I didn't admit to being a little frustrated and disappointed right now.


by eDigest on ‎01-09-2010 02:33 AM

Congratulations to B&N!  nook won its category.




My nook has already been around the world and, despite heavy daily use, it has performed flawlessly.

by Lizzie23 on ‎01-09-2010 09:29 AM

Congratulations BN! I recieved my nook on Jan.6th and I haven't put it down since. It's a wonderful gadget. :smileyhappy:

by birdbrainCA on ‎01-09-2010 01:41 PM

I agree w/ Lizzie...great gadget.  I have had probs w/ battery life but "nooksauce" recommended letting it go dead and recharging it completely.  The 1st time I used it I didn't charge it completely.

by oceans1 on ‎01-10-2010 04:17 AM

Very glad it won. I voted, and I still love my nook!.

by Branches on ‎01-11-2010 08:22 PM

I love the design but did they actually use the device? We need more updates. I would say like one a week with all the issues right now.

by Tomas_46 on ‎01-11-2010 09:49 PM

eloism, the "Reading Now" on my nook works correctly and takes me right back to the furthest read page in the book. The only time it fails to do this is if I connect it via USB to my computer, and the reason for that is it attempts to "synchronize" with the copy on my computer.


So long as I just allow the nook to sleep between uses, or close the book before turning the nook off, and do not connect it to a computer, mine works just fine.



I'm happy to see the nook won in the Crunchies! I'm one who voted for it, and feel it deserves the award even though the nook is just a 1.0 release, and still has a way to go before all the software is sorted.


Congratulations B&N!


by FlyinMonki on ‎01-14-2010 04:14 PM

The main point to it's award are probably a large combo of things.


It isn't the length of the battery life, but the fact that the battery and not the nook would be replaced. Displeased with your battery? Keep 2.. When it can't charge anymore, if you only have one of them, at least it won't cost another $259.


The page turns faster now (software update) and if you want to browse like broadband, switch wi-fi off. You're in 3g now. Very few resources are gone.


There's more memory if you want it (yeah you've heard that how many times now?)


Does Amazon have designers backing them for cases?


The Google Android OS and Third Party Developers.. of course, it's not open-source, but assume someone makes an improvement on part of it? I would bet that a nook2 wouldn't be the announcement but software updates would be available. Sounds better than expensive new and improved hardware to me.


And if you wanna get started on book availability, don't talk to me. Just Google "project gutenberg"...


I hate e-readers and I love paper books! I'm getting a nook because of this stuff.

by asilsahm35 on ‎01-17-2010 11:16 PM

Right now a little disappointed. The last two books I have had to buy are not available in ebook. So I am once again traveling to my B&N store only to find no copies available.  While in the store, I decided to look up a few titles to put in my wish list and found the three I chose were all well over the $9.99 advertised.  No good so far.

by Jeanie0522 on ‎01-21-2010 05:41 PM

Wow.  It's a book reader.  Not an iPhone.  What in the world kind of expectations did people have?  Most of the "issues" I see here could be easily fixed if owner's would take the time to read the very helpful user guide.  If you are losing your place when you shut your Nook off, you are doing it wrong.  First, close out of your book before you shut down.  Second, don't shut if off.  Put it to sleep.  I love Nook.  I wanted to read books from and easy to handle device.  It is lovely.  Thank you Barnes & Noble! 

by SPD407 on ‎02-12-2010 09:04 PM

On Feb. 6, 2010 I posted a comment that my Nook no longer displayed the MAC Address after it was updated to Ver. 1.2.0.  I have found the "fix" for this.  I normally use Nook with the WIFI turned Off to increase battery life.  When I discovered the problem with the MAC Address display, I tried turning WIFI On in hopes the OS would read it and update the MAC Address display.  No such luck.  HOWEVER, the solution is to turn WIFI On, then turn Nook Off (competely - don't put it in sleep mode), and restart Nook.  The MAC Address is now displayed whether WIFI is turned On or Off.