Here on Renee Porsia's Blog, I like to write about other things other than real estate at times because face it, there are other things going on in the world other than real estate.
That being said, today I wanted to write about technology. I absolutely love technology and thus when a new gadget comes out, I just have to get it. So, it shouldn't surprise anyone who knows me that when Barnes & Noble announced their new addition, Nook which is an e-reader, I wanted it.
Demand was much higher than I guess Barnes & Noble had expected and the release date which was originally scheduled for the end of November was pushed off to January 2010. Naturally, I was hugely disappointed and wanted to kick myself for not pre-ordering in early November.
When reviews started coming out, which were not very favorable for the highly anticipated Nook, I started to wonder if what was being written was in fact true. I decided to go check out my latest desire for myself at Barnes & Noble.
When I first saw the Nook in person, I immediately thought how pleasing to the eye it was. I picked it up and it was pretty light and not hard to hold. The reviews had said that it was hard to maneuver and the network 3G was very slow. I do not agree with either of those reviews as I found it very easy to use and the network was extremely quick. Naturally, with anything new, it will take a bit to get used too.
I found it very easy to get around and find books, magazines and newspapers and you can order a new book very quickly.
I am extremely satisfied with the way the Nook performed and happy that I decided to not simply listen to the negative reviews and research myself.
So although I will not get any Nookie for Christmas this year, I can relax and find comfort in knowing that I will have it in January.
Don't just take my word for it, go in to any Barnes & Noble and check out a Nook for yourself and let me know what you think.