Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Choosing an eReader

I’m looking to buy an eReader soon and am trying to figure out which one to get. My sister has a Cruz Reader, one sister-in-law has a Nook, and another sister-in-law and a brother-in-law have matching Kindles. I’ve about made myself crazy researching online – reading reviews, comparing features – you know what I’m talking about!

At this point, I’m leaning toward the Cruz Reader despite some awful reviews. I am going to wait a while to order it, however, as the return policy is 30 days from the ship date and right now I’m sort of snowed in – I’d hate to have it sit in the Post Office and burn up the better part of my time limit. Anyway, for what I want to do, it seems the Cruz Reader may be the best option. Many of the negative reviews are about watching movies and listening to music, neither of which I intend to do. What I do want is color and a backlight.

Does anyone have any eReader experience or opinions to share?


  1. Crystal,
    I have a Sony Reader. What made me decide on the Sony was it can handle a variety of ebook formats, PDF, and other document formats.

    Sorry to confuse your decision more.

  2. Thanks for mentioning the Sony Reader - I'll have to check it out. I also want the option of many formats. While the Cruz supposedly supports several, some of the reviews say it's not that simple.

    I've tried a couple of my pdf eBooks on my SIL's Kindle and it leaves a lot to be desired - a choice between super small text and scrolling side to side. But that may be the case with any reader, I suppose.