Nook

A lack of animal hair

It took three tries to get a good application of screen protector on my new Nook. There's so much cat and dog hair and just dust in the house that no matter how careful I was, I wound up with at least a couple of cat hairs under the protector. I tried twice at home then gave up and brought the job to work. First try on my desk worked perfectly, no dust, hair or bubbles (well, no bubbles that I couldn't chase out with a credit card).

It's a good thing that Kindle protectors are 3 for $3 shipped on eBay. The first was actually an official B&N protector that Jenn happened to have sitting around, which had a $14.95 price tag on it (though I don't think we paid for it, they included that at the time), but the only difference that I saw was that the cheap ones have a protective film on both sides instead of just one. That and the B&N one had a little strip protector for the color touch screen on the 1G.

Oh, and the community seems to have settled on "NOOK STR" (simple touch reader) as the online shorthand for this model. I've looked in to a few threads on MobileRead and it's amazing how defensive people get about their choices; anyone who doesn't agree that their own choice in reader is clearly the right choice for everyone in every situation is attacking them personally.

B&N marketing insists that the name of this device is the "All-New Nook" - though clearly that's silly (being silly seems to be what marketers do). They refer to it in many places in their literature as the "Nook Simple Touch Reader" but they officially say that's NOT its name. In other places they have said that the new device is now to be referred to simply as the "Nook" and the old one is retroactively renamed the "Nook 1st edition" which I'm shortening to Nook 1G.
anyone who doesn't agree that their own choice in reader is clearly the right choice for everyone

And this is surprising how? See the GT pro/anti Mac wars.