The Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 and the Kindle Oasis 2 are two of the most expensive consumer e-readers that money can buy. Both of these devices have large screens to read ebooks, although the Nook has a color temperature system, whereas this version of the Oasis does not. The upcoming Oasis 3 does have this lighting system, but it is not available until the end of July.
The big selling points of the Nook Glowlight Plus is that it is the first Nook not to have a 6 inch screen, the bookseller decided to go with with something larger. They also streamlined the design and included manual page turn buttons on both sides of the screen, appealing to right and left handed readers. This is also the first Nook with Bluetooth, so you can can listen to B&N podcasts. Nook Readouts is a system where you can read author interviews and get access to free ebooks.
The Oasis 2 selling points is that it has a Freescale IMX7 dual core processor, which was the first e-reader ever to employ this technology. It also has an Audible section of the Kindle bookstore, so you can buy and listen to audiobooks via Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Amazon has the largest selection of ebooks and has different programs for free content with Prime Reading or a paid subscription platform via Kindle Unlimited.
In this video we are primarily looking at the UI, e-reading experience, PDF viewing, shopping and what makes these unique.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.