Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jonathan Adler Nook Cover Review + Nook Tablet Update

like a book painting on canvas 1q84
Part of the explanation of why I've been MIA from the web lately: been flipping through finger-licking good books lately and on my way to my goal of finishing 10 books during 2012. One thing I used to pride myself on is being a bookworm, but since college, reading for pleasure never seemed a convenient option anymore. Since purchasing the Nook Tablet less than 2 months ago, I've completed 3 books (one of which was over 1000 pages) - not bad, eh?

After a while, I decided my Nook should be protected with a cover, one with a cute design that makes me want to pull it out of my bag in public. After a bit of searching, I decided shelling out $30 for the Jonathan Adler Pink Circles designer cover was worth it and so far it's held up nicely (sold by Barnes & Noble). The design features pink and purple circles and is made of this vinyl-canvas-like material on the outside, and thick hot pink canvas on the inside. It opens just like a book and has a convenient built-in pocket on the left side with a clear case for an ID card or a picture (below "This Nook Belongs To:"). How cute! The Nook snaps right in on the right side and the cover folds back to allow for easy reading. An additional plus is that it can bend over to form a tent shape that doesn't slide on some surfaces, so good for reducing glare and watching TV comfortably. The other cover I was contemplating was the Kate Spade black and white striped one with red inside but it was $80 so no way. Unfortunately it seems that neither cover is available anymore on the B&N site, but check in your local store - there may be some left.

tent open sesame pouch and ID
Here's an animation depicting one of my favourite features: touch-to-search. If you're like me and are too lazy to look up an unfamiliar word in the dictionary every time you run across one, this is true immediate gratification at a single touch. The "look up" button is connected to Merriam Webster dictionary and defines all sorts of terms and phrases.
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Readers - do you have cute cases for your tech?
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Karen January 14, 2012 at 3:24 AM   said...

Such a cute case! & I'm amazed at the "look up" button.. I wished paper books had such a useful tool. Hmm making me have second thoughts about tablets.. :)

Teacup January 14, 2012 at 5:56 AM   said...

The case looks adorable (and highly useful lol)! The look up function looks very useful too!

Unknown January 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM   said...

oh you read haruki murakami? :)

Oreleona January 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM   said...

that is such a cute case!!!

Anonymous January 14, 2012 at 11:47 PM   said...

Cool, that's fantastic that you've been able to speed through so many books! I definitely agree that ever since college has hit, I've hardly any time to read a book (or even go to the library to look at them), so one of these days I just might borrow my mum's nook (: Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Phoebe Limanta January 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM   said...

Oh my gosh the cover is SOOO cute!! I love anything pink :D

Unknown January 15, 2012 at 1:17 AM   said...

The case is so cute! Is the Nook better than the Kindle? I'd like to get an ereader since they're so convenient when you're out.

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