I didn’t bring a book to Turks & Caicos… I brought an iPad with some books on it via the Nook application. I had never really tried to read outside with the iPad, but found it, well, not possible. There was simply too much glare and the back-lit screen isn’t bright enough. When I got home I decided to invest in an eReader.
I knew that I didn’t want a Kindle or the Sony reader, and the new Nook Simple Touch and Kobo Touch seemed very appealing. I read reviews and summaries but couldn’t decide which to get, so I got them both and took back the one that didn’t measure up. I’m not going to get into specifics comparing the hardware specs, since Kobo has an accurate comparison chart right on its website.