|The Nook Simple Touch, black and white with touch screen|
Consumer Reports says the new version of the Nook e-reader, the Simple Touch, has outscored Kindle in its ratings for the first time.
According to Consumer Reports, both e-readers have black-and-white screens, but the Simple Touch also has touch-screen navigation and weighs less than the Kindle.
Consumer Reports also says an e-book reader is still the best way to go - rather than a tablet like the iPad - if reading books is your main use for the device.
The lighter weight makes holding it for long periods of time more comfortable and the screen is easier to read than the text on tablets' LCD screens, especially in bright sunlight.