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Overview

Ratings, recommendations, reliability reports, safety and price comparisons from the world's largest consumer testing center. Helps consumers make better choices for everything from cars to cell phone service. The only magazine of its kind: Expert, independent, nonprofit. 100% unbiased. Consumer Reports accepts no outside advertising.
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Consumer Reports Books
  • # of issues/year: 12
  • Delivered: Monthly
  • Current Issue: January 2015
  • Format: NOOK Magazine
  • Available only in the U.S.

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

    Biased and unreliable reviews

    Every product I have bought on CR's recommendation, I have not liked, including a top-rated crib that was recalled last year. They're biased towards Asian products, esp. those from South Korea. Their website also wrote a negative preview of the NOOKcolor without having actually touched the thing!

    21 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Informative but not as unbiased as they would have you think

    I enjoy reading Consumer Reports. However, I have disagreed with some of their reviews. I once saw a review of the car I owned and it listed adequate acceleration as one of the disadvantages for the car I owned, but I found my car pretty peppy. I have also had products that I had bad experiences with getting high marks and recommendations. Although they claim they are unbiased, I do find some of their reviews biased, but that could be because you are seeing the reviewers bias. But overall, they do a pretty good job. The only real issue I have with the B&N NookMagazine subscription is that it costs more per issue than ordering the physical magazine. This does not make much sense. A digital version should be cheaper because there are no printing or postage costs. Perhaps Consumer Reports should call B&N (and Amazon too) out for this.

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Get It Now!

    This is my first magazine on my Nook Color. Its just like having the real magazine. The index helps jump to the content. It is easy to zoom to see the rating charts. The ArticleView feature allows you to pull up a separate window to read text just like a Nook book. You can also zoom to read the text. This month's edition has SUV and Tablet reviews. They should throw in the Nook Color for the Tablet review! Great job CR and B&N.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    not your newstand subscription

    I tried to log into cr website. Wasted much time nogo.
    called customer service. On hold 12 minutes after 20 minutes told nook subscription does not cover on line access it would be $30 more per year. Tried to cancel subscription. Told to do it iver nook site. Am in the process of doing. It is difficult and time consuming ive got 45 minutes into it and still havent cancelled
    A big pain

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    no option to receive free nook copy with print subscription

    signed up for this on a free 14 day trial, but looks like I got charged for the copy instead. There is supposed to be a free e - edition with the print copy, but doesn't seem to offer that option once the subscription is started. Have tried figuring this out from the consumer reports web page and here, with no luck. Just seems like more work than this is worth to sort out, so easier to simply cancel, and lose the $2 for the one edition of the mag. Even writing this review is not going well, gives an error message and won't allow me to submit the review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    Clear, Concise and Unbiased

    Consumers Union, the company behind Consumer Reports, has been reviewing products since the late 1940s. Since they accept no advertising and always purchase the reviewed items, they are completely and uniquely without bias. They use their extensive internal testing labs and large in-house staff to perform their professional reviews. They collect repair and reliability data from their membership, using this data to inform their reviews. Many have accused them of bias, but none have withstood the ensuing court challenge.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Jauary 2014

    Consumer Reports "The Update" on the Upside and Downside of Outpatient Surgery was wholly biased and false for recommendations on anesthesia care. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are the only 100% Board certified providers of anesthesia - Medical Doctors or Doctors of Osteopathy are not required to be board certified to practice anesthesia. Joan Rivers had a physician anesthesiologist in attendance, hence the advice by the neurologist quoted in the article (Orly Avitzur, MD) while followed resulting in a fatal outcome. If this is unbiased - why wasn't the full spectrum of anesthesia practice in the USA reported. I will trust my care to a vigilant, experienced and dedicated anesthesia provider; whether they are a CRNA or MDA, Both are held to the same standards and provide anesthesia care in the same way with the same anesthesia education.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Great Magazine For Nook Tablet

    "Consumer Reports" works well on my Nook Tablet. I can see each page in each original format and "zoom in" to read graphs and charts. And, as a benefit for my aging eyes, the text of each article is available in a large print format by just clicking on a tab at the top of the page.

    Decades ago, I would have stacks of old Consumer Report issues around the house so that when it was time to buy a new TV, I could look up the TV test results. With the Nook app, I can carry all the old issues with my on my Nook Tablet, and even bring my Nook with me when I go shopping to check the ratings of items I am looking at in a store.

    I have the old seven inch size tablet. I am guessing that Consumer Reports looks even better on the new nine inch size Nook HD+ table because it would not be necessary to zoom in to read graphs and charts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    couldn't do without Consumer Reports

    Now I have the full articles on my Nook, no data use if I have concerns while shopping.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Consumer Reports/Tablets, Cameras ,Tvs,etc.

    I canceled this because it didn't have the information I needed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Dosent work on PC!

    really? common!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Consumer Reports

    Since I am getting the e-magazine, why don't you send me the magazine in the mail. Also, why can't I use the website and log in on my pc to read the ones on my nook or have a member number on the subscription? A good idea!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Almost the same

    As a whole, the electronic version seems just as good as the physical version. You can zoom in on pictures, focus only on the articles, and still get the same information. Would definitely buy again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    cool

    i like it.. it is very helpful

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Weird

    I learned so much about fast food stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Terrible online version

    Just about useless, a complete ripoff. You may as well just scan the original magazine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    A very buggy version.

    This was my 926th purchase for Nook, it is a pitiful edition of magazine. A Nook customer since the beginning this magazine is indicative of today's poor Nook experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    DISAPPOINTING

    Not as good as I remember it being.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Hard to read on my Nook

    The only reason I canceled the subscription is because it was to hard to read on my small Nook. I do like the magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Consumer reports magazine

    very good,i'm quite impressed with reviews of the tablets and ereaders. gives you all the facts and info you need,definately get this. pages could be bigger though.

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