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blueeyedsuzie
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Registered: ‎11-28-2010
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Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?

I currently have the Kindle 2, and I'm thinking about getting the NookColor for myself this holiday season and was wondering would I be able to read the Nook Color in the sun?

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craigie
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Re: Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?

I took my Nook Color outside yesterday to check out how readable it was in full sun.  Based on my experience with LCD screens in sunlight I wasn't expecting the NC screen to be very good in full sun, however with the brightness set to max I was pleasantly surprised to find that the screen was quite clear and not washed out at all (I have an anti-glare screen protector on my NC).   That being said, I will use my Nook Classic while reading outdoors because, as good as the NC screen is, the e-ink display of the Nook Classic is still better for reading outside.

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Michelle1221
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Re: Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?

We go down the shore to my dad's quite a bit during the summer and we were down yesterday and took the Nook Color outside on the deck in full sun and we were disappointed. We really could not see the screen all that well at all and I have the antiglare screen protectors on as well.

 

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Lman850
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Re: Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?

Actually, the Nook Color is OK in the sun, but not if you wear sunglasses.  If I brighten the screen to MAX and sit outside (in the sun), while wearing sunglasses, the screen is too dim.  Everywhere else, this thing is awesome.  For outdoor reading, the regular Nook is better

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Rose_Bee
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Re: Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?


Lman850 wrote:

Actually, the Nook Color is OK in the sun, but not if you wear sunglasses.  If I brighten the screen to MAX and sit outside (in the sun), while wearing sunglasses, the screen is too dim.  Everywhere else, this thing is awesome.  For outdoor reading, the regular Nook is better


Did you HAVE to resurrect a thread that was 6 months old?

 

Welcome to the forums, but PLEASE try and look at the dates of things before you comment on them.  These boards get busy enough without old dead threads being brought back to life unnecessarily.

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Supereen
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Re: Nook Color - Reading in the Sun?

did you HAVE to respond? i just wasted 20 seconds reading your reply.