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vsil
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Nook light - glare

I have been searching on this board any feedback about glare on Nook Classic from book lights. I don't see a ton of discussion on this, so I am guessing it's not an issue. I did see one post that said that there is some unavoidable glare, but I guess it doesn't affect the reading if you position the light in a certain way.

This is pretty much my only area of concern before I buy the Nook since the touch screen readers tend to be just a little more reflective than Kindle screen.

 

Have you had any glare/white spot problems when using book lights with Nook Classic?

If yes, how much does it affect the reading? Is it to the point where you have to keep shifting the light in order to see the screen?

 

Thanks! Vera

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vsil wrote:

I have been searching on this board any feedback about glare on Nook Classic from book lights. I don't see a ton of discussion on this, so I am guessing it's not an issue. I did see one post that said that there is some unavoidable glare, but I guess it doesn't affect the reading if you position the light in a certain way.

This is pretty much my only area of concern before I buy the Nook since the touch screen readers tend to be just a little more reflective than Kindle screen.

 

Have you had any glare/white spot problems when using book lights with Nook Classic?

If yes, how much does it affect the reading? Is it to the point where you have to keep shifting the light in order to see the screen?

 

Thanks! Vera


I'm confused.  The original nook has the same screen as the Kindle, it is not a touch screen reader.  The only touch screen on it is the small color screen at the bottom that you use to navigate.

 

The new Nook Simple Touch has a touch screen.

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LibroAmante
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Re: Nook light - glare

I have not experienced any type of glare.  When I have the light off in my room, it is pretty dark, and I can read without any problems.

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Re: Nook light - glare

I was referring to 2nd generation B&W Nook - I may have not used the right terminology here by calling it Nook Classic :smileyhappy:.

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Thanks for your feedback! This helps


LibroAmante wrote:

I have not experienced any type of glare.  When I have the light off in my room, it is pretty dark, and I can read without any problems.


 

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I think what vsil might be talking about is similar to a minor annoynace I had with my N1E when I first got it.  While the eInk screen looks fantastic in sunlight, there is still a teeny tiny bit of shine on the finish of the screen.  Shining an LED book light on that screen puts a highly concentrated dot of light shine (is the best way I can describe it) on the screen.  This in no way made the text unreadable, but that shiny dot annoyed the heck out of me.

 

To fix this, I figured out to aim the light down the screen instead of directly at it.

 

If this is what you are experiencing, try this "fix".

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Schwa wrote:

I think what vsil might be talking about is similar to a minor annoynace I had with my N1E when I first got it.  While the eInk screen looks fantastic in sunlight, there is still a teeny tiny bit of shine on the finish of the screen.  Shining an LED book light on that screen puts a highly concentrated dot of light shine (is the best way I can describe it) on the screen.  This in no way made the text unreadable, but that shiny dot annoyed the heck out of me.

 

To fix this, I figured out to aim the light down the screen instead of directly at it.

 

If this is what you are experiencing, try this "fix".


You pretty much spoke what I was going to say :smileyhappy:.  I take back my previous comment, I never noticed anything until after I read this original post, and checked last night.  There is a small spot for me, if I don't adjust my light a little farther out, never really paid attention, so I assumed there was nothing there.  It is like you stated really minor, and I found, that when I moved my light out, the spot went away.  Even with the light pushed more towards the Nook, it was not enough of a bother to interfere with my reading.  But I wonder if it varies based on which type of light you have, mine is just one I picked up from Dollar Tree.  I just wanted to come back, and update, since I paid more attention.

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vsil
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Re: Nook light - glare

Thanks LibroAmante and Schwa - that's exactly what I was looking for. Sounds like you can adjust the light enough where the "light dot" is minimized. Just wanted to make sure it's not something that would annoy the heck out of me as I read at night quite a bit and I feel much better about it now.