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Jazola
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Travel to Europe with Nook?

Anyone here every traveled to Europe, specifically Scotland, and taken your nook with you?  

 

Do you have any suggestions?

 

I am worried about the charger situation in particular?

 

Any suggestions would be helpful.  

 

TIA,

Zola

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love_my_karma
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

I have traveled to Scotland, though it was pre-nook.

 

Just take along your European converter, and you should have no trouble at all charging any electronic device.

 

 

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Doug_Pardee
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?


Jazola wrote:

 

I am worried about the charger situation in particular?

All you need is an adapter for the pins on the charger plug. You don't need a full-blown converter.

 

Remember that while you're over there, you won't be able to buy any new e-books from B&N. Be sure you've bought everything you're going to want, and make sure everything's downloaded and readable before you go. For maximum protection against possible glitches, leave Airplane Mode on while you're out of the US.

 

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love_my_karma
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

Thanks for the correction, Doug. I meant to say adapter, and said converter instead.

 

It's been one of those brain fade days for me. I should just stay away from the computer.:/

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MegSLP
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

I've taken my overseas (India, mainly).  As long as you have an adaptor/converter then you should be fine.  I went on ahead and bought all the books that I thought I would need plus some since I knew I couldn't purchase books while overseas but my back-up plan was to email my mom and have her sign on to my account and purchase the books for me.

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Bomanta
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

I took mine to Ireland, worked fine.  Just remember your power adaptor and buy all the books you want before you go or give someone back home your account information and let them buy nook books for you on the website. 

 

Have fun!

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dketcham
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

I took mine to Scotland this summer. We also had a laptop with us, so I just charged it off the USB port of the laptop. Also our airline had outlets under every seat, so it charged the whole flight to and from.

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lisat96
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

 


Doug_Pardee wrote:

 

Remember that while you're over there, you won't be able to buy any new e-books from B&N. Be sure you've bought everything you're going to want, and make sure everything's downloaded and readable before you go. For maximum protection against possible glitches, leave Airplane Mode on while you're out of the US.

 


I just wanted to reinforce what Doug said.  If you've replaced your nook for any reason or factory reset it, only the index and the most recent purchases are redownloaded when you check for new content. Just because your books show in the index, doesn't mean that they're actually downloaded to the device, so try and open anything you plan on reading so you don't end up out-of-luck if you can't find a WiFi network to use when you need to redownload a book.

 

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Doc_R
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

Actually I was able to download a book recently while in Greece.  I'm not sure why it worked, but it did.  Maybe I was in some kind of wormhole?

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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?


Doc_R wrote:

 

I was able to download a book recently while in Greece.  I'm not sure why it worked, but it did.


You can download anywhere in the world you can get Wi-Fi access. However, you can't buy more e-books outside of the US and Canada.

 

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shellmann
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

How do you put your Nook in Airplane Mode?
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jaquellae
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Re: Travel to Europe with Nook?

For the nook 1st edition, use the menu on the lcd screen. Their should be a wifi option. Choose that option thenthere'sban option to turn off wifi.