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bostonpies
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Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

Anyone out there with personal experience using the Nook outside in the bright sun?  I live in gloomy, wintry New England, so can't really test it out, but in 2 weeks will be vacationing in the Caribbean.

 

Now that I think of it, do you think I will have any issues with sand getting in?

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kerri1052
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

 


bostonpies wrote:

Anyone out there with personal experience using the Nook outside in the bright sun?  I live in gloomy, wintry New England, so can't really test it out, but in 2 weeks will be vacationing in the Caribbean.

 

Now that I think of it, do you think I will have any issues with sand getting in?


 

I would order the Leisure cover from M-Edge just to be safe.  Enter FACEEDGE or MTWITTER for a 20% discount.

 

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icebike
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

I've read in the sun.  No different than a book, sometimes you need shades.

 

For the beach,  Large size ziplock bag.  Read right thru it.  Prevents accidents.

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Globaltech
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

i lived in Daytona Beach for quite a while.

 

While you think these things are pretty self contained, as we all know, sand gets everywhere, especially up your crack.

 

Every cell phone i owned ended up having an annoying grain of sand INSIDE the screen.

 

If you are going to be in a sandy area, protect your nook as much as possible.  (i don't know about the m-edge thing, but look into it... any extra protection is beneficial with sand around)

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brananna
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

Akin to the plastic baggy idea, check out Cartouche's suggestion of using a $0.97 3-ring binder for sand/water protection (search "really good cover").  I'm headed to the beach in a few weeks too, and while the m-edge Leisure jacket looks great, it's not what I want for everyday use and I don't want to pay for two covers right now!

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Doc_R
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

How about a week on a cruise in the Caribbean - would that qualify? Having the nook was great and there were absolutely no problems other than the constant questions coming from interested passengers.
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GeoffreyF
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

I would not use the Nook or any other sort of device for extended periods in a sea side environment without a plastic bag type of protection.    There is always a measure of salt in the air and, over time, this can get in the device and cause corrosion.

 

It's not like taking it out for a few minutes or an occasional visit to the beach is going to be a problem but, if you make a habit of it, i would take further precautions.

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hbgg1989
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Re: Anyone tried reading in the bright sun?

I bought the waterproof cover from Trendy Digital.  I has a double zipper closure along with a fold over snap top. It also has an adjustable strap for carrying. I like to read in the tub and this will make my Nook safe.

 

http://trendydigital.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=17