10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2011 5:16 PM by Desert_Brat

    Night reading

      OK, up until now I've held out for the feel of reading a book as part of the pleasure.  However, some recent time in the hospital and trip coming in a few months have me wishing I already had one.  I'm making the purchase and have decided on non-color/WI-FI somewhat plain Jane.  I will get a cover out of concern for being a klutz.  I've heard that night time reading can be difficult without a light, so get a cover with a light.

      Comments?

      Thanks!

        • Re: Night reading
          ChipPM

          Get the Lyra Light Cover. It has a built in light. No fumbling to attach a light.

           

          http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com/Lyra-Light-Front-Cover/e/9781615513383/?bnit=H&bnrefer=EBOOKS&cds2Pid=36189

           

           

           

            • Re: Night reading

              I have several clip-on LED lights that I found at a dollar store.  When I want to read in the dark, I clip one of these onto my shirt collar and aim it at the NOOK until it lights the entire screen with as little glare as possible.  Solutions don't get much cheaper than this!  :smileywink:

            • Re: Night reading
              Critteranne

              At Target, in the clearance section, I found a clip-on LED book light that was actually designed for e-book readers. Instead of having one of those bendy necks, it's designed as a sort of small strip. It has three bulbs (I think) and clips directly over the top, casting light over the whole screen. The clearance price was $6.99. Now if only I could remember where I put it. :smileywink:

               

              I've also found good prices on book lights in Wal-Mart. They sell them both in the book section and right at the cash register. So I guess book lights are impulse purchases nowadays, just like chewing gum, ShamWOW, and decks of UNO cards.

                • Re: Night reading
                  RHWright

                   


                  Critteranne wrote:

                  At Target, in the clearance section, I found a clip-on LED book light that was actually designed for e-book readers. Instead of having one of those bendy necks, it's designed as a sort of small strip. It has three bulbs (I think) and clips directly over the top, casting light over the whole screen. The clearance price was $6.99. Now if only I could remember where I put it. :smileywink:

                   

                  I've also found good prices on book lights in Wal-Mart. They sell them both in the book section and right at the cash register. So I guess book lights are impulse purchases nowadays, just like chewing gum, ShamWOW, and decks of UNO cards.


                  Any idea of the brand/make/model #? I may head over to my local Target and see if they have any, but I couldn't find it on their website.

                   

                • Re: Night reading
                  Desert_Brat

                  Best Buy carries the M-Edge covers and E-Luminator reading lights. The cover has a pocket in it, the light has a plastic tab that slides into the pocket.

                   

                  The light also rotates to lie flat along the spine of the cover. I like the lamp lens in the E-Luminator because it is shaped more like the screen of the nook instead of a round LED light.

                   

                  With this combination, your book light is always with you and you don't have to clip or unclip anything. I really like mine.

                  • Re: Night reading
                    shadowcat80

                    RGLOVE wrote:

                    OK, up until now I've held out for the feel of reading a book as part of the pleasure.  However, some recent time in the hospital and trip coming in a few months have me wishing I already had one.  I'm making the purchase and have decided on non-color/WI-FI somewhat plain Jane.  I will get a cover out of concern for being a klutz.  I've heard that night time reading can be difficult without a light, so get a cover with a light.

                    Comments?

                    Thanks!


                    First congratulations on getting a Nook.  I like mine.  Personally I just use a small desk lamp where I read but, I see there's been a lot of good suggestions for you to use.  I really just wanted to welcome you here on the forum and congratulate you on your nook.  Happy reading

                    • Re: Night reading

                      I have a regular cover an the B&N clip on book light works fine on my Wi-Fi! You will love it! I have yet to be disappointed in mine. I too held out for far to long worried that I would be left longing for the feel of page turning and smell of a good old fashioned paperback. I haven't missed getting the hand cramps yet! :smileyhappy:  Not to mention as much as I'm in B&N; I can get my fix of paperback smell as often as I'd like!

                       

                      Happy Reading & Congrats!

                        • Re: Night reading
                          whiteginger

                          I love my Industrielle front cover--durable, sleek protection for my NOOK screen and it folds back comfortably for reading.  Did I mention that it's one of the more inexpensive covers?

                           

                          Because I did not want the extra weight of a built-in light, I bought a clip-on light.  It works fine.  I fold the cover back and clip the light to the top of the side edge of the cover. (I found that angle gives me the least glare.)

                           

                          Overall, however, I favor reading at night by the warm glow of my bedside lamp.

                           

                           

                        • Re: Night reading
                          edhoel

                          You are going to love your nook, welcome to the club.

                           

                          Ipurchased a LED headlamp at REI that is a great aid when in some of the European museum, castles, etc when trying to read signs in a darkened display. We lost power the other night and needless to say reading was out until I remembered the headlamp. I put it on and turned it on and angled the light so that I didn't have any glare, and read until the power came back on.

                           

                          The unit I have is a Princeton Tec model H2O 1M with the adjustable head.

                            • Re: Night reading
                              Desert_Brat

                              There are also LED lights that clip to the bill on a baseball cap. In a box of cereal I got an LED light that actually had an earpiece on it. It was fun. Battery ran out and I can't figure out how to get it open, though.