6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2013 5:55 AM by Alex Garcia

    Should I buy a Glowlight?

    bklvr896

      I have an N1E, a NST, a NC and an iPad.  I do most of my reading on the NST.  I'm thinking of buying a Glowlight.  Should I?  I have more than enough Discover cash back money that I can get BN gift cards, $45 for a $50 card, so I'd save around $15.  On the other hand I can get DSW gift cards and buy more shoes.  Decisions decisions.  

        • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight?
          LectorGS

          Go for the Glowlight.  It's lighter and the illuminated screen works very well.  I am so used to read with the glowlight on that when it's off the opaque contrast of the screen looks boring to me.  It's a major improvement from the NST.  It saves space because you don't have to carry a reading light with you and since it has the same frame as the NST you can share your covers.  The illumination is quite even, however, not perfect.  In case of emergency, you can use the illuminated screen of your NSTG as a flashlight.  It serves the purpose.  

           

          The characters, when the light is off, are not as crisp on the NSTG than on the NST, however, when the screen is illuminated the characters acquire a new perspective.  

           

          I highly recommend it.

            • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight?
              byter67

              My suggestion is to wait a few more days when user reviews should be coming out for the Kindle Paperwhite which begins shipping on Oct. 1. I own a Nook NSTG and have been disappointed on two fronts: 1) contrast is not the best; definitely not as good as the NST 2) its inability to change fonts on a fair number of recent bestsellers despite the fact that the font change feature works flawlessly in the NT versions of the books. The Paperwhite offers some other advantages, battery life between recharges for example, but the two NSTG factors I mention above annoy me the most.

                • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight?
                  bklvr896

                  byter67 wrote:

                  My suggestion is to wait a few more days when user reviews should be coming out for the Kindle Paperwhite which begins shipping on Oct. 1. I own a Nook NSTG and have been disappointed on two fronts: 1) contrast is not the best; definitely not as good as the NST 2) its inability to change fonts on a fair number of recent bestsellers despite the fact that the font change feature works flawlessly in the NT versions of the books. The Paperwhite offers some other advantages, battery life between recharges for example, but the two NSTG factors I mention above annoy me the most.


                  Thanks for the opinion but a Kindle's not an option.   I share books with my mom and a good friend which is not possible with a Kindle.  I have  a huge library of ePub which is not readable on the Kindle.  

              • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight?
                FulltimeRVer

                I really like the Glowlight, for the reasons that LectorGS so succinctly listed.  Each time I buy a new version of the NOOK, I sell my old one on eBay, so the upgrade only costs me about two-thirds the retail price.

                • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight?
                  FulltimeRVer

                  I bought my Glowlight in July.  The first one developed a "tear" in the screen after a few months.  The refurb replacement they sent me developed a similar tear after a week.  The brand new replacement they sent me developed the same kind of tear a few weeks ago, just before we started down to Mexico to spend the winter on the beach.  

                   

                  Fortunately, this time the screen defect is not as large as the previous two.  I can live with it until we return to the States.

                   

                  Should you buy a Glowlight?  Only if you are patient enough to repeatedly send it back for replacement and prepared to buy a new eReader when the warranty expires.

                  • Re: Should I buy a Glowlight? NO NO and NO!
                    Alex Garcia
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