13 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2012 7:10 PM by JenScheil

    Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?

    RHWright

      My N2E is on its way. I'm a long-time N1E user, but reading the threads here over the last few months, I can tell there will be some adjustment to the new device. As I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence, I decided to open up a thread dedicated to the general topic, rather than have people have to search through and piece it together from the numerous specific threads.

       

      First a few of my own questions, which I hope can be answered, and then it's open to whatever y'all might like to add.

       

      1) Anyone had issues with moving their microSD from one to the other? Does it recognize the content with no problems?

      2) What did you feel were the biggest differences? What did you feel was an improvement? What do you miss most from the N1E?

      3) What was the biggest adjustment you had to make?

      4) As far as sideloading content back to the N1E (so I can share it with my daughter when I give it to her), is it most effective to download them through the NOOK for PC app, then sideload it?

       

       

        • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
          keriflur

          RHWright wrote:

          My N2E is on its way. I'm a long-time N1E user, but reading the threads here over the last few months, I can tell there will be some adjustment to the new device. As I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence, I decided to open up a thread dedicated to the general topic, rather than have people have to search through and piece it together from the numerous specific threads.

           

          First a few of my own questions, which I hope can be answered, and then it's open to whatever y'all might like to add.

           

          1) Anyone had issues with moving their microSD from one to the other? Does it recognize the content with no problems?

          2) What did you feel were the biggest differences? What did you feel was an improvement? What do you miss most from the N1E?

          3) What was the biggest adjustment you had to make?

          4) As far as sideloading content back to the N1E (so I can share it with my daughter when I give it to her), is it most effective to download them through the NOOK for PC app, then sideload it?

           

           


          2. For me, I love my N2E.  The only thing I miss from my N1E is having access to the download folder.  I really like not having to deal with the teeny tiny touchscreen on the N1E.

           

          3. For me, it was changing how I backup my files, since the N2E holds the B&N downloads on an invisible partition.  I still swipe like I used to only now I can do it wherever my hand is.  Most of my adjustments were just remembering where things were in the menus (press the n for the nook menu but tap the center of the screen for the in-book menu).

           

          4. Yes, IMO.

          • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
            Nallia

            RHWright wrote:

            My N2E is on its way. I'm a long-time N1E user, but reading the threads here over the last few months, I can tell there will be some adjustment to the new device. As I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence, I decided to open up a thread dedicated to the general topic, rather than have people have to search through and piece it together from the numerous specific threads.

             

            First a few of my own questions, which I hope can be answered, and then it's open to whatever y'all might like to add.

             

            1) Anyone had issues with moving their microSD from one to the other? Does it recognize the content with no problems?

            2) What did you feel were the biggest differences? What did you feel was an improvement? What do you miss most from the N1E?

            3) What was the biggest adjustment you had to make?

            4) As far as sideloading content back to the N1E (so I can share it with my daughter when I give it to her), is it most effective to download them through the NOOK for PC app, then sideload it?

             

             


             

             

            1.  I can't answer the first question because I bought a new SD card for my N2E.

            2.  I would think that the biggest difference is the fact that the entire screen is a touch screen now, so you'll have to be careful about accidentally touching it.  The only things I miss are the lack of the hidden partition for my B&N ebooks on my N1E and the wishlist that is synced with the website.  The wish list on the N2E is separate and only on the device.

            3.  I had a much smaller learning curve than some, because I had an N1E and a NC when I got my N2E.  The UI on the N2E is a stripped down version of the UI on the NC.  The biggest adjustment for me was having a menu pop up when I pressed the "n" key.  On the NC, it brings you directly to your home screen.

            4.  Yes.

             

            You may find it helpful to look through the tips and tricks thread linked in my signature, if you haven't already.  :smileyhappy:

              • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                gstone

                 1) Anyone had issues with moving their microSD from one to the other? Does it recognize the content with no problems?

                I deleted everything on my SD card before moving it over. It took a few minutes for the N2E to recognize it initially. I thought I had inserted in backwards but that wasn't the case.

                 

                After the N2E recognized the card I hooked it up to the PC and saw that it had mirrored the folders from the internal memory except for the screensaver folder. From what I can tell custom screen savers have to be on the internal memory card. I couldn't get it to work from the SD card.

                 

                2) What did you feel were the biggest differences? What did you feel was an improvement?

                I had difficulty using the touch screen on the N1E. The touch screen wasn't that responsive and I would often hit the wrong button when using a menu. The N2E is very responsive to touch and is much more accurate recognizing touch's and gestures.

                 

                The problems I had with the the touch screen on the N1E meant I never bothered using the dictionary. With the N2E the dictionary is very easy to use. On the downside the dictionary is not very expansive but I guess it's whats to be expected of a built in dictionary on an ereader.

                 

                Time will tell how the buttons on the N2E hold up. So far they seem to be ok. My mom could not use the buttons on the N1E but is having no problems using the ones on the N2E.

                 

                What do you miss most from the N1E?

                The grey scale images of book covers don't always look that great but I can't say I spent a lot of time admiring book covers on the N1E anyway.

                 

                3) What was the biggest adjustment you had to make?

                I still occasionally try to swipe below the reading screen to turn pages.

                 

                4) As far as sideloading content back to the N1E (so I can share it with my daughter when I give it to her), is it most effective to download them through the NOOK for PC app, then sideload it?

                It appears that you can authorize multiple devices on different accounts with Nook for PC and use that application to sideload. We currently have two N2Es on seperate accounts that do not have a default credit card. I have a third account that I use to purchase ebooks with that has no device associated with it.

                 

              • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                RJR443

                RHWright wrote:

                My N2E is on its way. I'm a long-time N1E user, but reading the threads here over the last few months, I can tell there will be some adjustment to the new device. As I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence, I decided to open up a thread dedicated to the general topic, rather than have people have to search through and piece it together from the numerous specific threads.

                 

                First a few of my own questions, which I hope can be answered, and then it's open to whatever y'all might like to add.

                 

                1) Anyone had issues with moving their microSD from one to the other? Does it recognize the content with no problems?

                2) What did you feel were the biggest differences? What did you feel was an improvement? What do you miss most from the N1E?

                3) What was the biggest adjustment you had to make?

                4) As far as sideloading content back to the N1E (so I can share it with my daughter when I give it to her), is it most effective to download them through the NOOK for PC app, then sideload it?

                 

                 

                 


                The biggest differences between the two are, first and foremost for me, the extended battery life.  Instead of charging every five days, I charge every twenty or so.

                 

                Second is the library filing system.  The N1 has the better one. The N2's is clunky and difficult to manage, especially if you  have a lot of books.  I currently  have only sevenpages of books, and I find it tiresome to have to page through all of them to find a specific book that I want to addto a shelf or change the shelving of. 

                 

                Third is the loss of The Daily on the N2.  I miss it, especially Stevel King;s journal.

                 

                Fourth is ease of use.  The N2 is much more logical than the N1.  Page turning especially is easier now than it was; just a tap on the side of the screen is enough to do it.  And it's a lot easier to make changes to font and size with the N2.

                 

                The dictionary on the N2is inferior to that of the N1 in one important respect:  It has no search feature; you can't look up a word that isn't on the page in front of you.

                 

                 

                For me, there was n partivular adjustment to undrgo.   The N2 is so easy to use that I experienced virtually no learning curve.  If there was any sort of adjustment, it was in getting used to doing without a few features of the N1 that I enjoyed.

                  • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                    slowest-rider

                    Great topic. I just came to the boards tonight to ask exactly this question. I've had my N1E for almost two years, and now my husband is getting me a N2E for Christmas (don't ask me how I know!)

                     

                    I have about 700 books on it, all on shelves. Do I have to re-shelve all my books when they get loaded down to my new device? I'm afraid of this answer. That's going to be a big job if I have to re-do it.

                     

                     

                  • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                    gobasso

                    I transferred my SD card directly from my N1E to the N2E. I had no problems. All material showed up    except a few .pdb books. The N2E does not support .pdb.

                    • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                      2PointySticks

                      I've had my N2E for about 2 months now, and although the screen and the battery life are wonderful, I'm going back to my old charge-every-48-hours N1E, because the shelving and the library displays are so awful I just can't take it anymore.  I'll go back to my N2E if and when they fix those issues in a future update.

                      • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                        lisat96

                        Since this wasn't mentioned, you need a storage card to sideload books on N2E.  Only B&N books go to the main device memory.  N2E formats the storage card differently than N1E, so even though you can plug in the N1E card and access all your books.  Calibre sideloads new books according to the N2E directory structure, so your books get split between 2 different top directories.  I ended up making sure all my books were uploaded to Calibre, wiping the card, and then copying them back so the sideloaded books were in one place.

                         

                        I miss the color covers the most, but I love the size and weight of N2E and the battery life so much that I'm glad it doesn't have the color screen.

                          • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                            keriflur

                            lisat96 wrote:

                            Since this wasn't mentioned, you need a storage card to sideload books on N2E.  Only B&N books go to the main device memory.  N2E formats the storage card differently than N1E, so even though you can plug in the N1E card and access all your books.  Calibre sideloads new books according to the N2E directory structure, so your books get split between 2 different top directories.  I ended up making sure all my books were uploaded to Calibre, wiping the card, and then copying them back so the sideloaded books were in one place.

                             

                            I miss the color covers the most, but I love the size and weight of N2E and the battery life so much that I'm glad it doesn't have the color screen.


                            You do not need to have a card to sideload books on the N2E.  There is internal storage space that you can sideload books to.

                             

                            However, that space is fairly small and you might want to have a micro SD card if you have (or plan to have) a lot of sideloaded books.

                              • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                                MacMcK1957

                                A number of people have mentioned pet peeves, so in the interest of fairness I do see one major improvement on the N2E, which is that my downloaded and sideloaded books are now all together in one place, not split into totally separate libraries where you had to switch back and forth.

                                • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                                  lisat96

                                  keriflur wrote:

                                  You do not need to have a card to sideload books on the N2E.  There is internal storage space that you can sideload books to.

                                   

                                  However, that space is fairly small and you might want to have a micro SD card if you have (or plan to have) a lot of sideloaded books.


                                  You're correct, there is some memory.  I remember there being around 200+ MB. It won't even come close to holding my sideloaded books.  N1E was much better for sideloading since it didn't reserve most of the content memory for B&N purchases.

                                  • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                                    Byteguy

                                    keriflur wrote:
                                    ...  However, that space is fairly small and you might want to have a micro SD card if you have (or plan to have) a lot of sideloaded books.

                                    And, it's so much better if your Nook breaks.  You can just pull the card and put it in a new Nook.

                                     

                                    I'm a huge fan of removable memory.  I've had too many friends with broken phones, cameras, readers, etc that found they couldn't get to their data anymore once the device fails.

                                • Re: Transitioning from N1E to N2E—Hints, Tips, Advice?
                                  JenScheil

                                  Silly question, but what is "side-loading" I am assuming that this has something to do with non-purchases from B&N, but just wanted to make sure!