31 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2013 11:06 AM by keriflur

    Announcing NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

       

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      Are you among the nearly half of Americans who have gone to sleep annoyed because your significant other was reading with a light on? Thanks to our newest member of the NOOK family— NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLightTM—you’ll never have that problem again. Starting today, you can pre-order the first and only Reader designed to make bedtime reading perfect, online and in-stores. Learn more about our newest NOOK here.

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          Ordered,  when it comes to Nooks I am too easy!  :smileyvery-happy:

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            Lady-Goldfyre

            One month battery life based on 1/2  hour reading a day, before you turn on the light?  ........that's called a "why bother." 

             

            I would still be doing a full battery charge every other day or so.  Puffery annoys me as much as reading my Nook plugged in to charge.  Again.

             

            If you want me to buy it, get a battery designed for someone who reads books, not just browses them.

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                Lady-Goldfyre wrote:

                One month battery life based on 1/2  hour reading a day, before you turn on the light?  ........that's called a "why bother." 

                 

                I would still be doing a full battery charge every other day or so.  Puffery annoys me as much as reading my Nook plugged in to charge.  Again.

                 

                If you want me to buy it, get a battery designed for someone who reads books, not just browses them.


                Read again...30 days @1/2 hr per day with glow light ON.  60 days with it off.

                 

                Or to put another way....15hrs with light on, 30hrs with light off.

                 

                 

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                nathan_kull

                Really???  I JUST got the new nook! (lost my N1E)   Poor timing for me!

                 

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                  Bleh. I guess if I was new to the concept of e-ink readers, I might be swayed to go for the Glow. But this isn't going to convince me to "upgrade" in the least. Most people I know are already either perfectly happy with their e-ink readers & using normal light sources to read them, or they have a backlit tablet.

                   

                  Now, if the new NST actually had a functional shelving/organization system... 

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                     I'll be replacing my Nook Color and my NST with this new one.  I'm a night reader and this will reduce the number of devices I take when I travel.

                     

                    I'm a total sucker because they stuck with the same specs that I absolutely HATE!  

                     

                    "2GB Holds up to 1,000 books (1GB for content; 750 MB reserved for B&N content)"

                     

                    I still don't have 1,000 books in my library, but I maxed out my B&N content on my NST a long time ago.

                     

                    I finally did sideload and archive over half of my books.  Can't figure out how to get the archived books to not show in my library so they are all listed twice.  No perfect solution.  

                     

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                      Has anyone seen these in stores yet for demos?
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                        And my order just shipped so with a bit of luck I'll have mine by the end of the week! :-)
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                          MacMcK1957

                           

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                          So has anyone determined if it really has the saintly (godly?) aurora effect that the promotional picture implies?  Can you hear the angelic choirs singing in the background when you turn it on?

                          • NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight-User Review

                            I've had the Nook Simple Touch with glow light for a week and thought others might want to know about my experience with it.

                             

                            The Nook Glow is light, easy to use, and down loads books in a few seconds but there are some drawbacks

                             

                            As a reader, I find it to be acceptable, i.e. not great. Here is my take why:

                             

                            1. The digital ink produces a well defined image of each letter. While one can choose font style and size, the letters are not black on white but rather a shade of gray on white. This makes reading somewhat challenging (not impossible). Compared to the Kindle Touch (which I bought one day prior to the announcment of the Glow Light version), there is a world of difference in regards to clarity with the Kindle Touch having a huge edge on definition and distinction.


                            With the glow light on, the letters become even less well defined. Can I read it. Answer yes but the appearance is far from optimal for a digital reader.

                             

                            2. The battery life is not what's advertised. Based on my reading patterns of about an hr/night, the battery with the glow light lasts no more than 3 days. This isn't a huge problem but I really expected the device to live up to the ad of roughly a month.

                             

                            Frankly, I think the Kindle Touch has the edge as related to clarity and ease of reading, even without the glow light. Yes, the glow light is convenient but after having read books in the evening under a lamp for a zillion years, I really don't find the glow light to be a huge advantage.

                             

                            I think I'll probably be turning it in prior to the end of the trial period (2 weeks) and just using a Kindle Touch just as I've used books for the past xxxx yrs.

                             

                            Just thought you'd like to know....

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                                MusicmanGG

                                @kenwinston

                                 

                                I think we get your message that you do not like the Simple Touch with Glowlight.....  I have seen your same post numberous times on this board, which makes me wonder.....

                                 

                                In any event, you compare apples to oranges, since the Kindle does not have a light yet - a better comparision would be the original Simple Touch to the Kindle...

                                 

                                Yes the text is not as dark on the Simple Touch with Glowlight, I have seen it and compared the two side by side, and the difference IMO is not that big a deal...


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                                    keriflur

                                    MusicmanGG wrote:

                                    @kenwinston

                                     

                                    I think we get your message that you do not like the Simple Touch with Glowlight.....  I have seen your same post numberous times on this board, which makes me wonder.....

                                     

                                    In any event, you compare apples to oranges, since the Kindle does not have a light yet - a better comparision would be the original Simple Touch to the Kindle...

                                     

                                    Yes the text is not as dark on the Simple Touch with Glowlight, I have seen it and compared the two side by side, and the difference IMO is not that big a deal...



                                    Agreed, the comparison is off.  The NST is to the Kindle Touch as the NST Glow is to... the nameless product that Amazon is working on but hasn't announced yet that will have a similar light on it.

                                     

                                    BUT, this is why I think it would be bad for B&N to discontinue the NST in favor of the NST Glow.  Until they can make a Glow with the contrast of the NST, they need the NST in their lineup.

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                                  I love the idea of the Glow and can't wait to see it in person!!  The only thing I wish it had though is 3G.  That's the one feature that keeps me glued to my n1e (that and I enjoy seeing the covers on the small color screen).  I'm constantly downloading on the go and use the 3G far more than my home WiFi.  My fingers are still crossed that they will bring it back, I'm just not holding my breath for it. :/

                                   

                                  -In the mean time, perhaps the glow will be a good backup device.

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                                    I just bought one last night, and I'm in love!  It's an amazing piece of technology.  One word of advice to those that want to see it in the store first- unfortunately, unless B&N decides to set up some way to display it in the dark or in a reduced-light setting, you will never be able to get the full effect unless you purchase one and take it home.  Sure, you can see that it is "glowing" in the store, but it's not the same as when you take it home and try it out.  It's so much more impressive in the dark.  I used mine for a couple hours last night, and I really like it.  And this is after I just purchased a Simple Touch in March (they announced the GlowLight just days after my trial period on that one ended- figures).  It took me quite awhile to decided to buy a Simple Touch in the first place because I was so happy with my NOOK First Edition, and after I did, I would never want to go back because the Simple Touches are so great.  Now, I love it even more that I don't have to use a separate M-edge light with it.  Makes it even that much more portable without the separate light.  Kudos to B&N for outsmarting Kindle on this one.

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                                        MacMcK1957

                                        bakersdozen12 wrote:

                                        I just bought one last night, and I'm in love!  It's an amazing piece of technology.  One word of advice to those that want to see it in the store first- unfortunately, unless B&N decides to set up some way to display it in the dark or in a reduced-light setting, you will never be able to get the full effect unless you purchase one and take it home.  Sure, you can see that it is "glowing" in the store, but it's not the same as when you take it home and try it out.  It's so much more impressive in the dard.  ...


                                        Maybe bring a thick blanket to put over your head to check it out? :smileytongue:  Let's face it, bookstores in general are brightly lit.

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                                            keriflur

                                            MacMcK1957 wrote:

                                            bakersdozen12 wrote:

                                            I just bought one last night, and I'm in love!  It's an amazing piece of technology.  One word of advice to those that want to see it in the store first- unfortunately, unless B&N decides to set up some way to display it in the dark or in a reduced-light setting, you will never be able to get the full effect unless you purchase one and take it home.  Sure, you can see that it is "glowing" in the store, but it's not the same as when you take it home and try it out.  It's so much more impressive in the dard.  ...


                                            Maybe bring a thick blanket to put over your head to check it out? :smileytongue:  Let's face it, bookstores in general are brightly lit.


                                            My B&N was telling people to sit under the display table, LOL.  Frankly, it was a good idea, it was pretty dark down there.  :smileyhappy:

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                                              NookGardener

                                              MacMcK1957 wrote:

                                              bakersdozen12 wrote:

                                              I just bought one last night, and I'm in love!  It's an amazing piece of technology.  One word of advice to those that want to see it in the store first- unfortunately, unless B&N decides to set up some way to display it in the dark or in a reduced-light setting, you will never be able to get the full effect unless you purchase one and take it home.  Sure, you can see that it is "glowing" in the store, but it's not the same as when you take it home and try it out.  It's so much more impressive in the dard.  ...


                                              Maybe bring a thick blanket to put over your head to check it out? :smileytongue:  Let's face it, bookstores in general are brightly lit.


                                              Young nook kid at my local store was actually pretty creative.  He had taken a large box, cut a hole in the bottom to fit over the display stand, and then a hole about 1/2 up on the front so you could get a little better idea of what it looked like in the dark.  Admittedly, ambient light was still coming through, but it was better than a blanket over your head!

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                                                  DeanGibson

                                                  NookGardener wrote:

                                                  Young nook kid at my local store was actually pretty creative.  He had taken a large box, cut a hole in the bottom to fit over the display stand, and then a hole about 1/2 up on the front so you could get a little better idea of what it looked like in the dark.  Admittedly, ambient light was still coming through, but it was better than a blanket over your head!


                                                  No crank on the side?

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                                              I just have the regular Nook Simple Touch, and I love it!!! When I really want to read at night I just use the little attachable Nook light. It works great, so I don't see why anyone should bother buying this when you can just buy the light. :smileyhappy:

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                                                I've had my NSTG for 2 weeks now.  It's simply awesome.  It has great battery life.  Using the glowlight, even at a low setting in lighted conditions, really brings out the pages.  It's very responsive to touch and intuitive to use.  And it just looks really good.

                                                 

                                                Occasionally, it looks like some lines are slightly darker or lighter, but when the Nook performs a hard-refresh (which it does every ~5 pages or so), things go back to crystal clear.  This unevenness doesn't happen all the time by any means.  And any discrepancy people see between the NST and NSTG may be due to that. 

                                                 

                                                I also noticed at the store that the pesky "Battery LIfe" statement, which comes up every time you pick up the Nook at the store, tends to leave a ghosting effect on the text beneath/around that area.  After forwarding a couple pages, the ghosting is gone.  All in all, that seems like a rendering engine thing that may be improved as things go along.  And don't worry, if you're thinking about getting one, that statement doesn't come up on your own personal device.

                                                 

                                                Is the NSTG lighting perfect? No, but it's really, really good, and it's definitely better than an external light.  I even have an M-Edge light that is really nice with 3 brightness settings, and it beats that.  Is that imperfect lighting distracting?  No, not to me and I'm pretty picky.  Is it worth upgrading from the original NST?  That's something you'll need to decide.  You're likely already decked out with all the goodies you need to make reading comfy.  Is it worth upgrading from the Original Nook (i.e., not a "Touch").  Absolutely, and that's the category I fall into.

                                                 

                                                Is it worth choosing this over the Kindle?  Well duh!!!  Even if Amazon comes out with something similar, I'd still recommend B&N over them any day.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

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                                                  LectorGS

                                                  Coop34,

                                                   

                                                  I agree with your summary wholeheartedly.  The NSTG is not the perfect e-reader, however, it's quite close to be so.  I hope that with time and a few upgrades, the NSTG will be the top seller in the e-reader world. 

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                                                    JenScheil

                                                    I upgraded from my N1E to the NSTG just last week actually. I had been living off the old Nook clip on light (which sucks). I will say that I do love the Glow light feature, although I turn it almost completely off due to the brightness (gives me a headache), so the plus is I don't use as much battery :-). Unfortunately I do miss the shelving and organization on my N1E, but I think with the glow light it is worth the upgrade!

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                                                          Ya_Ya

                                                          RMBerkman wrote:

                                                          My Simple Touch screen broke after 3 months of use; I was told by the customer service agent in Bangalore that B & N does not replace broken screens (unlike Amazon, which replaces broken Kindles immediately.) Please submit photos of your broken Nook to Instagram and use the hashtag #nookfail. Let's see if we can shame B&N into supporting their products.


                                                          Please stop copying and pasting.  Once was enough.  Twice was overkill.  Three (plus) times is spam.

                                                           

                                                          (Especially when it sounds as if it is a communication issue, not actually B&N's refusal to replace a failed eink screen.)

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                                                              keriflur

                                                              Ya_Ya wrote:

                                                              RMBerkman wrote:

                                                              My Simple Touch screen broke after 3 months of use; I was told by the customer service agent in Bangalore that B & N does not replace broken screens (unlike Amazon, which replaces broken Kindles immediately.) Please submit photos of your broken Nook to Instagram and use the hashtag #nookfail. Let's see if we can shame B&N into supporting their products.


                                                              Please stop copying and pasting.  Once was enough.  Twice was overkill.  Three (plus) times is spam.

                                                               

                                                              (Especially when it sounds as if it is a communication issue, not actually B&N's refusal to replace a failed eink screen.)


                                                              LOL, this dude cracked me up.  I'm sort of sad he melted down so quickly.