7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2011 11:29 AM by Sol_Resonante

    N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

      I'm loving my N2E (Nook Simple Touch).  The touch screen makes all the difference, and has shrunk an already-compact device even more.  I also find it to be sturdier than the N1E (who's heard of a N2E bezel breaking?).  With all of that said, I've found a few...quirks:

      • Spotty WiFi connectivity...though that's not new to N2E (had the same problems with N1E with my router).  Still and all...that problem remains.
      • There appears to be a disconnect with the "current book" shortcut button (which shows when in the library, or the Nook settings screen).  I've had a few ePubs (SmashWords and Gutenberg.org books) where it seems that it loses my bookmark; I click the miniature "current book" button and it takes me to the first page of the book!  But if I go back to the book by tapping Library -> <Title of Book>, it takes me to the right place.
      • The caching problem (mentioned by others, elsewhere); for a time, everything's good!  But after a while, I can't refresh my library (the 'refreshing' circle continues to circle without end), the shop won't show my recommendations, and I can't even view reviews or other books by a book's author on the details page for a book.  Reboot the nook and all's well with the world!  An easy problem to work around, but it shouldn't have to be worked around at all.  Here's hoping for 1.0.2, right?  :smileyhappy:
      • I've encountered this exactly once, as has my mother with her N2E: freezing.  Everything's going great, and I put my N2E to sleep so that I can get back to...chiseling, or what-not.  I come back and when I try to unlock my N2E, nothing happens!  In my case, I was able to reboot it, eventually, and haven't encountered that since.  In my Mom's case, I tried to walk her through rebooting it (over the phone), but it didn't work.  I had her plug it in, and that didn't work, either.  The next morning, though, it worked just fine, and hasn't had a hiccough since.  Okay, right, just once?  But it should be zero times.

      Once again, relatively slight complaints for as wonderful as the N2E has been, but they're legitimate.

       

      With my head in the clouds, I'd love to see game applications return to the N2E.  Sudoku where one can tap anywhere on the board, and it doesn't drain the battery like the LCD did?  Dreamy!  :smileyvery-happy:

        • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?
          gstone

          Regarding reverting to Page 1 of 1;

          One of the things that can cause this is plugging your nook into a PC while a book is open. Avoid connecting to the PC while a book is open.

           

          Another thing that cause this is an improper disconnect of the nook from the PC. This can be caused by not waiting long enough to physically disconnect the nook, forgetting to use Eject before disconnecting the device, a power failure or a software glitch in either your O.S. or the nook.

           

          Removing the book from the device then sideloading it again seems to fix the issue for the time being. When I do this and try to open the book (from the Library), initially I get an error message and kicked back to the Library. When I try a second time the book opens to the last page read and the Home Screen displays properly again.

            • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?
              keriflur

              I don't have spotty issues with either my N1E or my N2E.  Are you sure you're not having an issue with your router?

                • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

                  keriflur wrote:

                  I don't have spotty issues with either my N1E or my N2E.  Are you sure you're not having an issue with your router?


                  :smileyhappy:  Not at all.  I have a pretty old Netgear router, and I've had problems with other devices (though it has no problem with my Wii).  And...never had problems with other routers, so I rescind my complaint about network connectivity with the N2E.

                • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

                  gstone wrote:

                  Regarding reverting to Page 1 of 1;

                  One of the things that can cause this is plugging your nook into a PC while a book is open. Avoid connecting to the PC while a book is open.


                  I can understand this.  And I'm very careful about connecting/disconnecting my Nook; it's either in the Library, or at Home.  What's perplexing is that it isn't the bookmark as a whole, but rather the shortcut button's connection to that bookmark.

                • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

                  I love my NE2. I also have the NC1. Both I received as an anniversary gift. The thing that drew me to NC2 was the fact it was made for those that just wanted it for reading without all the apps, that never got used and was a waist for space. The only thing I find frustrating is that when I go my library and am making a decision on a book to read. I am unable to touch the book without it opening. With the NC1 you could read about the book before opening it to read. Then there's the issue of being on road and try finding a Wi-Fi Hot Spot to connect to. Since I knew this it shouldn't bother me. Since I make sure I have plenty of books in my library! :smileyhappy:

                   

                  For those looking for a simple wasted applications and the NE2 should be number one on your Christmas list. Maybe if you've been really good Santa will get it for you:smileyvery-happy:!

                    • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

                      Tess75 wrote:

                      The only thing I find frustrating is that when I go my library and am making a decision on a book to read. I am unable to touch the book without it opening. With the NC1 you could read about the book before opening it to read.


                       

                      With the NE2, you can "double-tap" a book and go directly to the description.  Practice a couple of times, but it works.

                       


                      Tess75 wrote:
                      Then there's the issue of being on road and try finding a Wi-Fi Hot Spot to connect to. Since I knew this it shouldn't bother me. Since I make sure I have plenty of books in my library! :smileyhappy:


                       

                      Heh.  Yep, that's the solution there.  You have to fill up on books between watering holes, but at least the power lasts much longer between fill-ups.  I've always got a few classics stashed away in case I finish a book and I'm away from WiFi for a while.

                    • Re: N2E Quirks...or is it just me?

                      Hi Bob! How are you? Glad to N2E quirks you! :smileyvery-happy:
                      I think that you have betrayed N1E... nahh, it's a joke! :smileywink:
                      I write you about N1E on: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-General-Discussion/Using-the-browser-to-read-locally-stored-HTML/td-p/527829/page/2
                      Could you please read my message? Very thanks!
                       
                      Sol Resonante

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