7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2011 12:55 PM by donc13

    nook color reading in the sun

      Is there anything I can do to view the nook color in sunlight while wearing sunglasses?

        • Re: nook color reading in the sun

          I've read here that NC does not play well with polorized sunglasses.

          • Re: nook color reading in the sun

            lobsterhelmet wrote:

            Is there anything I can do to view the nook color in sunlight while wearing sunglasses?


            Yes...use non-polarized sunglasses.    ALL LCD screens use polarization to produce the image you see, and polarized sunglasses (or polarized plain glasses) block the "normal" image (in the NC's case...portrait).

             

            The NC works and is quite readable in direct sun with non-polarized sunglasses.

             

             

            • Re: nook color reading in the sun & cleaning

              I must wear my prescription sunglasses glasses for reading and find it impossible to read my Nook in the sun.

               

              Also, what is safe to use to clean my nook--it is filled with finger prints!

                • Re: nook color reading in the sun & cleaning
                  JohnF76

                  To clean your nook, use a CLEAN microfiber cloth. I use a small spray bottle with distilled water to moisten the microfiber cloth slightly...that takes out the more stubborn fingerprints.

                  • Re: nook color reading in the sun & cleaning

                    I have the NOOKcolor antiglare screen.  It really helps with preventing scratches and fingerprints.  To clean I use a microfiber cloth like the ones used to clean eyeglasses.   Works great and no water/cleaner needed.

                    • Re: nook color reading in the sun & cleaning

                      4-me wrote:

                      I must wear my prescription sunglasses glasses for reading and find it impossible to read my Nook in the sun.

                       

                      Also, what is safe to use to clean my nook--it is filled with finger prints!


                      If your prescription sunglasses are polarized, you will not be able to properly read your NC.   That's true of ANY LCD screen and polarized glasses.    

                       

                      I would suggest you wear your normal glasses and then add a clip-on non-polarized sunglass or, have a pair of prescription sunglasses made that are NOT polarized.

                       

                      If your sunglasses are not polarized, then clean the screen of the NC and add the anti-glare screen protector to your NC (available at B&N stores).  That will not only hid any fingerprints, but reduce the glare to a point where you can easily read the NC in direct sunlight.