8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2012 9:47 AM by kcladyz

    Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

      Hi,

       

      I am having a problem seeing the Nookcolor with my sunglasses on and sitting outside by the beach on pool.  If I take the glasses off, I can see the words.  Does anyone have any suggestions or have run accross that problem with the Nookcolor?

        • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

          I think that this came up here before, try searching, but maybe it was at mobile read... anyways the upshot in the end was something about trying a different type of sunglasses...

           

          Honestly though, I'd be ABSOLUTELY shocked if you claimed that the screen was at all readable in sunlight as that has NEVER been my experience with ANY LCD... personally I'm waiting for a Pixel Qi/mirasol tablet/reader... i.e. if the Pixel Qi Notion Ink Adam were readily available I'd probably make an expensive purchase, fortunately they're pre-order invite only ATM plus they seem to be having some PQ screen problems plus batt life problems... (using eInk for sunlight/brightly lit area/room use...)

          • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

            Are you wearing polarized sunglasses?

             

            • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

              lsu0576 wrote:

              Hi,

               

              I am having a problem seeing the Nookcolor with my sunglasses on and sitting outside by the beach on pool.  If I take the glasses off, I can see the words.  Does anyone have any suggestions or have run accross that problem with the Nookcolor?


              Use non-polarized sunglasses.

               

              LCD's work by using a polarized layer to turn on/off colors.   This is true of all LCD screens.

               

               

                • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses
                  CaptainGuy

                  Yes, but non of my laptops or desktop LCDS have the filter oriented so I can't read with polarized glasses.

                   

                  BTW: just because someone wears sunglasses and is at the beach, doesn't mean they are in direct sun... sometimes I sit in my Honda Fit on the beach and listen to the surf and read/nap/read.

                   

                   

                    • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

                      CaptainGuy wrote:

                      Yes, but non of my laptops or desktop LCDS have the filter oriented so I can't read with polarized glasses.

                       

                      BTW: just because someone wears sunglasses and is at the beach, doesn't mean they are in direct sun... sometimes I sit in my Honda Fit on the beach and listen to the surf and read/nap/read.

                       

                       


                      The filters on every LCD screen I've ever seen are oriented for landscape viewing.   So for the things you can do in landscape mode, the NC should be no different than any other  LCD screen when wearing polarized sun glasses.   Unfortunately, not everything on the NC can be put into landscape mode.

                       

                        • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses
                          sparks3229

                          Ditto...get sunglasses that don't have polarized lenses.  The first time I read my NC in the sun, the screen was black! (as said above).  I thought my NC was broken! I then tried another pair of older sunglasses I had at home that weren't polarized lenses.  Then I could read...yeah, I still had to adjust the brightness, but at least it wasn't BLACK.  We leave for vacation next week and this NC is a must, so I am glad I found out before we left that I need to bring a 2nd pr of glasses!

                    • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses
                      yocalif

                      A couple of weeks ago I decided I would take the Nookcolor outdoors next to our pool and find out if I could read.  It was about 1 pm the sun was NOT directly overhead, it was a clear fairly bright day.  I could read, but it required moving the NC to a variety of angles to make the text appear clear.  When summer comes we will be testing the Nookcolor outside a lot.  I think it will get by, but honestly we do 90% of our reading inside, or in bed (easily can read the Nookcolor in the dark).

                      • Re: Can't see Nookcolor in Sunlight with Sunglasses

                        you can but an antiglare screen at the BN store. its not the bet but it worked for me. Now with my Kindle Fire the antiglare makes outdoor reading worse. The fire does well on its on outside if you cave a cover fo rthe one side of the cover blocks some f the sunlight i guess.