16 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2012 7:28 AM by ratlingraider

    Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?

      I'm seriously considering the trade-in deal, but have heard there are many bugs with the NST. I have the regular wifi version (not 3g) first edition Nook and have had NO issues with it in a year now. The lack of updates available for the 1st edition and longer battery on the ST has me leaning towards the trade-in upgrade deal.

       

      Has anyone that did the trade in regretted the trade? If so, why? What are the main complaints on the ST?

       

      Thanks in advance. :smileyhappy:

        • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?

          I recently pulled out my Nook 1st ed to charge before i gave it to a single mom (to ease the guilt of buying the new edition). I realized it missed it and how great the curved plastic felt in my hands.

           

          The Nook Touch wishlist doesn't sync with the website wishlist, it's been months and a major peeve to me. Also the nook touch soft plastic seems to be wearing down in spots. It defiantly doesn't feel as elegant as the 1st edition. I honestly feel im starting to regret the change. But i needed the longer battery life and touch screen. Everything else has been a letdown. Including the removal of the web browser.

           

          • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?

            Nope. I made the switch in September after having the N1E for over a year and I still love the N2E more. I haven't really found any major bugs. The wishlist not sycing isn't really a bug. B&N did that on purpose for whatever reason. Not a big deal to me since I don't actually purchase books on my nook. Covers don't show for most of the books on my sd card, but I haven't really played around with it or calibre to get them to show and I haven't added that many so far. I definitely don't regret the switch.

            • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
              RJR443

              Regrets?  I've had a few, but all in all, too few to mention.

               

              I think the shelving system on N2 is decidedly inferior to that of N1.

              And the device is a little too sharp-edged to hold without a cover.

               

              And that's pretty much it.  I really like the touch screen's user-friendliness, the e-ink is sharper on the N2, and the battery life alone is worth the price of admission

               

              Much as I liked the N1, I wouldn't go back to it unless I had to.

               

              Good luck with whatever decision you make.

               

               

                • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                  keriflur

                  No regrets.  I kept my N1E after I got my N2E, but I never used it other than to download backup copies of my books.  I'm considering trading it in for a second N2E at this point.

                   

                  The only thing I don't like about the N2E is that the download folder is not accessible like it is on the N1E.  But if I get a second N2E I'll root it and make the folder accessible.

                    • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                      BeachCatFan

                      I didn't do the trade, but I did buy the NST the day after Thanksgiving. I haven't used my N1E since. I love the feel, the weight, and the battery life. I didn't even buy a cover for it........just the neoprene sleeve..........because I didn't want the added weight when I take it somewhere with me.

                       

                      As far as the wishlist thing? Never, ever used it anyway. I get all my books while I'm on the computer. The browser? That was totally useless on the N1E, imho, so I obviously do not miss it.

                       

                      I now switch between my NC with a n2a card and my NST.

                    • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                      whiteginger

                      RJR443 wrote:

                      Regrets?  I've had a few, but all in all, too few to mention.

                      . . .

                       

                      Good luck with whatever decision you make.

                       

                       


                      Just do it your way!  :smileylol:

                       

                      PS:   Buying the NST, with it's long battery life and light weight, was a good decision for me, but I don't think I could give up my N1E. (I named it for Pete's sake!)

                    • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                      I didn't trade my N1E, but I purchased the NST at Target when they were offering the $30 gift card. My N1E has been sitting collecting dust since. I love the full touch screen, size, weight, and the quicker page turns. Putting books on shelves is a bit more cumbersome. I do wish I could have sub-shelves (shelves within shelves), but the N1E doesn't have that ability either. I have been thinking about trading my N1E for a nook color or tablet. I think I might like using it for cookbooks or having the color nook for my 2nd grade classroom. I much prefer reading on the e-ink screen and would use NST as my main reading device.
                      • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                        Ya_Ya

                        I was given a NOOK Wifi as a birthday gift September 2010.

                         

                        My husband suggested a N2E as a birthday gift this year because I loved my first NOOK so much - he thought I might like the new one.

                         

                        TO ME, N2E is exactly what N1E should have been.

                         

                        Great interface, no browser, no games, no mp3 player, full touchscreen, great display eink reader.  I don't use the on-device wishlist because I don't shop from the device, I don't need 3G, I didn't use the web, mp3 player or play the games.

                         

                        I absolutely don't regret getting an N2E this year.  I've passed my N1E on to my mother who never considered herself a reader and she is enjoying reading, for the first time in her 66 years, so all in all, even though I didn't get the deal people can get now, I think it was one of my best recent decisions.

                        • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?

                          Not at all.  The full touch screen and faster page turns are a big plus.  I'm much happier with the word lookup and also, although some complain about it, I really like the grippy outside--did not buy a cover, just the neoprene sleeve.  I much prefer handling it without a cover and it's so small and light.  The shelving, as we have all so pointedly made clear SUCKS and B&N development can certainly do better.  My main complaint is that it "unshelves" books after a reboot--so don't make that mistake!  Just use the sleep mode.

                          • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?

                            Not even a little.  I love my NST.

                            • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                              LectorGS

                              I have both and believe that they both have particular functions.  When I feel like reading and listening to some music, I use the N1E.  When  I want to go to the park and carry a lighter device with crisp characters, then I use my N2E.  Granted, the N1E has more practical functions than the N2E, however, the NST (N2E) is a few steps ahead into the future, more than the N1E.

                              • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                                2PointySticks

                                I used my NST for about a month before running screaming back to my N1E.  I have well over 200 books and scrolling through 40-odd pages of books just to shelve "Wuthering Heights" was the last straw.  I've shoved the NST into a drawer and won't be using it again until they fix the shelving system.

                                • Re: Does anyone regret trading their N1E for the NST?
                                  I also did not give up my N1E 3G, in the unlikely event that I know I will be somewhere without wi-fi for an extended period of time, I have it as back-up, my Android phone can make a mobile hotspot so that usually isn't an issue tho. I did start using the N1E's back to collect author's autographs at signings so it will always be a collectible.