REFURB NOOK SIMPLE TOUCH GLOWLIGHT (from Morgan Computers Ebay) £35.95 inc - HotUKDeals
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Seems a good deal for the glowlit model. A project for me to try and root/mod and generally mess with anyway.

It's the model with the SD card slot.

I used to shop in Morgans when they had a shop on New Oxford Street and never had a problem. Not bought online from them though.

3 months warranty/refurb - also available on their main site but curiously at a higher price?

Anyway, might be a turkey but worth a punt?
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#1
Do these have access to the Kindle store or just another store?
#2
sparx1981
Do these have access to the Kindle store or just another store?

Out of the box one is limited I think to Barnes and Noble. I've read many other threads though that direct one to links on how to root this and enable access to other apps. So if you don't mind messing about with firmware and the like then you should be able to get kindle on it.
#3
paulie
sparx1981
Do these have access to the Kindle store or just another store?

Out of the box one is limited I think to Barnes and Noble. I've read many other threads though that direct one to links on how to root this and enable access to other apps. So if you don't mind messing about with firmware and the like then you should be able to get kindle on it.


Can you get apps on this? This is just a e-reader.
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I'm a long way from being an expert and to be honest I'm taking a punt to play about, but from what I can see these are basically Android tablets with an e-ink screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_r-_BxLKys

Not the same model but I'm hoping a bit more research and I'll find something that will work.
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I've got the non glowlight version and have it running Android so that I can load the Kindle app - it's even registered as a Kindle device on the Amazon website. Basically it can switch between Nook mode and Android mode and I also use it for emails and a couple of other things using Android apps. The hardware isn't up to running processor or screen intensive apps though.
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Nook Simple touch for £29 brand new + £2.50 delivery http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/jsp/id/Nook_Simple_Touch/9781400699032?awaid=47868&awgid=0&awbid=0&awid=47868&awpid=0&awcr=654050953&src=awin

Edited By: PAULTRD on Jul 08, 2014 20:31
#7
@Paultrd - yes, good deal too. I wanted this one though because of the light!
#8
hmmm very tempted but is it okay with the fact it is 6 inches just seems a bit small for reading had a note 2 and found that it was too small to read
#9
Holyman4vr
hmmm very tempted but is it okay with the fact it is 6 inches just seems a bit small for reading had a note 2 and found that it was too small to read

I think most e-readers are 6 inch screens?

I don't really like reading e-books on tablets or phones for more than a few minutes as it gets uncomfortable for longer than that.
#10
Holyman4vr
hmmm very tempted but is it okay with the fact it is 6 inches just seems a bit small for reading had a note 2 and found that it was too small to read

I also prefer reading a broadsheet newspaper instead of a paperback ;-)
(e-books are not formatted like a website, nobody ever complained about books being too small)

Edited By: plap on Jul 08, 2014 21:10
#11
rooting info here
#12
This or the Kindle Paperwhite?
#13
dingdong
This or the Kindle Paperwhite?
Kindle PW but it's 3x the cost...
#14
It worries me with these that anytime I have ever seen one on display in a shop the light was broken
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I have had the basic Nook Simple Touch for the best part of a year and have had no problems with it. I prefer it to the Kindle, which I also have, because it can take an SD card, My library had got too big for my Kindle, but I can get it all on the Nook with a card in. i've got over 5500 ebooks on my Nook, and it handles them with no problems. There are lots of sites (Project Gutenberg, Baen At The Fifth Imperium etc., or the local library) that provide free ebooks in the epub format that Nook uses, so no need to spend a fortune with Amazon. Use Calibre on the pc to organise the library and, if necessary, to convert other ebook formats to epub and to sync with the Nook when connected.

I've been thinking of getting a Glowlight for some time. At this price I couldn't resist/

Well spotted. Heat added.
#16
Rockfieldjohn
I have had the basic Nook Simple Touch for the best part of a year and have had no problems with it. I prefer it to the Kindle, which I also have, because it can take an SD card, My library had got too big for my Kindle, but I can get it all on the Nook with a card in. i've got over 5500 ebooks on my Nook, and it handles them with no problems. There are lots of sites (Project Gutenberg, Baen At The Fifth Imperium etc., or the local library) that provide free ebooks in the epub format that Nook uses, so no need to spend a fortune with Amazon. Use Calibre on the pc to organise the library and, if necessary, to convert other ebook formats to epub and to sync with the Nook when connected.

I've been thinking of getting a Glowlight for some time. At this price I couldn't resist/

Well spotted. Heat added.

Completely agree.

If your public library offers the service (Hampshire does), you can 'borrow' books free of charge for two weeks, just like the normal library. Then renew.

I have had a Nook Simple Touch for over a year, and very pleased indeed. I have no problems whatsoever reading books on this ereader, and I am in my seventies!

(That is an incredible bargain at post #6.)
#17
Excellent bit of kit these. I've had mine about a year.
1 Like #19
I bet the light dies at exactly 91 days
#20
I used to have this. The light is very uneven and you get a lot of light leakage from the top. Heat for the price though
#21
love mine. Bought for 45 last year. :-)
#22
This model is currently on offer at £49 from authorised resellers such as Argos. However, I still went for the refurb as they are described as A1 and so should be as good as new.
#23
All gone now it seems so will need to expire this.

Quick update for anyone with misgivings re Morgan. My Nook arrived today and although I haven't unboxed it completely it appears to be brand new or at the very least as good as. No scratches or other cosmetic flaws. So far so good anyway but will faithfully report back if any catastrophic failures follow!

I notice that they are selling the non glowlit version for £28.95




Edited By: paulie on Jul 10, 2014 13:35: extra info
#24
they cancelled mine this morning and offered a basic nook for £10 less. Bought on at Argos new £49 instead.

Edited By: jordy32 on Jul 10, 2014 14:05
#25
Received mine today as well and it too looks like new. I've charged it up and loaded some eBooks onto it and I am pleased to say that it's 100% operational. I've also bought a Nook HD+ from a fellow HUKD member who purchased one from Morgan via eBay and then decided that he didn't actually need it (I know that feeling only too well) and he says it looks new as well.
#26
jordy32
they cancelled mine this morning and offered a basic nook for £10 less. Bought on at Argos new £49 instead.
I hate it when that happens!
#27
Final update - plugged it in and all works fine! Now just got to decide whether to root....
#28
Received mine and all good. Also deciding whether to root or not. If anyone has idiot proof instructions, please post a link :)
#29
Screen error on mine, with Glow light on it has a bright spot in the middle, only small but enough to draw your attention, so returning for exchange.
Hopefully they can replace, had a Simple Touch and very pleased.
#31
Nice one - how does one unexpire?
1 Like #32
paulie
Nice one - how does one unexpire?
One doesn't need to as one's original link has stock back in anyway at same price.
1 Like #33
Thanks OP one has just placed an order for one
1 Like #34
I am so pleased with mine that I just bought another! BTW - all accessories, including official cases, are still £5 and delivery is free on the Nook website.
#35
Only 6 left!
#36
..... and then there were none.
#37
Was given the simple touch Nook as a present and it has truly been the best gift! Thanks to the Nook I have fallen in love with reading. I have also converted e-comics via calibre and it works perfectly. The software 'calibre' is a must with this (it's free, just Google it)

I would also recommend purchasing the accessories from the Barnes and Noble website:
http://www.nook.com/gb/store/accessories
They have wonderful covers for only £5.
#38
oh_dear
Linked item from the above link which appears to be exactly the same?: Click


Thanks for that. :)
#39
If you have one of these I'd recommend putting it in a case, they do not respond well to large amounts of pressure on the screen.
£5 from Barnes and noble http://www.nook.com/gb/store/accessories
#40
Is the light good enough to read from in bed without keeping the missus awake?

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