Nook SImple Touch £29 ( Not the Glowlight), £2.50 UK postage @ blackwell
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Nook SImple Touch £29 ( Not the Glowlight), £2.50 UK postage @ blackwell

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Found 24th Apr 2014
Basic eReader - no back lighting -with touch screen control.
Have been using the Glowlight version for over 1 year and like the interface.
Buy your epub books from any source and side load them, or buy from Nook ( Barnes and Noble) via wifi connection.

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For managing your ebooks - calibre-ebook.com/
Cheap leather style case - cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…dll?ViewItem&item=321165424863&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:3160
Getting Android Running - silvester.org.uk/web…et/

Also heat added. Personally the glow light is not much more money when all said and done plus a useful feature. If you don't plan to need that then this is a bargain.

2.50 for postage. No free shipment?

it's not free postage but still a good deal

Glowlight is really worth the extra

Has been available for £29 from various retailers since last year, pretty much not a deal any more but standard price for those.

Still worth the money, but books selection isn't as good as Kindle shop and most are more expensive, so wife keeps buying them from Amazon anyway.

First time online in ages. Was also near impossible to get for this price in store

Heat added

Worth noting that all the cases are £5 and free delivery from B&N. Probably better quality than some third party ones.
nook.com/gb/…ies

Had in stock at this price at ASDA for 6+ months

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goodluckje

2.50 for postage. No free shipment?


Amended title.
Sorry, I didnt read past the "free postage on orders over £20" bit in their delivery info.

imcomyou

Had in stock at this price at ASDA for 6+ months



But now I look online and perhaps they have stopped them online.

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Orcinus_orca

Glowlight is really worth the extra


Agree, especially if you have older eyes !
Great for poorly lit hotels, reading in bed etc.

BenderRodriguez

Has been available for £29 from various retailers since last year, pretty … Has been available for £29 from various retailers since last year, pretty much not a deal any more but standard price for those.


Yes, this is the standard price - no deal.

You can run Android on it, but it is only Android 2.1. The selection of apps is very limited, and the display does not work with all of them, either.

MrPuddington

Yes, this is the standard price - no deal. You can run Android on it, but … Yes, this is the standard price - no deal. You can run Android on it, but it is only Android 2.1. The selection of apps is very limited, and the display does not work with all of them, either.



It already runs android, it's a case of getting access to the OS. As to the apps, no one is really using apps on this other than crosswords type stuff or web browsing for news sites on the opera browser.

Stop whingeing about apps.

This isn't a tablet, it's an e-reader - for downloading and reading books . . .

And an excellent reader, too! Unlike some others, it works well in strong sunlight.

Orcinus_orca

Glowlight is really worth the extra


Once upon a time I would have said 'just buy a poundland light'. Having been abroad with one (using mostly in low evening light) I can say that the glowlight is worth buying over the standard. But - and a big but - if you are using it in daylight conditions or good lighting then this is worth buying. And the reader is superb. Use Calibre to shift your downloaded books and you are getting a great reader with easy transfers.

If you will use this in poor light conditions - eg reading in bed with the lights off then go for the glowlight.

Regarding the glowlight vs standard screen option. I had heard that the glowlight version is more susceptible to damage (eg pressure points, scratching) that become very obvious when you use the glowlight option. Can anyone confirm?

Thanks

semifinal

Regarding the glowlight vs standard screen option. I had heard that the … Regarding the glowlight vs standard screen option. I had heard that the glowlight version is more susceptible to damage (eg pressure points, scratching) that become very obvious when you use the glowlight option. Can anyone confirm?Thanks


Got 3 glowlight versus 2 normal in our house. Not had any problem with either. That said they all have screen protectors and cases - so may be how they are handled?

I've also heard the glow lights have more issues than the standard, over time that is. Which is one reason why nook changed the packaging on there nook screen protector from saying suitable for both to just Suitable for the standard edition.

Great device, the Glowlights suffer from screen tear.

The main reason for getting android on these is to allow 3rd party e-readers kindle etc. Can also read the news and e-mails. Impressive for the money but be prepared to spend a bit of time setting it all up.

Thanks for the replies above re the Glowlight screen. Just checking some forums - I think I will go for the standard. Mainly intend to read in daylight anyway - I can use my phone at night for reading.

Ordered one for myself. I got my daughter one before Xmas and she loves it, get the ebooks from local library it has paid for itself.

The screen tears on the glowlight version - even after the tears have developed - can be partially resolved by sticking on a screen protector. I suppose if you put the screen protector on when you have it new it would have avoid most of the tears.

My favourite E-reader. I bought one months ago when the price first dropped and have read countless books on it. Ordered one of these from Blackwells as a back up last Friday and it came the next day! Avoid the glow version as my friend has one and within a week had scratched the screen, also, side by side, i preferred the screen on the simple touch, there was something off about the screen on the glow.

Can you stop saying "it's not a deal" or "it's at that price everywhere" then downvoting. This particular e-reader at this price has been out of stock for so long it's not funny. I've been looking for one for an absolute age and thanks to all you downvoters people stopped posting them on here. Thank you rarrar, I've finally managed to get one.

Been looking for a NOOK ereader as my NOOK HD+ is great as a tablet but not ideal for reading. Missed this last time it was at this price due to quickly selling out so was glad to find this, thanks OP.

Still have stock left; ordered Tuesday and should come tomorrow (Thu) to coincide with £5 cover from B&N.

Thanks again.

I got one of these last year, well pleased with it until its screen froze and i've not managed to free it. any one else had this problem.?
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