NOOK Simple Touch eReader - £29 @ Currys
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NOOK Simple Touch eReader - £29 @ Currys

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Found 14th Jun 2013
Back in stock at Currys and still priced at £29

Pretty much the standard price now but just picked one up as a fathers day gift so might help someone else

Can also get it with a NOOK Case for £37.09

Don't forget Quidco/Topcashback

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An excellent product, usually much more expensive.

My family has bought three (two Simple Touch, one Glowlight) and we are very satisfied.

Grab one now, as this promotion surely cannot last much longer.

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renard

An excellent product, usually much more expensive.My family has bought … An excellent product, usually much more expensive.My family has bought three (two Simple Touch, one Glowlight) and we are very satisfied.Grab one now, as this promotion surely cannot last much longer.



I read on HUKD that the price reduction was part of the Get London Reading campaign, so will eventually go back up.

I've been waiting 5 weeks for currys to deliver mine........

Love the hardware but the online store isn't up to the Kindle store (in price, reviews or number of books). Ok if you know what you want to buy or you sideload books fom a PC.

I hope the Nook store will be around for a long time but I'd rather put my eggs in the Kindle basket...

fiendishlyclever

Love the hardware but the online store isn't up to the Kindle store (in … Love the hardware but the online store isn't up to the Kindle store (in price, reviews or number of books). Ok if you know what you want to buy or you sideload books fom a PC. I hope the Nook store will be around for a long time but I'd rather put my eggs in the Kindle basket...



One of the main plus points of this device is you can root it and then install the android Kindle app if you wish .So you could choose from both stores.
Its a lot more versatile than a kindle ( and a lot cheaper)

simes

One of the main plus points of this device is you can root it and then … One of the main plus points of this device is you can root it and then install the android Kindle app if you wish .So you could choose from both stores.Its a lot more versatile than a kindle ( and a lot cheaper)



Mine is rooted and that's exactly what I did - but you are running a Kindle app that wasn't intended for this platform so page turns don't look very nice and you have limited control over font/font size. The built in reading software is much nicer. Also not everyone will want to root their Nook (although it wasn't hard, I've just got dropbox (for transferring files) and the Kindle app on mine)

Same price at my local Asda (Asda Radcliffe) not sure if it's store specific or national.

inertia

I've been waiting 5 weeks for currys to deliver mine........


You're doing it wrong.

This is a good deal! could of sworn id seen this offer somewhere else?

Can anyone point me at a reliable rooting guide for Simple Touch that actually works? I've had two goes so far and both failed.

ultrak3wl

Can anyone point me at a reliable rooting guide for Simple Touch that … Can anyone point me at a reliable rooting guide for Simple Touch that actually works? I've had two goes so far and both failed.


The problem I had was not pushing the microsdcard in far enough...

kindle v nook...... kindle wont let you download ebooks from your local library. nook will... and as i never buy fiction (would cost me too much) this makes the nook a better choice for me.
Edited by: "warthog" 15th Jun 2013

I wouldn't mind a simple ereader but think I would need to get the glowlight one, u know, so I could read it on the pan with the light off...

ultrak3wl

Can anyone point me at a reliable rooting guide for Simple Touch that … Can anyone point me at a reliable rooting guide for Simple Touch that actually works? I've had two goes so far and both failed.



What's your reason for rooting? Just asking because I've been able to get all my Kindle books working without rooting for example.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Jun 2013

minus222

I wouldn't mind a simple ereader but think I would need to get the … I wouldn't mind a simple ereader but think I would need to get the glowlight one, u know, so I could read it on the pan with the light off...



And how would you find the tp?

can someone give me the weight of the reader thanks

inertia

I've been waiting 5 weeks for currys to deliver mine........



I'm sorry to hear that. I live in Inverness and got mine with 3 days of ordering, even with free delivery. It must be a totally lottery.

Basic let down is the screen and the greyscale .
In my view not worth rooting or modding as its running such an old version of Android . ( yes i did months ago )
£29 would be better saved towards a better colour model or even towards a cheap Smartphone .

jje

victorclimber

can someone give me the weight of the reader thanks


211g precisely

Got mine for £17 from very after signing up as a new customer.
Good device and works really well in the sunshine.
The nook book store is not as well laid out as the kindle but after using both devices found the nook to be better.
People have said get a colour model but the big issue with them is you will struggle to read them in the sunlight.

leftover_chili

I'm sorry to hear that. I live in Inverness and got mine with 3 days of … I'm sorry to hear that. I live in Inverness and got mine with 3 days of ordering, even with free delivery. It must be a totally lottery.


I have ordered two First they acknowledge order, the tell you when dispatched. Mine have both come within a few days.

inertia

I've been waiting 5 weeks for currys to deliver mine........



Why haven't you emailed them asking where your order is?

bargaindeals

Why haven't you emailed them asking where your order is?


Nice Routemaster!

My order took over 4 weeks to deliver. Early may I placed the order and it arrived in June! Good bit of kit for the money though.

fishmaster

What's your reason for rooting? Just asking because I've been able to get … What's your reason for rooting? Just asking because I've been able to get all my Kindle books working without rooting for example.


Hi fishmaster,how did u get kindle books on nook without rooting? Haven't managed to root my nook so wud be a great help if you can share how u managed that.Thanks
Edited by: "nikii213" 15th Jun 2013

nikii213

Hi fishmaster,how did u get kindle books on nook without rooting? Haven't … Hi fishmaster,how did u get kindle books on nook without rooting? Haven't managed to root my nook so wud be a great help if you can share how u managed that.Thanks



I'll repaste the guide I did from the ASDA Direct Nook thread >


"'I've had the Nook about a week now. I decided that I didn't want to root it. I had a collection of purchased Kindle books and wanted to use them on the Nook. Here are the tools you will need:

1. Calibre calibre-ebook.com/

2. Apprentic Alf's DeDRM plugin for Calibre apprenticealf.wordpress.com/

3. Everything Search voidtools.com/ (Only required if you already have the Kindle app installed on your device and want the quickest way to find all Kindle folders and files for removal before reinstall of the Kindle app.

Here's the method:

1. Remove the Kindle app and Kindle files and folders from your PC/Laptop first:

I went to Manage My Kindle on Amazon UK and deregistered Kindle from all my devices. I then used Everything Search app to find all the Kindle folders and files and deleted them. I then uninstalled and reinstall the Kindle app. Deleted the books that weren't working from Calibre, re-added them and now it works Thanks for the suggestion about deregistering the device.

2. Install Calibre and the DeDRM plugin (guide to installing the plugin is on Apprentice Alf's site)

3. Delete any DRM locked Kindle content from Calibre if you've already tried and failed to get it to transfer to your device

4. Load up the Kindle app on your PC/Mac/Laptop and login, this registers Kindle to your PC etc

5. Download the relevant books to your PC/Laptop using the Kindle apps. Close the Kindle app.

4. Open Calibre and go to Add Books in Calibre and navigate to C:\Users\User\Documents\My Kindle Content. If you can't find the folder, then open up Everything Search and type > azw in the search, then sort the listing by clicking on the word Path on the Path column. Look for the Kindle content folder.

6. Once the books are added they should be stripped of DRM, connect your Nook and then click on one or more books and then click send to device.

This is my method which I found to work. Everything search is a brilliant tool for searching files and folders and in my opinion there is nothing faster and couldn't be faster as it gives instant results.

I can now read all my books on the Nook and didn't have to root it and mess with apps. I haven't looked in to Google books yet, as I don't own any on Google books.

I want to make this clear as well, yes you can download books from the Internet and use Calibre to sideload them to your Nook, bu the method above is nothing to do with piracy, it was to let me use books I had PURCHASED on my Nook. I obtained all the information from the Internet. My only minor credit is that I also employed Everything Search to make finding files and folders quicker.

Here's an article regarding DRM on ebooks >

paidcontent.org/201…ec/

As I said above I don't own any Google Books and don't plan too, as they use DRM too. I will stick to purchases on Nook or Kindle. I don't know about converting purchased DRM protected Google Books to work on the Nook.

Lastly I provided this information due to my experience and frustration at getting the books to work. Now I have a relatively simple method, I won't be rooting the Nook. Keep things simple is always a good idea

You only have 236MB of storage on the Nook for sideloading books. So make sure you get a microsd card if you plan to load up a lot of books. The 2GB storage mentioned on the Nook is limited to Nook purchases I believe (correct me please if I'm wrong) and not all 2GB is available anyway (also please correct if wrong)

Enjoy your Nook, this has been a fishmaster enterprises bodged guide to fangling with your Nook. There aren't any guarantees, make sure you have house insurance (in case of fire, make sure you have it anyway, go BUY it now if you don't). If it all goes wrong you only have yourself to blame, you can blame me but I will be too busy fighting intergalactic battles in my mind to help you"

Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Jun 2013

bargaindeals

Why haven't you emailed them asking where your order is?



I have. And called. They say they say still waiting for stock. They are off my online web shop list.
Useless customer service for me.

in stock in tasda

NiMar

Rooting instructions: … Rooting instructions: http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/



Thanks I have finally done it.

Can I drag and drop pdf ebooks from my pc straight to this and read them on it?

Best £29 I have spent in a long time. Ordered mine on Monday, arrived Wednesday from PCW, same company though. If you want to root it fine, but I find all I need is Calibre and i'm sorted, kindle books on my nook that flow as they were intended.

If you can't get the Nook you may find the Kobo mini still in stock at some branches of Argos. I got mine last week from my local store for the same price as the Nook.

inertia

I've been waiting 5 weeks for currys to deliver mine........

It took only 3 days for me.

fiendishlyclever

Love the hardware but the online store isn't up to the Kindle store (in … Love the hardware but the online store isn't up to the Kindle store (in price, reviews or number of books). Ok if you know what you want to buy or you sideload books fom a PC. I hope the Nook store will be around for a long time but I'd rather put my eggs in the Kindle basket...



I agree about the total lack of book reviews on the Nook online website compared to the Kindle store but you are wrong about the number of books available being less than the Kindle store. Currently there are 2.8 million books available on the UK Nook store compared to approximately 1.5 million on the UK Kindle store. I also really don't think you need to worry about the longevity of the Nook store as it is part of the Barnes & Noble company which is the biggest book retailer in the U.S.

Edited by: "Robbo11" 15th Jun 2013

also in stock at Argos, Asda, PC world & John Lewis...
John lewis has 2yr warranty as standard.
Currys&PCW 1 year warranty, optional 3 year Damage cover for £9.99,
Argos, 1year warranty or optional 2 year cover same price.
Asda 1y warranty.
all offer free home delivery.
Currys has the greatest Quidco at 5% (£1.45)

I've gone for a Nook too (picked one from Sainsburys) purely because of review. I passed the kobo touch to my daughter. I have used much but I think the Kobo out of the box is better. You can go to dropbox and download the books you have uploaded. To get that option on the nook you need to root it. On that basis I wish I bought the kobo mini as Asda is doing them at £25.

Can you download magazines to the Nook simple touch?? I have been unable to do so?

victorclimber

can someone give me the weight of the reader thanks



Can someone tell me how to use Google thanks

fiona987

Can you download magazines to the Nook simple touch?? I have been unable … Can you download magazines to the Nook simple touch?? I have been unable to do so?



I haven't downloaded any magazines yet but I have so far downloaded almost 100 books from the Nook website and only had a couple that didn't download properly first time. Magazines are downloaded in exactly the same way so without more detail about what your issue is, it is hard to give any advice. However, I would suggest you check your Nook's wireless settings and ensure that your home broadband is set up and connected ok or nothing will download.
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