NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight £49 from tomorrow @ ARGOS and John Lewis/Currys/PCWorld with price match!!!
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NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight £49 from tomorrow @ ARGOS and John Lewis/Currys/PCWorld with price match!!!

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Found 24th Sep 2013
over 3000 at John Lewis 2 years warranty!!!

£79 & £109 everywhere else.
Probably the most versatile and best value eReader.
Both come with wifi and a microSD slot.
Easily rooted allowing you to install custom ROM's (Android).
Giving you access to thousands of apps and no DRM issues
Customize the interface from a range of launchers.
All the best book reading apps on the Play/Amazon store including the Kindle app are there for your reading pleasure.
Get all the manga you want, free and straight onto your eReader!
Read all your favourite websites via your choice of browser or newsreader via Instapaper.
FileManagers with Dropbox integration.
Easily managed via AirDroid.
When you're tired of reading, play chess, tick tac toe or many other games suited to e-ink displays.

This is the guide I used to root the NST:
forum.xda-developers.com/sho…351
Super Easy Video guide:
youtube.com/wat…peI

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hi if i reserve on now pick it up tomorrow will they charge me £69 or the new price of £49 tks

video61

hi if i reserve on now pick it up tomorrow will they charge me £69 or the … hi if i reserve on now pick it up tomorrow will they charge me £69 or the new price of £49 tks


if they want to charge you more then wait for reservation to expire and reorder i

u will pay the price they're sell it at the time u pay for it

How does this compare to the simple touch, other than having a light?

Thanks all

hot just for the description, waiting on the nook haters


argos with there usual price crap though i have to admit, it hasn't been 89.99 on argos in a good good while as it's now £69.99 so only £20 off really
Edited by: "ando" 24th Sep 2013

I don't have a simple touch but I do have this one and love it - only had it about 3 weeks, downloaded quite a few books direct, had a problem getting drm with calibre to switch my amazon books onto it but just have kindle on the phone and the nook separate (although nook is also on my phone and they interact with each other as to what page I'm at etc) - as I say, I can't compare it against any other ereader but personally I really like it.

Thanks for the heads up.

Apart from the light is there any difference between this and the basic version?


Have been looking for a couple more of the Basic version but they are hard to find currently, will this be worth the extra £20?

Currys should beat by 10% ? + 1.5% quidco
This is Currys online info:
Our online price promise
We're confident about our pricing, but if you find any of our online competitors below have the same product cheaper, we'll not only match the price, we'll give you 10% of the difference back.
We'll beat: johnlewis.com, argos.co.uk, staples.co.uk, tesco.com
If you find a product cheaper, simply call 0844 561 1234
Terms and conditions
1.The product offered on our competitor's website must be the same product and offered with exactly the same terms as on our own.
2.The product on our competitor's website must be in stock and available for immediate delivery.
3.We must have the product in stock.
4.A representative of Currys is able to confirm the product details on the competitor's website.
5.Our price promise applies to the product only, not to delivery or other services.
6.Our price promise applies for up to 7 days after purchase.

Couple of things to note - you only get 240mb for your own books, the rest is for B&N books which I thought was cheeky. However you've got a micro sd slot and this means books you've dragged and dropped onto this card maintain their folder structure rather than lumping all the books together which is what I prefer anyway. There are some bugs with it, battery on some drops very quickly unless after fully charging you turn fully off and then on. And if you upgrade the firmware have it plugged in to a power supply when you do it, took me ages to find out the answer to that. When I'm done ready I just put it down, I've set it after an hour for screen saver to come on, so there's no messing around turning it on and off.

I love that it has buttons either side so you're not swiping all the time though they can be hard to press sometimes. It gets a thumbs up from me. Glow light is fine and goes very very bright. I have it on virtually the lowest level. But if you don't need the glow-light function and can find one at £29 go with that as it's the only difference afaik.
Edited by: "carltonbp" 24th Sep 2013

I bought the standard Simple Touch recently and those hat are interested in rooting it and puting Kindle on it should be aware that battery life is severley shortened as a result. The battery on mine drains by around 10-15% a day on standby with no page turns.

If you live with that, then instruction for rooting can be found at (Credit to mgk in this thread for the steps) - hotukdeals.com/mis…645


Edited by: "djc0367" 24th Sep 2013

No not another loss on a tablet. Geeeee

If you reserve now it will be at the price it is when you buy it. I looked into this recently when I reserved something, went to pick it up and the price had increased. You pay the instore price it is when you collect not the price it was when you reserved.

Palwan

No not another loss on a tablet. Geeeee



Writing from Greece also... Really tired that these stores dont post to EU countries.........

Why, they are UK stores, what do you expect.

Midge

Thanks for the heads up. :)Apart from the light is there any difference … Thanks for the heads up. :)Apart from the light is there any difference between this and the basic version?Have been looking for a couple more of the Basic version but they are hard to find currently, will this be worth the extra £20?


Try your local Asda - mine still has some sitting on their shelves....but this is probably worth the extra £20, especially if you read alot in the evening......

djc0367

I bought the standard Simple Touch recently and those hat are interested … I bought the standard Simple Touch recently and those hat are interested in rooting it and puting Kindle on it should be aware that battery life is severley shortened as a result. The battery on mine drains by around 10-15% a day on standby with no page turns



Ive got to disagree with that. i have rooted my nook simple touch and my battery life was still over 50% after a month without use. I think something must have gone wrong with your root. i get less than 10% drain after 5 hours of constant use.

this is the guide I used which uses nook manager rather than touchnook.
babblingengineer.com/how…r/


Edited by: "rossysaurus" 24th Sep 2013

rossysaurus

Ive got to disagree with that. i have rooted my nook simple touch and my … Ive got to disagree with that. i have rooted my nook simple touch and my battery life was still over 50% after a month without use. I think something must have gone wrong with your root.



Can agree no issues here after routing, maybe wifi??

ought

How does this compare to the simple touch, other than having a light?



Mrs topazz and i have a glolight each and use them all the time. Identical to the simple touch model other than the light - which can be easily switched on and off. Never had a moments problem with either of them. The light facility is very convenient in low light conditions e.g. a poorly lit room or when reading in bed. Well worth the extra money IMO but ONLY if you will regularly use the feature. Using the light feature must drain the battery faster then the simple touch but not so we've particularly noticed.

All e-ink screens are fragile and the Nooks are no exception. The ink membrane beneath the glass is susceptible to pressure. I strongly advise getting a cover to protect the screen. The nook official covers are really good. Not worth anything like the £25 list price but they have been popping up at £8-£10. I'd advise grabbing one before they sell out.

At this price the glolight is hot. I paid £90 for mine at Christmas.




Edited by: "topazz" 24th Sep 2013

gari189

[quote=Midge]Have been looking for a couple more of the Basic version but … [quote=Midge]Have been looking for a couple more of the Basic version but they are hard to find currently, will this be worth the extra £20?


Also try Sainsbury's I picked up one a week ago. The store had a big electrical dept and I was lucky to get the last one.

Anyone seen a good case/cover for the simple touch? And where there is stock.

ought

Why, they are UK stores, what do you expect.



amazon uk is a uk store also but i was buying from it in a weekly basis and with free delivery


Maskarova

Can agree no issues here after routing, maybe wifi??


This battery drain issue doesn't happen if you register your nook before rooting.

The great thing about rooting is you can set up a launcher home screen exactly to your needs. As an example, here's mine:

http://www.trustedlocal.com/myfiles/userimages/nook_600px.jpg

Been wanting one of these for ages! Heat added, brilliant price.

Banned

mispriced since no shipping cost (and altho you can collect in store you can also get delivery)

just trying to be more like the rest of the sad people here

carltonbp

Couple of things to note - you only get 240mb for your own books, the … Couple of things to note - you only get 240mb for your own books, the rest is for B&N books which I thought was cheeky. However you've got a micro sd slot and this means books you've dragged and dropped onto this card maintain their folder structure rather than lumping all the books together which is what I prefer anyway.



If you're planning on adding a micro SD card, get a Class 6 card or slower. The kernel has some bugs (which can cause filesystem corruption) with faster cards.

cowbutt

If you're planning on adding a micro SD card, get a Class 6 card or … If you're planning on adding a micro SD card, get a Class 6 card or slower. The kernel has some bugs (which can cause filesystem corruption) with faster cards.



Mines a 32gb class 10 (it's what I had to hand) and it's fine. As I posted before there are various bugs and it seems to be hit and miss whether they will affect your nook. I have to reboot after a full charge or after I've connected it to my laptop but I don't have this bug you mention.

PaulG1970

Anyone seen a good case/cover for the simple touch? And where there is … Anyone seen a good case/cover for the simple touch? And where there is stock.




Amazon. for a tenner, PU leather and very smart looking. I bought 4 basic Nooks and covers for me and my family and they all loved it. These arent sime universal 7" covers, but only specific to nooks and nook glow light
I advice brown and white for color. here is the link
amazon.co.uk/Lea…ver

I have a kindle with loads of books on it. Can I transfer the books onto the Nook?

poorleen

I have a kindle with loads of books on it. Can I transfer the books onto … I have a kindle with loads of books on it. Can I transfer the books onto the Nook?



Not directly, you';d need to use Caliber to move them to the PC, convert them from kindle to Epub format and then copy them onto the Nook.

Not as hard as it sounds it's mainly automated as a process.

carltonbp

Mines a 32gb class 10 (it's what I had to hand) and it's fine. As I … Mines a 32gb class 10 (it's what I had to hand) and it's fine. As I posted before there are various bugs and it seems to be hit and miss whether they will affect your nook. I have to reboot after a full charge or after I've connected it to my laptop but I don't have this bug you mention.



32gb looks to me like a huge overkill. if only used for reading one shouldnt need more than 1-2Gb. 1000 books take aproximately 500Mb in epub format.

ps: you may want to use 'calibre', it converts electronic books from one format to another, in case you want them to take less space. it can convert in bulk by hundreds. it supports most formats out there
Edited by: "MajorCockUp" 24th Sep 2013

MajorCockUp

32gb looks to me like a huge overkill. if only used for reading we … 32gb looks to me like a huge overkill. if only used for reading we shouldnt need more than 1-2Gb. 1000 books takes aproximately 500Mb in epub format. ps: you may want to use 'calibre', it converts electronic books from one format to another, in case you want them to take less space. it can convert in bulk by hundreds. it supports most formats out there



It's what I had to hand, I'll move it to my phone at some point and my phone card to my ereader just haven't got round to it. That's all. I don't like calibre, I'm fine I've got my books organised exactly how I want them.

ought

How does this compare to the simple touch, other than having a light?



It's the same

MajorCockUp

Amazon. for a tenner, PU leather and very smart looking. I bought 4 basic … Amazon. for a tenner, PU leather and very smart looking. I bought 4 basic Nooks and covers for me and my family and they all loved it. These arent sime universal 7" covers, but only specific to nooks and nook glow lightI advice brown and white for color. here is the link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Leather-Sleeve-Simple-GlowLight-Barnes/dp/B00DK4VJ1C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1380034144&sr=8-6&keywords=nook+simple+touch+cover


OB1

This battery drain issue doesn't happen if you register your nook before … This battery drain issue doesn't happen if you register your nook before rooting.The great thing about rooting is you can set up a launcher home screen exactly to your needs. As an example, here's mine:



I like your screen ... how did you do it? I've rooted mine but haven't managed anything as elegant as your scren

PaulG1970

Anyone seen a good case/cover for the simple touch? And where there is … Anyone seen a good case/cover for the simple touch? And where there is stock.



I picked up an excellent lautner cover in ink at Sainsburys instore for under £9... thats a great price for an excellent cover

Great timing. I have been thinking about picking one of these up for the past few weeks. Reserved in my local Argos but will pop into Currys on the way to see if I can get the 10% off.

dan666

Great timing. I have been thinking about picking one of these up for the … Great timing. I have been thinking about picking one of these up for the past few weeks. Reserved in my local Argos but will pop into Currys on the way to see if I can get the 10% off.



how exactly does this price matching work?

gerrymig

I picked up an excellent lautner cover in ink at Sainsburys instore for … I picked up an excellent lautner cover in ink at Sainsburys instore for under £9... thats a great price for an excellent cover



Poundland do some funky ones! I got one for my Nook.

MajorCockUp

how exactly does this price matching work?



Currys price match plus take additional 10% off the difference. SO £2.
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