Nook Simple Touch 29.00

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  • INSOMANiAC 1 May 2013 04:02:12 3,795 posts
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    Just thought I'd let anyone that doesnt already know that the Nook Simple touch is going for 29.00 all over the show, not least on their offical website

    I've got a Kindle but a lot of reviews say these are better, with more font choices , expandable memory and a longer battery life.

    Oh, and you can root them as well and play megadrive games in monochrome with a shit refresh rate :D

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  • Murbal 1 May 2013 08:23:04 21,575 posts
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    What file format does a Nook use? Could I sideload my Kindle content for instance?

    I'm tempted to get one for my wife to use...

    Edited by Murbal at 08:24:00 01-05-2013
  • mrpon 1 May 2013 08:35:24 27,676 posts
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    2 cashback using quidco.

    Try the sig etc..

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • neilka 1 May 2013 09:00:51 14,975 posts
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    Tom will do anything to feed his crippling turnip addiction :(
  • LeoliansBro 1 May 2013 09:13:42 41,910 posts
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    Great work - ordered.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Rhythm 1 May 2013 09:32:46 2,379 posts
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    @INSOMANiAC Brilliant spot! Grabbed one for my daughter
  • monkman76 1 May 2013 09:40:33 3,414 posts
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    Nngh, really want a Kindle - Amazon, respond or you'll lose half your market!
  • monkman76 1 May 2013 09:48:41 3,414 posts
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    The Glowlight version (equivalent to Kindle Paperwhite) is also reduced from 109 to 69.

    http://uk.nook.com/tablets/nook-simple-touch-glowlight
  • Rhythm 1 May 2013 09:49:56 2,379 posts
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    @monkman76 They're only 50 at Tesco...
  • monkman76 1 May 2013 09:52:24 3,414 posts
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    Really, since when? Reviews are pretty good, so why would anyone stump up more than double for a Paperwhite?
  • TheRealBadabing 1 May 2013 10:00:03 1,198 posts
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    Saw this in the bargains thread, cracking deal.

    Ordered mine through John Lewis and I'm getting 6 months broadband free, which is just icing on the cake.
  • grey_matters 1 May 2013 10:10:51 3,407 posts
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    Anyone know of a place that'll deliver to Ireland?
  • Whizzo 1 May 2013 10:18:05 42,772 posts
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    Quite tempted by the Nook HD+, being able to root it and it's got a memory card slot for the current price is pretty nice.

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  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 10:29:28 1,846 posts
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    My Simple Touch has apparently been dispatched today. I already have a Kindle 3rd Gen and, although that's bulkier, I'm still expecting to stick with it as a primary reader. The Amazon store seems way better than the Nook's and the epub format that the Nook uses seems less popular than the mobi format (which the Kindle can read) for "otherwise acquired" books.

    Might try modding it to run Kindle software or some other mobi reader. Not too crazy about the idea of Androidifying it though. If anyone has some tips, please post them.

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  • Immaterial 1 May 2013 13:24:47 1,260 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    What file format does a Nook use? Could I sideload my Kindle content for instance?

    I'm tempted to get one for my wife to use...
    Calibre and a couple of DRM-management plug-ins will let you move all your kindle content across.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 13:59:35
    Thanks for the heads up! Just bought one for the missus as a birthday present. Tempted to replace my kindle 3G they are so cheap.
  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 14:38:42 1,846 posts
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    @Immaterial @Murbal

    Yeah, fuck it. Probably a hell of a lot easier to convert .mobi to .epub using Calibre than hack Kindle software onto the device. I expect it will run a lot more smoothly that way too. Shame it won't have bookmark sync though.

    As far as I understand it, you can't email files to the Nook like you can with the Kindle. You have to whip out the USB cable to put your own stuff on. Can anyone confirm?

    Edited by crispyduckman at 14:39:05 01-05-2013

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  • Murbal 1 May 2013 14:41:04 21,575 posts
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    Not a hardship really - in fact I've never emailed my Kindle. Not even sure how I'd do that!
  • mrpon 1 May 2013 14:45:55 27,676 posts
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    @free.kindle.com

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 14:52:26 1,846 posts
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    @Murbal Wow, that's surprising. I once used USB to load a 1gb library of books on to my Kindle 3rd gen. Given that it has a 4gb capacity, I was pretty surprised to find that it ran slow as molasses with that many books on. I factory reset the device and now just use the Amazon Store or email specific books to it when I want to read them. You can find your Kindle's email address in your account section on Amazon.

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  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 14:55:04 1,846 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    @free.kindle.com
    Generally, yes. It varies if you have multiple kindles though.

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  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 15:01:29
    crispyduckman wrote:
    @Murbal Wow, that's surprising. I once used USB to load a 1gb library of books on to my Kindle 3rd gen. Given that it has a 4gb capacity, I was pretty surprised to find that it ran slow as molasses with that many books on. I factory reset the device and now just use the Amazon Store or email specific books to it when I want to read them. You can find your Kindle's email address in your account section on Amazon.
    It was probably indexing them. Usually takes a few hours if you're mass-dumping stuff on the device, but sometimes the "acquired" books have internal metadata problems and it gets hung up on them for a lot longer.

    Incidentally, Send to Kindle works a lot smoother than emailing directly, especially if you have multiple devices - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200768410
  • INSOMANiAC 1 May 2013 15:10:29 3,795 posts
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    Amazon will convert other files formats and send them via email to you as we'll. I've done it with a few PDFs. My nook has shipped, ill have a mess around with it mainly because I'm a sucker for a bargain. If user reviews are anything to go by it may end up replacing my kindle 5 although I'm not convinced by touchscreen ereaders, I like to have my thumb on the screen while lying on my side, with the iPad it's constantly flicking pages.

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  • YenRug 1 May 2013 15:12:55 1,779 posts
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    Well, just bought one, I prefer physical books but at this price it would be stupid not to; Kindle on my Galaxy Note ends up killing the battery, at the end of the day, so an e-ink device is a better solution.
  • monkman76 1 May 2013 15:21:15 3,414 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    Amazon will convert other files formats and send them via email to you as we'll. I've done it with a few PDFs. My nook has shipped, ill have a mess around with it mainly because I'm a sucker for a bargain. If user reviews are anything to go by it may end up replacing my kindle 5 although I'm not convinced by touchscreen ereaders, I like to have my thumb on the screen while lying on my side, with the iPad it's constantly flicking pages.
    I wonder if you can disable the touchscreen while reading, as it does also have physical page-turn buttons.
  • INSOMANiAC 1 May 2013 15:37:44 3,795 posts
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    I know you can change the function of the buttons but not sure about disabling the screen

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  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 15:58:54 1,846 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Incidentally, Send to Kindle works a lot smoother than emailing directly, especially if you have multiple devices - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200768410
    I didn't know about Send to Kindle. Do you know if it can send .mobi files? They aren't in the list of supported files in the link.

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  • Deleted user 1 May 2013 16:00:32
    Yep, works fine with .mobis. I use it all the time.
  • crispyduckman 1 May 2013 16:12:16 1,846 posts
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    @meme Cool. Cheers pal.

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  • BeebleB 1 May 2013 18:20:46 780 posts
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    Cool..ordered myself one of these. Always wanted an ereader but could never justify the price, plus it looks fairly simple to root and playing around with that kinda thing is fun.
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