Newest Review: ... wrong I was! I had a 4th gen Kindle but lost it while overseas. I saw the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight on offer - picked it up for a mere £... more
I Never Put It Down
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
Member Name: vicstar86
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
Advantages: Changes where and how you read!
Disadvantages: Some library features I find difficult to use, could be easier!
My husband dragged me into the 21st century by buying me a nook for Christmas. I am only in my 20's but loved the feel of an old fashioned book in my hands and really wasn't sure that I wanted any type of e-reader, how wrong was I.
When I got the Nook, I have to say I surprised at how light it was but still so sturdy, I wasn't worried that I might break it, due to it's high quality feel and make. I immediately set it up and got started, to begin with I wasn't really sure what I was doing, so I did have to read the manual to try and figure out where to start but once I got started I was off.
Glow Light and Display:
The Nook has changed my reading life, I love reading in bed, however having the light on while my husband was trying to sleep didn't go down too well, however with the fantastic glow light available I was able to read without disturbing him. This is also easily turned off and on by simply holding down the bottom button for a few seconds.
I also had a concern that the glow light would give me a headache while reading when the light was off in the room, like you can get when sitting on the computer too long but it is not like that at all, it is very easy on the eyes and also the brightness can be adjusted so if you prefer it dimmer, it's easily done. I also can read it in my sun room, which I didn't think I would be able to do due to the sunlight streaming in but again this is not the case.
Pages can be turned by touching the screen or by the side panels, which ever you prefer.
Shop and Library:
Lots of books are available and easy to find through the shop, I have read and found new authors through the shop, they download really quickly and go straight to your library. However, there a few drawbacks that I have found in the library. First off I found it quite difficult to sort my books, I just had a lot of books in no particular order in my library and it took a while to figure how to sort them out, although it can be done. I also found after I read a book, I wanted to simply delete it off my Nook, however this can't be done, you have to archive the book and then somehow go on-line and delete it this way, which to be honest I still haven't gotten around to doing.
I think the battery life of the nook is fantastic, I have had mine since Christmas 2012 and I have only had to charge it a handful of times. Also when it's low and in need of charging it only takes a few hours to get a full charge back, you don't need a day to charge it. It also tells you the % of battery life that it left on it so you know when to do it and it doesn't die half way through a chapter.
On the Go:
I always carry my Nook in my handbag, and you wouldn't know it's there, as I said it is so light and due to it's size in comparison to a book it takes up very little room. It was also great for going on holidays as I used to fill my hand luggage with at least 3 novels, taking up valuable bikini space but now that's a thing of the past. I stick it in and off I go, just making sure I have a few new reads loaded before leaving home and that it's fully charged.
I also found on the nook that you can upload your own personal screen saver on it, I picked a black and white one, which shows up well on they greyscale screen, which just gives it that added feature.
When I got my Nook the first thing I did was look up covers to protect it while in my handbag. However, they were all costing about £25.00, so I went onto Ebay and bought one for £4.99 and I would advise getting one, just for throwing into your bag, to protect the screen. It also makes it easy to hold, although with the rubberised back, grip isn't a problem even without a cover.
All in all I love it!
Summary: Small, light and means I can read anywhere!
|Ease of use:|