Nook Simple Touch Glow Light yay or nay

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Posted 11/8/2012 by chattyk528 in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:09:32 PM
My Nook recently died on me and I was considering replacing it with the Nook Simple Touch Glow Light. I was wondering if anyone has one and like the light. I have also read a few reviews where some say they have had problems with "hotspot" cracks on screen. Other's say they have had no problems whatsoever. I wonder if those with problems were in cases or not.

If anyone has info one way or the other, I would appreciate it!

Thanks,

Kathy

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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:10:44 PM
Consumer Reports rated it pretty high. Their newest issue has reviews of e-readers.


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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:18:32 PM
@Ostrich Girl - thanks so much for the recommendation. Gonna check out their review!

Kathy

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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:23:48 PM

I have also read a few reviews where some say they have had problems with "hotspot" cracks on screen.

There was a pea talking about this on a thread last week (I think). She had hers replaced a few times but it was always replaced with a refurbished, not a new. Other than this pea, I have only heard good things about it. I don't have one but I want one. I can't justify the money right now.





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Posted: 11/8/2012 5:27:57 PM
My DH bought me a simple touch glow light for my birthday back in June, just to upgrade from the first generation nook. I love it. I haven't had any problems with it so far. The light is great to read by at night. I will say that mine has always been in a cover, but I have been known to throw that around a little bit.


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Posted: 11/8/2012 6:12:02 PM
I've had a Nook with Glowlight since May. I love it except it did get one spot in the screen that's distracting when I read. I think it got dinged by my car keys accidentally. The light glows through this spot.

Otherwise it's fantastic! Light and easy to hold, and the Glowlight is awesome

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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:26:08 PM
I was the pea with the issues. I bought a brand new one in June and I'm on my 4th one I did manage to get them to send me a brand new one this time & it arrived today. The last one the touch screen crapped out & nothing worked. I love the concept and it has received great reviews but I haven't been so lucky.

ETA: buy the extended warranty.


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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:30:37 PM
I've had mine about two months, and have had no issues with it (I had the original nook, and upgraded when I was having issues with my simple touch nook). I also keep mine in a case at all times.



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Posted: 11/8/2012 9:12:19 PM
They will be $49 on Black Friday at Wal-Mart.
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Posted: 11/8/2012 9:19:25 PM
I've had one for awhile and love it. It's been a godsend for reading in bed--I was always annoying my dh. I love that I can also take it and read it outside without having to worry about problems seeing the backlit screen. I'm a little rough on things--it gets thrown in my beach bag or purse--and I haven't had any problems. It's my first and only ereader.

Can't belive wm is having them for $49 on Black Friday. I might have to think about that as a gift.

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Posted: 11/8/2012 11:19:23 PM
I've had mine since July and LOVE it. However, I don't use the glow much, but when I do I don't have any problems. I bought my son one last month and he hasn't had any issues. Mine was an upgrade from the first gen.

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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:11:27 AM
Thank you so much for the replies. Most of the reviews were good on them but a few I read on line concerned me. We lost power here for a week with Sandy and I decided during that and not being able to read to easily that I wanted the glowlight one.

Thank you again for helping! I have been a member here for a long time, just mostly a lurker, always afraid to jump in and join the conversation, but I just wanted to say what a wonderful group you are!

Kathy

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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:09:39 AM
I will add that when I had a working one I loved the glow light. Its perfect for reading at night in bed. I'm really hoping this new one doesnt give me any troubles. I also keep mine in a protective cover.


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Posted: 11/9/2012 10:49:13 AM
I love mine. Have had it since June and no problems. And I use the glow feature a lot. It is perfect for reading in bed, or while the kids are watching a movie at night or something.

Mine has been in a cover since day 1, so I haven't noticed the screen getting banged around or anything like that.

I would recommend it based on my experience!


~Angie

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