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The Green Dragon

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Apr 25, 2012, 8:01am Top

So I just pre-ordered the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. I adore my Sony reader, but was corrupted by the built in light with the Nook. As an older reader, I find reading under lamps sometimes not all it can be, so... Also, this should make reading in bed far easier.

I've moved my sony books (Adobe DRM) before, so that shouldn't be a real issue. (I hope).

Apr 25, 2012, 8:48am Top

Good luck with it. Please keep us in the loop after you get it! I know I'll be getting something sooner or later, so I want to know how happy people are with their various reading gadgets.

Apr 25, 2012, 12:04pm Top

I've been using the Nook, and leaving my first edition Kindle sitting, for quite a while now. I like the finger swooping for changing pages more than the clicking of the little bars on the Kindle. (I don't know what more modern Kindle's have...). I also like the games I can find for the Nook. Some both the kids and I find interesting and challenging.

Apr 25, 2012, 5:40pm Top

My fourth gen kindle uses bars to turn pages, but they're nicer ones than on the 1st and 2nd gens. A kindle touch and kindle fire have finger swoop turning.

Apr 25, 2012, 5:45pm Top

The little clicking of the bars messes with my arthritis. Swooping, not so much.

Edited: Apr 25, 2012, 6:13pm Top

Kindle Touch will swipe, but the interface is actually tap-based: tap the top edge of the screen for the menu, tap the upper-right corner to bookmark ("dogear"), tap the left edge for the previous page, and tap anywhere else for the next page. It's pretty slick. You can also swipe left and right for previous and next pages, and if you swipe up and down in the left margin, it will jump chapters (depending on how your file is structured.)

Apr 25, 2012, 7:02pm Top

6- Ah, I see why that would be a problem. I hadn't considered it.

Edited: May 22, 2012, 4:29pm Top

I never counted on getting an e-reader. But five minutes with the GlowLight Nook changed my mind. I haven't bought one yet (I do things slowly), but I will soon.

It's funny, but the e-ink display coupled with a built- in light source made me a believer.

May 22, 2012, 6:37pm Top

I'm very happy with my nook with glowlight. I woke up at 3am this morning and was able to read for about 45 minutes until I could fall asleep again without disturbing anyone.

May 23, 2012, 10:26am Top

Yes, that's the very eReader I've been thinking about. I end up sleeping in a lot of different rooms of our house, and the lights are different in all of them. A reader having its own light source would be a huge plus!

Edited: May 23, 2012, 1:27pm Top

I have the cover for my Kindle with a light that pulls out of the corner. My husband hates it when he walks into the dark room and I'm reading with the light. He thinks it looks spooky. But I love it!

May 23, 2012, 6:48pm Top

How is the glow light work for reading outside or in brightly lit areas?

May 23, 2012, 7:04pm Top

fuzzi, it is off automatically. the nook with glowlight is e-ink and is just fine for reading outside. the light is merely along the edges and lights only when you want it to. It's equivalent to buying a cover with a light in it, but far better as the light is distributed more evenly (in my experience) and there is no added weight from a cover that has to have a battery.

Edited: May 25, 2012, 2:09pm Top

The glowlight is very similar to the light used to illuminate wristwatches. It is very evenly spread over the page and brightness is adjustable.

I think it is very nicely designed.

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