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Old 11-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Why I am avoiding the nook GlowLight [2013 nook GlowLight]

Um note...don't drop stuff on your ereader! This device is very rugged! I had my old one for year and 1/2. In my purse often. Nothing...no dings, scratches etc. new Glowlight feels even more rugged! Just don't leave it on the floor or somewhere where things can fall on it! Come on, it's an electronic! You wouldn't put your cell phone on the floor and then be all surprised if it cracked when you dropped something on it!


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So I need a new e-reader. GF daughter got my old one. Girl loves to read. So I am thinking the new nook with glow light looks like a winner. Been doing the research over the last few days just to make sure, and I was heading up to town to buy it today.

Then I saw this article. With this information. ABORT!!! Just gonna buy the Simple touch. Why B&N did not test how fragile this thing was gonna be is beyond me. While there is no screen damage, and you won't notice it in daylight, When you turn on the glow light itself, U can see the damage. Just a warning.


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This is a new thread (with the two posts above removed from the older thread, which was about the older Nook Glo, and now incorporated into this new thread).

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I started with a Simple Touch Glow; it lasted about three weeks before the screen cracked.
No particular event caused it, just pulled it out of the pocket it was stored in and found half the screen gone and the rest unusable. Rather pathetic.
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I started with a Simple Touch Glow; it lasted about three weeks before the screen cracked.
No particular event caused it, just pulled it out of the pocket it was stored in and found half the screen gone and the rest unusable. Rather pathetic.
Did you have the reader in a sleev/case or any other protection? I wouldn't recommend storing any e-reader in your pocket. My Simple Touch with Glowlight is still going strong nearly six years later.
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Did you have the reader in a sleev/case or any other protection? I wouldn't recommend storing any e-reader in your pocket. My Simple Touch with Glowlight is still going strong nearly six years later.
Dropping them you have a fighting chance. But they aren't flexible!
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I started with a Simple Touch Glow; it lasted about three weeks before the screen cracked.
No particular event caused it, just pulled it out of the pocket it was stored in and found half the screen gone and the rest unusable. Rather pathetic.
I would say that's the exception, not the rule. Where you able to return it to your local B&N for an exchange?
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Did you have the reader in a sleev/case or any other protection? I wouldn't recommend storing any e-reader in your pocket. My Simple Touch with Glowlight is still going strong nearly six years later.
Yep. I bought my Nook Simple Touch (non-glow) in 2011. Still works fine – even though (before I got a case) I dropped it while putting it up on the fireplace mantel (about six feet to a brick fireplace and then a bounce to the tile floor). It has a nick on the side of the case from that fall, but the screen is still pristine. It was at that point that I decided a case might be a good idea.
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> able to return it to your local B&N for an exchange?

Ha. HAha. aHAhaAHhahahaha.

Nope. BN (El Cerrito, CA) looked at and said sorry that happened, too bad, have you seen our new models?
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> able to return it to your local B&N for an exchange?

Ha. HAha. aHAhaAHhahahaha.

Nope. BN (El Cerrito, CA) looked at and said sorry that happened, too bad, have you seen our new models?
So three weeks after you bought your Nook they had new models out? Something about your story doesn't add up
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I am lost. Why are we starting a new thread on a Nook that is now obsolete lol
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I am lost. Why are we starting a new thread on a Nook that is now obsolete lol
Because thread necromancy is so much fun?
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Just got two old glowlights on ebay cheap. Nice.
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Just got two old glowlights on ebay cheap. Nice.
What made you choose the Glowlight over the Glowlight Plus? Was it much cheaper? Have they ever adjusted the sideloading limit?
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LOL


I like my Glowlight 3 ( new model) much better than the paperwhite. I still use my kindle Oasis the most
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