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Old 11-09-2017, 01:26 PM   #31
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Agree. Technical issues aside....I really think the form factor is great. I definitely prefer it to the Kindle Oasis. I don't know why they saw a need for an aluminum back. Sure I guess it feels high end but it will be cold to the touch and slippery. The Nook just felt great. Really dug the design of the whole exterior. Again larger bezels are nice. Just because it's the norm on a lot of devices and TV's to almost completely remove the bezels doesn't mean it's a good idea for a reader.
I find it funny that, in more than one thread, people are comparing the Glowlight 3 to the Oasis! The more natural comparison would be with the Paperwhite. IMHO, if people are comparing the G-3 with the Oasis (with that price difference), that's quite the compliment for the G-3!
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #32
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While we wait for B&N to release cases/covers for the GL-3, I have seen some suggestions that the GL-3 can use the same case/cover as the Nook Simple Touch.

Can anyone confirm that the GL-3 and Simple Touch are pretty much the same dimensions and are likely to be able to share the same case/cover?
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They are similar in width, different in height. Nook 3 is taller.
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I handled a display model in BN today. I was very impressed, it felt really nice. And it had Georgia font! And the margins were much narrower than what I recall being on the NST original. The buttons and the light were very nice, too. If it wasn't for the storage issue, I would consider it. I don't buy any digital products from BN.
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I handled a display model in BN today. I was very impressed, it felt really nice. And it had Georgia font! And the margins were much narrower than what I recall being on the NST original. The buttons and the light were very nice, too. If it wasn't for the storage issue, I would consider it. I don't buy any digital products from BN.
The margins are narrow on the NST as well -- I think the same as the GlowLight 3. They've always been narrower than the Kindles. (Except, when I used a hack for margin widths with the Kindle Basic non-touches. There's probably a hack for the margins in jailbroken newer Kindles as well.)
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They are similar in width, different in height. Nook 3 is taller.
And the NST is a bit thicker.
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The margins are narrow on the NST as well -- I think the same as the GlowLight 3. They've always been narrower than the Kindles. (Except, when I used a hack for margin widths with the Kindle Basic non-touches. There's probably a hack for the margins in jailbroken newer Kindles as well.)
Ok, I mis-remembered, but it's been quite while since I had the NST. At any rate, I found the margins and the font choices extremely satisfying. The NST didn't have Georgia, did it? Even attached to the tether this device felt small and light and pleasant to hold. The buttons were very nice. If I were a BN digital content buyer, I would get one!
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Does anyone know if you can load custom wallpapers (screensavers) on to the GL-3? I know B&N took that away with the GLP, but wondering if it is back.
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Ok, I mis-remembered, but it's been quite while since I had the NST. At any rate, I found the margins and the font choices extremely satisfying. The NST didn't have Georgia, did it? Even attached to the tether this device felt small and light and pleasant to hold. The buttons were very nice. If I were a BN digital content buyer, I would get one!
No it didn't. It had Caecilia, Malabar, Amasis, Gil Sans, Helvetica Neue and Trebuchet. (I think all these were LinoType typefaces.) I'm not sure if any of these were closely related to Georgia or not (doesn't look like it). I notice the GlowLight 3 no longer has Caecilia, which used to be a "staple" (at least for me). The 300 dpi fonts on the GlowLight 3 are noticeably nicer.
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I find it funny that, in more than one thread, people are comparing the Glowlight 3 to the Oasis! The more natural comparison would be with the Paperwhite. IMHO, if people are comparing the G-3 with the Oasis (with that price difference), that's quite the compliment for the G-3!
I think the GlowLight 3 has also been compared to more expensive Kobos. So, yes, an off-handed compliment. I wonder if the newest Kindles will have the adjustable "night mode" feature?
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Yes, the storage setup is a bit of a pain. However, if you don't mind a little extra effort, it's possible to get around that obstacle. Just say the words "ADB install"... and you don't need root to do it!
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Yes, the storage setup is a bit of a pain. However, if you don't mind a little extra effort, it's possible to get around that obstacle. Just say the words "ADB install"... and you don't need root to do it!
Oh, I remember my ADB adventures and if I recall correctly, you were part of it.... Nowadays, my life is much busier so I would just like my ereader to have a white display, or as white as it gets, a good contrast, side buttons, the night light (meaning the orange tone) and the possibility to sideload my fonts and my books. If it also allows me to manage easily my books into collections, I am delighted. And if I can do it from Calibre, it's cherry on the cake.

I am using now a Voyage, a Tolino 4 when it's not kidnapped by my daughter and a Tagus LUX 2017 (Onyx c67 Carta +). But one device which would have alle these features I listed would be da dream. Not holding my breath though...
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Oh, I remember my ADB adventures and if I recall correctly, you were part of it.... Nowadays, my life is much busier so I would just like my ereader to have a white display, or as white as it gets, a good contrast, side buttons, the night light (meaning the orange tone) and the possibility to sideload my fonts and my books. If it also allows me to manage easily my books into collections, I am delighted. And if I can do it from Calibre, it's cherry on the cake.

I am using now a Voyage, a Tolino 4 when it's not kidnapped by my daughter and a Tagus LUX 2017 (Onyx c67 Carta +). But one device which would have alle these features I listed would be da dream. Not holding my breath though...
Yes, we're all looking for that "one device to rule them all". The Glowlight 3 has most of what you are looking for. But you may already have that with the devices you have now.

I bought mine because I still feel a soft spot for Nook stuff, and it gave me the opportunity to play around with it and learn a little more. I also like the adjustable color. There are lots of good choices for e-readers out there. No perfect ones, perhaps...
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Yes, we're all looking for that "one device to rule them all". The Glowlight 3 has most of what you are looking for. But you may already have that with the devices you have now.

I bought mine because I still feel a soft spot for Nook stuff, and it gave me the opportunity to play around with it and learn a little more. I also like the adjustable color. There are lots of good choices for e-readers out there. No perfect ones, perhaps...
The e-reader I am looking for has a 7 inch lighted screen with the aspect ratio of the STR, open android system that updates from Google, minimum of 1gb of ram, 8 or more gb of storage, an sd card reader and no tied to the device reader app installed--let the user choose his own apps.

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