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Old 06-13-2019, 05:01 PM   #211
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What I said before about the Nook Simple Touch and Glow3 being IR is true.

The Glow4 (7.8") is capacitive using the "Kotl" brand capacitive sensor.
It has nothing to do with Neonode or zForce
This is based on a teardown that I did.
Have you written a teardown "review" (or report of your findings)? That would interesting.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:20 PM   #212
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Have you written a teardown "review"?
Erm, I'm still trying to figure out how I destroyed the display.

Before I destroyed it, I was careful.
Afterwards I took the touch layer and the glow layer off.
There's a lot of glue in this puppy.
Currently, I've got one quadrant of the display working.
It started out as just a little bit missing.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:21 PM   #213
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The longer it goes with so few videos about it, the more I think it's a massive failure.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...IIAw%253D%253D
has 4 videos in the last week, one of which is not terribly related, and the other is a video about a different ereader from good(sic)ereader
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:00 PM   #214
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The longer it goes with so few videos about it, the more I think it's a massive failure.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...IIAw%253D%253D
has 4 videos in the last week, one of which is not terribly related, and the other is a video about a different ereader from good(sic)ereader
Why do you say that?? Nooks usually never get a ton of video reviews. In fact even the Kindles only have a handful...so it's a bit early to call this a failure...
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:51 AM   #215
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Where did you get this info from? If it indeed has Neonode zForce IR then
it uses infrared emitters and there is no capacitive layer on the screen
I have both devices.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:13 AM   #216
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Ok, here's a rough blog on the Glow4:
http://www.temblast.com/blogs/glow4/blog.htm
(It's a work-in-progress.)

I figured out how I killed the display.
The case is a bear to open and I apparently cracked a corner of the glass eInk display.
Over time and handling the crack propagated and gradually ruined the display.
The 6" Nooks all had plastic eInk displays.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:27 AM   #217
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@Renate thanks for the photo, can you tell what type of display is installed ED078??? ?
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What type of display?
Hardware platform: E70Q50
eInk display: ED078KC1

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Old 06-18-2019, 02:27 PM   #219
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Erm, I'm still trying to figure out how I destroyed the display.
I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like the glue is kind of a pain in the neck. Is that because it's water proof?
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:21 PM   #220
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There seems to be some sealant on the edges of the two plastic shells.
I've snapped the two empty shells back together and they are still not easy to separate, especially the corners.
I've always used thin guitar picks to separate things.
I don't think that I'd try another Glow4 without a thin metal spudger.

I'm not sure how really waterproof the Glow 4 is. Rain? Sure.
The front bezel is sealed to the display with 4mm double stick tape.
Like most uses of this they are not insanely careful to make sure that the corners meet.
The gaps are up to 3mm (1/8") or so.

Somebody sink one of these in the bathtub and look for bubbles.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:43 PM   #221
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There seems to be some sealant on the edges of the two plastic shells.
I've snapped the two empty shells back together and they are still not easy to separate, especially the corners.
I've always used thin guitar picks to separate things.
I don't think that I'd try another Glow4 without a thin metal spudger.

I'm not sure how really waterproof the Glow 4 is. Rain? Sure.
The front bezel is sealed to the display with 4mm double stick tape.
Like most uses of this they are not insanely careful to make sure that the corners meet.
The gaps are up to 3mm (1/8") or so.

Somebody sink one of these in the bathtub and look for bubbles.
If it is like most of the current generation of waterproof ereaders, it's not the case seal that matters, it's a nano-coating on the electronics. The Kobo Aura One is an example of the use of this technology by HZO. HZO is also used by Tolino and Onyx.

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Or you might not. Having tried 6", 6.8" and 8", I stuck with a 6".

What is a FORMA?
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It is an ereader. The Kobo Forma.
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