A while ago, I bought a Nook. The e-reader that is/isn’t/is/isn’t being discontinued, if you read the technology news. At the moment, apparently it ISN’T being discontinued, although the basic model is no longer being sold in the USA.
I own a Kindle as well, but until recently I haven’t done much reading on either device. In the last few weeks though, I’ve got back into books a bit, and it reminded me there’s a post I’ve meant to write on here, for ages, that I haven’t got around to until now, about the quite large price differences between the Kindle store and the Nook store. Continue reading Amazon Kindle vs Nook pricing
I currently own both a Kindle and a Nook.
One of the few selling points of the Nook over the Kindle, is that you can download books from places other than Nook’s store, AND that Nook books you download could be read on other e-readers. So if you got fed up with the Nook, or they stopped making it altogether, (which seems to suggested in the technology press every other week is just about to happen), you could buy a Kobo, and move all your books to that.
Except you can’t. By default, Nook books are locked, so attempting to put them on another device, requires an unlock code. A bit of searching, I worked out the code, and all was fine. A few months ago, I had this sorted, but now it no longer seems to work for newly purchased Nook books.
At time of writing this, I still seem to be able to download Nook books I bought a while ago, but a test 29p book I bought this morning just doesn’t have the options.
How it used to work:
A lot of places on the (frankly rubbish) UK Nook site, take you round and round in circles, giving you the option to “download” your orders, but actually just sending them to your devices again, so forget that. Continue reading Unlocking Nook books? No?
In a previous post, I described how I rooted a Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader, in order to use it for things it isn’t meant to do, like reading BBC news, accessing Instapaper, and opening Amazon Kindle books. As these things didn’t work all so well (or at all), I’ve unrooted it and returned it to its original firmware.
I wasn’t quite sure how to go about this (all the instructions tell you how to root it, not to undo that action), but this is what I did. Continue reading Unrooting a Nook: My experiences
Rooting a Nook. It seems quite hard, to be honest. Continue reading Rooting a Nook: My Experiences
A few months ago, I bought an e-reader. The decisions I made you can read about in that blog post, here. At the time, I suggested I’d be doing more reading, and also possibly hacking it to run Android apps on it. Since then, the price of it has dropped from the £59 price I paid (an apparent special offer), to what is apparently another special offer of just £29.
Anyway, a few months on, I haven’t hacked it, and here’s a few quick thoughts on it. Continue reading Nook Simple Touch E-reader Update
After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to purchase an E Ink e-reader, and done just that.
This is more of a troublesome decision than you might imagine. I didn’t want to spend too much money, although thankfully there’s so few options in this area really (compared to the myriad of tablets available, for example), it’s quite difficult to spend a lot. I narrowed it down to something from Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (The Nook, models of which have just recently become available in the UK) and something from Kobo.
I ruled out the Kobo models almost immediately due to a load of average reviews of the interface, and complaints about the speed of use. It’s apparently the most popular eInk eReader in Canada (but then according to something else I read, apparently you can’t buy Kindles in Canada). It’s about the same price as the rivals, at £59.99 for the base models (either a 5″ “mini” version, or a 6″ version.)
This left the Nook Simple Touch, and the Amazon Kindle. Continue reading I’ve bought an E Ink e-reader