dealsbarnes & noble nook simple touch for $37.99…

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I have had a simple Nook Touch for a couple of years now. Its a great E reader. Thats all it does, I like that the reader also has a mini SD card slot for more storage.

The battery lasts for weeks and the display is very crisp.

At 40 bucks ....Im almost tempted to get another one for backup....

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I bought one in December for the same price. Battery lasts less than a week when turned off, no wifi, and without a single page-flip. Spend the extra $20 and buy a kindle.

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@n0dna: Without a single page-flip? Mine came with thousands of them!

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For the record, this is a great e reader. It's very neat and clean and, well, simple. It doesn't run angry birds, but it's way better than any tablet at what it does best--books. It takes a microSD card (not mini) which is great for expanding your library. n0dna must work for Amazon (or have gotten a dud)--this thing's battery last a good long while (it lasts well over a week, and who can't find a night to charge a device once a week, anyway?) and it does, in fact, have wifi.

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sorry....I ment to type micro....thanks for catching that

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@fredwallace18: Yeah, sounds like a dud. I mean, I have a kindle and like it, but my grandfather has a nook and also likes it (by that I mean the nook, not the kindle). He said it is fairly simple to use (and he's kind of tech-illiterate) and even with heavier use, gets close to a month out of a charge.

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Is it better than the kindle??

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The advantage it has over a kindle, which I also own, is that you can easily root it. Then you can use other reader software such as CoolReader, Mantano , Aldiko and Moonreader. They give you more reading options.

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Just be aware that this is not the Nook Glowlight that has back-lighting. I received both as gifts and they're both great but you may not need the Glowlight if you don't read in bed. The advantages of either over Nook or Kindel Fire tablets are visibility in daylight, battery life, and weight. The advantage over Kindle is the price and the ability to view open formats like ePub.

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@nobosons:

What color is the light in the Glowlight version?

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I've had mine for over a year now and I love it. Battery lasts a long time and charges fast. And it accepts common forms of ebook formats, so its a good choice if changing from a previous ereader, unlike the infamously proprietary kindle...

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@brettmagnetic: Just white lite, its simply a backlight on the traditional e-ink screen. Its easy to turn on/off and can be adjusted for brightness requirements.

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If you just want an ereader for reading books well, you really can't go wrong with these. They have nice screens, good visibility, turn pages pretty quickly, have a long lasting battery, and a micro-sd card slot like others have mentioned. I read some most nights, and usually go weeks until charging (wifi off).

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so it comes with a cable but no charger ?

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I bought this from here (not Best Buy) 18 months ago and have been very pleased and think I should get another one so I can use it. This is a great reader, if you get Caliber software for your pc you can use any format to anything.

As mentioned if you want to read in bed with the light out get the Glow light model.

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@fredwallace18: Actually.... it does run angry birds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v8hrsrHujY

You can root the nook and put android on it! it's not a very satisfying experience, but it does allow for reading of PDF files, which stock e-readers are terrible at due to the difficulty of reflowing words/pictures. Pinch to zoom is what lets the nook handle PDFs relatively well.

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@legendaryhen: You can make it more satisfying with this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=22800284#post22800284

Which allows for a pure black and white mode but much faster screen refreshes. For most people it lets you use a PDF reader or browser tolerably, but it also makes angry birds pretty playable if nothing else...

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@fredwallace18: I meant that fully charged, with wifi disabled, and without turning it on for a single page read the battery lasts less than a week with the device completely asleep. I don't work for Amazon; do a search for NST battery life. It's not a dud, it's a known 'feature.'

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I bought this last month for $40. Best money I've spent in a long while. I've read about a book a week since. That's more reading than I've done in the past 5 years.

If you want to dip your toes into the electronic reading scene, go for it.

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@n0dna: Besides the possibility of a particularly defective unit in your possession, here is my experience that may help someone (or not) with the battery issue. When I initially got my Nook ST (more than a year ago), I had to charge about once a month or so. Then all of a sudden noticed that it started draining 10-15% a day even while in "sleep" and had to charge it every few days. Spent lot of time searching for solution on forums etc. Here is what completely "fixed" the issue for me and I have been back to once-a-month charge for several months now without the problem coming back:
* Do not turn on the screensaver manually (by pressing the power button in the back). Let it sleep on its own with its timeout. Apparently when you force it to screensaver manually, it may still leave some process running which drains the battery. Only after reading on multiple forums did I make the connection between my starting to use the manual sleep (to save power!) and the start of battery problems :)

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@n0dna: Two more things to mention with that "fix". Once you have used the manual sleep, the battery drain problem does not seem to go away even if you then stop doing it. You have to reboot the unit and then never do the manual sleep again. If done, just reboot after/at the next recharge :)
Yet another solution I found during my "research" which was not the issue in my case is about the touchscreen. Apparently the Nook ST touchscreen is not the usual capacitive/resistive touchscreen. It actually uses an infrared beam method to detect the touch. So any lint/dust, especially close to the edges of the screen, causes it to detect "touches" continuously (even while in sleep)... draining the battery! Saw multiple reports of people "fixing" their battery drain problem by just properly cleaning the screen (focus on the edges). Some reported a single piece of micro-lint was causing it!
I am VERY happy with my ST and enjoy reading on it much more than tablets and the battery last forever :)

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@dislikeuce: Good to know! Thanks for the tips!

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The Deal of the Day sale only saved you 2 bucks from the standard sale of 39.99... BFD.
I kind of want the one with the light though for 59.99.

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@mrxiro: The standard price on the Nook Simple Touch is $59.99

It's currently still on sale and it dipped even cheaper to $37.99, but $39.99 is still a sale price. You can see the normal cost on target: http://www.target.com/p/-/A-13758165 or on walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/16662202

Amazon doesn't seem to sell it (though for obvious reasons)