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Old 01-31-2011, 04:24 AM   #11
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My wife reads a lot outside at night and the temps can get a little cold. Do they have any problems with hot or cold temps? The reason I ask is our cellphone screens won't work if they get cold. And if you would leave it in a car during summer will it be effected?
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My wife reads a lot outside at night and the temps can get a little cold. Do they have any problems with hot or cold temps? The reason I ask is our cellphone screens won't work if they get cold. And if you would leave it in a car during summer will it be effected?
Dont think there would be the same issue here. They also make a light that goes with the cover.
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Bought one for the wife. I read one book on it, and was hooked, so I bought another one for me. The accessory cover provides the look and feel of a conventional book, and it has a night light for bedtime reading. Both the wife and I are voracious readers, and I never thought that I could give up the feel of a real book. I made the transition immediately.

We have the wireless 3G versions, so when I run out of books, I can get online to Amazon and download another book from anywhere.

I highly recommend the Kindle to anyone who reads alot.
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My kids got me one for XMas and I love it. The adjustable fonts make reading fun again for the first time in years...
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Pengie loves the Nook. From what I've read, the Kindle and the Nook are about equal except that, with the Nook, you can "loan" books to other Nook members for two weeks free of charge.

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My wife reads a lot outside at night and the temps can get a little cold. Do they have any problems with hot or cold temps? The reason I ask is our cellphone screens won't work if they get cold. And if you would leave it in a car during summer will it be effected?
Haven't noticed any compromise with winter or summer temps, but I wouldn't leave it in the car in summer.....why take the chance?
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they arent color that im aware of. ive got the nook color. pretty neat it uses android os. i sometimes post to this site off it when im at work and have time. since i tend to spend a lot of time waiting on people i can carry a large library with me. the kindle i believe only reads one format the nook reads all of them.

the e-ink nook non-color is pretty cheap but its temperature sensative i froze mine to death . replaced it with the color version.
Never understood the advantage of the Nook with color screen. Can you explain that to me? On my older B&W Nook....the cover comes across in color......!? Would anyone want the font in anything other than black/gray?
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My wife reads a lot outside at night and the temps can get a little cold. Do they have any problems with hot or cold temps? The reason I ask is our cellphone screens won't work if they get cold. And if you would leave it in a car during summer will it be effected?
Eink will freeze solid if left in freezing temps too long. My nook Eink screen is the size of a period now. Looking it up online it says not to use it or keep it in freezing temps.

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Never understood the advantage of the Nook with color screen. Can you explain that to me? On my older B&W Nook....the cover comes across in color......!? Would anyone want the font in anything other than black/gray?

It has a full touchpad and is not effected by cold nearly as much as eink. You can read magazines and such if your into that. The nook color has decently functional browser. I'm typing this on my nook color. I like the eink better but I use it in extreme cold so eink is out.
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Thanks. I need to rush home and take mine out of the freezer!
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One of my sisters gave her husband and stepdaughter a kindle each. We test drove one at the office; it was nice for reading. The stepdaughter liked that it will read aloud; she has a kid who will benefit from that.

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After packing around 19 credit hours of books I wish the textbook people would go e-ink and save me some back aches.
My sister keeps hearing this from friends/clients at the local community college; they think the time is near.
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