Cheap Nook E-reader - £29!!!

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  1. Minxy Girl

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    I was in the pub tonight reading on my sony PRS-505 and was getting peed off by the light reflecting off the silver surround. I love my sony but was on the verge of going back to the van to get some black PVC tape and wrapping the damn thing in it.

    I will consider my options tomorrow but this doesn't look too bad?
     
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    Ooops, drunken ordering never ends well. I ordered one. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I have gone away and read some reviews on this device to see what I have ordered. It looks excellent.....

    I have now ordered another for mum for her next hospital visit.

    Thanks for the pointer :thumb: At £29 it is an amazing bargain.
     
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    A gift. But as far as I can see it won't read Kindle books and others so make sure you can get the books you want in it's format.
     
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    Calibre is the answer there. Buy the books off amazon, remove the DRM and convert to a standard format that can be used on any ebook reader.

    Has the advantage that Amazon can't delete the books after you have paid for them which they have done a couple of times now...
     
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    Just read an article on The Register about this deal..

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/01/barnes_and_nobles_slashes_nook_prices/

    So basically you can buy from anyone except Amazon and Apple. Every other outlet should work fine. But as per previous post Stripping amazon DRM is straight forward with Calibre so only Apples walled garden is a no go area.

    Plus from the comments in the above article, you can easily root the device and install the Amazon sofware to read Kindle books if you want.
    http://lifehacker.com/5889158/turn-a-99-nook-into-a-fully-fledged-android-tablet-in-four-easy-steps
     
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    Excellent - thanks for the info :thumb:
    SWMBO has a kindle and was griping she couldnt swap books with her friends - i'll download Calibre and have a play :Smile:
     
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    Checked earlier and Argos had sold out, as had Currys/PC World.
     
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    It has just arrived. What a fantastic bit of kit :thumb:

    I want another 2 now but can't find any anywhere:Angry:

    Apparently you can root them and install android. i wanted one to replace my sony and another to play with...
     
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