A couple of the JAVOedge sleeves have a wood-grain appearance that they claim has a "natural, warm appeal of hardwood without chopping a single tree". Well, it's a decent material that seems to hold up, but I don't think anyone is going to think I have a hardwood case for my nook! It's pretty slim and lightweight. One thing I really like about it is the snug, padded fit for your nook. I don't feel like it is going to "slip out". I'm notorious for that sort of thing, but I still pay attention to how I carry it. There is no snap-on loop at the top of the sleeve to prevent it from coming out.
In addition the interior of the case is lined with a soft material to prevent scratches. I was concerned that grabbing the case could make the inside touch it, scratching the screen. I have to confess when I opened the box I had no idea what the pullout tab was for. It contracts when you put the nook in the sleeve and then you pull it the nook partially "ejects". This is actually important because you don't have to pull the nook out with your fingers, smudging the screen in the process.
Another thing I really like about the product is that it doesn't attract a lot of attention. It's simple, easy to use, and I feel like my nook is better protected. I don't think this sleeve will protect my nook if dropped. Sure, it might give a bit of cushion to the edges, but if that's what you want, this probably isn't the product for you.Click for complete list of JAVOedge nook cases
Why add memory to your nook? If you want to store a large number of books beyond the internal memory you have a lot more books than I do! Many people want to store pictures, audio books, and music on the nook, and the best place for those is on an additional memory card. The speed of the card you purchase matters! I'd recommend a class 6 or 8 Micro SDHC card. Amazon has some great deals on memory cards so check out the following deals if you haven't purchased yet.
Check Out some Memory Card Deals
Let's get started.
The nookColor is quite easy to add memory. There is a small flap to pull down in the corner of your nook that has the little hook on it. Simply slide your memory card in and push the flap back in place. Your new memory should appear available for storage.
Original Nook (eInk version)
Remove Back Case & Position Card Holder
Turn OFF your nook by holding the off button for several seconds. Carefully remove the back cover (pull the clip up at the bottom of the nook and slowly pry it off). I'd read the instructions on page twenty-five from the manual if you haven't done it yet!
Locate the words, “Micro SD” on the page of your nook. There is a small metal holder that slides up and down by pushing it with your finger. Push it up toward the words “Micro SD”. You should feel it click into place.
After you push it up it should look like this:
Pull up Card Case
Place your fingernail (do not use a metal device) under the bottom of the metal cage and pop or pivot it up.
After you have done this correctly it should look like this:
Insert the Card, Close and Lock Lid
The card should fit neatly into the holder with the straight side of the memory card on the left. The metal connectors on the card should be face down.
After inserting the card make sure you push the metal housing back down until it clicks into place.
Put the case back on, starting at the bottom with the nook face down on a flat surface. I would follow the directions in the nook guide to be sure. I found it simple, but don't press hard on it, especially in the middle.
Now when you plug-in your nook an extra device will appear for you to store content on!
While you wait for your nook!Lots of people are waiting for their nook to arrive, and some of you just got yours.Get ready to use your new e-reader by learning more about it. Don't wait until the wonderful package arrives. There are a lot of things you can do to prepare for your nook's arrival. I've put together a list of things you should consider.
- Read the manual. Hey, it's a manual but it ain't half-bad. The manual is ON your nook but you can also find it online here.
- Create a B&N account. Hopefully you did this when you bought your nook, but if you didn't do this next.
- Get some accessories! You have time to look while you wait :)
- Buy a book and try out one of the many B&N platform readers. If you are cheap "buy" a free book from the B&N store. Check our forum for low-cost deals. B&N has an e-reader for Mac, iPhone, and more. Click here to download an e-reader of your choice.
- Check out your local library. Many local libraries use the "Overdrive" system for library e-books. You can load those on your new nook. NetLibrary also just announced support for the nook. Usually you can find your library online and find out what is offered. It's a chance to renew that library card!
- Buy a SD card. You'll want one for extra storage of books and music. We recommend a class 6 Micro SD card. Click here for some great cheap cards. Read here on how to install it on your nook when it arrives.
- Follow us on Twitter!
- Install some of the common tools you'll use with the nook.
- Adobe Digital Editions. Decent reader software you can use to manage books on your nook. If you plan on borrowing books from your local library you'll want to install this tool.
- Instapaper. Online tool to create e-books from websites. Check out our how-to video on this.
- Calibre. This is a free open source tool that can convert & manage content like nobody's business. Read more on this informative HOW-TO for Calibre and the nook. Visit the Calibre site and watch their video!
- View Web Pages on your nook
- Should you buy that "Protection Plan" for your Barnes and Noble nook?
- Top Ten Reasons to Buy a nook Today!
- What in the World is going on with e-readers?
- Check out Calibre for your nook!
- B&N eReader Update on iPhone
- Updating the nook - the 1.1 firmware upgrade
- Slow Reading on B&N eReader?
- Hacking the nook - does it Matter?
- Nook, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?
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