Internetpilot's Newer Toys - Reconditioned NookColor (x2)

Discussion in 'Netbooks, Tablets, Slates and eReaders' started by internetpilot, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I'm still booting CM7 from an 8GB microSD card, and my son's Nookcolor Christmas present hasn't been configured yet. Yesterday, I bought a 32GB Transcend class 4 microSD card for $29 (Amazon.com Lightning deal). I plan to install CM7 internally on both Nooks, keep the 32GB card for myself, and put the 8GB card in my son's.
     
  2. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    I'm looking around for a cheap 32gb card myself for the wife's arrive-any-day-now Nook Tablet. She's already given me a list of movies she wants on there, and instructed me to "do your magic" and move all of her songs off her iPod clip over to the tablet. Sigh. Now I have to remember how I converted things from iTunes to MP3.

    You got a steal of a deal for 32gb. I paid $40 for a Sandisk Class 4 a couple of months ago for my Acer tablet.

    The four Nook Colors (two for my own kids and two for my niece/nephew) are coming along quite nicely and stable, even after dinking around with them for weeks now (off and on). Usually I mess stuff like this up before now! Don't know how into games your son is, but Cordy, Sprinkle, Bouncy Mouse, and Stupid Zombies work great on the Nook Color. The first three have a limited free version, but the last one is completely free. Cordy and Sprinkle are rather unique games, but Stupid Zombies and Bouncey Mouse are pretty much a twist on Angry Birds-ish type of game. Both are different enough to be interesting, though.
     
  3. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I didn't care much for Stupid Zombies, but I'm giving the others a shot. Thanks for the suggestions.

    I missed out on the 32GB SanDisk for $33 a little bit ago, so decided to jump on the Transcend deal. Seems class 4 should be fine (even preferred) for most uses other than photo/video capture.
     
  4. questionfear

    questionfear Google'd.

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    Internetpilot, I am very curious about how the rooting goes for the NOOKTablet. I keep seeing conflicting reports about how easy/hard it is to root due to the locked bootloader, and I think there was a bunch of conflicting info on whether the root was permanent.

    Please keep us updated!
     
  5. Varjak

    Varjak Mobile Deity

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    I was surprised that last holiday season, memory card sales weren't as prevalent as in the past. I'm hoping this year is different; but $30 isn't that far off several deals I've seen pretty regularly.
     
  6. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I picked up a Nook Tablet yesterday. It's light! 14.1 oz vs 15.8 oz for the Nook Color. Doesn't sound like much, but I noticed it.
     
  7. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    As of 11/20 there's a permanent 2-click method of rooting on XDA. But I don't know if I will root it or not -- depends on what the wife wants to do. I don't think she'll tolerate not have full access to the Market for long when the two kids have it on their Nook Colors.
     
  8. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    That's because the industry has dead-ended at 32gb. So there are sales on slower cards, but they're mostly pushing the class 6 & 10 cards.

    FWIW, I have a Class 4 8gb SD card in my Pentax K-X DSLR camera which does 720p video, and I have no problems at all.
     
  9. questionfear

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    I used a class 4 when I was booting CM7 from SD on my Nookcolor and had no issues. I think speed is only part of it, quality of card matters too.
     
  10. Varjak

    Varjak Mobile Deity

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    IP, you're right. I expected the SDXC cards to be out in force by now, pushing down prices for 32 and 64 GB cards.
     
  11. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    Alrighty...I survived the $0.10 Android Market sale, and got ALL...THOSE...APPS... loaded on all FOUR Nook Color devices that I've converted to tablets for my two youngest children, as well as their two cousins. The end product? AWESOME. Absolutely no regrets. These tablets are perfect for the kids they are going to, and frankly, I suspect their bro/sis-in-law will use them a lot as well. I have all four set up with 32GB micro SD cards, loaded with movies I converted with DVD Catalyst (highly recommend that app for any mobile product that you want to watch a movie on), a ton of music, and LOADED with all kinds of free and 10-cent apps.

    It did take me a while to configure everything just right. I kept going in circles, because just I thought I had one of the devices out of "BETA", two or three Nooks later I'd discover something else and I'd have to go back and reconfigure all the others.

    Should be a great Christmas for four lucky kids!
     
  12. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    My son will get his Nook Color tonight, too. We'll dual boot from microSD for a short time, but I'll have him set up with a flashed ROM w/in a few days. Unfortunately, the .10 apps will only be on my Nook Color, but for the most part, that's okay. I also have a 32GB microSD card that will probably end up on his device for his movies, music, and most importantly -- audio books.
     
  13. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    All four Nook Colors are HUGE hits! They also received several PS3, Nintendo DS and Wii games as well, but far more time has been spent on the NCs! I highly recommend this solution for a tablet for kids or adults.
     
  14. brickman65

    brickman65 It's a state of mind..

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    Sounds Like a VERY Meryy Christmas at the IP House! :newpalm: Glad everyone liked them.

    My brother got his daughter one as well (3rd-4th Grade). Says she really likes her's as well!
     
  15. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    We had a friend come to town for New Years and when we took the wife's and my cars in for servicing at our trusty Toyota dealership, we walked out of there 8 hours later with 3 more vehicles (a new one for the friend, a used one for the friend's daughter, and a used one to replace our daughter's older vehicle). The last time I took my car in for service, I ended up leaving with a new car (rather than fix the old one). It's now a joke that when the Pilot family goes into the dealership for an oil change, alert the sales staff!

    Anyway, my two poor younger kids (9 & 10 years old) were stuck there the whole time. Thankfully, they brought their Nintendo DS XLs and their new Nook Colors, and they were ran the battery down completely on the Nook Colors, playing games and doing a little web surfing the entire time. They connected just fine to the dealership's free WiFi and connected even better to my HTC EVO's WiFi hotspot (hack).

    Loving Android, loving the Nook Colors, loving life! ;)
     

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