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Wireless charging for new Nook Glowlight

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By Fred23, Member on 21st August 2014, 11:07 PM
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It's possible to hack a Qi wireless charging receiver into the new Nook Glowlight. Costs about 3 to do. You'll need to be happy using a soldering iron but otherwise fairly easy. It still looks and works exactly as before, but can be charged by placing it on the same wireless charger used by many phones.
http://0xfred.wordpress.com/2014/08/...ook-glowlight/

It's based mostly on a previous hack for the Simple Touch, so I can't take the credit for the idea. I just applied it to the new model.
http://www.digifail.com/hacks/qinook.shtml
 
 
22nd August 2014, 04:39 AM |#2  
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Cool hack but a solution to a non existent problem, I'm not exactly a greenie, but inductive charging is only about 70-75 % efficient. Plugging in a USB cable really doesn't take much effort, I'd be more inclined to make a charging dock so I can just drop it on and charge away, might make a good reading stand as well.
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22nd August 2014, 07:12 AM |#3  
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I agree that considering how long a Nook lasts on a single charge it's not exactly a "problem" that needed solving. Let's be honest nobody ever had a problem reading books printed on paper either!
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Singularly no, however once you reach a dozen or so books in the backpack then e-ink does serve as an adequate solution for a real problem.
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23rd August 2014, 04:12 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OverByter

Singularly no, however once you reach a dozen or so books in the backpack then e-ink does serve as an adequate solution for a real problem.
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Oh, is THAT right. I'm telling you, a Nook is... well, just like the screensavers say, there's nothing like it.
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