OT : ? Tablet / Nook Users question

Submitted by AVPBCI on July 13th, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I figure some of you tech saavy people would know this

I got a Nook HD+ tablet 9 inch 16 GB, the one thats on sale for 149 bucks now at target and Wal Mart ?

Would a wireless keyboard work with the Nook

 

If so would this keyboard work with it

 

http://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Tigers-Keyscaper-Wireless-Keyboard/dp/B00…

 

If not, which wireless keyboard would work with the NOOK HD + 9 Inch

 

thanks

 

and GO BLUE

Comments

thegotmac

July 13th, 2013 at 8:32 PM ^

That one definitely won't work, as it requires a USB input port; the nooks only have USB out. You may have success if you find a bluetooth keyboard; I don't know if they enabled the BT radio on the newer models (the older ones had a radio but it wasn't enabled without rooting the Nook).

 

HTH

I Blue Myself

July 13th, 2013 at 11:57 PM ^

That keyboard looks way too big for a tablet, even if it would work.  You should look for something like this.  Sadly, I don't think they make one with a Tigers theme.

I bought a Nook HD+ a few weeks ago and thought I got a good deal for $150.  It's not a top of the line tablet, but the screen is great, and it does the basics well.

Barnes & Noble kind of screwed it up by installing software that slows it down.  If you find yourself getting frustrated with it, you might consider rooting it and installing a custom ROM.  That might sound scary, but it's not super complicated.  If you have any more questions about accessories or anything else, you might want to try this forum instead.

mvp

July 14th, 2013 at 1:24 AM ^

I have had one of the original Nooks since they first came out and love it.  I also have the Nook app for my iPad, and my daughter has a Nook Color.

That being said, make sure you know what you're getting into.  The tablet is a good product and has a lot of nice features, but B&N is exiting the tablet business.  So from a long term support standpoint, I'm not sure what you're getting into.

I'm also not sure what is going to happen with my Nook library (which is pretty extensive).  Knowing the B&N wants to keep its customers, I suspect the libraries will be supported for a long time (they're exiting the hardware part of the business, not the e-book part of the business -- which has been profitable for them).

No judgment either way, I just wanted you to be aware of the facts.