Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Review

Barnes & Noble has officially started distributing Nook Simple Touch Glowlight following a brief pre-order. The first devices will be available within the next few days at a price of $ 139 compared with $ 99 of the traditional model. The distribution is expected in large volumes during the month of May when it comes to the logistics system. The producer did, however, know that stocks are limited.

As known, although the technology e-ink is optimal for digital read book for a long time, it is also true that the environmental conditions influencing so important ease of reading. In particular, you can not use a device based on this technology if you are in the dark or low light conditions. To overcome this limitation, Barnes & Noble introduced Nook Simple Touch Glowlight, an ebook reader with a particular frame “illuminated” in the upper inside, able to radiate the entire display thanks to a series of LEDs that exploit the opaque film of the surface for uniform brightness.

Recall that this technology has been designed, developed and implemented specifically by Barnes & Noble and will soon become a registered patent. Nook Simple Touch Glowlight is a 6-inch ebook reader that has an integrated lithium ion battery, 2GB of internal storage, 256MB of RAM, a microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage.

In recent weeks we have come too aware of the rumors about a new Amazon Kindle has a bright screen. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight costs $139, a $40 premium over the light-free Nook Simple Touch — which is admittedly priced to move compared to the $139 ad-less Kindle. The two companies are obviously in direct competition to offer its customers the best compromise between price, performance and ease of use in all conditions or context.

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Pros :

  • Readable in the dark (with GlowLight)
  • One-month battery life
  • Responsive infrared touchscreen
  • Support for ePub
  • microSD slot
  • Good refresh rate


  • GlowLight adds $40 to price
  • No speakers
  • Navigation buttons a bit confusing
  • No DOC or TXT file support


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