- Jen Edwards , TabletPCReview
The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is ideal for anyone just starting out with eBooks, or for owners of the previous NOOK devices.
- Jeffrey Van Camp , Digital Trends
The Kindle may beat Nook slightly in a few areas, but when it comes down to it, nobody getting a Nook is going to walk away disappointed because it's not a Kindle. And in many ways, the Nook is superior to Amazon's market leader.
Many people have said the the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is the device that the Amazon Kindle 4 with Wi-Fi should have been. It’s a basic e-book reader with a 6-inch e-ink screen that accepts all the typical modern e-book formats, plus it comes with built-in backlighting to allow pretty much anyone to truly read any time, anywhere. Even before the Nook Simple Touch was released to the market with built-in backlighting for the screen, it was already popular. And now, with the inclusion of simple built-in backlighting, it is even more closer to perfection.
It features a 6-inch 600x800 pixel resolution touchscreen e-ink display. It may not seem like much on paper, but in reality its simplicity is what has led it to become so successful. Besides, the seemingly low-resolution screen is no hindrance and really doesn’t effect the experience all that much when it comes to reading e-books on the go. The reader accepts e-books in the ePub format and can even display media in the form of BMP, GIF,JPG, and PDF.
There is built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and up to 2 months of standby time on a single charge. Needless to say, you can be confident that it will always be ready when you’ve got some quiet time for reading. It’s a bit more expensive than the base model of the Amazon Kindle with Wi-Fi, but it’s a great way to go if you don’t want ads and want to read in low light.
Need To Know: Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
1. Built-in 6-inch screen comes with built-in backlight to allow reading in the dark. (The Good)
2. Doesn’t come with ads unlike its main competitor. (The Good)
3. No extra features such as built-in speakers. (The Bad)
4. A bit more expensive than the competition. (The Bad)
Prices (Where to Buy)
Online Buying Options
Manuals / User Guides
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Quick Start Guide (PDF)
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Manual (PDF)
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