NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

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The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is ideal for anyone just starting out with eBooks, or for owners of the previous NOOK devices. - Jen Edwards, TabletPCReview  
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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. - Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 21 reviews

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)

Specs summary

Screen
6"

The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight's screen is 6 inches with 600 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The tablet runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No
This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.
Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB Flash. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1530mAh

The tablet is powered by a 1530 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Barnes & Noble's performance ratings are 60 days standby time, 30 hours reading.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

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NEW BARNES & NOBLE NOOK - Simple Touch, Wi-Fi, 6in

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight® 2GB, Wi-Fi, 6in - Black

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NEW Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight 2GB, Wi-Fi, 6in, BNRV350

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Wi-Fi Simple Touch GlowLight eBook Reader 6in 2GB NEW Sealed

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 21 reviews

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)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

A worthy gift for your loved ones

from Know Your Mobile (12 months ago)

Should you get a Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight? If you’re in the market for a dedicated e-reader, than I would say, for most people, the SimpleTouch with GlowLight is an excellent choice. Though I wish the SimpleTouch were a bit lighter and had a slightly more responsive touchscreen, the pros... More

  8/10

The cheapest backlit ereader around

from PC Advisor (about 1 year ago)

Slightly chunkier than its rival Kindle but somehow lighter, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight may have found itself a niche in the market. A simple interface makes it easy to use and the social integration with Facebook and Twitter is a fun feature. The GlowLight feature works well too.

  8/10

Sturdy, soft-touch texture, and gentle backlit display

from The Inquirer (about 1 year ago)

Barnes & Noble's Nook Glowlight is a sturdy ereader that will survive a few knocks and thus should last a long time. It's not the most high-end looking device on the market but does the job by offering a comfortable reading experience both in daylight and in the dark with its subtle and gently backlit... More

  6/10

Superb GlowLight technology and EPUB support

from PC Pro (over 2 years ago)

The Nook does have a few weaknesses. There’s no audio support, which will be a turn-off for fans of audiobooks. The Nook has nothing to match Amazon’s X-Ray feature, and support for PDF reading is woeful. We loaded some manuals and magazine pages on the Simple Touch and found them unreadable,... More

  5/10

The edge lighting really is a very appealing, stand-out feature

from ITProPortal (over 2 years ago)

Either way, you really can’t go far wrong grabbing a Nook Simple Touch, or a Simple Touch GlowLight, when they arrive in October. Looking at Amazon’s line-up, for the same price as the GlowLight’s £109 tag, you can pick up a Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi. With the Kindle Touch, you’re... More

  9/10

Recommended for anyone just starting out with eBooks, or for owners of the previous NOOK devices

from TabletPCReview (over 2 years ago)

The NOOK GlowLight is simply the best eInk reading device currently available. It's small and light, with expandable memory, outstanding battery life, and a lighted screen that makes it perfectly usable in all reading conditions, whether you're laying on the beach or curled up in bed. While it doesn't... More

  8/10

Fairly affordable, expansive ecosystem of books and newspapers, and lots of options to change your reading experience

from Good E-Reader (over 2 years ago)

The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight really raises the bar on e-reading in 2012. It is the only device on the market that allows you to read comfortably in low-light conditions. Personally I do most of my reading at night when I am going to sleep. In the past, I needed the lamp to be on and be positioned... More

  10/10

Even if you're not reading in complete darkness, it's wonderful in low-light situations

from Business Insider (over 2 years ago)

If you read a lot in the dark or low light, then yes, you should definitely buy the new Nook. It costs $139, which is $40 more than the cheapest Kindle Touch. But unlike the $99 Kindle Touch, you won't find ads on the new Nook. Plus Kindles don't offer built-in lighting (yet). I'd say it's definitely... More

The interface is smartly designed

from Mashable (over 2 years ago)

Overall, Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a winner. It’s easy to setup (entering a Wi-Fi password is easy thanks to the touch screen), feels great in the hand, slips into my back pocket and holds thousands of books. The interface is smartly designed. I like the store design... More

A great alternative to the Kindle and jump ahead of Amazon in a few ways

from Digital Trends (over 2 years ago)

At $140, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a bit pricy, considering the Nook Simple Touch is essentially the same unit sans a light for only $100. Either way, both are a great alternative to the Kindle and jump ahead of Amazon in a few ways. If you’re someone who might want to sideload ePub... More

  9/10

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