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 
TabletPCReview

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 
Digital Trends

Reviews summary

8/10AVG.
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)

Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight Wi-Fi, 2GB BNRV350

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NIB Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch 2GB, Wi-Fi, 6in - Black SEALED BRAND NEW

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

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Brand New Sealed Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch w/ GlowLight 2GB, Wi-Fi, 6in

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*Brand NEW* Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight eReader WiFi 6''

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

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Reviews summary

8/10AVG.
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 (about 1 year 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 pr... 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 (2 years 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 b... More

  6/10

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

from ITProPortal (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... More

  9/10

Superb GlowLight technology and EPUB support

from PC Pro (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 unread... More

  4.5/10

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

from TabletPCReview (3 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... More

  8/10

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

from Good E-Reader (3 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 posit... More

  9.5/10

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

from Business Insider (3 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 definitel... More

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

from Digital Trends (3 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 e... More

  8.5/10

The interface is smartly designed

from Mashable (3 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 desi... More

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