The Nook Simple Touch Reader is one of the latest eReaders to enter the market. It comes in at around 6 inches in height and 0.47 inches in thickness. This makes it one of the lighter eReaders on the market. It is smaller that the Amazon Kindle, however, it is thicker. While it might not be exactly pocket size, it is definitely easy to carry around with you.
The Pearl E Ink technology found in most eReaders is present in the Nook, and this technology really does make reading easy on these devices. While reading, it seems as if you are viewing actual ink on paper as opposed to an electronic screen. There is minimal strain on the eyes and almost no glare when out in the sunlight. There is a Nook Color version for those who want to play games in color or read comics or picture books. However the black and white version features the E Ink technology.
The Nook is very simple to use, with a home page having links to all the books you have downloaded as well as links to the Music Player and Web Browser. There is great battery life, with the Nook being able to last a week or more on one charge. The standby time can range up to six weeks on one charge. The Nook Simple Touch does not have a keyboard like the Amazon Kindle does, instead preferring to use the touch screen system.
Simplicity is the key to the Nook. If you want an eReader that can store all your eBooks, while allowing WiFi internet access and a music player, then the eReader is the device for you. It may lack the advanced features of the iPad or Nook Color, but it is a great device for reading and transporting your eBooks collection.
Need to Know: NOOK Simple Touch Reader
1. E Ink Technology. (The Good)
2. Web Browser and WiFi. (The Good)
3. Heavier than the Kindle. (The Bad)
4. Lack of a color screen. (The Bad)