- 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)
Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)
A worthy gift for your loved ones
The cheapest backlit ereader around
Sturdy, soft-touch texture, and gentle backlit display
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 display.
Though Barnes & Noble has developed an ergonomically pleasing ereader with the Nook Glowlight, along with a great online bookstore, the Glowlight is let down by its response times to touchscreen commands. And at £109, it's not the cheapest out there. We'd advise... Full review
The edge lighting really is a very appealing, stand-out feature
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 getting a sleeker design, slightly darker text, and of course Amazon's superior online store. However, the GlowLight punches back harder, with its edge lighting, ePUB compatibility, the microSD slot, better fonts, and its slightly lighter weight. And the edge lighting really is a very a... Full review
Superb GlowLight technology and EPUB support
Recommended for anyone just starting out with eBooks, or for owners of the previous NOOK devices
Fairly affordable, expansive ecosystem of books and newspapers, and lots of options to change your reading experience
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 in such as way that the e-reader was facing the light source so I can read without any shadows. When you have a family or are sleeping with a significant other this could cause drama with them wanting the light off. You could obviously bypass this by purchasing a book light or a case with a... Full review
Even if you're not reading in complete darkness, it's wonderful in low-light situations
A great alternative to the Kindle and jump ahead of Amazon in a few ways
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 books or PDFs from your PC onto your e-reader, the Nook is much easier to use than the Kindle. If you can find a book on the Kindle, chances are it’s on the Nook as well. We like how small the Simple Touch with GlowLight (and without) is as well. The Kindle may beat Nook slightly in a f... Full review
The interface is smartly designed
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 and how easy it is to buy things (pretty much a match for the Kindle store) and found the E Ink screen crisp and responsive. My only tiny criticism is the power button on the back. You use it to fully turn off the device (and turn it on) and it wiggles a bit too much for my taste. The good new... Full review
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Manuals / User Guides
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Quick Start Guide (PDF)
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Manual (PDF)
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