Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: Specs, Feature and Review of An e-reader for night readers


Barnes & Noble Inc., the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, introduced the world’s first E Ink device NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.

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If you have got an e-ink reader like Amazon’s Kindle Touch, the answer is yes to the first two questions and no to the third. If you are using a tablet such as the iPad, your answers will usually be reversed.

The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is exactly like the original Nook Simple Touch. We are talking the same stubby body, TI processor, 2GB of storage, microSD slot and six-inch Pearl E Ink display with infrared touch.

Powered by a front-lit screen dubbed GlowLight, the new Nook emits a pleasant glow that’s sort of different from traditional back lighting. It’s easier on the eyes but the light cuts the battery life in half — which honestly is not that big of a deal.

The GlowLight technology does affect the battery life much better. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight should give you an estimated month of reading time, according to B&N’s numbers, compared to two months with the light off.

Key Features of Nook Simple Touch GlowLight:

  • Ultra-Light and Super Thin
  • World’s Best Reading Screen
  • Easiest-to-Use 6″ Touchscreen
  • Fastest Reader
  • Breakthrough E Ink display – 25% faster than any other eReader
  • Best–Text, ultra-crisp, reads just like paper – even in bright sun
  • Longest battery life – read for up to 2 months based on 1 hour of daily reading
  • Over 2.5 million books, get them in seconds w/ built-in Wi-Fi
  • No annoying ads
  • Always free NOOK support in-store
  • Borrow books from your public library
  • Ultra-Light, Ultra-Portable
  • World’s Largest Bookstore
  • Borrow Public Library Books
  • Personalized Reading Experience
  • NOOK Keeps Your Place
  • Share with NOOK Friends

Specifications of Nook Simple Touch GlowLight:

  • Height: 6.5 inches
  • Width: 5.0 inches
  • Depth: 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 7.48 ounces
  • Display: 6-inch touchscreen
  • Resolution: 800×600
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless: Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Memory:
    • 2GB Holds up to 1,000 books
    • Expandable microSD card up to 32GB
  • Connectors:
    • MicroUSB connector charges your battery and connects to your computer
    • Expandable microSD slot
  • Supported File Types: ePub5, PDF
  • Graphic: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Battery Life:
    • Up to 2 months with wireless off based on 1 hour of daily reading.
    • Installed rechargeable battery
    • Charge via USB to a computer
  • In the Box:
    • NOOK Simple Touch
    • microUSB Cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Rechargeable battery (installed)
    • Look-up words in the built-in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition

The bottom line: The market for tablets and e-readers is in a great deal of flux. It feels as if new models are arriving almost on a weekly basis, with prices changing at almost the same rate.