Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

The Nook SImple Touch with GlowLight is essentially a backlit version of the Nook Simple Touch that was released in November 2011. It retains all the same internal and exterior specifications adding the aforementioned backlit E-ink display while somehow shaving 7% of the device's total weight.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May 2012
  • Price at launch: $139.00

What You Need To Know

  • Over 1 month on a single charge with wireless off, based on 1/2 hour of daily reading with GlowLight on
  • Touchscreen 16-grayscale E Ink display
  • 50% more contrast than the original Nook

Verge Review

Odds are, if I'm reading a book I'm doing it in bed. At night. In the dark. That's not so great for ebook readers, which (like a paper book) require a light in order to be seen. I've been asking ebook manufacturers why they wouldn't add lights to their devices for some time, and now Barnes & Noble has done it. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a virtually unchanged version of last year's model, but the company added a glowing white light that makes the screen readable in darker...

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Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR
File support ePUB, PDF

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 6.5 inches
Width 5 inches
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.43 pounds
Primary orientation Portrait
Color Black
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Screen shades 16
Technology E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen type IR
Software
Operating system Android
Text-to-speech No
File support ePUB, PDF
Storage
Internal size 2 GB
External storage Yes
External type microSD
Max. external size 32 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Ports
Data connections Micro USB
Battery
Removable No
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