The GlowLight added to the Nook Simple Touch make the two year efforts of Barnes & Noble worthy. The new $139 Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight fulfills the most requested feature of a back light in an e-ink ebook reader. The advanced Nook looks identical to the standard $99 Nook Simple Touch, except for the thin grey border outline around the edge.
The payoff is in its lesser weight and appreciable glow light which is in fact not exactly a back light; it is more of a front light featured uniformly across the display screen for a clear reading experience in dim environments. With the arrival of Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight in the markets, Barnes & Noble has introduced the first e-reader of its kind for bedtime reading initiating a stiff competition.
Before the introduction of the smart GlowLight, Nook Simple Touch had a reputation of being energy efficient and an outdoor readable e-reader with a capability of displaying excellent results even in bright sunlight. The lack of backlight has always remained its weakness especially for strainless readability at night or in dim light. As Barnes and Noble worked on this new distinguished feature, the touch performance has also been improved with efficient accuracy and sensitivity to drive home a healthy reading experience. The much celebrated GlowLight is easy to adjust and turns on with a simple touch. You can also customize the brightness according to your need for a comfortable reading.
This e-reader is the lightest of all Nook readers Barnes & Noble has ever produced. With 6.95 ounces, the new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight can serve more than a month on just one charge. The less weight and a prolonged battery life make it quite practical to use during travelling. You can read over a month with GlowLight and over two months without turning on the GlowLight. The battery is rechargeable via the micro USB connector, inserted to a computer or a power adapter. The built in memory of the ebook reader is 2GB which can be expanded up to 32GB through the micro SD card.
This time Barnes & Noble has paid more attention to the display quality. Best Text Technology has been featured to optimize each letter for crisp words with or without the GlowLight. There is an embedded anti-glare screen protector, which used to be an external accessory in the previous models to read in bright lights. The reading habit can be given a twist with adjustable fonts and sizes in this efficient 6-inch touch screen.
Apart of the illuminating feature, another favorable point of significance is the elimination of all sorts of annoying ads during reading, giving the Nook an edge over its competitors.
The box of Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight has interesting additions, such as a power adapter, installed rechargeable battery, built-in anti-glare screen protector and a microSD card, saving quite a few bucks off the accessories you had to buy before. Undoubtedly, the promising new Nook with the groundbreaking GlowLight technology is an energy and cost efficient approach to the new age reading experience.