Most of the time, the tablets which are being produced today already have a feature that lets its users open e-books and other reading materials. But if you do not like the other complicated features of the said device and only want to focus on reading, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is definitely for you. Manufactured by a book company, this is a device that intentionally caters book lovers around the world.
The Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight only weighs 6.9 oz which means that it is even lighter than Amazon’s Kindle Touch Wi-Fi. It is colored black and the entire chassis is covered with a soft paint that creates a rubberized feel. Unfortunately, it accumulates smudges so experts are suggesting that users buy their own cover to protect it. It keeps them from wiping the back of the device every single time. Generally, it looks almost alike its predecessor but the gray plastic that outlines the entire handset is the one that differentiates it.
Given that it has the GlowLight technology, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is functional even at night. Combine the E Ink display and Best-Text technology and you will have a consistently bright screen that will not hurt your eyes. Of course, different people have different preferences and so it is a good thing that the GlowLight can also be adjusted. Meanwhile, the E Ink and Best-Text are the ones that provide clear and distinguishable words when used both day and night.
At 6 inches and 600 x 800 pixels of resolution, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight is responsive in terms of its touch technology. It has a built-in Wi-Fi which automatically connects if you are in a Barnes & Noble store. According to the official website, you can use it for free. On the other hand, this e-book reader also has a MicroSD memory card slot. Users can add storage up to 32 GB if they want to keep more digital reading materials. It supports file formats that include both ePub and PDF – while compatible graphics include JPG, GIF, PNG and BMP. Most importantly, this e-book reader does not display advertisements. It has its own application which works as a sharing network of books, ratings and reviews.
The Bottom Line
As an e-book reader, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight works perfectly. However, there are individuals saying that it should have other features such as 3G connectivity and a web browser. Regardless, this e-book reader is available at the official store of Barnes & Noble at $99.99 and Amazon at $89.99 – which is cheaper.
Does the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight work for you?