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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light eReader Review

While the new Nook's light does enable night reading, there is the predictable tradeoff in battery life.

May 07, 2012
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Barnes & Noble Nook Touch

Device & Specs

Both devices are virtually identical in every way, except for the fact that the Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light has a lighting system to enable night reading. That's basically it. Both have a microSD card slot, both have the same screen size and relatively similar battery life. The Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light does cost roughly $40 more, however.

Screen

Both eReaders have identical screens outside of the LED array of the Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light.

Battery

Because of the added hardware, the Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light has slightly worse (but still excellent) battery life.

eReader

Both tablets are about identical as eReaders, but the Nook SimpleTouch with Glow Light can be seen at night.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Comparison
  7. Amazon Kindle Touch Comparison
  8. Conclusion
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