Reviews Nook Touch with Glowlight
9.4
RCT SCORE
RCT SCORE 9.4 / 10

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Seeking to ease the pain of those whose bedtime reading is keeping their spouses awake, Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight delivers built-in illumination for its 6-inch E-Ink touch screen display (600 x 800). The GlowLight is adjustable, so you can tweak the display according to ambient light levels. At under seven ounces, it's lightweight and offers a battery life of one month (based on use).

The Wi-Fi e-reader also offers a built-in glare protector, adjustable text with seven font sizes and 2GB of internal memory (there's a microSD slot on hand as well for expansion).

Reviewers swooned over the GlowLight feature on this Nook. While noting that e-readers are more than a matter of specs - content ecosystems matter more - they hailed the new Nook as the e-reader to beat.

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A Nice Update
The addition of GlowLight should add some extra utility for frequent travelers, insomniacs and the nocturnally inclined.
Engadget.com
 
Category Leading E-Reader
The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight sets the standard for e-ink e-readers going forward and is well worth the extra money if you do a lot of nighttime reading.
CNET.com
 
Worth a Look
At this point, the GlowLight is definitely worth a look if you're in the market for a new e-book reader. Though if you've got a lot of money invested in a library of Kindle-compatible...
NBC News.com
 
Works Great
It works really well, lasts basically forever, and as long as you just want to buy, lend, and read books, it's definitely on par with the Kindle and Amazon's ecosystem. The Kindle does...
The Verge.com
 
GlowLight a Game Changer
GlowLight is the first new killer feature to come along since the early days of E Ink. The Kindle Touch remains a fine product, but if you want an e-reader you can read in...
Time.com
 
This One's the Best (For Now)
The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight's built-in light makes it the best e-reader you can buy today.
PC World.com
 
Good for Those Who Read in the Dark...
People who often find themselves wishing they could use their eReader in any lighting, including dark rooms, will find the GlowLight functionality worth the extra $40 over the original...
Gotta Be Mobile.com
 
A Winner
An E Ink reader you can use in the dark? Yep. Barnes & Noble delivers the first ebook reader with edge lighting that really works. And it's a winner.
PC Magazine.com
 
A Winner in Our Book
Is the GlowLight the best NOOK so far? The NOOK Tablet still offers more flexibility with its LCD screen and broad app supports, and the regular Simple Touch is, at $99, arguably...
SlashGear.com
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