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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The screen and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight?"½NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight?"½

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Review: An E-Reader That Truly Lets You Read Anywhere

 

Barnes & Noble has made the best e-reader currently available even better by integrating a light source into it. Priced at $139 (as of April 24, 2012), the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight E Ink-based e-reader sets the standard for silky-smooth reading...

Responsive touchscreen interface ; Built-in LED light for reading in the dark ; Easy-to-hold, lightweight design

Physical page-turn buttons are still too stiff

The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight's built-in light makes it the best e-reader you can buy today.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight 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...

GlowLight works really well ; Long battery life ; Attractive, comfortable design

Screen is a little low-contrast ; Light isn't totally uniform

The best Nook yet, but it's not quite worth the switching costs

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Heater (engadget.com)

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

 

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GlowLight works as promised ; Lighter than its predecessor ; Expandable memory

Loss of contrast for onscreen text ; 40 premium for GlowLight functionality ; No 3G option

Though not everyone will able to justify the $40 premium, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a worthy investment for anyone who's ever squabbled over lights-out time.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight Review

 

Bedtime reading with an e-paper based ereader has always been something of a throwback: either you leave the lights on, or you clip on a retro-style book light. The alternative until now has been a tablet, though many find that the same bright...

Barnes & Noble asks a $40 premium for the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, over the regular model. $139 puts it on a par with rival touchscreen ereaders also using E Ink displays, though for the moment the GlowLight system is unique. There’s no...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

 

What's the No. 1 requested feature people want in an e-ink e-reader?

The integrated light in the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight displays uniformly across the high-contrast Pearl e-ink touch screen and is a killer feature for nighttime reading for couples who share a bed. The touch screen is ever so slightly...

Like the Nook Simple Touch, this model has no support for audio, no 3G option, and no Web browser. The rubberized finish on the back of the device attracts fingerprints.

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.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (technobuffalo.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Review – Light Up Your Life

 

You know the feeling when you pick up a good book and just, for the life of you, can't put it down? You read it on the subway, you read it on the sidewalk at risk of running into people…

May, 2012

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (macworld.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

 

The addition of an LED light source turns the Nook Simple Touch into the must-have e-reader for bookworms.

Built-in LED light for reading in the dark ; Easy-to-hold, lightweight design ; Responsive touchscreen interface

umer group: E-book price fixing costs big bucks

Barnes & Noble has made the best e-reader currently available even better by integrating a light source into it. Priced at $139, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight E Ink-based e-reader sets the standard for silky-smooth reading and shopping. And even...

Apr, 2012

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light

 

The competition is heating up rapidly in the world of eBook readers. While we don't think that the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is positioned just yet to dethrone Kindle, it's a good alternative. Having Wi-Fi wireless download...

Wi-Fi connectivity makes the downloading of books a quick process

The virtual keyboard is difficult to type upon and responds slowly

With wireless capability and the unique GlowLight technology, this is one of the best eBook Readers available.

Expert review by: Ella Taylor (techradar.com)

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review

 

Backlit e-ink e-reader for reading night and day

Backlight ; Wide range of e-books ; Intuitive interface ; Comfortable to read

Not all files worked ; Not wireless ; Odd page transitions ; Not well known in UK

The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight joins the pack of backlit e-readers launching at the same time, and takes on Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Glo.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight review: Hands-on

 

Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight ereader has finally made it to the UK and T3 was invited along for a sneak preview

With the Nook having only just made its way over from the States, this is the first time that we've had the opportunity to get our hands on one. We were very impressed with the comfy, square shape of the lightweight device, along with the grippy...

Oct, 2012