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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 714 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch. 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. Comments about the size and battery are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good views, 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Views about the storage and screen are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the performance. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nook Simple TouchFosmon Anti Glare Matte Finish Screen Protector Shield for Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Reader / Nook 2

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Miller (

Barnes & Noble Nook review (2011)


The new Nook from Barnes & Noble has this funny little trick: I keep on reading on it. In fact, despite my best efforts otherwise, I'm often reading the very book I planned on reading, or the book that I was reading moments before I tried to escape...

Simple, intuitive touch UI ; Highly responsive ; Comfortable in hand

Can’t access the stronger Kindle ecosystem ; Single purpose ; E Ink is showing its age

Barnes & Noble is going all-in with a touchscreen UI -- can it pull it off?

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Dave McClintock (

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch (Late 2011)


If you're a Barnes & Noble person (say, your family and friends buy you B&N gift cards), a Nook is a slam-dunk for you. But if you're debating between the Nook and the newest Kindles (Amazon released several new models in the fall of 2011, and we're in...

Sturdy build ; Physical page-turn buttons, in addition to touch screen ; Useful sharing integration with social contacts ; EPub support ; Same price as ad-laden Kindle Touch, and much cheaper than ad-free version ; AC adapter included

Slightly wider than competitors (though that's a benefit to some) ; No audio-playback or Web-browsing functions

The Nook Simple Touch is a more-than-worthy competitor to Amazon’s 2011 Kindle Touch. It's a good e-reader for those not wedded to Amazon or who want access to the wide ePub content available from public libraries and e-book sellers.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Cecilia (

Find Yourself a Comfortable (All-New) NOOK and have a Good Read


I have to admit I have had a life long love affair with books. I love the smell of a brand new paperback. I love the texture and heft of a leather bound

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Brunett (

Barnes & Noble Nook Touch review


The all-new Nook (aka the Nook Touch) is Barnes & Noble's follow-up to their successful e-reader of the same name, which for months served as the Kindle's primary competitor. BN,...

One of the reasons the Nook Color gained so much popularity throughout the Android community was because it was so easy to hack. The Nook Touch has already been rooted and was even spotted running Angry Birds. Now the experience on a device with a...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Todd Haselton (

Barnes & Noble ‘All-New NOOK’ review


Barnes & Noble took the wraps off of its latest eReader, the “All-New NOOK,” just last month. Its grayscale screen strays from the NOOK Color, and while the device still runs Android, it looks and feels much more like a traditional eReader. However,...

The choice between going with a Barnes & Noble eReader and an Amazon reader is a tough one. Amazon offers the new “Kindle with Special Offers” for $114, which is surely an attractive offer to some (in fact, it’s currently the best selling Kindle). The...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Noah Kravitz (

Barnes & Noble (all-new) Nook First Impressions


Yesterday, Barnes & Noble PR called. Today FedEx showed up. Later this afternoon I have a product briefing phone call. Must mean the new Nook is in the house! Some of you may recall how I fawned over Nook Color to no end, proclaiming it everything from...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader


The new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader is smaller than its predecessor, less expensive, more responsive, lighter, and longer-lasting. It also adds an excellent touch-based navigation experience. If you don't already have an ebook reader, the latest...

Inexpensive. Excellent touch-screen experience. Access to over 2 million books, newspapers, and magazines. Small, easy-to-hold body

No 3G connectivity. Navigating is a bit slow with E Ink screen refreshes

Thanks to plenty of upgrades and a laser-sharp focus on the reading experience, the second-gen Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader is our new Editors' Choice for ebook readers.

Consumer review by: Android Tablet User (

Using on a tablet


There was just a slight change in sensitivity on the screen after applying this. Went into settings and adjusted the sensitivity to put it back. I also performed calibration and I am able to enjoy my tablet without worry that I will scratch the screen.

Protects the device and resists scratches to itself. Barely noticeable. Glare reduction is nice


Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: CaptKahl (

Best E-book around


I have purchases 2 other e-reader, Bad Idea, neither has a battery life longer than a sneeze LOL. Really not very good, The NOOK simple touch is still working 8 days after a charge & still going strong, Love it

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: mumsieBG (

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Especially the Glow Light feature!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Especially the Glow Light feature!

Jul, 2012