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Barnes & Noble nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

80
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • GlowLight works as promisedLighter than its predecessor Expandable memory
Cons
  • Loss of contrast for onscreen text$40 premium for GlowLight functionalityNo 3G option
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Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

100
dlin
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
st3ph3n
Its all about the glow light. Until the announcement of the Kindle Paperwhite,...read more
90
suquetpaul
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
622
Touchscreen
Yes
Mobile broadband (3G)
No
Internal storage
21
Memory card support
MicroSD
Battery life
Up to 3014
Model

General

Screen type
E Ink
Color
Monochrome (16 grayscale levels)
Screen size
6 inches
Resolution
600 x 800
Touchscreen
Yes (Infrared [finger])
Screen PPI
167 ppi
Illumination
Backlight

Alternate display

Secondary display
No

Reading / content

Reading features
Bookmark, Highlight
Downloadable media
Yes (Books, Magazines, News) (Yes)
Text format support (native)
Epub, Pdf
Integrated dictionary
Yes

Media

Audio playback
No
Photo viewer
Yes (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Input

Keyboard
No

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (3G)
No
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Storage

Internal storage
2 GB
Memory card support
Yes (MicroSD)

Power

Battery life
Up to 30 days

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
No