Barnes and Nobles Shows Off the Super-Light Nook Simple Touch Glowlight E-Reader
October 30, 2013 Leave a comment
While many people tend to by Kindle E-readers, Barnes and Nobles is creating some equally top-notch e-readers as well. The problem, not a lot of people know about it. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a redesigned Nook GlowLight e-reader. The E-ink e-reader is very light and arrived a couple of weeks after the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.
Both Amazon and Barnes and Noble are continuing to make their e-readers better and better with new, innovative ideas. The new GlowLight e-reader has a 6-inch E-ink display with 62% more pixels, which makes the text even clearer. The new e-reader also has a improved LED-based light source. According to a Mashable’s editor and chief, Lance Ulanoff, “Overall, I’d say the GlowLight screen looks quite good; the contrast and lighting is comparable to what you’d find on a [Amazon] Paperwhite.”
The best change? The GlowLight weighs only 6.2 ounces, which is a little over an ounce lighter than the Paperwhite. Storage space for the nook has also gone from 2GB to 4GB.
Both the Barnes and Noble and Amazon products cost $119 (but Amazon’s has just 2GB). The Glowlight will hold about 2,000 books, while the Paperwhite holds about 1,100 books.
While Barnes and Noble has been struggling a bit in the recession, some change up in corporate has helped. The company is still profitable, according to Doug Carlson, Barnes & Noble’s executive vice-president of digital content and marketing. “We’re definitely committed to the device business, and you’ll see us continue to innovate on all platforms over time. There will be more devices.”