Nook GlowLight alternatives

Nook GlowLight
NOOK's GlowLight illuminates your screen with a soft light that is perfect for bedtime reading. With advanced lighting technology not available on any other reader, GlowLight lets you stay up late reading in total comfort - while your partner stays asleep in the dark.
Nook GlowLight alternatives are:
Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Glo, NOOK Simple Touch
Here are the latest news about Nook GlowLight:

17.11.17 Barnes and Noble released Nook Glowlight 3

Barnes and Noble has just released their first new e-reader in two years and it is called the Nook Glowlight 3. This device has a number of innovative features such as the page turn buttons that can skip ahead a chapter with a double tap or rapidly turn the pages of an e-book by holding it down. It also the first Nook to incorporate a comfortlight system that mutes the white screen and turns it orange. Nook Glowlight 3 is running Google Android, similar to all of their other e-readers.  It has a very advanced front-lit display system. One of the best elements on the new Nook are the physical buttons. There are two page turn buttons on both the left and right hand side. The main Nook Reading app is well designed and page turn speed is super quick and Copy/Paste text into the note app is innovative.

2015 Barnes & Noble created waterproof Nook

More than a year after discontinuing the Nook and Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is finally updating its flagship GlowLight e-reader with the GlowLight Plus, the company's first waterproof e-reader. It is the first Nook to sport user profiles, because, you know, couples that read together stay together. Called the Nook GlowLight Plus, the new version costs $130 and is now available. The Plus features a 300ppi display with twice as many pixels as its older sibling, an aluminum body that slimmer though slightly heavier than the GlowLight. Most importantly, the Plus is waterproof, so Nook fans will be able to read their favorite ebooks in the tub.

2013 Barnes & Noble releases new ultra-light Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble released completely redesigned Nook GlowLight e-reader. It's an updated version of Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight and it's $10 more expensive ($119). Interesting, that $119 is the price of Kindle Paperwhite with ads (GlowLight does not have ads). The Nook GlowLight doubles the older model’s storage capacity from 2 GB to 4 GB, providing room for over 2,000 ebooks. That is also double the storage capacity of the Kindle Paperwhite. (On the other hand, the GlowLight lacks the microSD slot that the previous model had, so if you wanted to expand the device’s storage even more, you’re out of luck). Like the Paperwhite before it, Barnes & Nobles’ new e-reader features an updated 6-inch E-Ink display with 62% more pixels on the screen than the previous Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight; this improves text clarity and contrast.

Barnes & Noble also improved the e-reader's LED-based light source to make light coverage more uniform over the page. While Amazon puts the light source just below the bottom edge of the screen, those on the GlowLight were clearly visibly from just above the top edge. Overall, I’d say the GlowLight screen looks quite good; the contrast and lighting is comparable to what you’d find on a Paperwhite.

E-Ink e-readers clearly have a place in the tablet world, and while neither Barnes & Noble nor Amazon divulge its e-reader sales, it’s clear that both companies are fully committed to the category, and customers are still buying them.

2013 B&N drops Nook GlowLight price to $99. Undercuts Amazon and Kobo

Barnes & Noble just announced a $20 price cut, bringing the GlowLight’s price to just $99. And it makes Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight the cheapest option on the premium e-reader market. The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite costs $119 and the Kobo Glo is $129.99. Powered by a front-lit screen dubbed GlowLight, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight emits a pleasant glow that’s sort of different from traditional backlighting. It’s easier on the eyes but the light cuts the battery life in half — which honestly is not that big of a deal since it still lasts 2 months. The price drop suggests that Barnes & Noble could be trying to clear out stock in advance of releasing a new model. Recall, the company recently announced that it will stop developing tablets in-house, but plans to continue manufacturing e-readers.

Nook GlowLight reviews
preilly2 | 19.01.14 | #
I have a growing collection of ePub books, so I also have no interest in being limited to what Amazon 'allows' its Kindle users to read. Amazon doesn't play well with others and it's costing them customers. I use the first-generation Simple Touch with Glowlight and find it more than adequate. Too bad that B&N left out the page buttons and the memory card slot on the new Nook---those were nice touches, and killing off desirable features like these (to save money?) could turn out to be a mistake. But we should consider purchasing ebook readers that support a variety of open standards---they add flexibility and increase choice.
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