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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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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

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Consumer review (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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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

Dec, 2018

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

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 : Briarley Van Zyl (techadvisor.co.uk)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review

 

The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is not Barnes & Nobles' first E Ink-based reader. But it is the first that can be read in the dark, making it a rival for other nocturnal e-readers such as the Kobo Glo and Kindle Paperwhite.

Slightly chunkier than its rival Kindle but somehow lighter, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight may have found itself a niche in the market. A simple interface makes it easy to use and the social integration with Facebook and Twitter is a fun feature. The...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (techadvisor.co.uk)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight video review

 

If you are looking for a basic, entry-level e-reader then the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is a step-up from the Kindle. Here's our Barnes & Noble Nook…

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Briarley Van Zyl (techworld.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review

 

The Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch GlowLight are aimed at literature fans, designed for reading books, magazine and epublications. Barnes & Noble, already a formidable power in the US book market, is trying to gain a foothold in the UK with...

Slightly chunkier than its rival Kindle but somehow lighter, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight may have found itself a niche in the market. A simple interface makes it easy to use and the social integration with Facebook and Twitter is a fun feature. The...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Nook Simple Touch Glowlight review

 

We put Barnes & Noble's rival to the Kindle Paperwhite under the spotlight

Sturdy, soft-touch texture, gentle backlit display

Cheap looking, generally unresponsive to commands

Barnes & Noble's Nook Glowlight is a sturdy ereader that will survive a few knocks and thus should last a long time. It's not the most high-end looking device on the market but does the job by offering a comfortable reading experience both in daylight...

Nov, 2012

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Expert review by : Tony Smith (reghardware.co.uk)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight e-reader review

 

Review It's not hard to imagine how Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch initial design meeting went. Assorted hardware engineers, industrial designers and marketing types assemble to examine Amazon's Kindle Touch and work out how they can make something...

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight is a darn fine e-book reader. But for the fact that the Kobo Glo delivers the same features for £10 less, I’d recommend the Nook unequivocally. The B&N offering is certainly better - and better value -...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight

 

The Barnes & Noble Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, despite its absurd name, is a simple device at heart. It's packing a six-inch eInk touchscreen, and connects to the internet over Wi-Fi so you can buy ebooks on the go, and read them for hours on end....

The Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight is not the cheapest ereader on the market. If you’re after that, have a look in the direction of Kobo, or the now £69 Amazon Kindle with Wi-Fi. You can’t really go wrong with either. But at £109, it’s not too much...

Sep, 2012

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Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Review

 

The Kindle may beat Nook slightly in a few areas, but when it comes down to it, nobody getting a Nook is going to walk away disappointed because it's not a Kindle. And in many ways, the Nook is superior to Amazon's market leader.

Readable in the dark (with GlowLight) ; One-month battery life ; Responsive infrared touchscreen ; Support for ePub ; microSD slot ; Good refresh rate

GlowLight adds $40 to price ; No speakers ; Navigation buttons a bit confusing ; No DOC or TXT file support

At $140, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is a bit pricy, considering the Nook Simple Touch is essentially the same unit sans a light for only $100. Either way, both are a great alternative to the Kindle and jump ahead of Amazon in a few ways. If...

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