Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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  • Lightweight.
  • Much improved front light.
  • Better display than last time.


  • No more physical page buttons.
  • The microSD slot has been removed.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 70

An ereader that competes with Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite on design and price, if not on quality. The decent online library will keep you stacked with titles while the improved screen and backlight make for comfortable reading marathons.

By Engadget on 73

The GlowLight has a much nicer display than the last-gen model, but other e-readers still offer better screens. In the meantime, too, the GlowLight has lost some defining features like a microSD slot and physical page turn...

By Digital Trends on 75

Ever since the first Nook debuted in 2009 each generation has improved on the last. Even when Barnes & Noble radically changed the design, it was done for the better. And each innovation from touch to built-in lights have made new Nooks highly...

By Wired on 40

Barnes & Noble is still chugging along. The company may have lost some of its physical bookstores, but it continues to take aim at Amazon and Kobo for your e-reader dollars. Judging from its latest refresh, though, B&N may be out of ammunition.The...

By LaptopMag on 60

The new Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight offers a brighter and sharper display for a lower price, but it's no Kindle...

By Know Your Mobile on 80

So, should you get a Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight? If you're in the market for a dedicated e-reader, than I would say, for most people, the SimpleTouch with GlowLight is an excellent choice. Though I wish the SimpleTouch were a bit lighter and had a...

By cnet on 80

While it doesn't necessarily beat the Kindle Paperwhite, the $119 Nook GlowLight is an excellent e-reader that's strongly worth considering if you don't want to buy into the Amazon...

By PC Mag on 80

The attractively designed Barnes & Noble's Nook GlowLight should please existing Nook and B&N store fans alike, although some may not like its reduced feature...

By on 70

Given that the Nook Simple Touch is wildly overpriced for what it is, you might expect that its illuminated version - the Simple Touch Glowlight - would be similarly disappointing. As it happens, that's not the case, even though it's an almost-identical...

International Review By on 56

Era già da qualche anno che guardavamo con interesse al mondo degli e-readers e volevamo proporvi qualche recensione. I problemi per cui è passato questo tempo sono fondamentalmente due: 1. dovevamo impratichirci, altrimenti era difficile scrivere una...