Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

  • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
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  • Responsive touchscreen interface.
  • Built-in LED light for reading in the dark.
  • Easytohold, lightweight design.


  • Physical page-turn buttons are still too stiff.
  • No audio.

Expert reviews and ratings

By on 70

As far as eReaders go, the Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight offers decent competition to the Kindle Paperwhite, with comparable resolution and size. It's lighter than the Kindle and users have the advantage of brick and mortar stores for those that are...

By Computer Shopper on 70

B&N shows its competitive mettle with its 2013 E Ink-based Nook. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor—and its competition—it’s perfect for long reading sessions, even if it won't convert the Kindle faithful....

By CNET Australia 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 Engadget on

Barnes & Noble still has a bit of an advantage with its physical stores, which offer Nook users free in-store WiFi and device help. Even so, the company's going to have to bring some real innovation on the hardware and software front if it wants to continue to be a player.

By PCAdvisor on 80

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 GlowLight feature works well too.

By on 50

The Nook is well-known in the US due to its association with the huge bookseller, Barnes & Noble, but as of October 2012 it's possible to buy one in the UK as well. The cheaper of the two models, the Nook Simple Touch, is a basic e-Reader positioned...

By GadgetReview on 90

I love e-readers. I think they are a brilliant but young technology. This year is really the first where e-readers are inexpensive enough for everyone to own; they start as low as $60 for a brand new device. And the best e-reader I've tested thus far is...

By TechRadar on 80

The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is extremely light and comfortable to hold, actually making you want to stroke it. The backlight is even and beautiful, and the anti-glare screen is extremely useful. It's easier to read than a book, lasts for ages...

By The Inquirer on 60

THE RACE for this Christmas season's favourite ereader is on, and Barnes & Noble entered its contender into the British market last week with the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight, the bookstore company's first expansion outside the...

By on 90

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...

By PC Pro on 83

A serious challenger to the Kindle Touch, with the superb GlowLight technology and EPUB support giving it a critical...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

Either way, you really can't go far wrong grabbing a Nook Simple Touch, or a Simple Touch GlowLight, when they arrive in October. Looking at Amazon's line-up, for the same price as the GlowLight's £109 tag, you can pick up a Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi....

By Wired on 80

Everybody loves an underdog. Daniel-san, the Little Engine That Could, Lou Diamond Phillips in Stand and Deliver . The triumph of the least-likely victor is the most delicious part of all the best sporting events, books, movies and after-school...

By T3 Magazine on

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...

By on 80

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...

By Computer Shopper on 80

This e-reader makes E Ink readable in the dark. It's our pick for those not wedded to Amazon or who want access to ePub content from libraries and e-book sellers. (Note, though, that good 7-inch color tablets are getting close in price.)...

By MobileBurn on

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. The new Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with Glowlight is an e-ink based e-reader device that features a fully functional backlight for nighttime reading. Apart from the backlight, some minor cosmetic...

By on

Lisa Gade reviews the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight e-ink reader. The eReader is identical to the Nook Simple Touch except that it adds a reading light. This is a new LED side light technology that results in even lighting without glare...

By on 95

You know the feeling when you pick up a good book and just, for the life of you, can't put it down? You read it on the subway, you read it on the sidewalk at risk of running into people and lampposts, and you read it at work when you should be doing...

By on 80

The NOOK GlowLight is simply the best eInk reading device currently available. It's small and light, with expandable memory, outstanding battery life, and a lighted screen that makes it perfectly usable in all reading conditions, whether you're laying...