New Nook Glowlight e-reader is ultra-light

Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight e-reader

Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight e-reader

Barnes & Noble continues to churn e-readers, the latest of which is a redesigned version of its Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. The new gadget, now with a much shorter name–Nook Glowlight–is ultra-light and sports an E-Ink-based screen that has 62% more pixels than its predecessor. With more pixels, the better the text clarity and contrast.

The device’s LED-based backlight is also an improvement. Located just above the top edge of Nook Glowlight, the new backlight covers more uniformly all over the page.

Its looks is also different from the old Simple Touch with Glowlight. Apart from being smaller in size, the black and gray exterior is replaced with a mostly white and off-white case with a curved soft-touch back and a wraparound silicon edge. As previously stated, the new e-reader is super-light at just 6.2 ounces.

Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight e-reader

There is also an improvement on user experience. The dreaded page-turn flashes on the previous model is now gone, cutting down on ghosting. Readers can choose from four new fonts that look sharp onscreen.

Meanwhile, the storage space is now double at 4GB for the $119 model, which can store up to 2,000 books. As for its battery life, Barnes & Noble claims the Nook Glowlight could last for up to eight weeks, depending on how long the backlight is on or how often WiFi is used.

The Nook Glowlight is now available online.

Source: Mashable

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