Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight 

Released May, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 6"
  • 800 x 600
  • 2 GB
7.2 Out of 10

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight

Display

How do the screens stack up?

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight
6.4
Kobo Glo
7.7
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight
9.5
Kobo Glo
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight
6.6
Kobo Glo
9.7
Battery life, Recharge time and boot-up

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight
8.0
Kobo Glo
7.6
Reviews from wired.com, theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.2

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight
7.2
Kobo Glo
7.8

Reviews Word on the street for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight


8.0

7.7

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Overall

8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi
Built-in light GlowLight
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech No
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser No
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer No
Parental controls Yes

storage

Internal storage 1.26 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 2 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic and soft-touch rubber
Size 127 x 165 x 12 mm
Weight 198 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack No

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 256 MB
Processor 800 MHz
Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. BMP

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore NOOK Book Store
EBookstore size 3.27 M book
Free content free content 1.84 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.64
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, and audio-books
Has retail store locations Yes
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